Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Can vitamins provide the strength you need for the day? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show and prove that GOD gives strength to us more than vitamins can provide. IV. TEXT: 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NLT)
Can vitamins provide the strength you need for the day?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show and prove that GOD gives strength to us more than vitamins can provide.
2 Chronicles 16:9 (NLT)
9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.”
Father-heart GOD, give me strength of heart for I am fully committed to You.
GOD's eyes are searching the whole earth to give strength of heart to those who are fully committed to Him.
A. Purpose: Sequel to 1 Chronicles and supplement to book of Kings.
B. Feature: Spiritual element in the history is more emphasized in Chronicles than in Kings.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. LORD's eyes searches the whole earth:
1. LORD's eyes ranges throughout the earth (Zechariah 4:10)
Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)
10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.)
a. poor illustration: eyes of knight rider
2. You reward everyone according to His conduct (Jeremiah 32:19)
Jeremiah 32:19 (NLT)
19 You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles. You see the conduct of all people, and you give them what they deserve.
a. GOD's eyes are open to all ways of men
B. He strengthens the hearts of people fully committed to Him.
1. The LORD is our Strength and Song (Exodus 15:2)
Exodus 15:2 (NLT)
2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!
2. The LORD is Strength of His people (Psalms 28:8)
Psalms 28:8 (NLT)
8 The Lord gives his people strength. He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.
3. His Power is made perfect in our weaknesses. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)
9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
4. GOD's arm will strengthen us. (Psalms 89:21)
Psalms 89:21 (NLT)
21 I will steady him with my hand; with my powerful arm I will make him strong.
GOD is not only our Strength but also our refuge (Psalms 46:1)
Psalms 46:1 (NLT)
1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.