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The Dangerous Seduction of Success

Morning Worship
Deuteronomy 8:1-20; Luke 12:13-21

1.  Success can diminish our Remembrance of God.    vv.2,11,14,18,19
      Joshua 1:8
      a.  We can fail to appreciate the past blessings of God.  v.2
      b.  We can fail to acknowledge the present blessings to God.  vv.7-9
      Proverbs 3:6a
      c. We can fail to anticipate the future blessings of God.  v.18 

2.  Success can ruin our Relationship with God.    vv.2, 5, 14, 17
      Matthew 6:21
      a.  Success can numb our sense of dependency upon God.  Revelation 3:17
      b.  Success can nullify our spirit of delight in God.  Matthew 13:22

3.  Success can compete with our Responsibility to God.
      a.  Obedience to God is the responsibility of every redeemed person.  Deuteronomy 7:6-9
      b.  Obedience to God is the priority for all redeemed people.  1st Samuel 15:22-23

4.  Success can replace our Reliance upon God.
      Job 1:8-11; 13:15
      a.  Success can seduce us with a false security.  1st Samuel 5:17
      b.  Success can seduce us with a foolish sufficiency.  v.17

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