“Weighed Ways, or Lies Christians Believe”

Proverbs 21:2 – “Weighed Ways, or Lies Christians Believe”
Sun. Sept. 3rd 2017 – Pastor Stephan
Sermon Outline
I. People are Prone to Overlook and Disregard their Own Shortcomings and Sin (Prov. 21:2a).
A. It is a grievous self-deception when a person feels justified in their own eyes.
B. We may be completely blind to personal error or sin due to habit or lack of knowledge.
II. God Weighs Our Inner Thoughts and Motives as well as Our Actions (Prov. 21:2b).
A. We require careful self-examination of our ways by the Word and the Spirit of God (John 16:13, Psalm 139:23-24).
B. Pray for forgiveness and cleansing from hidden faults (Psalm 19:12).
Questions for Study and Reflection
1. Recall a time when you were made aware of a hidden fault of your own. What was it? How did you come to realize you were missing it? Looking back, how did you miss it?
2. Read Prov. 21:2. Explain in your own words what this proverb is saying. Why is the first part of this proverb true? Why do we miss the errors of our ways (see points IA&B above)? Are you aware of any lies that Christians believe?
3. Read point II. How does the Word of God and the Spirit of God lead us in self-examination of our ways? Is this necessary?
4. Reflect on Prov. 21:2. As you read the Scripture this week, begin by praying Psalm 139:23-24. As the Lord for revelation to any hidden issues in your life, based upon John 16:13. Write these down and pray them over (and come back to them a few weeks from now). Then pray Psalm 19:12 for yourself. Repeat each day for the rest of your life!

“Weighed Ways, or Lies Christians Believe”