Sermon preached by Pastor Joshua Hall at Sparta Reformed Presbyterian Church on November 18, 2018.
On our US currency, we find the words, “In God we trust”. But more people attend workplaces than churches. More people meet with financial advisors than attend prayer meetings. Most Americans place their faith in money, in effect making money their God. To be more accurate, our currency could say, “In this we trust”. But when the words “In God we trust” were first placed on our currency, I have no doubt those who placed it there believed that only God could provide for the needs of our nation. They were making a statement about where our faith should be. Oh, how we have forgotten the fear of the Lord! Oh, how we have lost our faith in God! In Genesis 11 we find God’s chosen family, the family of Shem, who over the years also forgot to place their faith in the One True God. Let us read about this covenant family, their crisis of faith, and how God sets the stage to restore their faith in the life of Abram.
Sinful Tendencies: We fail to look to God for blessings, choosing instead to trust in our own feeble means. We would rather trust our self-interest and ignore our inabilities, than trust God’s abilities since we often question His affection.
Proposition: Since God loves His covenant family, we should look to Him for the covenant blessings of life, revelation, and salvation.
First Point: Since God loves His covenant family, we should look to Him for life. (10-26)
Second Point: Since God loves His covenant family, we should look to Him for revelation. (10-26)
Third Point: Since God loves His covenant family, we should look to Him for salvation. (27-32)