We Need The Right Heart Condition (4 of 4) by Jerry Branch
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Finding the Will of God Series
Today we're going to look at the last part of how to find God's Will for our lives. His Will for each one of us. His Will for this church.
We started off on this journey several weeks ago, and found out that the first thing we must do is start by TRUSTING God. Next, we found out we needed to have a TEACHABLE Spirit, and we're only teachable when we're HUMBLE. Then last week we discovered that we MUST FEAR God. We develop the fear of the Lord by recognizing just who He is. Then, we will see ourselves for what we are, just like the Prophet Isaiah - we'll call out to our Lord, "Woe is me, for I am undone". Today, we're going to look at something that David has brought out three times in this passage. This is the one area that we all have to deal with regularly in our personal lives, and in our church's life. We must keep on constant guard against letting it enter and get a foothold.
David calls out three times to God about this issue. In verse 7, he calls out to God in his prayer and says, "Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions." Then in verse 11, David again calls to God, and says, "Pardon my iniquity, for it is great." And here in our passage today, he again calls out to God, in verse 18: "Look upon my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins."
Folks, there is no way that I can overemphasize the importance of confessing our sins and repenting of them, turning from them, IF you and I truly want to know the Will of God for our lives. We must have a clean heart when we go to the Lord to seek His Will.
I hope you realize, just like David did, just how serious this sin issue is. If this sin-in-our-lives-thing weren't so important, God wouldn't have had David write about it the THREE times that He did here in chapter 25. In the Hebrew whenever something is repeated several times, it is not just to take up spa ...
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