Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the Deliverer, you must forsake your idols and follow Him.
Be Faithful to the Deliverer
I. Refuse to follow heathen gods! 2:11-15
A. God recognizes our idolatry (11-13).
1. The Israelites abandoned the LORD.
2. The Israelites worshipped other gods.
B. God responds to our idolatry (14-15).
1. God is angered by those who persist in their sin (14a)
2. God chastens those who persist in their sin (14b-15).
II. Resolve to follow God’s chosen leadership! 2:16-19
A. God makes His leadership available for you (16-17).
1. People quickly turn from truth.
2. God uses His leaders to rescue them.
B. God makes His deliverance available for you (18-19).
1. He hears their cry for help.
2. He extends mercy in response.
III. Remain faithful to follow God especially during times of testing! 2:20-3:6
A. God uses testing to prove your faithfulness.
1. Be diligent to walk in His ways (22).
2. Be purposed to keep His commandments (3:4).
B. God uses our failures to illustrate unfaithfulness.
1. Unfaithfulness is a result of partial obedience..
2. Unfaithfulness is a result of unscriptural relationships.
3. Unfaithfulness is a result of idolatry.