Summary: "Things We Need To Consider" look at some things in the Word of God that the children of God need to consider.
“Things We Need To Consider”
Text: Luke 12:22-31
This morning we want to look at some things as God’s children that “We Need To Consider.”
Consider = To fix the mind on with a view of careful examination; to think on with care to ponder, to study; to meditate.
I. Consider The Provisions of God
The point Jesus was trying to get across here in Luke 12:24&27.
Jesus was saying consider or observe how God cares for the ravens by feeding them and he clothes the lilies.
We as His children are certainly more important to Him that the fowls of the air and the lilies of the field.
So, we can expect Him to take care of us as His children.
So, our focus each day should be to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.”
By considering the ravens and the lilies of the field then we as God’s children should be a WORRY FREE PEOPLE!
My friend maybe that is why you have been full of worry and care because you have not been considering the fowls of the air and how God cares for them.
How he clothes the lilies of field.
You see if you are full of care and worry then you don’t have time for “seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.”
You see God says you do the seeking and I will do the providing.
II. Consider God’s Son - Hebrews 3:1;12:3
Consider His Suffering
“…he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:…” – Isa. 53:5
“I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” – Isa. 50:6
“Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust” – 1 Peter 3:18
Consider His Sacrifice
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us:…” – 1 John 3:16
“Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” – Eph. 5:2
Consider His Saving
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” – Hebrews 7:25
Result If We Consider God’s Son;
“…lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” – Hebrews 12:3
Won’t grow weary and quit serving Him.
Consider all that He went through for us and compare what you are going through for Him.
No comparison – Amen!!!
III. Consider God’s Wondrous Works – Job 37:14
His creation as recorded in Genesis 1-3
Man - Body
Marvels of evaporation and condensation
Universe-Sun, moon, stars, planets, galaxies
Sunrise and the Sunset
Everything in perfect harmony
Snow flake no two are the same
Result of Considering God’s Wondrous Works
Show just how small man is and how insignificant we are compared to God.
We cannot begin to explain the Wondrous Works of God
Show just how unintelligent man really is – Amen!!!
We should Fear Him
See Psalm 33:6-9
IV. Consider The Great Things God Has Done For You –
He saved you and keeps you (can’t lose your salvation)
He clothed you.
He feeds you
He gives you life and life more abundant
He uses you if you will let Him
To witness to others on how to be saved.
To live a life that is a witness for Him.
To serve and support the local New Testament that uses to carry out the great commission.
He gives you a joy unspeakable and full of glory
He has prepared a mansion in heaven for you.
He will give you a peace that passeth all understanding if you let Him!!!
He taken the sting out of death for you.
He snatched the victory from the grave for you.
He has given you the greatest hope of all for you in the resurrection from the grave.
He listens to and answers your prayers.
As result of Considering;
The Provisions of God
God’s Wondrous Works
The Great Things God Has Done For You
We need to as Christians to Consider Our Ways.
See Haggai 1:2-11
Here in this passage God is speaking to the Nations of Israel.
Twice in Vs. 5&7 – tells them to “Consider Your Ways”
In words, the way that they were living.
You see as a Nation Israel was putting themselves and their personnel interests first before God.
As result of putting their interests first – building and repairing their homes instead of the House of God, they were getting very little for their efforts – See v. 6&10.
God also pronounced judgement – see vs. 10 & 11.