Speaker: Jerry Cisar | Book: 1 Samuel

Speaker: Jerry Cisar

Why do we make New Year’s resolutions? Based on the type of resolutions most commonly made, it is fair to say we make them to improve ourselves. And despite the poor track record for keeping them, we are very likely to continue making them. Why?

First because this tradition can be traced back at least 4,000 years, so we aren’t likely to see it change in the next few. Secondly, more success will be had for trying than for not trying. However, I’d like to suggest that in many cases, there is often a more fundamental issue in our lives that needs adjusting than is found in the most common resolutions. The common resolutions often deal only with symptoms of the greater issue.

What is that greater issue? God doesn’t weigh enough in our lives. Gravity isn’t the same on every planet, and therefore what you weigh is not the same either. If you weigh 150 lbs. on Earth, you would weigh 351 lbs. on Jupiter, 137 on Venus, 57 lbs. on Mars and Mercury, and a mere 9 lbs. on the once-planet, Pluto. Your mass, the actual content of what you are would not change, but the amount of pull on that mass (or lack thereof) changes.

This Sunday we will explore answers to the question: How much does God weigh to you? Though God’s worth and glory does not change from person to person, the pull on His worth changes from person to person—He is weighed differently by each one. We will explore these answers from an account in 1 Samuel of some people who weighed God quite differently and saw radically different responses from God.

Handout: http://media.gccc.net/2016/01/20160103.pdf