7 Things Every Man Should Know - Outline

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John 16:33 AMPC

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]!  For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] 

1.  Your personal motivation….you’re going to have to encourage yourself.

1 Samuel 30:6 KJV

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”

2.  Your place….where you work and worship….

Genesis 50:19-20 KJV

“And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”

3.  Your favor matters.

Genesis 39:21 KJV

“But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”

Acts 7:10 AMPC

“And delivered him from all his distressing afflictions and won him goodwill and favor and wisdom and understanding in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him governor over Egypt and all his house.”

Exodus 12:36 AMPC

“The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they gave them what they asked. And they stripped the Egyptians [of those things].”

4.  Your trustworthiness matters.

Psalm 20:7 KJV

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

Psalm 125:1 KJV

“They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.”

5.  Knowledge matters because it allows you to make wise choices.

Proverbs 19:2 AMPC

“Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark.”

Exodus 31:3 KJV

“And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.”

Exodus 31:3 AMPC

“And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship.”

Exodus 31:3 NLT

“I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts.”

Wisdom gives you abilityUnderstanding gives you the intelligence to figure things outKnowledge gives you the expertise to make things happen.

6.  Your good name matters.

Proverbs 22:1 KJV

“A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

Proverbs 22:1 MSG

“A sterling reputation is better than striking it rich; a gracious spirit is better than money in the bank.”

Zephaniah 3:20 NLT

“On that day I will gather you together and bring you home again. I will give you a good name, a name of distinction, among all the nations of the earth, as I restore your fortunes before their very eyes. I, the Lord, have spoken!” 

Proverbs 22:1 MSG

“A sterling reputation is better than striking it rich; a gracious spirit is better than money in the bank.”

7.  Your obedience to God’s Word matters.

Joshua 1:7 NLT

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.”

Deuteronomy 29:9 NLT

“Therefore, obey the terms of this covenant so that you will prosper in everything you do.”

Isaiah 1:19 in The Living Bible says:

“If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, then I will make you rich.”