Romans 7:13 – 8:17
Psalm 119:1 – 8; 169 – 176
Psalm 119:176 (NKJV)
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.
I Reality… Gone astray
Isaiah 53:6 (NKJV)
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Psalm 119:110 (NKJV)
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
Psalm 19:12 (NKJV)
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
II Humility… Not in my own strength
Ezekiel 34:12–13 (NKJV)
12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Psalm 23:3 (NKJV)
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Luke 15:4–6 (NKJV)
4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
Luke 19:10–11 (NKJV)
10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
11 Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
John 10:28–29 (NKJV)
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
III Loyalty… heartfelt commitment