SERIES: Family Matters – Strength for Family Stress
What Can the Righteous Do?
Psalm 11 NIV
1 In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do ?”
4 The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates.
6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
ELEVATE God’s PRESENCE
1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV – Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?
1 John 4:4 NIV – You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
DEMONSTRATE God’s POWER
Joshua 24:15c KJV – as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
CULTIVATE God’s PEOPLE
Problems in urban America:
Help people develop a reputable SKILL that society will PAY for.
Give a man a fish he eats for a DAY
Teach a man to fish he eats for a LIFETIME
Own the pond and you are an ENTREPRENEUR
Build the pond and you are an ENGINEER
Clean the fish and you are a BUTCHER
Sale the fish at your fish store and you are a BUSINESS MAN
Fry the fish for sale to the public, you own a RESTAURANT
Make the poles, tackles and bait you have a HARDWARE STORE
Keep the books for the fish business and you are an ACCOUNTANT
Build the fish store and you are a CONTRACTOR
Paint the store you are a PAINTER
Make the paint and you are a CHEMIST
Do the plumbing for the fish store and you are a PLUMBER
Do the wiring for the fish store you are a ELECTRICIAN
Advertise the fish store you are into MARKETING