SCRIPTURE: Psalms 78:1
Text: DEUTERONOMY 8:1-3
Opening: DO YOU HAVE A HUMBLE HEART THIS MORNING?
WHAT IS YOUR HEART SET ON THIS MORNING? What do you spend the majority of your time thinking about? What you can do to get ahead? Who you want to get even with? The pain you carry? Comparing yourself to others? The next drink?the next affair?
What is your hope set on this morning ? Or have you given up on hope?
Are you mad at God in your heart: something happened you didn’t understand? You feel GOD was unjust with you? You don’t say it but you think it!
The opposite of a Humble Heart is a PROUD HEART WHICH IS REVEALED IN PRIDE. ( I IN THE MIDDLE)
Which one do you have this morning? CHRISTIANS can have Proud Hearts. I have seen it and experienced it! Have you?
Let’s look at 3 signs of a PROUD HEART from PSALMS 78
1) DONT SET THE HEART ARIGHT. FAITHLESS NOT FAITHFUL v 8
3 indications of a faithless heart
A) Don’t keep covenant with God. God takes covenant seriously! GEN 17:
God has made a covenant with is IN HIS SON. REDEMPTION COVENANT
B) Forgets God’s Works. What has God done for you? ARE YOU COUNTING YOUR BLESSING OR MUMBLING ABOUT WHAT YOU DONT HAVE?
C) What wonders has God done for you? SENT HIS SON! DELIVERED YOU! PROTECTED YOU
2) REBEL AND TEST IN THE HEART! V18-19
A) Always questioning GOD instead of Praising God
B) Always murmuring and complaining: Why me Why this or that
” CAN GOD” attitude instead of ” GOD CAN ” attitude
3) UNBELIEVING HEART! V 22
A) a unbelieving heart doesn’t TRUST GOD FOR THE DAILY PROVISIONS v23
B) a unbelieving heart always wants its DESIRES V 29
C) a unbelieving heart doesn’t believe in HIS WONDROUS WORKS AND THEREFORE WASTE THEIR YEARS IN FUTILITY AND FEAR V 33
We will all have leave a Legacy! WHAT WILL BE YOURS? THE ATTITUDE OF YOUR HEART WILL DETERMINE THAT.
LISTEN TO THE EPITAPH OF THIS GENERATION;
V 36: THEY FLATTERED HIM WITH THEIR MOUTH AND THEY LIED TO HIM WITH THEIR TONGUE, FOR THEIR HEART’S WERE NOT STEADFAST WITH HIM NOR WERE THEY FAITHFUL IN HIS COVENANT ”
THE GOOD NEWS. HE IS FAITHFUL WHEN WE ARE NOT! V 38