Trust Him Completely
INTRODUCTION: The subject of this text is trust. I have found in my life that there is literally an on-going war for my trust as it pertains to my affections and allegiances. The first of the Ten Commandments is found in Exodus 20:3, ''You shall have no other gods before Me.'' It is then defined in vv.4-6, ''You shall not make for yourself a carved image - any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.''
Jesus, when asked, ''Which is the greatest commandment in the law?'' Note His answer: Matthew 22:37, ''Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'''
Ernest Becker wrote, ''In a society that has lost the reality of God, many people will look to romantic love to give them the fulfillment they once found in religious experience.''
GREAT QUESTION: If you could do life over, what would you change? It seems that Prov 3:5-6 gives clarity in simplicity as to what's really needed to not only have a good answer now, but in the end. It is about decisions we make, our devotion to those decisions, and the direction in which they lead- not to forget disciplines which it all requires.
There were major reasons Paul could give us.
2 Timothy 4:7, ''I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.''
It had lots to do with 1 Cor. 9:27, ''But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.''
I. DECISIONS WE MAKE. 5
''Trust in the Lord with all your heart''
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