“Stay Home” Lessons

“Stay Home” Lessons

God sheltered Noah in the ark for one year with animals of
every kind.

God sheltered Joseph from the age of approximately 17 to 30.

God sheltered Jonah for three days and three nights in the belly of the whale.

Jonah 2:1-2 NKJV
1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. 2 And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.

One of the biggest lessons we have learned in the last few weeks
is to try to take our eyes off our needs and to focus on God, His
resources, His provision, and His grace and mercy in our lives.

Jonah 2:7-8 NKJV
7 “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord ; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 “Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy.

Mercy – a blessing resulting from divine favor or compassion

Jonah 2:9 NKJV
9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord .”

Hebrews 13:15 NKJV
15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Lesson 1:
Focus on God.
Idols are worthless.

Lesson 2:
Get your finances in order.
Put a plan in place.

Proverbs 13:22 NKJV
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Lesson 3:
We learned some things about ourselves we did not know.

Lesson 4:
We learned some things about God we did not know.

Psalms 34:19 NKJV
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Lesson 5:
Don’t “un-scripturally” judge people.

John 7:24 NKJV
24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Matthew 7:1-5 NKJV
1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. 3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

A. You will be judged in the same way you judge unrighteously or un-scripturally.

B. The measure, amount, or intensity you use to judge unrighteously will be the same measure, amount, or
intensity used to judge you (unless you repent).

C. Consider the plank; judge yourself.

D. Jesus said we are hypocrites if we don’t judge ourselves


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