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The Value of Commitment (6 of 7)
Series: RESTORING LOST VALUES
II Chronicles 16:9
Today we are going to talk about a value that's been forgotten as we talk about restoring lost values. We are going to talk about the value of commitment.
II Chronicles 16:9 – "For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war."
In this passage, the Bible says that God is looking at you and at me. God is looking for a certain kind of person. Now we know that God is omniscient, but so that we can understand it, God puts it in human terms. God says that His eyes are roaming throughout the earth and He is looking for people that He can bless. He's looking for people for whom He can answer prayer. He's looking for people that He can put His spirit in and that will faithful witnesses for Him.
Do you recall, a short time ago, when the stock market in Asia fell, when in various Asian countries, the stock market absolutely crashed? People became very concerned, here in America, because they were wondering how that would affect their investments. We got same advice over and over again, as we read the newspaper and watched television, that we should ignore the daily ups and downs of the stock market. Ignore the daily fluctuations and commit to the long-term and you will be alright.
I want to say to you this morning that anything worthwhile or that can be accomplished, anything of greatness of value, you must commit to the long-term if you want to be successful. Yet, we are living in a day when people are more and more reluctant to commit to anything. They don't want to make a long-term commitment to church. They don't want to make a long-term commitment to marriage. They don't want to make a long-term commitment to service. Their motto is today, it seems to me, to be, "I want to keep all my options open. I want to be able ...
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