THE PARABLES OF JESUS
“The Wise Man”

Pastor Dave Minton Week 4
7-2-16

 

“Then He taught them many things by parables…” Mark 4:2 NKJV.       

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27 NKJV

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…” Proverbs 9:10a NKJV

THE BENEFITS OF GODLY WISDOM

“Happy is anyone who becomes wise—who comes to have understanding. There is more profit in it than there is in silver; it is worth more to you than gold. Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it. Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honor. Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it. Those who become wise are happy; wisdom will give them life.” Proverbs 3:13-18 GNT

THE KEY TO BUILDING WISDOM INTO YOUR LIFE IS TO PUT GOD FIRST

“Don’t worry and say, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” The people who don’t know God keep trying to get these things, and your Father in heaven knows you need them. Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” Matthew 6:31-33 NCV

1) GIVE GOD YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS OF EACH DAY

“LORD, in the morning you hear my voice. In the morning I lay it all out before you. Then I wait expectantly.” Psalms 5:3 CEB

2) GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF EVERY WEEK

“On the first day of the week, we all met together to break bread, and Paul spoke to the group…” Acts 20:7a NCV

“Wise people store up knowledge…” Proverbs 10:14a NKJV

“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 NKJV

3) GIVE GOD THE FIRST TITHES OF EVERY PAYCHECK

“Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first and best part of all your income.” Proverbs 3:9 GW

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 NKJV

4) MAKE GOD THE FIRST CONSIDERATION IN EVERY DECISION  

“Trust the LORD with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the LORD in all you do, and he will give you success.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NCV

TWO PITFALLS TO AVOID

 ·      GETTING DISTRACTED

“but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Mark 4:19 NIV

·      GETTING COMPLACENT

 “Don’t be lazy in showing your devotion. Use your energy to serve the Lord.” Romans 12:11 GW

 

 

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