Summary: To show that we need to remember JESUS always in our job, house or church especially for it is He who provides and supplies us liberally not our own effort.
Who do you always remember?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to remember JESUS always in our job, house or church especially for it is He who provides and supplies us liberally not our own effort.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (Amplified Bible)
8:18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for it is You who gives us power to get wealth and You confirmed Your Abrahamic covenant with me as Abraham's descendants. I remember You LORD JESUS.
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.â€”Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.â€”Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.â€”Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your sonâ€™s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD gives us the power to get wealth.
"But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth,"
Power or "koach koach" in Hebrew means:
1. to be firm, vigor
2. capacity, means, produce
3. ability, able, force, fruits, might, power, strength, substance, wealth
Wealth or "chayil" in Hebrew means:
1. a force - whether of men, means, or other resources: an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength
2. band of men (soldiers), company, (great) forces, goods, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train
Psalms 127:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
127:1 A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. EXCEPT THE Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toilâ€”for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.
Hosea 2:8 (Amplified Bible)
2:8 For she has not noticed, understood, or realized that it was I [the Lord God] Who gave her the grain and the new wine and the fresh oil, and Who lavished upon her silver and gold which they used for Baal and made into his image.
Proverbs 10:22 (Amplified Bible)
10:22 The blessing of the Lordâ€”it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].
Riches means Wealth; affluence; possessions of land, good or money in abundance. So money is not even mentioned in wealth, so the order or hierarchy or organizational structure of being blessed by GOD comes in this order: blessing then comes wealth, then comes riches, then comes money. Money is just fourth layer or in fourth order, meaning if you take shortcuts in this life, you will want money; but if you want to do GOD's will, you will go for blessing of the LORD. Because the blessing of the LORD comprises all: power, wisdom, resources, long life, and relationships. Money is just a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny part of the blessing of the LORD. For example: Hollywood celebrities have huge tons of money but are committing suicide.
B. GOD establishes His covenant with us - Abrahamic covenant as it is this day.
"that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day."
Covenant or "beryth" in Hebrew means: