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Series: A Life That Honors God
Pastor Frank Damazio
Introduction: A life that honors God is the goal of every believer, new or old. We desire to live life in every dimension that brings honor to God and receive the honor of God. What are the absolute undeniable marks of an honorable person? Would you consider yourself honored by God and honoring God? All of us must answer these questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do? What is my destiny? What does it all mean?
1 Sam. 2:30: Therefore the LORD God of Israel says: 'I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever.' But now the LORD says: 'Far be it from Me; for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.'
1 Chron. 29:12: Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
Ps. 50:15: Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor Me.
Ps. 62:7: My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Ps. 71:21: You will increase my honor and comfort me one again.
Ps. 84:11: For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
I. GAINING A RIGHT PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE
A. Differing Views on Life
1. "Everything has been figured out except how to live."
2. "Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle, and old age is a regret."
3. "We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed."
4. Jesus came to give us life and life abundantly:
a. John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
b. Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Numbering our days doesn't just happen, we have to choo ...
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