September 13, 2020 – Clarity in the Chaos – Part 1

CLARITY IN THE CHAOS 1 Chronicles 12:32 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For…

September 13, 2020 - Clarity in the Chaos - Part 1

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CLARITY IN THE CHAOS
1 Chronicles 12:32

In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Judges 21:25

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
2 Timothy 3:1-5

Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.
1 Chronicles 12:32

1) Think differently.

They were men of insight.

They understood the times.

Military defeat
National mourning
Political division
Civil war
Divine judgement

They knew what Israel should do.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…
Proverbs 1:7

If we don’t learn to understand how God’s Word speaks to the moments we are in, we will always be a slave to the crisis.

We need men and women who will fear God enough to immerse themselves in the Word of God, speak truth to the people of God, and walk out the will of God regardless of the cost.

2) Act courageously.

They were men with a bias toward action.

Their relatives among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor…
1 Chronicles 7:5

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not
merely hearers who delude themselves.
James 1:22

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
Matthew 7:21

What we say we believe is just empty rhetoric if it doesn’t produce action.

3) Live intentionally.

They were men with a singular focus.

All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.
1 Chronicles 12:38

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