Trust God, Not in the Physical

Our Physical World Makes Faith Difficult

(Living Bible)

 

Part 1††††††††††††††††† December 22, 2007††††††††††† Trust Not In Wealth

 

This physical world that we live in makes it difficult to have faith in God.

We have welfare and other agencies, donít need to trust God to provide food.

We have doctors and medical science, donít need to trust God for healing

Our military has sophisticated bombers, fighters, ships, electronic surveillance, donít need to trust God to fight

We have the internet and libraries, donít need to trust God for knowledge and wisdom

 

As we review these topics, lets ask ourselves how much faith and trust in God do we really exercise?Vs. how much do we trust in what we can do for ourselves.

 

Money

Job 31:24-28†††††† If I have made gold my hope, rejoiced in my wealth, this would be a sin

Psa 52:1, 5-9†††††† God destroys wicked who trust in the abundance of their riches

Psa 62:10†††††††††††† If riches increase, do not set your heart on them

Prov 11:4, 28†††††† Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, righteousness delivers from death

Zeph 1:18†††††††††††† Silver nor gold will be able to deliver sinners in day of the Lordís wrath

Matt 6:19-21††††††† Donít save up treasures on this earth but in heaven

Luke 12:13-23†††† Man who built bigger barns.He who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God

Luke 12:28-34†††† Sell what have and give alms, provide treasure in heaven that does not fail.Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

Luke 18:18-30†††† Man not willing to give up riches to follow Jesus.How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the KOG

1 Tim 6:6-10, 17-19†††† Be content with food and clothing.Those who desire to be rich fall into temptations.Love of money is a root of all kinds of evil

James 2:1-8††††††††† Donít show favoritism (expecting something?) toward the rich

James 2:14-17††††† We who have wealth are the answer to the poor who have trust in God to help them, thru us!

James 5:1-6††††††††† Rich man, donít trust in your money

Eze 7:19-22†††††††† People will thro their silver and gold into the streets

 


Trust God, Not in the Physical

Our Physical World Makes Faith Difficult

(Living Bible)

Trust Not in Wealth -- Part 1

Part 2††††††††††††††††† January 26, 2008††††††††††††††† Trust Not In Men

 

Donít trust in sword and foreign alliances Ė or terrorist

Psa 20:7†††††††††††††† Some trust in chariots or horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord or God

Psa 33:16-22†††††† No king is saved by a mighty army, a might man is not delivered by great strength

Psa 44:1-8†††††††††† I will not trust in my bow or sword to save me

Prov 21:30-31††††† The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord

Isa 30:1-5††††††††††† Israel went to Egypt for help and didnít ask God for His advice.Will be shamed, humiliated

Isa 31:1-3††††††††††† Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses and chariots because many

Jer 37:5-10††††††††† Judah trusted in help from Egypt. God says the Chaldeans will burn the city even if only a few

2 Chr 16:7-9††††††† Seer said to Asa, because you relied on Syria and not God, Syria is escaped from your hand

Deut 28:52†††††††††† Your trust in your high fortified walls will not protect you

Psa 3:3†††††††††††††††† The Lord is a shield and glory to us, the One who lifts up our head

Psa 68:19-20†††††† God is our salvation.To God belong escapes from death

Psa 147:10-11†††† God does not delight in the strength of the horse or legs of a man, but those who fear Him

Hos 1:6-7†††††††††††† I will personally free her from her enemies without any help from her armies or her weapons

Zech 4:6-7†††††††††† Not by might or power, but my Godís spirit power Zerubbabel defeat enemies, finish temple

 

Donít trust in men

Psa 118:8-9†††††††† It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man

Psa 146:3†††††††††††† Do not put your trust in princes

Jer 9:3-6††††††††††††† Donít trust in neighbors who lie and do evil

Jer 17:5-10††††††††† Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength

Mic 7:1-7†††††††††††† Do not trust in a friend or put confidence for everybody hurts his brother and does evil

 

Donít trust doctors

2 Chr 16:12-13††† Asa had a disease in his feet, but he did not seek God but the physicians and died

Mark 5:25-34††††† Woman who went to physicians for 12 years came and touched Jesus and was healed

Mark 2:17††††††††††† Jesus said sick have need of a physician

Ex 15:26††††††††††††† If you obey, no disease like on Egyptians, for I am the Lord that heals you

Psa 30:2†††††††††††††† David cried to God and was healed

Luke 9:2,11††††††††† Jesus sent out disciple to preach the KOG and to heal.Multitudes came to Jesus for healing

2 Kings 20:1-7†††† Hezekiah told to put fig poultice on his boil

James 5:13-16††††† Confess physical ailments to others, ask for prayer, ask for anointing of elders

1 Pet 2:24††††††††††† By whose stripes ye were healed

Rev 22:1-2†††††††††† Leaves of the tree of life on both sides of river of pure water for the healing of the nations

 


Trust God, Not in the Physical

Our Physical World Makes Faith Difficult

(King James)

Trust Not in Wealth -- Part 1

Trust Not in Men -- Part 2

Part 3††††††††††††††††† March 15, 2008††††††††††††††††† Trust Not In Physical Knowledge

 

Donít trust inown wisdom, knowledge

Prov 3:5-7††††††††††† Lean not on your own understanding.Be not wise in your own eyes

Prov 14:12†††††††††† There is a way that seems right unto a man, but it leads to death

Prov 26:12†††††††††† More hope for a fool than a man who is wise in his own eyes

Prov 28:26†††††††††† He who trust in his own heart is a fool

Isa 5:20-21††††††††† Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes; who call evil good, and good evil

Jer 9:23-24††††††††† God says, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom or the rich man in his riches

Jer 10:23††††††††††††† It is not in man who walks to direct his on steps

Jer 17:7-10††††††††† (LB) The heart is deceitful, trust in God, God will test the heart

Rom 12:16†††††††††† Do not be wise in your own opinion

1 Cor 3:18-20††††† (LB) Donít deceive yourself, be wise in this age. Become a fool and believe in wisdom of God

 

Donít trust scholars, study of words false ministers

Mal 2:12, 6-9†††††† God will cut of the master, scholar who abandons God and marries daughters of strange gods

Isa 9:14-16††††††††† God will cut off the head and tail from Israel, the elder and honorable, the leaders

Matt 15:13-14††††† Pharisees were blind leaders of the blind, both will fall into the ditch

Matt23:8-13†††††† Call no man Father, Rabbi or Teacher

Luke 11:45-52†††† (LB)Woe to you lawyers.Give heavy burden that donít do themselves, leaders that killed prophets.Lawyers have taken away key of knowledge, hindered those who wanted religious knowledge

John 3:9-12††††††††† Jesus rebuked Nicodemus for being a master (teacher) but didnít understand what Jesus said

Rom 2:17-24††††††† Jews who boast at being instructors of Godís law but donít keep it themselves

1 Cor 1:18-25††††† God will destroy the wisdom of the wise, the truth is foolishness to them

1 Tim 1:3-7††††††††† Donít give heed to fables and genealogies.Some desire to be teachers but understand not

1 Tim 6:3-5††††††††† Donít get into disputes and arguments over words, from which come strife, reviling, evil

2 Tim 2:14-16††††† Donít strive about words to no profit, rightly divide the word of truth

2 Tim 4::3-4†††††††† Godís people will not endure sound doctrine, but seek teachers who take them away from truth

2 Pet 2:1-2†††††††††† Watch out for false teachers in the church bringing in destructive heresies

 

1 Thes 5:21††††††††† Donít ďtrustĒ ministers, follow them as they follow Christ, you proving all things

Rom 10:14†††††††††† Canít hear without a minister

1 Cor 11:1†††††††††† Follow me as I follow Christ

 

Dan 12:4††††††††††††† Knowledge will increase in the end time, but what a evil time that will be

James 3:13-18 †††† Earthly wisdom results in sin, envying, strife, evil.Seek wisdom from above which is peace, love


Trust God, Not in the Physical

Our Physical World Makes Faith Difficult

(Living Bible)

Trust Not in Wealth -- Part 1

Trust Not in Men -- Part 2

Trust Not in Knowledge -- Part 3

Part 4††††††††††††††††† May 17, 2008†††††††††††††††††††† Trust Not In A Church

 

Donít trust in false gods (any thing we put in the place of God)

Psa 115:4-8†††††††† Idols that canít speak or move.Those who make or trust in them are like them

Psa 135:15-18†††† DittoWealth, military, computers, etc.

Hab 2:18-20††††††† What profit is an idol, that its maker should trust in it.Other religions, false Christianity

Isa 44:14-20††††††† How dumb to take piece of wood, use some it for a fire and carve an idol from the rest

Isa 57:13††††††††††††† When disobedient Israel cries out to God, He will say let your idols deliver you

Acts 7:39-43††††††† Israel didnít trust God, wanted Aaron to build an idol.God gave them over to host heaven

Rom 1:21-25††††††† (LB) 25 Ö So they prayed to the things God made, but wouldnít obey the blessed God who made these things.Evolution, own minds, science, knowledge, etc.

Rev 13:11-15†††††† World will worship an idol once again

 

Donít trust in own beauty

1 Sam 16:7†††††††††† Donít judge based on the outward appearance, for the Lord looks at the heart

2 Sam 14:25†††††††† Absalom was most handsome man in Israel, had a beautiful daughter†††

Prov 31:30†††††††††† Beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised

Eze 16:9-17†††††††† God blessed Israel and she trusted in her beauty.Took what God gave her and made idols

Eze 28:16-17†††††† Tyre, i.e., Satanís heart lifted up because of his beauty and became corrupted

Spiritually either, next topic

 

Donít trust in Godís temple or that are of the seed of Israelís children

Jer 7:1-16††††††††††† Donít trust in the Temple of God when you are disobedient.†† Repent and I will protect you

Isa 48:1-2††††††††††† Israel calls themselves the holy city, but not in truth nor in righteousness

1 Sam 4:3†††††††††††† Israel trusted in the ark, but didnít trust or obey God

Micah 3:11†††††††††† Priest teach for pay, yet lean on God and say God is among us, no harm can come upon us

Donít trust false ministers or false prophets Ė be careful that youíre not following a false minister

Deut 13:1-5

Jer 28:14-17††††††† Jeremiah told Hananiah he made the people trust in a lie (Babylon) and would die

Jer 29:30-32††††††† ditto for Shemaiah

Amos 5:21-25††††† God says He hates the sacrifices and hymns of praise of Israel.Obey instead.

Matt 3:7-9††††††††††† Pharisees said they were Abrahamís children

Luke 3:8†††††††††††††† ditto

Rom 2:17-23††††††† Jews boast that (only) they know the God and His laws, to teach others, yet donít obey

Rev 2 & 3††††††††††† Most of these churches have major problems.And weíre told to listen to message to all

Heb 3:7-19††††††††† Israel didnít want to trust in God, wanted idols, pagan gods to trust in

Heb 4:1-3††††††††††† Same can happen to us

 


Trust God, Not in the Physical

Our Physical World Makes Faith Difficult

(Living Bible)

 

Part 5††††††††††††††††† June 21, 2008†††††††††††††††††††† Trust In God

 

Trust not in wealth (money), sword and foreign alliances (army), men (friends, relatives, mankind), doctors, physical wisdom and knowledge, scholars, false ministers, idols (anything that takes place of God, appearance Ė physical or spiritual, church (we are Godís people)

 

Conclusion

Jer 15:15-21††††††† Jeremiah complained because he had to preach destruction.God told him to stop his distrust and despair and God would give him peace of mind.God would strengthen him.

1 Tim 4:1††††††††††††† In the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to doctrine of demons

2 Tim 3:1-9††††††††† In the last days perilous times.Men shall be lovers of own selves, having a form of godliness

2 Pet 3:3-4†††††††††† Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, saying where is God?

2 Cor 1:8-11††††††† God letís us suffer trials so we learn the lesson not to trust in ourselves

2 Cor 4:16-18††††† We do not look at the things which can be seen which are temporary, but the things which are not seen which are eternal

Col 3:1-3†††††††††††† Seek those things which are above, not the things on the earth

Matt 6:24†††††††††††† Canít serve two masters, physical trust vs. spiritual trust

1 John 2:15-17†††† Donít love the things in the world, if do love of Father not in us.

Matt 10:28-33††††† Donít fear men that can kill the body, but God that can destroy the soul.

Rom 10:11†††††††††† Scripture says (Isa 28:16) whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame

 

Jer 17:5-10††††††††† Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans.Blessed is the man who trust in God.He will be like a tree planted by the waters.

Lam 3:25-33††††††† Wait quietly on God.God doesnít abandon anyone forever.Though He brings grief, He also show compassion.

Micah 7:5-10†††††† Donít trust anyone, not a best friend or family.Look to God

 

Isa 2:6-22††††††††††† When God punishes His enemies they will crawl into caves.Stop putting your trust in mere humans, how can they be of help to anyone

Isa 31:1-9††††††††††† God says woe to Israel for trusting in Egypt instead of Him

 

Psa 146:3-4†††††††† Do not put your trust in princes, nor the son of man in whom there is no help

Psa 118:8-9†††††††† Better to trust in the Lord then put confidence in man or princes

Psa 62:5-8†††††††††† Wait and trust in God, Rock of our salvation.Men are a vapor (comparison). Donít trust in oppression

Psa 56:11†††††††††††† Trust in God, what can man do to us.

Psa 55:22-23†††††† Cast your burden on God.He will not permit the righteous to be moved.Blood thirsty men cast down.But we should trust in God.

Psa 40:4-5†††††††††† Blessed is man who makes the Lord his trust.And does not respect the proud or liars

Psa 39:1-7†††††††††† Remember how short our lives are, trust in God

Psa 37:1-5†††††††††† Donít envy wicked.Trust in God and do good.Commit everything you do to God.Trust Him and He will help you.

Why do we trust God and not the physical things around us?Because they canít help us in the long run, only God can.