21 Sept 2017-LIVING IN GOD’S SUPER HIGHWAY-Bible Verse Series-Rev. George Varughese


“Don’t lead but let God overtake you.” Rev. George Varughese

“Living by the fear of God is not to live by the fear of man.” Rev. George Varughese

Bible Verse Series

Proverbs 3:5

Guidance for the Young  Proverbs 3:1-12

  • Why not guidance for the old?
  • My guess that old are not teachable & are fixed to their ways


Keys to Live in God’s Superhighway: -Living by God’s Code of Ethics / Living / Living by God’s Ways by keeping:

  • 1. God’s Word
  • 2. God’s Values
  • 3. God’s Trust
  • 4. God’s Path
  • 5. God’s Fear
  • 6. God’s Honour
  • 7. God’s Dealing

1. God’s Word

  • don’t forget but keep
  • benefits:
    • long life
    • peace

My son, do not forget my law,
But let your heart keep my commands; Proverbs 3:1
For length of days and long life
And peace they will add to you. Proverbs 3:2

Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. Psalms 119:105


2. God’s Values mercy and truth

  • kindness / mercy
  • truth
  • benefits
    • favour with God and man
    • high-esteem with God and man

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart, Proverbs 3:3
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:4

Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3 (NASB)

Word Study 1:

  • kindness
  • 2617a. chesed
  • lovingkindness

Word Study 2:

  • truth
  • 571. emeth
  • NAS Exhaustive Concordance firmness, faithfulness, truth

3. God’s Trust / life, a life lived by trusting in God

  • trust with heart not mind
  • man’s heart feels God’s heart
  • man’s mind is the enemy of God’s heart
    • leads in the ways of the world
    • governed by flesh-led life

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Psalms 20:7

Word Study 1:

  • Trust
  • batach  (baw-takh’)
  • KJV Lexicon to hie (run quickly) for refuge; figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure — be bold (confident, secure, sure), put confidence, (make to) hope, (put, make to) trust.

Word Study 2:

  • And do not lean
  • 8172. shaan
  • NAS Exhaustive Concordance to lean, support oneself

4. God’s Path

  • a life devoid of self
    • self thought
    • self life
    • self emotion
    • self will
  • life dependent on God

In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths. Proverbs 3:6

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
(Fear the Lord and depart from evil.) Proverbs 3:7


5. God’s Fear

  • living by God’s fear is not to live man’s fear /  living by the fear of God is not to live by the fear of man
  • gives life
    • in the context of the body
      • health
      • strength
      • vitality

7 (Do not be wise in your own eyes;)
Fear the Lord and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7
It will be health to your flesh,[b]
And strength[c] to your bones. Proverbs 3:8


6. God’s Honour

  • honour with total wealth
  • honour with first fruit / first profit
  • benefits:
    • abundance of material possessions
    •  abundance of finances / trade unit

Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase; Proverbs 3:9
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:10


7. God’s Dealings / Discipline

  • respond to God’s dealings
    • to take heed
  • be susceptible to God’s dealings
    • to follow
  • God’s discipline = God’s love

11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor detest His correction; Proverbs 3:11
12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights. Proverbs 3:12





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