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Apr 26, 2015

Approaching God

Passage: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Ecclesiastes

“Approaching God” - Eccl 5:1-7

:1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.
:2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

:3 As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.
:4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.

:5 It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.
:6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the [temple] messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?
:7 Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God.

We have big problems and we have big questions
- that’s why we need a big God

It’s this God who demands our respect and our reverence

Respect

Watch Your Step

God will take your burdens, He will not take your blame.

Respect

Guard Your Tongue

God is in heaven

Job 42:5,6 I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, and I repent
in dust and ashes.

 

Reverence

Keep Your Vows

Rom 11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable