Don’t Reach

Don’t Reach

The naïve believes the Adversary’s assaults are accidents.

1 Peter 5:8
8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour

  • Respect Your Opponent – Don’t Reach

Exodus 32:4
4 He took the gold from their hands, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it into an image of a calf. Then they said, “Israel, this is your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!”

  • Don’t Reach Into The Past To Explain Your Present
    • Have you ever reached back in your past to try to make sense of your present?
    • God’s Delay Is Not A Decision – WAIT!
      • It wasn’t that Moses was not returning, it was that it wasn’t fast enough
    • When We Reach Into Our Past, We Resurrect Old Things
      • The way our parents did it
      • The way we used to do it
    • We Need To Let Some Things Go

Judges 14:8-9a
8 Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass, and in it he saw a swarm of bees and some honey. 9 He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along.

  • Don’t Reach Into The Rotten For A Temporary Taste
    • It may satisfy for a moment, but you will always need more
      • Samson traded his commitment to God for a momentary taste
    • How did the honey get there?
      • Do you think it is an accident?
      • The naïve believe the adversary’s assaults are accidents
      • The naïve believe the best laid plans of the enemy are simply bad luck
    • We Should Never Go With Our Gut Over God
      • If you go with your gut, you will get it wrong
      • If you go with God, you will get it right. Every time.
      • Your Gut Will Tell You What You Feel Is Right
      • Your God Will Tell You What You Faith Is Right
    • What Are You Reaching For Today That Might Cost You Tomorrow?