Heaven I Know The Lord Will Find A Way For Me!
I know the Lord will find a way • There are many things that God does to help men during their lives here on earth • It is true that God has spent a great amount of effort providing a way to get us to heaven • Man has expended a great amount of effort making God’s plan more difficult
God provided the perfect place for man to live • God even thought about man being alone and provided him a mate • God provided food and substance in the garden • All man had to do was listen to God and obey his commands
If I Walk In Heaven’s Light • Man has many choices to make along way • Do I listen to God? • Has God been totally honest with us • Could there be a better way than God’s • What more could man want than he has • Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Shun the Wrong & Do the Right • Man should have listened to God • Gen 3:12-13 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. • From that day forward most men and women chose not to listen to God thus causing them to miss out on the plan of God to allow man to live in paradise
Seven Deadly Sins destroy charity in men Prov 6:16-19 These six thingsdoth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
World’s view vs. God’s view First The World View
“Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.” • Prov 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Lust • “The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.” - Joseph Addison • 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Wrath • Prov 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: • Prov 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Sloth or Apathy • “Sloth like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.” - Benjamin Franklin
Pride • “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you.” - C.S. Lewis
Greed • “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” - Mahatma Gandhi • James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain:
Envy • “Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. • Prov 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
A lying tongue • Ps 109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. • Ps 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously againstthe righteous.
Has shed innocent blood • Prov 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. • 1 Chron 22:8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
heart that devises wickedness • Job 41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. • Ps 10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. • 1 Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
feet swift for mischief • 2 Peter 2:1-2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
He that soweth discord among the brethern • Prov.6:14-15 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
If we want the Lord to provide a way • We stay with his words sent to us in the Bible • Luke 9:2-5 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. 4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. 5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
Won’t it be Grand to hear him say “Well Done” • Matt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.