In preparation for preaching in Africa, I’ve been going through some older outlines of sermons trying to stir up some thoughts. In the process I came across this one.
Here are just four simple point based on the following passage in Isaiah. I don’t usually preach from the New Living Translation, but for today that’s the translation I’ve decided to use.
Read the text, then take the points to heart.
Bel and Nebo, the gods of Babylon, bow as they are lowered to the ground. They are being hauled away on ox carts. The poor beasts stagger under the weight. Both the idols and their owners are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods. They go off into captivity together.
“Listen to me, descendants of Jacob, all you who remain in Israel. I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime–until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” – Isaiah 46:1-4 NLT
1. If God is a burden to you, you’ve got the wrong god!
2. False gods sap our strength; the True God sustains us.
3. The True God doesn’t need saving.
4. You’re never too old to be a child of God.
Have a blessed day!
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Excellent observations supported not only by this passage but by the whole of scripture. I especially like #1. My God is not a burden, but a blessing, a comfort, and an ever-present help.
So much wisdom in Isaiah. These four points are precious to hold in our hearts, Anthony. Thank you for this.
I’m happy it was a blessing.
I hope you have a blessed & safe trip in Africa -thank you for sharing this post.
It was an inspiring reminder of how amazing our God is and how much He loves us. I pray as you preach in Africa the Holy Spirit will move and those who do not know Jesus will want to know Him.
I love the title of your blog – so many churches are legalistic and do not share grace … my pastor has a say the Gospel + nothing = everything and the Gospel + something = nothing !!
Jesus finished it all on the cross : ) God bless you always
Thank you very much!