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Faith of a King’s Man

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him

To be a king’s man: 

  • One must have faith to start with.
  • One must believe or trust in God and his ability to act in a proper and trustworthy way.
  • One must believe that God is reliable in dealing with our issues.
  • Before one can march out as a soldier for the battle one must have complete confidence in the great qualities, fairness, truth, honor and ability of the leader (Jesus Christ).

Faith is one of those things that is made up of the following :  confidence, trust, reliance, assurance, conviction, and belief.  Put them all together and you have what should be known as faith.

Confidence

So we can say with confidence, “The lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)

  • Belief in own abilities
  • Self assurance or a belief in your ability to succeed
  • Belief or trust in somebody, or in the ability of somebody or something to act in a proper , trustworthy, or reliable manner

Trust

Trust in the lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)

  • Reliance
  • Confidence in and reliance on good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability

Reliance

“But blessed are those who trust in the lord and have made the lord their hope and confidence. (Jeremiah 17:7)

  • Dependence on another person or on something such as a service or a device
  • The need for something that he, she, or it provides

Assurance

For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. (Colossians 1:27)

  • Freed from uncertainty

Conviction

He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong. (Titus 1:9)

  • A belief or opinion that is held firmly

Belief

  • Acceptance by the mind that something is true or real, often underpinned by an emotional or spiritual sense of certainty

So we should be able to say if we are truly the king’s men then we:

  • Have Complete Confidence in God
  • Trust God with our lives
  • Rely completely on God
  • Have Assurance that God is alive and that He love us
  • Have a firm conviction in Father God’s Word or Words regard us
  • Have a solid Belief in Who He is and what He says

Questions to ponder! 

  • Did the soldiers have confidence in David?
  • Do you really have confidence in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
  • Did the soldiers  trust David?
  • Do you trust the Lord Jesus?
  • Could the soldiers  rely on David?
  • Do you really rely on Jesus with your whole heart, do you know what that means?
  • Did the soldiers  need assurances from David before going into battle?
  • In your everyday life do you need assurance from God before tackling the day’s activity?
  • What were the conviction level of the soldiers regarding David?
  • Did the soldiers believe in David?
  • Do you really believe on the name of Jesus?
  • Do you have confidence in God?
  • Do you really trust him?
  • Can you really rely on God?
  • Do you feel that God needs to give you assurances of blessings?
  • What is your conviction level regarding God?
  • What is your real opinion in regards to God?
  • Do you really believe that God exist?

So How’ s your faith after pondering these question?

Remember, “it is impossible to please God without Faith!

Proverbs Chapter 3 – Trust

What a beautiful day to study the 3rd chapter of Proverbs. Good Morning!

Today the overarching theme of this chapter is:  Trust

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Today’s Theme verses are 3 and 4 which state, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Let’s define Trust, which is defined as: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability and strength, in this case that of the LORD’s.

Lesson #1 20 Actions that gain a Positive Resolution:

  1. Never forget the things I taught your (v.1)
  2. Store my commands in your heart (v.1)
  3. Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! (v.3) (see post on Loyalty)
  4. Tie loyalty and kindness around your neck as a reminder (v.3)
  5. Write them(loyalty & kindness) deep within your heart (v.3)
  6. Trust in the LORD with all your heart (v.5)
  7. Do not depend on your own understanding (v.5)
  8. Seek his will in all you do (v.6)
  9. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom (v.7)
  10. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil (v.7) (see post on fear the LORD)
  11. Honor the LORD with your wealth (v.9)
  12. Don’t reject the LORD’s discipline (v.11)
  13. Don’t be upset when he corrects you (v.11)
  14. Don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment (v.21)
  15. Hang on to them(common sense and discernment) (v.21)
  16. Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them (v.27)
  17. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” (v.28)
  18. Don’t plot harm against your neighbor, for those who live nearby trust you (v.29)
  19. Don’t pick a fight without reason, when no one has done you harm (v.30)
  20. Don’t envy violent people or copy their ways (v.31)

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Lesson #2 The Positive Resolution

  • If you do the above, you will live many years (v.3)
  • Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation (v.4)
  • Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones (v.8)
  • Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine (v.10)
  • The LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights (v.12)
  • Joyful Is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding (v.13)
  • Happy are those who hold Wisdom tightly (v.18)
  • Common sense and discernment will refresh your soul (v.22)
  • Common sense and discernment will keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble (v.23)
  • You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly (v.24)
  • You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the LORD is your security (v.25, 26)
  • He(the LORD) will keep your foot from being caught in a trap (v.26)
  • The LORD offers his friendship to the godly (v.32)
  • The LORD blesses the home of the upright (v.33)
  • The LORD is gracious to the humble (v.34)
  • The wise inherit honor (v.35)

Lesson #3: The Negative effect!

  • Wicked people are detestable to the LORD (v.32)
  • The LORD curses the house of the wicked (v.33)
  • The LORD mocks the mockers (v.34)
  • Fools are put to shame! (v.35)

So today as you study chapter 3 you are presented with 20 actions that you can choose to do so that you can gain the positive resolution of this chapter or you can choose the negative effects.

Lesson #4: Application – You can do this by taking heed to the following:

  1. It is so simple, the answer lies in your actions, to be clear there are 20 actions above that you can do that will get you on the correct path, if you so choose.

2. Of course it all depends on your relationship with the Father.

3. Start by working on your communication with Him, you know prayer!

  Questions?

  • Have you tried listening to the LORD for a change?
  • Are you interested in what He has to say about current events?
  • Are you trying to get what’s in his hand, or are you working on really knowing Him?
  • What type of relationship do you have with the LORD today? Loving, Friendly, Close, you know, or Distant.
  • When was the last time you told Him that you love Him?
  • Are you one who says, “You know I love you LORD!”  What do your actions say?

Thank you LORD for direction in my life, and thank you for your help in choosing the correct path in my life!  It is a pleasure to give you Praise for all you have done in my life.

Memory Verse: Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”  Proverbs 3:5, 6

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346   It is Prayer Time!

Proverbs 22 – True Humility

Today as I studied Chapter 22  I found myself focused on verse 4.  This is what it says:  “True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.”

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Theme: Humility, riches, honor, and long life

In this chapter, let’s look at those who walk in humility and those who are corrupt.

Key Learning:  Walk in true humility or walk a thorny, treacherous road and suffer the consequences! key2success

Lesson #1: Those who walk in true humility

  • Choose a good reputation over great riches (v.1) (see reputation post)
  • Choose being held in high esteem rather than silver or gold (v.1)humility
  • A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions (v.13
  • Avoid walking the thorny, treacherous road (v.5)
  • Direct their children onto the right path (v.6)
  • Have knowledge and they are preserved by the LORD (v.12)
  • Blessed are those who are generous because they feed the poor (v.9)
  • Those who love a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend (v.11)
  • Those who listen to the words of the wise; and apply’s their heart to his instruction (v.17)
  • Those who don’t rob the poor just because they can, nor do they exploit the needy in court (v.22)
  • Those who don’t befriend angry people (v.24)
  • Those who don’t associate with hot-tempered people (v.24)
  • Those who don’t agree to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for someone else (v.26)
  • Those who don’t cheat their neighbors by moving the ancient boundary markers set up by previous generations (v.28)
  • Those who are truly competent workers, will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people (v.29)

Lesson #2: Those who walk a thorny, treacherous road

  • They choose great riches over a good reputation (v.1)
  • They choose silver or gold rather than being held in high esteem (v.1)
  • They are simpletons who go blindly on and suffers the consequences (v.3)
  • They walk a thorny, treacherous road, and does not value life (v.5)
  • They plant injustice and  will harvest disaster (v.8)
  • They are not generous (v.9)
  • They promote fighting, quarrels and insults (v.10)
  • They are treacherous and their plans are ruin by the LORD (v.12)
  • They are lazy and make wild claims to keep from working (v.13)
  • They oppress the poor (v.16)
  • They end in poverty because they shower gifts on the rich (v.16)
  • They rob the poor just because they can (v.22)
  • They exploit the needy in court (v.22)
  • They befriend angry people (v.24)
  • They associate with hot-tempered people (v.24)
  • They learn to be like angry and hot-tempered people which endangers their souls (v.25)
  • They agree to guarantee another person’s debt (v.26)
  • They put up security for someone else (v.26)
  • They cheat their neighbors by moving ancient boundary markers (v.28)
  • They are not truly competent workers and they end up working for ordinary people (v.29)

Lesson #3: Important verses to take notice of in this chapter

  • True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life (v.4)application
  • The rich and poor have this in common:  The LORD made them both (v.2)
  • Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender (v.7)
  • Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too.  Quarrels and insults will disappear (v.10)
  • Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend (v.11)
  • The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the LORD angry will fall into it (v.14)
  • A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away (v.15)
  • Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.  For it is good to keep these sayings in your heart and always ready on your lips.  I am teaching you today-yes, you-so you will trust in the LORD (v.17)
  • I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and knowledge.  In this way, you may know the truth and take an accurate report to those who sent you (v.20, 21)
  • The LORD is the defender of the poor and needy, He will ruin anyone who ruins them (v.23)

Review:  

  1.  Do you choose a good reputation rather than take short cuts to gain great riches?
  2.  Is silver and gold more important to you than being held in high esteem?
  3.  Are you a prudent person who foresees danger and takes precautions?
  4.  Are you one who goes blindly on and suffers the consequences?
  5.  Are you aware that true humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life
  6.  Which are you borrower or lender?  The answer tells whether you are servant or master.
  7.  Are you truly generous and do you feed the poor?
  8.  Do you notice that fighting, quarrels and insults tend to follow you around?
  9.  Do you really love having a pure heart and gracious speech?
  10.  Are you getting ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich?

Remember that, “Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it.” Proverbs 22:5

Don’t forget that just reading these wise sayings is not enough, you must apply them to your life, with much prayer.

So with that said, it is  1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  Prayer Time!