Summary: No matter how good a man is, you cannot compare him with God.
8 REASONS WHY IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO TRUST IN MAN
Text: Psalms 118: 8-9 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes”
Introduction: No matter how good a man is, you cannot compare him with God.
Jeremiah 17: 5-6 - “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.”
Jeremiah tells us here the consequences of trusting in man. It brings curse and dryness. In this sermon outline, I want show or outline eight reasons why it is better to trust the Lord than to put confidence in Princes
1. GOD CANNOT CHANGE BUT MEN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever”
Mal 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed”
2. MEN CAN LIE BUT GOD CANNOT LIE
Numbers 23: 19 - God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Hebrews 6: 18 - That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
3. MEN CAN FAIL BUT GOD CANNOT FAIL
Romans 4: 21 - And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
4. GOD IS FAITHFUL … MEN ARE NOT FAITHFUL
Hebrews 11: 11 - Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
5. GOD IS A FINISHER
Isaiah 40: 28 - Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Hebrews 12: 2 - Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God
6. GOD IS OMNISCIENT … MAN IS LIMITED IN HIS KNOWLEDGE
Hebrews 4: 13 – Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
1 John 3: 20 - For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
7. GOD CANNOT FORGET HIS PROMISE BUT MEN CAN EASILY FORGET THEIR PROMISE
Isaiah 49: 15-16 – Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Genesis 18: 1 - And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: …
Genesis 19: 29 - And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham,…
Genesis 30: 22 - And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Exodus 2: 24 - And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
8. GOD CANNOT AND WILL NEVER BETRAY OUR CONFIDENCE
Hebrews 13: 5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Rev. Ejike Monwuba