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?