Out of the Wilderness, A Formula to Overcome

Overcome

Hands Break Chains - Overcome

Sometimes life appears to get the best of us.  We feel beaten down, defeated, and destroyed. There is a Biblical principle for dealing with these trials.  There is hope to overcome the trial.

Deuteronomy 8:1–2 (1) All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. (2) And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

Blessing come in v1 with obedience; do my commandments and I will bless thee; you’ll live, you’ll multiply, you’ll possess promise.  However, v2; in obedience and blessing comes a trial.  Trials are to test 4 things; humble thee, prove thee, know what’s in your heart, wouldest keep his commandments.

Tests

Humble

  • to humble v. — to reduce (someone) in rank, character, or status.
  • Are you willing to give up position and glory to be a servant?
  • Are you willing to crucify your flesh to come under His rank?

Prove Thee

  • to test v. — to put to the test in order to ascertain the nature of something, including imperfections, faults, or other qualities.
  • What is the nature of your true character?
  • Are you willing to give up the things in your life and of this world to align your self to His will?

Know what’s in your heart

  • to know (acquaintance) v. — to be or become familiar with something through experience.
  • Are you transparent with God and uncovered those things you try to keep hidden?
  • Are you ready to really know God through a close personal walk?

Wouldest Keep

  • to observe (conform) v. — to conform one’s action or practice to.
  • Are you going to trust God through adversity?
  • Are you wholly committed to his will for you life?
Conclusion

Bring yourself to the point of committing to each of these questions. Truthfully answering these questions put you on the path out of the wilderness.

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March 17, 2017

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