Please read Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 again.
First, we said yesterday, DEAL THOROUGHLY WITH SIN,
II. NEVER OWN ANYTHING.
I don’t mean you cannot own anything, but ought to be you to be delivered from possessing them. The sense of possession is what hinders us in our position.
Now, don’t think you have to sell all you own and give it to the poor. No, God will let us have our car, home, business, material things, etc. as long as you know that it all belongs to Him. And you and I are just working for Him and His steward.
Relax then, you never worry about what belongs to others. If it is yours then you will always look in your hand to see if it is still there, but if it belongs to God you will not worry.
III. NEVER RETALIATE OR DEFEND YOURSELF.
We are all born with the desire to do so and if we insist God may just let us.
On the other hand, if we just turn it over to Him, He will defend us Exodus 23:22, “But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.”
I don’t have to fight because the Lord will do the fighting for me.
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!