Pastor/Teacher - Jim Rickard Grace Fellowship Church www.GraceDoctrine.org Sunday, March 23, 2014
Prov 3:5,“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
The Wise Righteous Believer:Respects God’s Word, vs. 13; that causes him to turn away from sin and evil, vs. 14; resulting in honor and blessings from God, vs. 15…
… because he is living the Faith-Rest Life, vs. 16, and fulfilling his Royal Ambassadorship, vs. 17.
This Divine Good Production results in yet further blessings and rewards for both time and eternity from God, vs. 18, which causes him to receive God’s Happiness (+H) in both time and eternity, vs. 19.
To enjoy the fruit of +H you must have a prior thirst for Bible Doctrine, the “fountain of life”, vs. 12.
This wise believer is rewarded with life, vs. 12b, 14a, and healing, vs. 17b. But the sick appetite of the fool brings irremediable disgrace and death, vs. 14b, 15b.
The “inspired word” and “commandment”, vs. 13, are further defined as “the teaching of the wise”, vs. 14a.
Whoever accepts it is “prudent”, vs. 15a, and “sensible”, vs. 16a, living the Faith-Rest life, but whoever despises it is “treacherous”, vs. 15b, and a “fool”, vs. 16b who is known as such to all.
The wise believers are repaid with the desires of the heart, (+H that comes from the security of eternal life), vs. 12b, 13b; favor with God and people, vs. 15a; protection, vs. 16a; and honor, vs. 18b.
But foolish apostate believers fall into deadly snares, vs. 14b; destruction, vs. 15b; public disgrace, vs. 16b; shameful poverty, vs. 18a.
Would you rather have desires fulfilled with the +H of God in your soul, or vehemently refuse God’s counsel and obstinately remain in an evil and frantic search for happiness that result is destruction?
Grace Offering2 Cor 9:6-8, “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”
Grace Fellowship Church www.GraceDoctrine.org Lesson #: 14-028
Grace Fellowship ChurchSunday March 23, 2014Tape # 14-028Proverbs Chapter 13Conclusion Verses 12-19Sharing the Happiness of God Prov 13:12-19; 29:18; Psa 19:11; 119:165; James 1:25James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2014