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You can trust and do not be afraid!
Don’t let the mirror on the wall have more influence in your life than the eye of God!
In this powerful Spiritual Kick Off we unpack a wonderful part of Proverbs that addresses one of the areas that many struggle with – the pride of life. His Word is clear that we are to shun evil and that is a clear call to consistently avoid and reject the things in life that pull us from Him.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Click To Tweet Proverbs 3:7-8
We’re gonna be looking at verses seven and eight. Okay? Seven and eight. Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord and Shun. Okay. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Now, love Proverbs again. I read Proverbs every day of guys. If you’ve listed in line within us, you know that whatever day of the the week is, rather whatever date of the month it is, that’s what you read.
So if it’s the third day of the month, read Proverbs three. It’s the fifth day of the month where you, Proverbs five, you get it right? So first of all, where is Proverbs? Kind of go to the middle of your Bible, Bible, and you’ll find Psalms flip over one book. Okay? And then you’ll, you’ll get right to Proverbs.
Okay? And there’s 31 chapters of Proverbs. So we break this down to verse seven. Do not be wise in your own eyes, okay? That exposes the sin of thinking too highly of ourselves, okay? And when we can compare the first half of this verse to the second half of this, Being wise in our own, on our, in our own eyes, is what considered evil.
So what are we talking about? We’re talking about the pride of life here, guys. The pride of life. That’s one of the big three. Lust of the flesh left of lust of the eyes and the pride of life. Okay? This really talks to that directly right here. Now let’s think about what happens when we get it right though, okay?
When we get it right, fear the Lord and shun. Now when I went back and looking at Sean to see what actually the word Sean means, I did the old G to G, right? What does Sean mean? Go to Google. Sean means persistently. Avoid, ignore or reject. So just think about that Chicken high school who was way out of your league, right?
I’m just kidding guys. I’m just kidding. But, but just gotta as a reference point. Seriously, this is the mindset that God demands, right? We have to get it out and per, and we just have to avoid it, reject it. We need to fear him and shun evil. Okay? And then look at the blessing he promises. Okay? We have to look at and see what he says.
This will bring health to your bone and nourishment to your bodies. So don’t misunderstand the Bible here. Be careful with this, okay? It’s not suggesting that the fear of God is the cure for cancer or the found of youth, okay? That’s not what, that’s not what we’re saying. We need to understand, uh, a couple things.
God is, is, is suggesting that if, if by the fear of him, there’s gonna be physical benefit, okay? Cause after all, why wouldn’t living with a constant consciousness of the creator bring you some level of tangible blessings from him? Okay? So again, much more concern about the topic of health and physical prosperity, but don’t disregard a biblical connection between holiness and healthiness.
Okay? Those, those two do. We just have to make sure we’re not elevating the importance of our appearance to an unhealthy level, guys, because I get it, man. It’s so easy to worship the mirror, okay? And sometimes worshiping the mirror can outweigh the Lord. We have to be careful here cause that’s not what we’re talking about when he talks about he to your body.
Nurse maturity bones. That’s not talking about worship in the mirror. It’s not about you. Ok? At the end of the day, guys, you have to remember you got a couple things working. The alarm clock for one and gravity. Now you can run away from it. I get it. You can run away from all these things and, and if you have a little, little money, you can make these things, you know, kind of delay for a while, but the alarm clock and gravity are working against you.
And it’s, it’s, the resistance is futile. It’s, it’s, it’s your, your body’s going to fail you, okay? I’m not telling you, don’t take your hell seriously. don’t wanna hear that at all. What I am saying is, get your priorities. Okay. And when you do get your priorities right, guys gonna bless it. Look what he says.
Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord shun evil. This will bring health to your body, nourishment to your bones, but you have to do the first part first. You can’t do the second parts first. You can’t just want health to your body and nourishment to your bones without being, not being wise in your own eyes and without fear.
The Lord and shunning evil, right? They, it all goes together. So we make sure we get this right. And what I want you to think about, I mean this is gonna be a pretty short spiritual kickoff because I think, guys, this is a pretty simple message that we need to be able to apply. So here’s the simple message that I want you to apply moving forward.
Don’t let the mirror on the wall have more influence in your life than the I of God. And we’ll say that again. You may wanna write this. Don’t let the mirror on the wall have more influence in your life than the I God guys. That is way too easy, way too easy, particularly in the world we live in, to care so much about what that mirror looks like.
Right. What other people see. Right. I get it. You know, we, we, we live in a world, particularly the world. Social media has elevated what nothing but the best of the. You see everybody at their, their absolute best. Perfect. Nothing’s wrong. Everybody’s happy on vacation. Everybody’s got these wonderful things happening, and you completely don’t see the the rest of the story.
Understand, everybody is dealing with something. We all have our struggles. I have my struggles, you have yours, and we just need to make sure we get these priorities right. So that mirror on the wall, yeah, that’s gonna give us that reflection. Just make sure it’s not, it is a big that, that God, he should have a whole lot more influence on your life than that mirror.
So guys, I really want you to think about that. Go back to, to this proverb, unpack it a little bit more and read it, highlight it in your Bible. A lot of people go back to the verses before that, but actually look at these two versions. I think these two verses are really impactful. They really give us a lot of insight and there’s a way to apply these.
To our life and again, to align within us what are we about simplifying and applying God’s work. So I pray that helps you guys. Now the question I want you to think about this week, how would it look to move from pain to purpose in your life? Cause guys, you can get stuck in the pain cycle and I get it.
It’s, it’s tough. The trials of life are gonna come you either in a trial, coming outta one or getting ready to go into. That’s the three areas. But look, we can’t get stuck in that pain cycle. A lot of times we need brothers around us to help pull us out. Okay, so guys, I really want you to think about that now, on a spiritual kickoffs, we were gonna take an opportunity every week, once a week to make sure that you as a listener, understand the power of the gospel.
And if you’ve never accepted Christ as your Savior and you are listening to the lion within us, you are here for a reason. If you’ve made it this point and to this spiritual kickoff, you are here for a reason and here’s the reason. You are a sinner in need of a savior. That is it. You are not a in need of a life coach.
You a wretched center in need of a stater. Guess what I am. We all are and we all fall short of the glory of God. And there’s no way, there’s nothing we can do here on earth to, to close that gap. Be good in God’s eyes. There’s only one way. Jesus Christ. He said, I am the way, the truth of the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
He is it. There is no other name that has been given among man by which we must be saved. He is it guys. You have to make the decision as you get a choice. You can either choose to do it your way or do it God’s way, but at the end of the day, you’re going to have to bow your knee and you’re gonna have to answer to him.
And you’re gonna either say that you know, you, you accepted him, that you served him, or, or you didn’t. And he’s gonna say, I never knew you. And at that point, you’ll be separated from him. Guys, that’s just the truth of the gospel. So if you haven’t accepted Christ as your personal savior, if you have any questions, today is your day.
You have to start by meaning that you’re a sinner. You need to understand that you are a wretched sin and you need to believe that Jesus is a son of God. He is, and you need to confess him as Lord. He needs to be Lord of your life. Jesus. I can’t do this. I am. Right where I’m at. I can’t fix where I’m at to get to you.
I just need you to take me where I’m at and he’s gonna take you. I accept you as Lord over my life. And then you walk with him. And if you ti did that and you just prayed that prayer, I need you to do one thing. Email us at support the lion within.us. And here’s why. You’re gonna need some support. You’re gonna need some resources.
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So guys, I pray this spiritual kickoff serves you well. I pray this gives you that little boost you needed to get going. This is so much better than a Starbucks coffee to get you going on on early in your week. But thank you for taking the time. Share this one out with others. Come back on Wednesday. I’m telling you guys that get the episode on Wednesday is gonna be epic.
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