7-2-17, Serving in Seventeen, Eyes Wide Open #32, Faith That Works Through Weakness
- Brief Review:
- Faith requires obedience.
- Faith grows from testing to blessing.
- Faith desires to leave a legacy and blessings to future generations.
- Faith in action requires the practice of faith.
- Descriptions of the Faithful. (Heb. 11:13-16)
- Through faith all things are possible. (Heb. 11:33)
- Faith that works is not necessarily clean and polished. (Judges 11)
- God used Jephthah in spite of Jephthah. (Eccl. 5:2-6)
- A vow made must be kept unless it leads to sin. (Duet. 12:30-31)
- It’s better not to vow then to vow a vow that leads to sin.
- We should not try to earn God’s favor in such a way.
- Jephthah commits a major error/sin in fulfilling this vow.
- God’s approval of Jephthah in some areas does not mean God approves of all of Jephthah’s in all areas. Humans are flawed! God isn’t!
- God’s grace is on display in this story.
Judg 17:6, 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel.c Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
- We must remember to put our faith in God not in any person!
- Faith that works might bring suffering. (Heb. 11:36)
- Faith that works may lead to martyrdom. (Heb. 11:37)
- Faithful men and women are beyond this world. (Heb. 11:38)
- Faithful men and women are living for the eternal not the temporal. (Heb.11:39-40)
- Faith works because faith is putting all we are and all we have in the hands of a God who is able! (Heb. 11:33-34)
Key to transformation!
God is able!
Are you willing for God to be able?
What area of your life now do you need to allow God to strengthen? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________