Not In Man (PM)

Scripture Reading:  Jeremiah 10:18–25


A.  Jesus once said, “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14). We see the truth in this statement still today.

B.  The grace and knowledge that bring salvation are not obtainable by human means, but heavenly ones (Galatians 1:12, 2 Peter 1:20–21).


I.  The right way cannot be found “in man.”

A.  Anyone can be wrong, including the educated (Acts 5), the majority (Matthew 7:13–14), and even people who are very religious (Matthew 26:57ff; Acts 17:22ff).

B.  Man’s way is always the wrong way (Proverbs 14:12; Isaiah 35:8).

C.  Only God can give us proper direction (Psalms 119:105).

II.  We must not put our faith “in man.”

A.  Even the most faithful of men can stumble (Romans 3:23).

B.  If we put faith in men, we are sure to be disappointed, and our faith can only be as strong as its foundation (Psalms 118:8; Jeremiah 17:5).

C.  Lay the foundation of your faith upon Jesus, and there it will stand strong (Hebrews 12:1–2).

III.  The Lord knows what is “in man” (John 2:23–25).

A.  God does not see things as man does (1 Samuel 16:7).

B.  What does the all-seeing eye see (Hebrews 4:12–13) see in you?

C.  Solomon said that “God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing” (Ecclesiastes 12:14).


A.  To the Corinthians whose allegiance was divided among preachers, Paul wrote, “Let no one boast in men” (1 Corinthians 3:21).

B.  If you put your trust in men, you will surely fall, but if you put your trust in Jesus, you can endure all things through Him!

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