There is an interesting passage in the book of 1 Kings about the true voice of God, a man of God, and a prophet. It was the in time of the divided kingdom, Jeroboam was the first king of the northern nation of Israel after the people had revolted against Solomon’s successor, Rehoboam (over taxes . . . Go figure.) (1 Kings 12:6-17)
The figure of Jeroboam is a conflicted one. He was told by the prophet Ahijah of the coming divide of the kingdom and that God would give him a portion. (1 Kings 11:26-39) Up to this point, he had been a faithful servant of Solomon; however, Solomon must have heard of this word because like Saul before him who made repeated attempts to kill David, Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam. (1 Kings 11:40)
Who can redeem us except for God alone? None can redeem even our own thoughts, let alone the sins of our lives without the grace of God. Our thoughts are limited in scope. He is omniscient. (Psalm 147:5) Our words destroy. His bring life. When we follow his plan, often it will not make sense because the greater plan is beyond our understanding. Even the tiny smidge we see is beyond our ken. If we think we have it figured out, it probably isn’t God. Prayer for God’s Will to be Done However, as we walk in faith, we can begin to learn what his work looks like. We can say: I don’t know what you...
http://www.preaching.com/sermons/11565612/ We know about Abraham’s call by God (Genesis 12:1), but was his father Terah called first? Genesis 11:31-32 states that Terah took Abraham and Lot and set out for Canaan, but “settled” in Haran. This sermon by Brian Harbour examines this passage as well as what it takes to bring a dream to fruition. We can’t just hear God’s call once, we have to continue to move forward to the vision he has given us and towards the land he has given us (Deut 28:8, Genesis 13:15, Genesis...