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The steps of good man

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Sermon shared by Charles Mccall

July 2005
Summary: The steps of a good man are ordered, directed, guided, and led by the Lord.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
Psalm 37:23-24

Topic: The steps of a good man

In Psalm 37:23, the psalmist says that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. As I look at this particular verse, I was enlightened by the Holy Spirit on the many things that you can say in Psalm 37:23. In Psalm 37:23, you can say:

*The steps of a Christian man are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a Saved man are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a Sanctified man are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a Holy Ghost filled man are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of an Anointed man are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a man who is called and ordained by God are ordered by the Lord

Or you can say:

*The steps of a good husband are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a good father are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a good grandfather are ordered by the Lord

*The steps of a good brother, uncle, or cousin are ordered by the Lord


Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.”

Now a question is being asked, and the question is, “What makes a man becomes a good man?”

Well, a man does not become good just because he does not use drugs, get drunk on alcohol, or chase women. A man does not become a good man just because he got money in the bank, or he has lots of degrees behind his name. That is a man does not become good by his own goodness because Isaiah 64:6 says that our “own goodness or our own righteousness is nothing but a filthy rag before the Lord.”


So the question is still being asked: “How does a man becomes a good man?”


Psalm 100:5 says, “For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth to all generations.”


Since the Lord is good all the time, and all the time The Lord is good, then it is the Lord that makes a man a good man. And the Lord makes a man to become a good man when the man believes and receives Jesus Christ as His personal Lord and Savior.


Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”


And in II Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”


You see when a man gives his life to Jesus Christ, trusting in Him for His salvation, he becomes a new man in Christ. And a new man in Christ is also a good man.


Psalm 37:3 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.”


Now another question is being asked and the question is, “What does it mean that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.”


1.The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord means that the steps of a good man are directed by the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.


2.The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord means that the steps of a good man are guided by the Lord.

Psalm 48:14 says, “For this God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even unto death.”


3.The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord means that the steps of a good man are led by the Lord.

Psalm 25:5 says, “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God
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