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Summary: To show that GOD will not allow us to be cursed by putting our trust in men and ourselves but only trusting in GOD.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you trusting in men?

No. Only in JESUS CHRIST and GOD do I put my trust.

John 14:1 (Amplified Bible)

DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD will not allow us to be cursed by putting our trust in men and ourselves but only trusting in GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Jeremiah 17:5 (Amplified Bible)

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS You will never let me trust in other people and myself, but will only keep me trusting in You, hoping in You and putting my confidence in You.

VI. TITLE:

Don't trust in man to avoid the curse

VII. EXPLICATION: [Source: Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines]

A. AUTHOR: Jeremiah, the "weeping prophet"

B. DATE WRITTEN: During the ministry of Jeremiah (c. 627-580 b.c.)

C. PURPOSE: To declare God's judgment upon His people and call them to repentance and spiritual restoration.

D. TO WHOM WRITTEN: The nation of Judah

E. MAIN THEMES: The backsliding, bondage, and restoration of the Jews.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

F. KEYWORD: heart (Jeremiah 17:9)

G. KEY VERSES: Jeremiah 2:19, Jeremiah 31:33

Jeremiah 2:19 (Amplified Bible)

Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:33 (Amplified Bible)

But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.

H. PROMINENT PEOPLE: Jeremiah, the kings of Judah, Baruch, Nebuchadnezzar, the Rechabites—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Jeremiah 17:5 (Amplified Bible)

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5 (New King James Version)

Thus says the Lord: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.

A. A man is cursed if he also trusts in man and man's strength

"Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm,"

Psalms 62:9 (Amplified Bible)

Men of low degree [in the social scale] are emptiness (futility, a breath) and men of high degree [in the same scale] are a lie and a delusion. In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.


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