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Series: In Quest of God's Best
Steve N. Wagers
I Chronicles 4:9-10
February 24, 2008
1. The Temptation He Prays to Escape!
A) Sovereign Protection
B) Specific Protection
2. The Testimony He Plans to Establish!
A) Defrauded of the Provision of God
B) Disqualified from the Purpose of God
Four weeks ago, I asked you to come with me on a journey with a man named Jabez. It is a journey where we are in quest of God's best for our lives. And as we have been privileged to put our ear up to the door of Jabez's prayer closet, I believe you would agree that it has been, and will continue to be a thrilling journey for those who dare to be different, and take God at His word.
Today, as we conclude his prayer, we look at something that affects every one of us. Regardless of your background, age, race, socio-economic status, and spiritual maturity level there are some things that we all have in common. As both created being and converted beings, we stand on the same platform when it comes to several things.
For example, we are all sinners who need a Savior to forgive us if we have any hope of going to Heaven. We are all going to stand and give an account of our lives before God. We all have an appointment with death, because 1 out of every 1 person dies.
But, there is also something else that is we all share. We all must fight, fear, and face a common enemy; and, that is the enemy of temptation. Someone has said, "It is human to be tempted, and to be tempted is human."
1 Corinthians 10:13 declares that, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is COMMON to man." The word "common" speaks of that which is human, after the manner and characteristic of man. In other words, Paul was saying that there is one thing every one of us can count on, and that is somewhere along life's road, we will be tempted.
I heard about the little boy who came running into the living room carryi ...
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