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Couple of little announcements to make you want to remember that next week is daylight saving time. So now I’ve warned you and so if you’re not here, it’s your fault. And you get a tardy note and letter will go to your parents. And also next week is the men’s breakfast. And so with the signup sheet out there, and because Frank and I make the men’s breakfast, we need to know how many are coming. So make sure you put your name in the signup sheet. It’s a great time for the guys to get together and talk about the things of God and just have fellowship with other members. And so that’s all I have for announcements, right? Okay. We want to remember Jill’s dad in prayer. Joe pumping his dad and he is in a very difficult place physically, and he needs to know Jesus. And so let’s really keep him in prayer. And also our brother Joe, Diana. And you know, his, his mom always sits over here. Diane Diana. And as you all know, we’ve been praying for him because he needs to have a liver transplant. And he was found unconscious on his floor because his blood pressure was so low. And so they had to take him to the hospital. And so his mom had put on the prayer chain that he would be able to get a better strong Memorial. And what was an hour later, he had a very strong Memorial. So now we have to be praying that a liver would become available for him to have a transplant. So let’s pray. Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we thank you so much for the fact that you’re the God of love, who loves us even when we’re unlovable. And Lord, we pray, Father that you would just pour out your love on us as a body as a fellowship. us a message this morning to encourage us and draw us closer to you. Father, we pray specifically for Jill’s dad is Jerry and we asked father that this would be the day of his salvation, that you would work a miracle It’d be the day that he would commit his life to you. And he would have eternal life, this life would just be a byproduct of the new life you’ve given him. And Father, we think of our brother Joey, and we’re so thankful that he’s it has the better strong Memorial. And now we ask father, that you would find a liver for him, that he might be able to have the transplant that he so desperately needs. And we pray, Lord, that whoever the donor would be that person would be a believer as well. And Father, we thank you for the very fact that you have given us eternal life, not because of any worthiness in our own part, but because you’re worthy because if your love It’s enough, Father, come and minister to us, I pray in Christ Jesus name, Amen. And Amen. You know, it’s interesting that a Friday night we had our first and if you missed it, don’t feel bad because we’re we are going to do it every couple months now. But we had our first fellowship night where We just came, brought something to share. And we just talked about questions we had concerning the Lord. And one of the questions that was asked Friday night was, Why did God create us? I mean, you really think about it, we ended up becoming such a pain. You know, why did he create us? And, of course, none of us really knows the full answer. But we know he is our Heavenly Father. And one of the things I was thinking about is why do we have children? We know they’re going to be a pain. But we love them and hopefully through our encouragement instruction, they’re going to end up doing well in life, right? And God is love. And His love is so beyond what we can even understand that for some reason, he desired to create a people for the very express purpose of loving him. And so we realize now as believers that the very purpose that we have in life is to love Him to be in fellowship with Him. We have to understand that our relationship with God is not religion. You know it. You know, when people say, I’m religious, I want to say I’m not. Because the reality is, it’s all about relationship religion is man made. In fact, we’re going to be talking about this in a moment, the problem the children of Israel had is they were crying out to God for a religion. And God wanted to simply have relationship with them. And realize that the children of Israel were called of God for the purpose of taking the good news throughout the world. And they ended up becoming, you know, somewhat exclusive, but through the children of Israel, through the tribe of Judah, the Lord brought forth a Messiah, Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, our Lord, he says, and he came into the world that we might be filled with His Holy Spirit, born again, loving Him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. And because of Love. And because of that knowledge of who he is, we are compelled in our heart We should be to share our faith with everyone we come in contact with. Because here’s the reality. Hell is real. Jesus talked about how more than any other person in the Bible. And if someone is not born again, it doesn’t make any difference, you know, so there was such a nice person. Well, the reality is no one’s nice. we’ve all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We might be nice in certain personality ways, and so forth. And so the reality that we all have to face is it without Jesus Christ, our only destination is hell. And people say, Well, why would a loving God send anyone to hell? a loving God isn’t sending anyone to hell. That’s what we deserve. That’s what we in our own sin have have laid out before us. But God in His love sent away that we can be taken away from hell and go to heaven and His name is Jesus. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved anyone that a select few, not a certain, you know, population group, anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. And so you and I have that responsibility. Every one of us have been called to the Ministry of evangelism. There are certain ones that are evangelists. But all of us have been called to the Ministry of evangelism. That means we share our faith. Do you understand? And I’m not trying to put anyone on a guilt trip. I’m not trying to make you feel bad. I’m not trying to put some heavy load on you. But you understand all the people that we know all the people that we love, if they’re not born again, Hell is eternal. You know, you read in Scripture for the rest of them were thrown into the lake of fire, or their morning in Grump, moaning and groaning is going to be held for be heard forever and ever. For anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord, we escape that. But we’re so caught up in the physical you understand that? We always think of life and relationship To the physical. But the reality is that our physical life number one is very short your life has been changed says your life has been a mist that appears for a moment and then vanishes by the spray and aerosol. There it is, then it’s gone. But we have to realize that he’s given us also a soul and spirit. Soul is our human personality. It’s the essence of who we are. It’s our self identity, which we never lose. When you go to heaven, you still have your self identity, you’re not going to get to heaven and say, gee, who am I? You’re going to get to heaven, you’re going to know exactly who you are. But then our soul is our personality. But our spirit is that which communes with the Lord has that oneness of fellowship with Him, want to read about community with the Lord, you know, go into the scriptures when john is taken up before the throne of God and you have to 24 elders and the four living creatures casting their crowns before the Lord and just praising him that you know, day and night. That’s what our spirit longs to do. So this body is very temporary. It’s very temporary. And yet we spend so much time trying to care for the body and the things of this life that we forget about the things of the life to come. Now understand, I’m not talking about all of us becoming ascetics and going off in some kind of a cavor monastery and hiding ourselves away from the world, and just spending the rest of our time in prayer. That’s not what God desires of us are commanded us to do. He wants us to live our lives, and he wants us to do, here’s the thing, it makes no difference. what God has called you to do for living, okay, makes a difference. But here’s the thing, you should do it to the best of your ability. Because that’s our testimony to the Lord. But one day, we’re all going to be with the Lord. And when we read this portion that we’re going to be looking into in just a moment here in Numbers chapter 13, by the way, number 13, starting with verse one. It’s about the fact that the children of Israel didn’t Trust, that’s what we’re going to find out. And as we get into the teaching, but we have to realize that God has called us to trust in Him. If you want to be useful if you want to be useful, useful for the Lord, you have to trust in Him. And, you know, not trying to get off in some weird tangent, but it’s just like, you know, when I had my heart attack, and I had to go in and have stents put in, I had to trust that surgeon. You know what I’m saying? Can you imagine if I went into it, I don’t trust you. I’m concerned. You know, wait, wait. You know, I would have died. And so there comes there comes there comes times in our life that we have to trust other people.

But how much more should we always trust the Lord? Because for me to live as Christ and to die is gain. To be absent from the bodies to be present with the Lord, our lives but a miss it only is here for a short time. How many of you even know who your great great great grandparents were? Mmm if you if you’ve done a geological study you do, but most of you don’t even know and yet you are real living breathing viable people just like you are but their, their physical life is gone. We don’t even know who they are, we don’t even remember them. But the reality is that they hadn’t eternal soul and spirit as well. And their decision that they made in this life determines where that is, where their spirit and soul will spend wealth, their soul would be dead. I mean, their spirit would be dead, but their soul would be enough for all eternity separated from the love of God in Christ Jesus. And so we have to realize that our useful list to the Lord is based on trusting him because without the Lord will run away from grasshoppers, but with the Lord will kill and slay giants. Understand that, that the Lord you’re gonna run away from grasshoppers like grasshoppers to learn site. Frank’s gonna get into that the second service that we can slay giants like David. And if we really trust in the Lord, so we’re in Numbers chapter 13, verse one, the Lord spoke to Moses saying send men to spy and the Hebrew word there for spy is Tor, it really means to search out. So it’s not like clandestine spies wearing dark glasses and hats going into lead. They’re going to just search out the land to see what it was like and so forth. The land of Canaan, time given to the children of Israel, from each tribe of their fathers, you shall send a man, everyone a leader among them. And so this wasn’t talking about the top guy what we would call the prince of each tribe. But it was a leader, a very renowned leader that was supposed to go into the land. So Moses sent him from the wilderness to prison according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel. Now these were the names these were there. names from the tribe of Reuben Reuben shamah, the son of Zack car. Now, I’m not going to read all the names because as you can see, they’re pretty not all in from the tribe of Simeon Shay sets the sound of horror I didn’t cry I am going to read it the tribe of Judah Caleb this time, Jessica, from the tribe visit kar declaw de Gaulle, the son of Joseph from the tribe of efram. Hosea, the stone of none, from tribes of Benjamin, tell Ty the son of wrath flew in from the tribe of zebby when Gatti eldest son of soda and from the tribe of Joseph dad is from the tribe of Master, remember, Joseph when they first went into the promised land, he had his his two sons. You know, ephrem and Vanessa, were the tribes that represented Joseph, but in reality they came from Joseph that’s why it says, from the tribe with NASA, remember, NASA was one of his sons. From the tribe of Joseph dhatus, from tribe with NASA gadda, the son of sucide, from the tribe of Dan, Ma, eldest son of gamma lie, and from the tribe of Asher sesor, the son of Michael, and from the tribe of nefta lie nearby, the son of bofa. Shy, and from the tribe of Gad, gll, the son of now, Kai, and these are the names of the men who Moses tend to spy out the land, and Moses called Hosea. Now listen to this Hosea, the son of none, Joshua.

And so we say, where’s Joshua here? Well, so Hosea, then Moses sent him to spy out the land of Canaan, and they said to them, go up this way into the south and go up to the mountains, and see what the land is like whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak few are many, whether the land they dwell in is good or bad whether the cities they inhabit are like camps or strongholds. Whether the land is rich or poor, or whether there is a there are fortresses or not be of good courage and bring some of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes. So they went up and they spied out the land from the wilderness to then as far as rehab near the entrance of Hamas, and they went up through the south and they came to Hebron, and a mile high man, and she shy and tele Maya, the descendants of Anak were their descendants of Anak were probably also the progenitors of Goliath these were literally they were literally giants now Hebron was built seven years before zone in Egypt. You might be thinking, why is that in there and you haven’t the little, you know, quotation or whatever those who calls this little round lines. I can’t remember their call. But why are they in there? Why is that in there? Because Egypt always bragged that they were the oldest city in the world that they were the first city. And so he brings out he says, No, he says, seven years before Egypt was zone. Then they came to the valley of ish call. And they cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes. And they carried it between two men, two of them on a pole. They also brought some of the pomegranates in six, the place was called the Valley of fish call because of the clusters. Now the word is called means clusters of grapes. Pretty easy name, which the men of Israel cut down there, and they returned from spying out the land after 40 days. Now we’re going to find as we look at this, most of the names that we look at in this long list of names are not familiar with us, but to our Who are they? Joshua and, Caleb? Now what is the difference? Joshua and Caleb were faithful to the Lord. They trusted the Lord. They believed the Lord. They were men of faith. So they remember they remembered by us. And the other 10 didn’t trust the Lord. We don’t even know who they are. And when we read their names here, if you can read them, we read their names here, but we don’t know who they are. You know, they’re nobodies to us. And so we have to realize the only value we have in this life brothers and sisters is trusting and believing the Lord and fulfilling whatever call he’s putting in our life. What does he called you to do? Do it. Now. We also find here that Moses renamed Hosea, by the way is the name Hosea means deliver. He renamed Hosea to Joshua, which means Jehovah saves. And by the way, that’s the real name of Jesus. Yeshua, is the Hebrew way of pronouncing Joshua. And what it means is Jehovah says, not just deliver, I mean we can be delivered from a lot of things. You can be delivered from debt you can be delivered from a difficult situation you can be delivered from a lot of things, but only Jehovah saves. Only Jehovah saves our soul. And so Hosea deliver was changed to Yeshua, Jehovah saves. And Jesus Christ came into the world as, as the embodiment of Jehovah saves, God saves.

It’s just so amazing when you think about how loving our God is. That what does he save us from? Problems well sometimes. But the Lord’s desire isn’t to save us from our problems. The Lord’s desire isn’t to save us from any financial difficulties we had the Lord isn’t is that you know, his main desire And to save us from physical ailments that we might have the Lord’s desires to save our souls to save us from sin and death. That’s his desire. There are people who come to know Jesus Christ and have serious illnesses and even died from it. Does that mean that Jehovah didn’t love them that God doesn’t love them? Absolutely not. Because we have to take our mind away from thinking everything is physical, and look to the eternal. You know that one day we’re all going to be standing before the throne together, brothers and sisters who read Revelation, we’re going to be standing before before the throne, and we’re going to be just praising God, uninhibited, no difficult, glorified bodies, nothing holding us back, just praising God together. Can you imagine how wonderful and awesome that’s going to be? forever? We’re going to be praising the Lord. It’s just just a blessing. Because the thing is That so often, if we only desire to be delivered from our problems, we really lose sight of our relationship with God. Because it’s not about our problems. It’s not about our difficulties. It’s about our soul.

The so many people when they pray, oh, I want to be delivered from this, I want to be delivered from that. Help me with this. Help me with that take care of this problem, take care of that problem. Maybe the Lord won’t do it. No, God is so amazing. I’m going to tell you a little personal testimony. Some of you probably have heard this. But when the Lord called via into the ministry, our first ministry was at the Onondaga Indian nation. And we’re, we were I was the missionary pastor at the church on a on a dog nation. And in fact, the church house that was built in 1825, it was the oldest work on the Onondaga Nation, Christian work. And so we went there, and I went from Probably the best paying job I had ever had in my life to $100 a week. And so, people said to me, you know, maybe you should have some other kind of employment as well. And I was thinking of that, in fact, I used to sub it at faith heritage. And I, you know, I was offered a job there, but I really felt like the Lord put it on my heart to do full time ministry at the Onondaga Nation, even though it was only $100. So we can just trust him for everything else. And the Lord did bless us in so many ways. You know, we went and visited the school in that area, the public school, we thought we don’t want our kids to go there. We wanted our children to go to faith heritage. And so we went and enroll our children there and we had no money. We had no idea. And we had an anonymous benefactor. That paid their tuition every year. We never never paid it was anonymous benefactor. We had People that brought us gifts, you know, at Christmas time and and and we had no idea who they were we’d we’d go out in the front porch would be full of gifts that people had brought to us. It was just such an amazing thing. But you think we’ll see look at how God is. But the fact is there are times that we had a trust. When we went to the Onondaga Nation, I told you I came from the best paint. I had a really nice Cougar xR seven. You know, I don’t know if you remember those. But that was our nice car. And then we had an old Nash Rambler. And we’re at the reservation, we weren’t there very long, and the engine and my Cougar xR seven blue. And my insurance wouldn’t cover it. And anyway, to make a long story short, we had to turn it in. And we thought, well, we still had the Rambler and two weeks after the cougar engine flew the Rambler engine blow. We had no car. So what are we going to do? Well, I’ll ride a bike to work. In fact, it was. It’s kind of funny when I look back on it I didn’t think was funny at the time. But that was back in the days when the pastor went to work, you wear a suit, you know that you wear a suit. So I had to ride a bike, from our house to Metro to the reservation. That’s how I got to work. And I used to get on my bike with my suit. And I ride down the road and the kids in the neighborhood would do that song from the Wizard of Oz when the witches riding her bicycle. Do it um, that’s me when I wrote by you. We had to take a bus to go different places. The point I’m getting at, because God is calling you to do something because the Lord is leading you. It doesn’t mean everything’s going to be hunky dory in the flesh in the in this life. You might go through some struggles and some through some difficulties. But through trial, Scripture tells us we’re expanding in other words we grow. So when you have difficulties coming away, what’s wrong? Doesn’t God love me? God is with me. God Don’t be that way. It might be the very thing The Lord is using brothers and sisters to encourage you and strengthen you in the Lord. It really might be got so good, and I look back on my life. And all I can do is say Thank You, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. It’s such a blessing. I mean, I have my son who has the same name as me preaching the next service. I’m embarrassing him, or maybe not. But you know what a blessing it is to me. I’m sitting here, and my son is ministering to me. He’s ministering to work to me. And so with all the difficulties and trials we’ve had in life, Praise Jesus. Praise Jesus. Now, here’s the thing, so many people want out of Egypt, but they don’t want the faith and the and the battle that it might take to enter into the promised God has given them they went out of Egypt, the boy they don’t want to face the Battle of going into God’s promise going into his rest. Karen was made Hebrews chapter four and go to verse eight.

Hebrews chapter four, verse eight, that I’m going to read verses eight and nine. Hebrews four, I’m going to read verses eight and nine. For Joshua Yeshua, Jehovah saves, for if Joshua had given them rest, then he would not afterwards have spoken of another day. There remains there for a rest for the people of God, that’s who you are. For he who has entered his rest has himself also sees from his work, as God did from his who we must always remember. It’s him. It’s not us. We’re always kind of work and strive to do this and to do that and to have this standard is rest. Jesus does it all. Turn to Matthew chapter 11 verse 28, and I’m going to read verses 28 and 29. Matthew chapter 11. Matthew chapter 11, go to verse 28. Now this is Jesus during His earthly ministry speaking in Matthew chapter 11, starting with first 28 Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and you know who labor and are heavy laden, everybody and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and lean in learn from me for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Wow. What a God. Come to me, lean on me, Take my yoke upon you. Now, any most of us don’t even know what a yoke is. But a yoke was what they put on oxen that would pull carts along and they were double, there are two yolks. And Jesus is yoked with us. He’s our yoke made his yoke with us. But you know what he does all the work we do is just follow along. We just follow his lead wherever he’s taken us, and He gives us rest. He gives us rest for us. So we are so uptight about so many things. We’re panicked about so many things. All that matters is your relationship with God. Now, if we only look at in the verse that we just read this portion of numbers, if we only looked at this portion of, of numbers, we were saying, well, it was the Lord’s idea to send them into the promised land, right. It’s the Lord’s idea to send In the spiral to land, that’s what we think, read this from, say, Zords idea. But if we compare it to Deuteronomy, we find it wasn’t the Lord’s idea to send them in to spy out the land. It was the Lord’s idea for them to go in and take the land.

And we find this in Deuteronomy chapter one. And verse 20. Then I said to you, you have reached the whole country of the Amorites with the Lord our God is giving us see the Lord your God has given you the land, go up and take possess the possession of it, as the Lord, the God of your father’s told you do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. So God’s command was going to take it. I’m with you. And the people said, Well, you know what, I think it might be a good idea to go in and spy out the land first and see what it’s like and what kind of strongholds they have. What are they really saying? See if we can take the land to see if we’re strong enough if we have enough soldiers to go in and take the land, that’s what they’re saying. That’s unbelief. God said to them, You go in and take the land, I’ve given it to you. And so we find in this portion of Deuteronomy, if you take notes as Jupiter, Deuteronomy chapter one, verses 20, through 28. And by the way, the word Deuteronomy, which is the next book, we’re going to be covering means the second law doesn’t mean there’s two laws. Moses is repeating the law of God. He’s repeating his, you know, the teachings of God. See, we have to understand the Lord didn’t need them to spy to search out the land. He had already given it to them. But it was their unbelief that led to them wanting to spy out the land. We have to realize that we can fall into the same trap. Maybe the Lord has called you to do something. Maybe the Lord is leading Something that before you and you think, well, I gotta figure it out, I’ve got to work it out. I’ve got to make a plan. I’ve got to go into spy it out and see, you know, know, if the Lord has called you to do something go. If the Lord calls, he will supply. If the Lord has called you to possess something, he has already won the victory for you. You don’t have to win it. You don’t have to figure it out. Just trust the Lord. So amazing, so amazing to have a God that loves us this much. Because one of the things that’s interesting, as we read this portion, they go in and remember the report that they brought back, Pastor Frank, Jr. will be getting into this the next service to report they brought back they brought back this report after being 40 days, you know, find out the land, they brought back the port. The report, indeed is a land flowing with milk and honey. That’s the report they brought back. Yeah, just like God said it’s a land flowing with milk and honey. But remember, we talked about the big butts last week. But there are people there

that are way bigger than us. We’re like grasshoppers in our own site. There were giants. And they brought back a bad report. And consequently, the children of Israel listen to the 10 bad reports rather than the two good reports. And so God said, Okay, now you’re going to march in the wilderness for 40 years, and every fighting man, every man is fighting age will die. Before we enter into the land. There’s only two who lived and entered into the land. And Who were they? Joshua and Caleb, two who believe. And when we get to that portion when they come into the promised land, it’s absolutely amazing because you have Joshua and Caleb and they’re, they’re in their 80s. And they go and they kick out giants. When you know who these old guys come You know what I mean? So the point is, it makes no difference how old you are, this is the comfort me. But it makes no difference how old you are, the Lord is able to use you and give you the strength to do whatever he’s calling you to do. It’s absolutely amazing, amazing. And notice how specific the command was, to go in to do this to do that. And the Lord wants to be very specific in our lives. He doesn’t want us to figure it out, or try to do it. But he’ll be very specific in our lives in the way he prepares us and sets us up to do whatever he’s calling us to do. Because you might be thinking, why is the Lord having me do this? Why is the Lord have me do that? Why is the Lord having me do this? Because he’s very specific. And he’s equipping you for the work of ministry that he’s called you to. And so what a beautiful thing it is to just trust the Lord. I don’t know why this is happening. God does. That’s all that matters. And he’s going to strengthen you and use us you and that’s why he’s doing all this. Now. How amazing. They all witness how the Lord brought them out of Egypt. How he supplied the manna, the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night? Yes, they doubted it got to take them into the land. How can we see the workings of God in our own personal life? And have any doubt when it comes to difficult situations where he’s calling us to How can this happen? How can this be? Well, we just have to trust the Lord. Because they found the land, the Lord promise, exactly like he said. But it was their unbelief that prevented them from entering in. So we have to realize it’s never a matter of the Lord not keeping his promise. It’s always a matter of our unwillingness to enter in to that promise. You know, a promise from the Lord doesn’t mean that there won’t be any risks or any difficulties that you have to Go through, you understand that? Well, God made a promise. So it’s all going to be hunky dory to do to do No, no. God is going to equip you and train you. And it might be in ways you never imagined. And what God has called you to do might be very difficult. It might be very, very hard that he will supply you just put one foot in front of another and just enter in with him. You know, how many of God’s promises are we missing out? because of fear, and because of our complaining and because of our grumbling? You know, the people asked for for the, you know, the law itself wasn’t wrong. The people ask for the law, but it wasn’t. They’re asking for the lot. That was the problem. You know, the people said, you go up and you talk to God, and you find out what he wants us to do and we will do whatever he tells us to do. You know what they did at that point? They took themselves out from under grace and put themselves under the law. God didn’t want them to do that. You know, the people cried out, we need something God provides manna tasted like pastry a cake every day. That’s okay. And and and it gave them every nutritional need. They had, you know, two people did their credit, we went me as a godsend that sent them quail. And while I was still between their teeth, and play came on them because of their unbelief. So we have to understand that so often people cry out for things, and maybe it’s not God’s purpose, your will to supply it. The thing is, is to not complain. Remember, the children of Israel said, We want a king like every other nation. And remember what Samuel told him, you get your king, but here’s what he’s going to do to you. And you had some good kings like David, but most of the kings were bad. And we’re not good kings. So be careful what you cry out for. Because maybe the Lord will give it to you, in order to show you that it wasn’t what he had in mind for you had something much better in mind for you. And how many of God’s promises or are we missing out? because of fear, how many promises of God are we missing out on because of fear? In Psalm 20, verse seven, here’s what it says. So Simon was saying I was going to I was hoping we could say it today. But anyway, some trust in chariots, summon horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. How would we apply that today some interest in money, security, politics, health, but as for me, I’ll trust in the name of the Lord. So we have to realize God has made us promises. Whole lot more rewarding than the trinkets of this world in this life. He’s given us the promise of peace in him, you will have perfect peace. That’s what Scripture tells us. What would you rather have perfect peace. I mean, you think of all these wealthy people, all these movie stars you read about and what you read about them, they have 25,000 wives and husbands and and they’re running around and, and they’re there in, you know, rehab. And they’re, it’s just, it’s just amazing. The highest suicide rate in the United States is among the top 10 most successful top 10% most successful people, so highest suicide rate, that you don’t have others. But the reality is, people are asking for something that can’t satisfy. You know, we have to teach our own heart to be content with whatever God has given us. Godliness with contentment is great gain. What has God given you? Be so thankful, be so thankful.

Father, we come before you in Jesus name and we are thankful for all that you’ve given us. And I pray that you would give us the face and the spirit to really trust in you and to not have fear and to know where you lead. We only have to follow. We don’t have to worry about fighting the battles we put that in your hand, the battle is the Lord’s. And now Father, I pray that you would take the portion that we studied this morning and help us apply it to our heart lives I ask in Christ’s name, Amen. And amen. God bless you, my friends.

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