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Jan 6, 2014

When Your Heart Is Lost In “Egypt” . . .


The direction in which I go reveals the condition of my heart and determines the destination of my life.


·         A rebellious heart will always go in a direction opposite of God. (v.1, 2)


·         An impatient heart devises a plan that is often convenient and impulsive. (v.1) 

o   Quick to listen to my logic rather than wait to hear God’s voice.

o   Difficult circumstances will often press me into trusting God more, or planning my own way of escape or provision.

§  “To take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh . . .”

§  “To seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!”


·         A selfish heart often seeks to justify and disguise a selfish decision as spirit-led direction.  (Isaiah 30:1; Proverbs 16:2)


What I Find In “Egypt” . . .


All that I believe will provide comfort and satisfaction will only produce restlessness and misery.  (v.3-7)


A Life Surrendered to God . . .


A surrendered heart always trusts the sovereignty and character of God.

o   I trust your word/voice. (Psalm 119:160)

o   I trust your direction. (Psalm 119:105)

o   I trust your timing. (Psalm 130:5)

o   I trust your plan. (Jeremiah 29:11)

o   I trust you completely. (Proverbs 3:5-6)


Questions to Think On . . .


1.      What is the condition of my heart?

2.      Am I going down to “Egypt” rather than trusting God?