Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
(Ecclesiastes 8:11 NKJV)
CATCH IT AND CORRECT IT QUICKLY
“CATCH IT” BY PERFORMING A SELF-EVALUATION OF YOUR LIFE
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.
(Psalm 139:23-24 NASB)
How is my thought life?
How is my speech life?
How is my response life?
“CORRECT IT” BY ALLOWING GOD AND HIS WORD TO RE-SET YOUR HEART
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, “I am strong.”
(Joel 3:10 NKJV)
THE ULTIMATE GOAL: PROTECT YOUR FUTURE BY HEALING QUICKLY AND CORRECTLY
Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
(Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV)
Life Group Questions
Why is it important that we perform a “self-evaluation” as often as possible?
Go through the “Symptoms Questionnaire” and evaluate if there is any area of your life (thought, speech, response) needing special attention.
Why is the Word of God so critical in resetting our hearts?
Why is it important that we not only heal quickly, but that we also heal correctly?