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Faith Obeys (10 of 10)
Series: Faith Builders
I. THE FAILURES OF AN IMPERFECT MAN
a. INCOMPLETE OBEDIENCE TO GOD
b. IMPERFECT DEPENDENCE ON GOD
c. IMPERFECT HONESTY
II. THE FOOLISHNESS OF AN IMPATIENT MAN
III. THE FAITH OF AN IMPRESSIVE MAN
a. THE SEPARATION OF FAITH
b. THE SATISFACTION OF FAITH
c. THE SACRIFICE OF FAITH
We have been talking about faith on Wednesday night, and we want to continue to do that. You may want to turn your Bible to Hebrews chapter 11, and we are going to begin there. We've talked about what faith does. Faith does several things.
You know, faith expects the best. Faith trusts. It trusts when you can't see. Faith believes the promises of God. There are so many things that we have said about faith, and what it does and what it can do for us. Tonight, we are going to talk about how faith obeys.
You remember the story of King Saul in the Old Testament, and how his heart rebelled against God, and he didn't really want to do what the Lord said, but he was kind of like the Ford Motor Company. He had a better idea of what he ought to do than God.
The Lord said, "I want you to go down and destroy the enemy. Destroy all of the property. Destroy all the animals." This, of course, was because the enemy was a satanic people. They were a people who would spread the satanic worship among all the young people of Israel.
They would corrupt the nation and cause the disintegration of the nation. So, God had a reason. But, Saul, because he wanted to take pride in this great victory that God gave him (the Bible says that God gave them a great victory), he wanted to bring back some trophies to show folks back home what a great commander he was and just bask in the glory.
So, he didn't kill the enemy team, instead, he brought him back as a prisoner with a chain around his neck. He didn't kill a lot of the enemy. He took a lot of them prisoner. He didn't kill the cattle and the sheep, and ...
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