Date Preached: May 28th 2017
Text: Exodus 3:6-10
We may deny it, but we often trust in ourselves more than we trust in God. Proverbs 3:5-6 instructs us:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
The kings of Israel were told to trust in the Lord, not in alliances nor in military might. In Deuteronomy 17, long before there was ever a king in Israel, God said each king was to write his own copy of the law. The king was to read it all the days of his life. Specifically, the kings were not to multiply horses – build up the military, nor was he to multiply wives – that is to establish alliances with other nations through marriage; Instead, the king was to trust in the Lord. For Israel, faith in God would be their shield and protection.
Whether it is on a national level, or a personal level, we tend to look to ourselves rather than looking to God. God calls us to serve Him. Instead of simply obeying we sidestep with our reasons and excuses. Often times we are a lot like Moses at the burning bush. When called to serve, we are reluctant. When told do go, we hesitate. God sends, we ask questions. God says He chose us to serve, we attempt to explain why we are the wrong choice.
God has called each follower of Jesus to serve Him. God has called you, he doesn't want you to just sit on the sidelines.
Do you trust your own understanding or God more?
How do you know?
What were the Kings of Israel instructed to do in Deuteronomy 17?
With Confidence, take one step forward and trust God: Exodus 3:6-10
Identify 5 confidence we can have in God and Explain them in terms of Moses, and your self.