Thursday, April 22, 2010

Elevating others by doing things right

Notes from last Sunday's Sermon about elevating others

God’s Vantage point
From His point, Accuracy is unquestionable
“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” Greek quote
“Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.”
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Proverbs 11:1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
Accuracy can be the difference between life and death
Amos 7:8 And the LORD asked me, "What do you see, Amos?" "A plumb line," I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
Deuteronomy 25:15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

We can get inaccurate when we are inefficient. There is an account in the book of Exodus that teaches this lesson:
Exodus 18:1 - 19:1 8 Lessons about doing things right:

Keep an ear to what God is doing.v 1
Camp near the mountain of God v. 5
Greet people properly v 7
Share your testimonies v 8
Understand that you are always in the presence of God v. 13
Participate with straight, accurate answers to clear questions
Follow Good advice
Allow consulting parties to go on their way. There are others that need their help too.

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