Palms Baptist Church Bible Study
Vocation of Man- Wisdom
August 11, 2020

Vocation of Man- Wisdom

August 11, 2020

1 Kings 3:4-15

 

Proverbs 1:7

 

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

 

Fear of God is…

    • Stand in awe, reverence, wonder, and fear of God that leads to…

Vocation of Man is…

    • Worship God
    • Serve God
    • Trust God
    • Covenant relationship with God

Wisdom is to FEAR GOD because it enables us to our Vocation

  • Solomon was given everything only to realize it is ALL MEANINGLESS
  • The only Purpose we find in life is to live to the Purpose God created us for
    • John 1:1-4
      • Jesus is the “Word,” or in Greek the “Logos” meaning the rational principle that governs the universe. All definition, meaning, and purpose derives from the Logos
      • Our Purpose to serve, worship, and trust in Jesus the only natural possibility to finding satisfaction and completeness

Gospel of Mark

  • Ends in Mark 16:8 in original manuscripts
    • The Gospel ends with the disciples in FEAR, AWE, and WONDER!

We serve what we worship, we worship what we stand in fear/reverence/wonder/awe of

If we don’t worship, trust, or serve God like we should, then we are not in a rightful awe as we should (I.E. God is not big enough in our life)

The Heart of Wisdom

  1. A Heart that is and (Vs. 6)
    1. Consistent, stable, and Complete
    2. Your faith is not temporal or wavering to your:
      1. Emotions
      2. Situation
      3. Desires
    3. Wisdom resides above you
  2. in Heart (Sincere and focused) (Vs. 6)
    1. Those who never retract their
      opinions love themselves more
      than they love the truth. -Joseph Joubert, 1754 – 1824

      1. Christ is the “Way, Truth, and Life,” If you pursue truth, then you pursue Christ and if you pursue Christ, you pursue truth.
  3. AHeart…”Your king…your nation…your chosen people” (Vs. 7-9)
    1. Narcisism in faith does not lead to wisdom
      1. It places yourself as the authority of wisdom/truth
      2. Christ is the “Way, Truth, and Life,” If you pursue truth, then you pursue Christ and if you pursue Christ, you pursue truth. Both of which, Christ is authority, not you
  4. A Heart (Vs. 7)
    1. 1st Step of gaining wisdom/fear of God is admitting you need it

How to Gain, Maintain, and Build a Fear of God (Wisdom)

    1. Growing/learning more
    1. AWANA Grand Prix Track
      1. Demonstrates God does care about the little things
    2. Benevolence
    3. Brittany = Addict to Baptism
    1. We become numb to beauty (Yosemite)
    1. Answered Prayer Board
    1. Sex, pregnancy, children growing up, etc.
    1. Sharing with other peoples experiences
    2. Your situations teach and disciples others
      1. Maybe, your situation is really meant for someone else….

 

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