Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Isaiah 55:7–13
Title: Giving Weight to the Word
Introduction: Do you remember this childhood prayer before a meal?
God is great, God is good;
Let us thank Him for our food.
By His hands we all are fed,
Give us, Lord, our daily bread.—Amen.
Question: Do you believe that God is great and that God is good—always?
If you believe God is always good, it means you will reject your own thinking and give “weight” to His Word.
Quote: “With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.”—A. W. Tozer
What happens when we begin to “give weight to the Word”?
1. We Forsake the Way Birthed by Our Own Reasoning
2. We Return to the Word to Establish Our Thoughts
3. We Experience God’s Mercy and Forgiveness
4. We Accept God’s Ways at the Expense of Our Own (our ways are incompatible –one must be accepted and the other rejected)
Conclusion: When we give “weight” to the Word, we honor the one who gave it.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Do you really want to honor God? Then, let’s begin giving due weight to His Word.
To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.