Presentation on theme: "Trusting in the World… Jeremiah 17:5 - 6 (NKJV) 5 Thus says the L ORD : “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart."— Presentation transcript:
Trusting in the World… Jeremiah 17:5 - 6 (NKJV) 5 Thus says the L ORD : “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the L ORD. 6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited.
Where is your trust? World?Word? CareerSpouseEducationSavingsScriptureSpiritFaith What do I meditate on? What do I dream about? What do I talk about? Where do I spend time? What gives me hope? What helps me sleep? What do I lean on? Where does my heart live? What do I love?
Trusting in the Word… Jeremiah 17:7 - 8 (NKJV) 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the L ORD, And whose hope is the L ORD. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
The Fruit of our Proper Investment! Believers need not chase after riches! Our TRUST and our HOPE are to be “placed” in God! FEAR can be driven away by our selling out to the Lord! We continue to SHARE “good things” with others no matter the circumstance! All good things are found in the Lord!
Jeremiah 17:9 - 10 (NKJV) 9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10 I, the L ORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. The Seat of Riches…the Heart! Ways, practices, disciplines, understanding
Can I get rich the wrong way? Jeremiah 17:11 (NKJV) 11 “As a partridge that broods but does not hatch, So is he who gets riches, but not by right; It will leave him in the midst of his days, And at his end he will be a fool.”
Can I get blessed the right way? Psalms 1:1 - 3 (NKJV) 1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the L ORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Dividing the soul from the spirit.. Believers do not have financial issues, they have spiritual issues… Our spiritual issues are resolved in the depths of our own hearts… The Lord desires our undivided love and attention in our hearts… Our hearts unlock all the riches of God as we love and serve Him…
Unlock riches with your heart! Revelation 3:18 - 19 (KJV) 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Our meditations and dreams are of Him and His greatness Our speech is according to His Word Our time is spent with Him or doing His will Our hope is in Him and we rest in a place of joy and peace Our leaning is on His understanding and wisdom Our hearts thrive on knowing and loving Him Our plans are not our own, but according to His will
“Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” Let us Pray!! To realize that GOD is vitally interested in our well-being! To understand what condition our trust is in! To make the necessary adjustments in our hearts! To unlock the riches of GOD in every area of your life! Live well, Love Deep, Grow Strong!