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Dec 30 Devotion: Don’t Hitch your Horse to a New Cart in the New Year! 


Text- II Sam. 6:3- “And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.”

Too many today are looking for a new approach to religion. People want modern methods to ease their consciences toward God and yet appease their flesh. What they fail to realize is that God isn’t concerned about what one thinks or feels, He is interested in cleansing the soul and presenting it to Himself without blemish. This cannot be accomplished with new ideologies but only with His tried and true truths!


Don’t Hitch your Horse to a New Cart in the New Year!

*there’s the…

1. Omnipotent Way!

Ps. 37:23- The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Prov. 3:5-6- Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Isa. 35:8- And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

*the Omnipotent Way is a…

-Scriptural Way!

-Sanctified Way!

-Spiritual Way!

2. Old Way!

Jer. 6:16- Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

*the Old Way is…

-Proven!

-Productive!

-Powerful!

-has the Presence of God!

4. Only Way!

John 14:1-6- LET not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Matt. 7:13-14- Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

5. Our Way!

Prov. 14:12- There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Prov. 12:15a- The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:

Prov. 13:15- Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

*our way is a Way of…

-Pitfalls

-Pain

-Problems

-Paralysis

-Perishing

-Pastor Doug Foster

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