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In God We Trust - Part 1 of 2

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March 27, 2020 12:00 am

In God We Trust - Part 1 of 2

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March 27, 2020 12:00 am

"“In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalm 62:7-8)."

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We used a message entitled, in God we trust. Since it is so appropriate for the crisis that we are facing at present I'm going to now use it again on this daily broadcast and you know that the United States of America has a month. If so, you know what it is. If you have money in your pocket you have the motto it's printed on the paper money was originated in 1956 is that Michael was adopted and was determined to put it on the money spent on some of the coins all the way back to 1864. I'm sure there are millions of people that handle money every day that have never noticed that it is printed on the calling on the paper money in God we trust. Interesting though, when difficult times come how greater attention is paid to the fact that we need to trust in God that we need his help. After the 9/11 attack in 2001. Many schools plaques in their classroom. With that inscription in God we trust. In fact, it is still the state law in the state of Florida that every classroom must have that plaque in God we trust. I remember during the second world war, when Pres. Roosevelt pray very fervent prayers and ask for the Almighty God to intervene and save our country. How times of changes where with so many today there's opposition to the very fact that there is a God, much less the idea that one would trust him and call upon a growing resentment against Christianity, but this is a basic truth that all of us should embrace.

I hope that you can say today. Yes, God I trust what read Psalm 62, beginning with the first verse. Truly, my soul waited upon God.

From him cometh my salvation.

He only is my rock and my salvation. He is my defense, I shall not be greatly verse five, my soul, wait now only upon God for my expectation is from Kim, he only is my rock and my salvation is my defense as a not be moved in God is my salvation and my glory. The rock of my strength and my refuge is in God, trust in him at all times eat people, pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. See trust in him at all times we think about that verse want to consider three things very basic very easy to remember.

So when I asked some of you young people later today, but the temperature your baby. Remember this by subject in God we trust in the three things were going to talk about is to trust only in God to trust confidently in God and the trust always in God.

Text says trust in God alone, my soul, wait now only upon God. Verse six he only is my rock and my salvation.

God is often referred to in the Old Testament as being the rock he is sovereign is immovable when we are resting upon him were standing on a firm foundation. He only is my rock and my salvation. Trust in God alone. Not trusting in God and something else that was one of the great sins of Israel in the long ago that they Lisa gave lip service that they were trusting God, but they would turn to bale and other false God's. And so they were guilty of idolatry were called upon here to trust in God alone.

That means then we would not trust in ourselves. Proverbs chapter 28 verse 26 says he that trusted in his own heart is a fool, but keep it work with wisely, he shall be delivered to philosophy out there today since you just got to believe in yourself to build your self-esteem. I realize that there are extremes in either direction here that a person can reach the point that they say well I'm just a big nothing I can't do anything worthwhile.

They excused themselves from moving forward in a positive way in life is a sinful attitude been created in the image of God. So all human beings are valuable human life is valuable and every human being has an accountability to their God, but on the other hand, to trust in oneself is disastrous breached appointed to think I'm knowledgeable I'm strong and capable of going forward.

I can meet any challenge. I'm not usually discouraged. I don't accept any obstacles I'm unable to go around the so Solomon tells us in this passage in Proverbs chapter 28 that the one the trust in himself is a fool with the trust only in God not in ourselves and I go to the book of Jeremiah chapter 17 we see here that where not to trust in man verse five thus saith the Lord cursed be the man in the trust within man and make a flight. She is our and whose heart departed from the Lord. This doesn't mean that you go around with a suspicious attitude and say well I just can't really make any friends because I don't trust anybody is talking about. Depending upon the human being rather than depending upon God. He makes the flesh his arm, and consequently his heart has departed from the Lord. What's the consequence he shall be like the heat in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness in a salt land not inhabited, one that includes trusting in human being, as opposed to trusting and believing God is really like a little dried up bullish at the district many fruit not going to be anything worthwhile coming from that individual. As far as any effort to truly honor God that went good, they will be able to see blessings may come to others.

Good makeup, but he can't enjoy and he doesn't see he's suffering the consequences of his actions that he needs turn aside his heart departed from the Lord and he's trusting in man. He leans upon the arm of the flesh. Furthermore, the Scriptures are very explicit to tell us that we must not trust in riches verse 10 of this very Psalm says if riches increase set not your heart upon them. So this stems as it were, not only to trust in God. In difficult times, but in days of prosperity. If riches increase your prospering that you got a better job than you ever imagined it would have have more money in the bank that you ever expected to have.

You've got investments in resources and yes I am thankful for it but the place that you're depending upon your material possessions you are resting on the fact that you have your future prepared and you're not trusting the living God. You can suffer some dire consequences. Proverbs chapter 11 verse 28 says he that trusted in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall flourish as a branch, one who trusts in riches shall fall will have a downfall to trust in riches, they can be quickly dissipated. Have my future plan. But whatever the source of that future income might be can easily be wiped out.

So, if we trust in the living God were not to trust in riches, but tomorrow we are not to trust in lying words.

Jeremiah chapter 7 verse eight. Behold, he trust in lying words that can. Not perfect, the people were listening to false prophets. They were listening to a message that was not from God, and they were depending upon the that was leading them down the wrong path. Also the book of Jeremiah chapter 5 verse 31. The prophets prophesied falsely that the priest bear rule by other means, and my people love to have it so and what will you do in the end there, the prophets, the false prophets were speaking to the people bringing a message of the people wanted to hear. I didn't want to offend them.

They wanted to speak something that would be approved by the pockets but is that of any benefit of us do not. It doesn't hundred, and it doesn't benefit the person that here's soap. The people were listening to those that were prophesied falsely and rather than say this is unacceptable, were not going to hear such a message. So this is what we like to hear we will be made to feel good when Jeremiah would come on the scene and talk about some of the judgments that God was going to send upon them to get rid of you remember what that the put down in the pit want to get rid of it.

What would you like that message.

Well, that's certainly true in this day and time. Apostle Paul to preach the word.

Be instant in season after season reproved rebuke and exhort with all long-suffering about but he said the days of the commitment will have itching ears and they'll keep to themselves teachers that will satisfy their carnal desire and you can see that all of the land.

Today people to hear something that's going to make them feel good about themselves. They want to hear the truth about man's fallen and ruined state that you want to hear sin confront something that satisfies their own personal desires not listening to lying words not trust human philosophy or popular opinion of false doctrine.

You hear people say they will doctrine really isn't that important as long as we love one another. That's really what counts, what love this crucial that's an evidence of divine grace. It's the fruit of the spirit, but doctrine is also important. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and it's possible for one think it profitable for doctrine, for teaching. We need to be established in the faith. We need to know what we believe the firm in the position that we hold] God is on and it will have an impact on the way we live what you believe what you understand about the doctrine of the Bible will have a big impact on how you live on a daily basis. We must not trust in lying words. Secondly, we trust confidently in our God son says he is my salvation, and that fact is declared frequently in Scriptures says, truly, my soul waited upon my God for from him cometh my salvation. That's verse one in verse seven says in God is my salvation and my glory but just think about David young shepherd boy comes to visit his brothers on the front line of battle and he hears the words of life as she challenges the armies of the living God, and he says are not willing to meet that challenge. None of the brave soldiers of ever been removed. But this young man's is out of the heat had experience he had killed once alignment another time America came out to devour the flock and says the same God delivered me from the paw of the line will deliver me from this enemy. And so he prepares to go by you going to need some armor salt has beginning to put his arm around David's and had no experience with your honor, I have not proven it but I'm going trusting God. David said salvation is of the Lord. He knew that the salvation that he needed against this giant, the deliverance that he needed and this time the battle had to be from the Lord.

Now to the point, we must recognize here. David didn't just stand at a distance with those soldiers that had been hearing these challenges and the been unwilling to go forward. David not only said salvation is of the Lord, but he took with him a sling and five smooth stones and went forward to meet the enemy to move or talk about trusting in God were not talking about folding your hands and doing nothing productive about trusting God while you do what needs to be done while you obey and follow the teaching of his word, trusting him to be able to accomplish what needs to be done so we find that expression used by David and then in the book of second Chronicles chapter 20 verse 15 when Jehoshaphat was going to lead the people to go out in the battle against the invading armies the message was finally delivered being not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude for the title is not yours, but God's.

That's one of those interesting account for the people didn't have to draw sword. All I had to do was show up and praise God and observed that the battle would be one not by their power, but by the power of God. Yes, the battle is not yours, but God and we find it again in the book of Jonah chapter 2 verse nine Jonah as he was trying to run away from God and encountered a great storm which I was of the Lord himself and sent and it was concluded that Dylan was the problem, passenger and even these heathen mariners were reluctant to throw them overboard with Julie insistently got to get rid of me while the storm is going to take you down so God prepared a great fish to swaddling. He was in there three days and three nights.

Yet once more will look toward the temple.

I'm sure he didn't know left from right. Probably was in that whale's belly and everything else that we would slot it was around in there. The seaweed was wrapped around his head. It had to be an uncomfortable trip, but he said once more I look toward the temple and he cried out, and God hurting and he directed that fish to spewing out men when Jonah comes out on the dry land. He said salvation is of the Lord salvation from the storm salvation from the sea. Salvation from the face salvation from his disobedient state of the Lord, the Lord delivered him so the psalmist says that salvation is from my God. Not only are all of the deliverances that we need from day-to-day in life's travels of the Lord would certainly the salvation of our soul is in his hands man by nature is sinful.

He violated God to all, he cannot change himself. He doesn't want to change Jeremiah chapter 13 verse 23.

Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots then may he also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

This is your nature to do evil.

This is what you're inclined to do your bond of the sinful nature, and you're not going to arbitrarily change one day back in Europe on Mormon sale on this sinful course armor puts in an original sin again incapable of unable to contribute to your salvation you need salvation desperately because you are a violator of God's law on your justly under condemnation, but although you need salvation.

You can't even assist with, you can look at some deeds that you consider to be no worthwhile but here's the description that God gives him even of those things that you might feel are worthy and would be acceptable. Isaiah chapter 64 verse six but we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy right's and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

So you might look at the number of things and say, well, all right Perfect.

Have sent out a bunch of things wrong. Here are some qualities. Here are some good deeds that I can turn to say, I promptly start something positive on the register. God says, even those things that you consider to be righteous acts are as filthy rags without faith it is impossible to please him.

So any act become simply a exercise in self righteousness, which in no way recommend you to God anymore. That wasn't the Pharisee who prayed and thanked God that he was not even as so you're unable to change simply because you decide one day I not want to continue on the same path fact. Did you never really want to do that anyway in your fallen nature so you cannot change. You can't contribute to your salvation, your unwilling to come to Jesus Christ in these difficult times. It is good to be reminded that the one in whom we trust is the Lord our God. Thankful for all of the efforts that men put forth God uses those things to find a cure for diseases sent to assist in times of trouble, but ultimately help is in God, in whom we trust.

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How to we greet you again next time the suit was Sarah Bradley, Junior, saying that God richly bless you all day and he and I and he and

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