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Summary: Three Biblical principles to help us safely navigate our way through life.

Three Points On The Rock 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

My title is borrowed from the field of rock climbing.

Those who climb rocks say it is a fundamental practice to keep three points on the rock.

“Stay in balance. Keep three points of contact—two feet and a hand or two hands and a foot—on the rock surface at all times. Move only one limb at a time.*” *http://climbing.about.com/od/cliimbingtechnique

Today I’d like to apply this principle, ‘Three points on the rock’ to our lives.

I want to give you three points/principles that will go a long way in guiding us through this climb we call life.

They are three fundamental principles that have application to nearly every area of our lives.

Decisions, plans, values, priorities, finances, relationships, use of time, etc…

1. The inner person is more important than the outer person. (16)

This does not mean that we should not take care of ourselves physically, but it should not dominate our life-style…

Our eager expectation is the redemption of our bodies. (Romans 8:23)

2. The eternal life is more important than the temporal life. (17,18b)

We need to understand the brevity of our lives in this world.

“whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14)

3. The unseen is more important than the seen/visible. (18a)

There are many things in this world that are unseen but we know full well that they are here and working just fine: gravity

Just because we cannot see something does not mean it isn’t there.

I believe that the spiritual realm is all around us separated by a thin veil….

How would your life be strengthened spiritually if we took these three points on the rock seriously every day?

These principles will go a long way in helping us to seek first the kingdom…

Don’t waste one more day drifting about aimlessly w/o Biblical values to guide your life.

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