Promises Yet To Come
Pastor Wayne Cordeiro
"Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the Lord" (1 Sam. 2:12).
Each person is FILLED with God's promises.
"For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust" (2 Pet. 1:4).
God's promises are FULFILLED only when God's CHARACTER is developed.
"Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord nor had the word of the Lord yet been revealed" (1 Sam. 3:7).
Building godly character takes HARD WORK.
"For the dream comes about by much effort" (Eccles. 5:3).
"Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness" (1 Tim. 4:7).
TALENT can take you where your CHARACTER will not sustain you.
"The Lord said, 'Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?'" (Gen. 18:17-18).
Godly character is first MODELED ... then developed.
"...While these nations feared the Lord, they also served their idols, their children likewise and their grandchildren, as their fathers did, so they do till this day" (2 Kings 17:41).
God's promises must be PURSUED with great intentionality.
"Then you will call upon Me and ... you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:12-13).
"...you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul" (Deut. 4:29).