YOUR PATTERN SINS (7)                                            Isaiah 41:9-16

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  (v10)

Loyalists: Loyalist love to be part of a great team when the chips are down, you can count on them. They crave a cause to which they can give themselves, and want to be part of a group they can believe in. At their best, loyalists help everyone else become better. They’re usually quite bright and articulate, although they may not always volunteer their thoughts. They can become cynical when they feel let down – which is inevitable at times. That’s why the Bible has so much to say about showing “the God of your understanding” they’re referring to your personal perception or God. Loyalists often perceive God as hard to please, so their signature sin is fear. Jesus told of three servants who were each given a sum of money to invest. The first two invested wisely, bringing profit to their masters and pleasing him. But the third, afraid of failing and incurring his master’s displeasure, buried his talent in the ground, (Matthew 28:14-30) The “takeaway” in Christ’s parable is that God reserves His harshest judgment not for those who try and fail, but for those who fail to try because they give in to fear. Someone estimated that there are 365 “fear not” in the Scripture, that’s one for every day of the year. If God designed a bumper sticker it might read, “Fear not.” So don’t be afraid-He’s with you today. (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: God is still on the throne,

He never forsaketh His own;

His promise is true; He will not forget you.

God is still on the throne – Suffield.

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What we know of Gods encourages us to trust Him in all we do not know.

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