2 Kings 21:1-25:30

2 Kings 21:1-25:30

2 Kings 22:2Vintage message from August 20, 2000.

How many times do we study God’s Word and our hearts are never even moved? I study God’s Word daily, but you know what? I still have those areas in my flesh that I struggle with, and I dwell more on my problems and on my flesh than I do God’s Word at times…

We may be a church filled with godly people. We may be a church that has men and women who truly love the Lord but, understand, we still have the flesh to deal with. We still have areas in our life that God wants to break through and take control of. And I would venture to guess that for most of us that area in our life that has to be dealt with the most is pride; that we begin to look at ourself as being something more or better than what maybe we really are. Pride comes in all types of shapes and forms, and will consume our life if we let it, no matter how godly we are… And this would be my encouragement and my warning to us today as the church. We are godly people filled with the Holy Spirit, and I would hope our pursuit would be for knowledge within God’s Word and…that we would weep over the warnings that we get from God’s Word and the reprimand from God’s Word and that we would laugh and be filled with joy because of the love that God shows us in His Word, that we would truly be moved because we have been in God’s Word. But understand, just because you have God’s Word does not mean that pride is not lurking, ready to pounce and take over our life…

Pastor Dave Elkins