Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Leaning on a Limp

Acts 3:2 "And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple."

As Peter and John were entering into the temple, they encountered a man who had been lame all his life. He relied on others to physically carry him every day to the temple to beg for his existence. He was leaning on others, so to speak, to survive. This reminds me of how we lean on others in our lives as well. Maybe not in a physical sense, but in an emotional and sometimes spiritual sense. We have a limp, or place in our life where we are weak and fall short, so we search out others upon whom we can lean in those areas. The problem is... we all have a limp and are trying to find someone to lean on too. So we end up...leaning on a limp.

There is nothing wrong with relying on others,  but we should be careful not to totally lean on someone else. Ultimately they have their own weaknesses, and at some point WILL let us down. The Lord is the only one we can fully put all of our weight against and know that He is more than able to carry us.

Psalm 18:2 says "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." So, put all of your hope and trust in the Lord, and be careful about leaning on a limp.

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