Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Steps of a Good Man

I am going to post my notes from last week's church service.  We have been attending Community Baptist Church for 3 weeks now.  I sometimes don't make sense in my notes so I am going to do the best I can. 

Psalms 37:1-9, 23

v25 -  David is an older man as he writes this.  He understands what betrayal means. 

v1 - Fret not.  Fret - angry, burn, hot, furious

Fretting can only result in personal problems. 

Benjamin Franklin - Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one. 

It is so easy to get angry with evildoers.  When we know the Bible doesn’t approve of things, we want it so badly, we envy  others who have it. 

v2 – The evil doers may seem to have it all but this verse says it will be cut down. 

v3 – Trust in the Lord and do good.  Don’t stop because of everyone else. 

When an author writes a book, we may not understand why certain events or characters are introduced.  We continue to read because we know the author will eventually bring it all together.  We may not understand why things happen in our lives but God is the author of our book.  ( kinda lost where this was going ).

v7- Waiting on God doesn’t mean to be inactive.  You can continue to pray and do good unto others. 

When someone or something does something (like lie about you), Do what you can (rebuild your rep) and leave the rest to God.  Do not fret. 

The desire for payback is there, but it is not our position to do so. 

If you sow anger, you will reap anger.  Matt 7:2

Luke 16: 19- 28

Philippians 4:6-7

v-9 Don’t be jealous of evil doers.  their time will be cut off. 

Others my seem to have it all.  So what!  One day they will not.  Those earthly pleasures will end.  We will live with God for eternity. 

No comments:

Post a Comment