GODLY CONFIDENCE WINS

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FALSE CONFIDENCE IS THE CONDITION OF MANY TODAY.  PEOPLE ARE DEPENDING UPON THE GOVERNMENT FOR THEIR SAFETY.  THEY THINK THE GOVERNMENT CAN STOP ALL HARM FROM COMING TO THEM.

Proverbs 25:19  Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. 

 

CONFIDENT IN SELF.

Philippians 3:4  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

 

1. OUR CONFIDENCE IS IN GOD.

THERE ARE TIMES WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ACCEPT THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.

A. THE WORLD DOES NOT UNDERSTAND IT.

Isaiah 36:4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?

B. IT IS BASED ON THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.

PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW THE BIBLE, OR RECEIVE WHAT THEY HEAR THE BIBLE SAYING, CANNOT BE CONFIDENT IN GOD EASILY.

Ephesians 3:11-12 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.

SOLUTION: STUDY THE WORD.

2. CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN OTHER CHRISTIANS.

A. WE CAN ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES.

DON’T BE FOOLISH AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF NOT BEING SPIRITUALLY MATURE OR SPIRITUALLY STABLE.

2 Corinthians 7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.

B. A TRACK RECORD IS IMPORTANT IN DISCERNING WHERE WE CAN PLACE OUR CONFIDENCE.

2 Thessalonians 3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

WE KNOW THAT WE CAN PLACE OUR ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD BECAUSE HIS TRACK RECORD OF LOVE FOR US AND FAITHFULNESS TO US IS PERFECT.

C. THERE IS CONFIDENCE IN THE FAIRNESS AND COMING JUDGMENT OF GOD.

Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

3. BELIEVERS WAIT FOR GOD’S WILL WITH CONFIDENCE.

A. THERE IS A TEMPTATION TO BE AFRAID IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. THE WORLD PANICS.

Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

–CHRISTIANS HAVE GOOD SENSE–UNLIKE THE WORLD THAT IS GOING CRAZY.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

–PEOPLE ARE MANIPULATED INTO FEAR BY THE MEDIA AND NOT UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNS GOD IS GIVING EVERYONE.

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

B. CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER—TODAY, IF YOU NEED SALVATION, OR NEED HELP TO GROW SPIRITUALLY, YOU MUST COME WITH FAITH.

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:

“Godly Confidence Wins”
A Bible Study with Dr. Ed J. MacWilliams
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THE PATIENT WAITING FOR CHRIST

 

THE PATIENT WAITING FOR CHRIST

 

2 Thessalonians 3:5  And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

 

 1. GOD WANTS US THINKING ABOUT THE LORD’S COMING.

A. JESUS GAVE PARABLES ABOUT PREPARING FOR HIS COMING.

B. JESUS TOLD US TO ACT AS WATCHMEN AND PORTERS, LOOKING FOR HIS COMING.

C. WE ARE REMINDED OF THE LORD’S COMING EACH TIME WE HAVE THE LORD’S SUPPER.

WHY ? THE CLOSENESS OF THE BREAD AND BLOOD SHOULD MAKE US DESIRE HIM MORE, AND TO CRAVE HIS COMING.

1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till He come.

 

2. WE SHOULD NOT BE DISCOURAGED OR CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THIS WORLD

A. NOAH HAD TO LOOK AT THE EVIL WORLD BECOMING WORSE AND WORSE FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE JUDGMENT FELL.

Matthew 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

B. GOD WANTS US ACTIVELY SERVING HIM WITH THE GIFTS WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

1 Corinthians 1:5-8 That in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

3. OUR RESPONSE TO THE NEARNESS OF HIS COMING SHOULD BE FOR US TO GET READY.

A man who has worked all day in the heat cleaning out septic tanks will want to change clothes and take a bath before going out on a date that night. “Coming as you are” is not an option. The same is true for the bride of Christ when meeting the Lord in the air. We need to be clean, and blameless.

A. WE SHOULD STRIVE TO BE BLAMELESS BEFORE GOD AT THE END.

We should not accept a lowered standard of living just because the world’s standards are dropping. Instead, knowing the Lord is coming, we should upgrade our standards to the highest possible level in preparation of being with Him.

–EVEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, PEOPLE WERE TOLD TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT BECAUSE THE LORD MIGHT COME.

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.

2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

1 Corinthians 5:8–Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

4. DO NOT BE MOVED BY CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND UNFOUNDED RELIGIOUS THEORIES.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

5. EXERCISE PATIENCE.

That is not sitting in a chair expecting the door to open any moment. It is actively doing what God wants, anticipating that we should be taken while serving God, so sleeping. Keep an eye on the door, look out the window, but be doing God’s work.

James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

 

”The Patient Waiting For Christ”
A Bible Study with Dr. Ed J. MacWilliams
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GOD HAS A LOT OF PATIENCE

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Psalms 86:15  But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

 

 

1. GOD’S PATIENCE HAS A PURPOSE.

A. GOD IS WAITING FOR US TO CHANGE.

Romans 2:3-4  And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?  Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

B. GOD PROVIDES THE HELP FOR US TO CHANGE.

–HE MAKES US NEW.

–HE ALLOWS THE SINS OF THE PAST TO ONLY VISIT–NOT CLAIM US.  SOME ASPECTS OF OUR DNA ARE FORCED UPON US.   IF OUR PARENTS WERE WHITE, WE WILL BE WHITE.  IF OUR PARENTS WERE BLACK, WE WILL BE BLACK.  THE DNA FORCES SOME THINGS ON PEOPLE.   BUT, GOD MADE IT SO THAT SIN COULD BE REJECTED.

Numbers 14:18  The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

–HE HELPS US TO GROW UP AND MATURE.  (The word translated “PERFECT” literally means “MATURE” not sinless.)

C. GOD WANTED PEOPLE TO REPENT RATHER THAN TO SUFFER. HE GAVE THEM 120 YEARS UNDER THE HARD PREACHING OF NOAH.

1 Peter 3:20  Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 

 2. GOD’S PATIENCE IS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR.

A. GOD’S PATIENCE IS SOMETHING HE WANTED PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT. HE REVEALED THIS QUALITY ABOUT HIMSELF TO MOSES WHEN MOSES WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM.

Exodus 34:6  And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

B. HIS PATIENCE IS AN EXAMPLE FOR US.

–WAITING FOR THE LORD’S RETURN.

2 Thessalonians 3:5  And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.  

James 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

James 5:8  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

–IN BEHAVIOR TOWARD ONE ANOTHER AND THE WORLD.

1 Timothy 3:3  Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

2 Timothy 2:24  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

 

C. PATIENCE WILL BE AN ADVANTAGE TO US.

GOD HELPS US TO GROW IN PATIENCE SO WE CAN GET THE RESULTS WE NEED.  GOD DOES NOT ALWAYS ANSWER PRAYER IMMEDIATELY.  SOMETIMES HE DELIBERATELY WAITS IN ORDER TO MAKE US PATIENT.

–ABRAHAM WAITING FOR A SON.

Psalms 37:7  Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalms 40:1  « To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. » I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

 

3. GOD’S PATIENCE HAS LIMITS.

A. GOD HAS SHOWN HIS PATIENCE FOR MANY YEARS.

HE ALLOWED ISRAEL TO BE IN EGYPT, SHOWING THEM PATIENCE UNTIL MOSES.

James 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

Acts 17:30-31  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:  Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.

 

 

”God Has A Lot Of Patience”
A Bible Study with Dr. Ed J. MacWilliams
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The Agony Of Waiting

The AGONY of Waiting !!!

1. WAITING CAN’T BE BAD, BECAUSE GOD DOES IT.
*And God cannot do anything wrong !
A. It isn’t always the easiest thing to do. It involves suffering sometimes.
Romans 8:23
B. Waiting has a divine purpose, just as action does. Both are in the plan of God.
Both can bring good responses. 1 Peter 3:20
C. Waiting for some things is necessary in the plan of God. James 5:7

WAITING IS JUST AS MUCH A PART OF THE WILL OF GOD AS ACTIVITY. MANY TIMES WE SEE LATER THAT IF WE HAD RECEIVED SOME DESIRED THING ANY SOONER THAN GOD PROVIDED IT, WE WOULD HAVE MISSED AN EVEN GREATER BLESSING !

2. WAITING IS USEFUL FOR THE BELIEVER.
A. As an opportunity to watch for things you didn’t see before.
– Seeing the world as it really is, rejecting it more. Paul’s heart stirred while
waiting. If he didn’t wait and watch, he would have become angry, missing
the opportunity. Acts 17:16
– For the coming of the Lord Jesus. 2 Thes. 3:5
B. As a tribulation that brings you patience.
– Two types of waiting. One type is waiting when we know it is a delay is
something that ought to be done. The second is waiting in a Godly manner
for something that should be done, and we know will come to pass.
Romans 5:3 *Delay is caused by the enemy, or brought about
by God. In either case, we can learn from it !

C. As an instrument to make your faith grow. It made Simeon keep looking till he
had found the Lord. Luke 2:25
D. Is often a necessity to give others the message of God. There is a
right time, and a wrong time to get through to some people.
1 Kings 20:38 Requires waiting !

WE SHOULD TAKE TIMES OF WAITING NOT AS A CURSE, BUT AS A TIME TO DEVELOP OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE BLESSINGS HE HAS IN STORE !


 

Terrifying Uncertainties

WHEN UNCERTAINTIES BECOME TERRIFYING WHAT DO YOU DO ?

1. The Reaction of A Christian Can and Should Be
Different Than The Way The World Reacts !

This does not mean that things should not be planned and scheduled. They should ! But, we have to be willing to adjust to things when they come up in our family, in our jobs, and sometimes, even in our church.

WHEN THINGS HAPPEN SUDDENLY, THE LORD COMMANDS HIS PEOPLE TO “BE NOT AFRAID”… “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.” Proverbs 3:25

HOWEVER, HE DOES FOREWARN US THAT JUST WHEN THE WORLD THINKS EVERYTHING IS “COOL”, SUDDEN DESTRUCTION WILL COME UPON THEM. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thes. 5:3

That is something to be afraid of, if you are not in a right relationship with God ! If you are in a right relationship with God – YOU ARE PREPARED – and when trials and calamities come upon you, there is nothing to be afraid of!

So, we know WHY the world becomes terrified over uncertainties. But why do Christians sometimes become terrified, too? They’re not supposed to be afraid – so how does it happen? Some people claim, “I can’t handle unexpected things because I am so disciplined.” Yet, the TRULY disciplined person is able to apply his/her purpose, energies, and talents in situations which are not structured. Being unable to do this, is actually not a sign of being disciplined, but the very opposite !

If you find yourself “coming unglued” when things go haywire – check your discipline level. (And be honest – otherwise it’s not worth it!)

2. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT TYPE OF THINGS BRING ON UNCERTAINTIES AND CAUSE THEM TO BECOME REAL PROBLEMS IN OUR LIVES:

A. Uncertainties come when our plans conflict with the will of the Holy Spirit. Often, we didn’t know this at the outset of the day.

Even Paul had to face uncertainties. And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing what shall befall me there: save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saving that bonds and afflictions abide me. Acts 20: 22-23

Paul knew part but he was uncertain of the rest. Many times he had to go to many areas, not finding the right one immediately. Now when they had gone throughout Phyrgia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the Word in Asia…Acts 16:6

Do you get frustrated when it seems you’re driving all over town and not accomplishing anything? *(Did you have a clear purpose for going ? Was it accomplished ?)

Do you sometimes set out with the purpose that you are SO SURE is right and EVERYTHING seems to stand in your way ? *(Do you get frustrated because everything seems to hinder you from your commitment to study the Bible more, spend more time in prayer, and reach more people for the Lord ?)

Imagine what it was like for Paul – walking was his only mode of transportation – and many times he walked after being beaten, whipped and afflicted. YET, he continued on! He had to be disciplined to accomplish his purpose. Serving God – God’s Way – was his main goal and he didn’t give up when many things seemed uncertain.

At times – even his life was uncertain. From day to day he did not know what would happen, nor always where he was going. Death was always right around the corner on several occassions. As it may be for you, as well. But the God Who helped Paul be disciplined is the same God who can help you today !

**Some folks get up tight about uncertainties, and claim that the reason they get upset is that they are so disciplined. What IS discipline, anyway ? Is it having such a structured life and schedule that when anything gets out of your planned order you go ballistic ?? NO. This is discipline: the determination to get to a specific goal, and not permitting ANYTHING –stumblingblocks, changes in scheduling, distractions, or temptations–stand in the way of you getting there. True discipline is able to get around, over, under, or through any uncertainty, and get to the goal God has set before you !

B. Uncertainties can come when we haven’t found out what God’s will really is. This causes laziness & not enough dedication to purpose. It usually happens when we haven’t grown enough in The Word to recognize what God wants.

For example: A new Christian joins a church and sooner or later everyone is asking them, “So, what has God told you to do? What’s your calling?” If that new Christian has not been steadily growing in the Word they probably don’t know. They may become depressed and doubtful if they allow laziness to set in. The only answer is to be disciplined (“Heading toward that Godly purpose which you do not allow anything to hinder”)and regularly seek God through His Word.

C. Uncertainties can come when God doesn’t tell us everything in advance. *God is not under any obligation to tell us everything ahead of time !

People say that it causes confusion not to know. Is that true? Or, is it something that we want to use as an excuse ?

When others know what THEY are supposed to do in advance – however limited that knowledge may be – it bothers some.

The truth is that God tells each person (who is listening to Him) exactly what they need to know each day ! We should not envy others who seem to be so secure in knowing exactly “what God wants” – rather we should focus on hearing from Him exactly how much He wants to tell us – no matter how little or much it is !

Being content with what has been given to you is a big part of discipline !

MANY PEOPLE SAY, “THERE ARE ONLY TWO THINGS CERTAIN IN LIFE, DEATH & TAXES.” GOD SURE GIVES US MORE CERTAINTIES THAN THAT ! BUT MANY PEOPLE JUST DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT THE CERTAINTIES HE OFFERS.

3. WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE HAVE THE HARDEST TIME DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTIES AS WELL AS UNDERSTANDING THE CERTAINTIES GOD DOES WANT TO GIVE US ?

– Those who are headstrong, always wanting to have their own way.
SOLUTION: He (Christ) must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30

– Those who can’t see anything but their own agenda.
LIKE THE FELLOW MENTIONED HERE: As touching our brother, Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren; BUT HIS WILL was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when HE SHALL HAVE MORE CONVENIENT time.
1 Cor. 16:12

– Those who are unmoveable planners.
SOLUTION: Accept whatever God gives you, even if you have to make changes in your day planner. Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11

4. SO, HOW CAN WE REMOVE THE TERROR OF UNCERTAINIES?
It can only be done through a clear understanding of our God-given purpose, and the power of God.

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
1 Cor. 9:26

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him. Psalm 62:5

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or death. Philippians 1:20

It may seem hard to believe that Paul could be so calm and content – even when his very life or death was so uncertain. In today’s world it’s so easy to panic over many things – like unexpected bills, messed up schedules, sudden doctor’s visits, but the truth is, we can be just as content as Paul was.

 

A PERSON WHO ALLOWS GOD TO HELP THEM BE DISCIPLINED IS A PERSON WHO DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TERRIFIED OF UNCERTAINTIES !

 

PSALM 62

This entry is part 59 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 62


~~ WAITING FOR THE LORD ~~


 

1. THE PRIORITY: ON THE PERSON OF GOD. V. 1.
A. NOT THE THINGS. Psalm 27:8, Psalm 56:9, 1 John 5:20.
B. NOT THE BLESSINGS. John 6:26, Matt. 6:33.

2. THE PRIORITY: OF WAITING. V. 1.
        [Several Hebrew words translated as “waiting.”
This Hebrew word for ‘waiting’=“silent repose, silence, expecting”]
   A. SOMETIMES ALL OUR ACTIVITIES ARE USELESS.
—WE NEED TO BE STILL. Psalm 4:4, Psalm 46:10.
—SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE SILENT, LISTENING.
Hab. 2:20, Is. 41:1, James 1:19.
—GOD’S PEOPLE HAVE TO BE REMINDED OF THIS: Rev. 2:1,
Rev. 2:17, Rev. 2:29, Rev. 3:6, Rev. 3:13, Rev. 3:22, Rev. 3:20.
B. THIS WAITING IS ‘HUMBLE WAITING.’ [note: “repose”]
—NEEDED BY ALL BELIEVERS AS A DECISION. Col. 3:12.
—SAME AS ‘TO BOW DOWN AND WAIT.’ Ps. 95:6.
*purpose of kneeling at altar.

3. THE REASON WE MUST WAIT: OUR SALVATION. V. 1.
A. SAYS THAT WE NEEDED TO BE SAVED. ROM. 3:23.
B. IT CAN ONLY COME FROM THE PERSON FOR WHOM WE WAIT.
PS. 4:8, JOHN 6:68, ACTS 4:12.

4. THE BENEFITS OF WAITING ON GOD. V. 2.
A. HE IS THE ONLY ROCK. 1 COR. 10:4—IT IS JESUS.
FOR STABILITY. MATT. 7:25,
FOR SECURITY. PS. 27:5,
FOR VISIBILITY. PS. 40:2, MATT. 5:14.
B. HE IS THE ONLY SALVATION.
C. HE IS MY POWERFUL DEFENSE. ZECH. 12:8.
THE OTHERS—WILL FAIL YOU.
DECEPTION AND WICKEDNESS. IS. 47:10.
YOUR OWN WORKS. JER. 48:7.
YOUR MATERIAL WEALTH. PS. 52:7.
HE WORKS FOR US ONLY WHEN WE ARE RIGHT WITH HIM.
MICAH 3:11, MUST BE ROOTED IN THE WORD. LUKE 8:13.

5. DAVID’S VIEW OF HIS ENEMIES. V. 3-4.
*HE WONDERS HOW LONG THEY WILL CONTINUE THIS.
RELUCTANT TO DO RIGHT. JOSHUA 18:3.
HOW LONG BALANCING BETWEEN TWO BELIEFS. I KINGS 18:21
A. HE CITES THEIR IMAGINATION. GEN. 6:5, DEUT. 31:21, JER. 9:14.
B. HE COMPARES THEM TO:
—A BOWING WALL (WHICH OBVIOUSLY STANDS FOR A TIME,
AND WAS NOT ALWAYS SUCH).
—A TOTTERING FENCE (WHICH COULD HAVE A POOR
FOUNDATION, OR POOR CONSTRUCTION).

6. REVIEW THE FACTS: ESSENTIAL IN TIMES OF TROUBLE. V. 5-12
*MEDITATION  INVOLVES REVIEW. PSALM 1:2.
A. REPETITION IS NEEDED TO GROW. ISAIAH 28:9-10.
—TO EXCEED KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHERS. PSALM 119:99.
B. REPETITION IS NEEDED FOR FOCUS. JOSHUA 1:8, EX. 17:14.
C. REPETITION IS NEEDED FOR FAITH. PSALM 143:5.
—ADVANTAGE OVER THE ENEMIES. PSALM 119:23, JUDGES 5:11.
—PROVIDES A TRACK-RECORD FOR INDIVIDUALS. 2 COR. 8:22.
D. PROVIDES A CLEAR BASIS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. V. 8,
I TIM. 4:15.
E. OUGHT TO BE A CONTINUAL ACTIVITY. PSALM 119:97.
F. NOT WHAT WE SHOULD DO IN PRAYER, THOUGH., MATT. 6:7.

7. REWARD IS BASED UPON WHAT IS DONE, NOT DREAMED. V. 12
—JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST. 2 COR. 5:10.
—WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT. REV. 20:12. NOTE: ISAIAH 64:6.