PROSPERITY THROUGH OBEDIENCE

Deuteronomy 6:1-25

Introduction:

 

         1. Prosperity is a thriving condition

        

2. If a man would become prosperous

           there is a price to be paid                                       

      

 3. A person can be prosperous by

            obeying God's commands as set

            forth in Deuteronomy 6:1-25

 

I. REMEMBER GOD Deut.6:12

 

  A. Because of His material blessings v.10

     v.11 (Rom.12:6, I Cor12:4, I Cor.4:7)

 

  B. Because of His deliverance from bondage

     v.12

     We were as much in danger:

     as Lot in Sodom;

     as David facing Goliath;

     as the Hebrew children Shadrach,

      Meschach,and Abebnigo;as Daniel

      in the lion's den;

     as Jonah thrown over board

   

    But God in His infinite mercy

    delivered us out of Satan's clutches.

 

   And God wants to deliver us out of

   every devise that Satan can invent

   to destroy the believer's testimony.

   (Ps.91:3;ICor.10:13;IITim.4:18)

 

  C. Because of God's present day blessings

     (Tv,transportations, communication,

      Electricity, medical break-throughs

      Etc.)

      God has given man so many

      conveniences but now men love the

      conveniences more than God.

 

II. LOVE GOD  v.5

 

 A.To love means to give

   love is portrayed in hollywood by

   romantic actors trying to please in

   order to be pleased.

 

  But the love that God has for man

  and the love that god expects from

  man is a giving love that expects

  nothing in return.

 

 B. Love God with the heart v.5b

   (affectionately)faithful,loyal,committed

 C. Love God with the soul v.5c

   (intelligently)

 

 D. Love God with the strength v.5d

    (energetically)

 

III. Declare God v.6-7a

 

    A. Unto thy children 6:7b

    B. in thine house

    C. in the way

    D. at bed time

    E. in the morning

 

IV. Serve God v.13-16

 

  A.Exclusively v.14

  B.Diligently v.16

    Exodus 17:1-7

 

Conclusion v.25

 

1.Remember God

2.Declare God

3.Love God

4.Serve God
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