“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,” (NIV)
“My son, forget not the law.” In this statement we discover the key to victorious Christian living. It is important to remember what God teaches us.
FORGET NOT GOD’S WORD v.2
“They’ll help you live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well.” (The Message)
The Children of Israel:
1. Faithless . Numbers 13:31
2. Unhappy . Numbers 14:1
3. Critical . Numbers 14:2
4. Unstable . Numbers 14:3-4
5. Disobedient . Numbers 14:9-10
FORGET NOT MERCY AND TRUTH Proverbs 3:3-4
“Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.” (The Message)
Questions to Ask Yourself:
1. Is it truthful ?
2. Is it profitable ?
3. Is it scriptural ?
4. Is it damaging ?
5. Is it necessary ?
6. Is it Christlike ?
7. Are my motives pure?
FORGET NOT YOUR DEPENDENCE ON GOD Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out every-thing on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, every-where you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.”
Reasons Why We Need God:
1. To save our souls.
2. To guide our steps.
3. To meet our needs.
4. To deliver us from evil.
FORGET NOT THE HOLINESS LIFESTYLE Proverbs 3:7-8
“Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!” (The Message)
Holiness as glory . Exodus 29:43
Holiness as purity . Amos 7:10-17
FORGET NOT YOUR OFFERING Proverbs 3:9-10
“Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.” (The Message)
The Macedonia Model:
1. They gave beyond their ability .
2. They gave willingly .
3. They gave systematically .
FORGET NOT THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD Proverbs 3:11-12
“But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.” (The Message)