The Tents of the Righteous by wanghonghx

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									The Tents of the
   Righteous




Bedouin Tent in Judean Wilderness
    “The voice
of rejoicing and
salvation is in
the tents of the
righteous; The right hand of the
LORD does valiantly.”

                    (Psalm 118:15)
Tents of the Righteous
• Living in Tents
  – Hebrews 11:8-9; 11:9-10, 13-16; 13:14
Hebrews 11:8-9
  By faith Abraham obeyed when
he was called to go out to the place
which he would receive as an inheritance. And
he went out, not knowing where he was going.
9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in

a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac
and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same
promise.

  Our Life is a Nomadic Life as Well!
Hebrews 11:9-10
  By faith he dwelt in the land of
promise as in a foreign country,
dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the
heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he
waited for the city which has foundations,
whose builder and maker is God.

    For those who wait, there is the
        promise of a homeland!
Hebrews 11:13-16
   These all died in faith, not having
received the promises, but having seen
them afar off were assured of them, embraced them
and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims
on the earth. 14 For those who say such things
declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And
truly if they had called to mind that country from
which they had come out, they would have had
opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a
better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God
is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has
prepared a city for them.
Hebrews 13:14
  For here we have no continuing   city,
but we seek the one to come.


       Are you actively seeking
          the heavenly city?
Tents of the Righteous
• Living in Tents
  – Hebrews 11:8-9; 11:9-10, 13-16; 13:14
• Pitching Tents (stretch out, extend)
  – Genesis 13:10-13; 1 John 2:15-17
Genesis 13:10-13
  And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all               the
plain of Jordan, that it was well           watered
everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom
and Gomorrah) like the garden of the LORD, like
the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then
Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and
Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each
other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and
Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his
tent even as far as Sodom. 13 But the men of
Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful
against the LORD.
1 John 2:15-17
  Do not love the world or the things
in the world. If anyone loves the
world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16
For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh,
the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not
of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the
world is passing away, and the lust of it; but
he who does the will of God abides forever.
  Are you pitching your tent toward
       Sodom and Gomorrah?
Tents of the Righteous
• Living in Tents
  – Hebrews 11:8-9; 11:9-10, 13-16; 13:14
• Pitching Tents (stretch out, extend)
  – Genesis 13:10-13; 1 John 2:15-17
• Making Tents
  – Acts 18:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
Acts 18:3
   After these things Paul departed
from Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And
he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in
Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with
his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had
commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome);
and he came to them. 3 So, because he was of
the same trade, he stayed with them and worked;
for by occupation they were tentmakers.

       Honest labor is honorable
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
   That you also aspire to lead a quiet
life, to mind your own business, and
to work with your own hands, as we
commanded you, 12 that you may walk
properly toward those who are outside, and
that you may lack nothing.

   As did Paul, the righteous work
diligently to care for themselves and
              their family.
Tents of the Righteous
• Living in Tents
  – Hebrews 11:8-9; 11:9-10, 13-16; 13:14
• Pitching Tents (stretch out, extend)
  – Genesis 13:10-13; 1 John 2:15-17
• Making Tents
  – Acts 18:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
• Putting Off Our Tents
  – 2 Peter 1:12-14; Hebrews 9:27
2 Peter 1:12-14
   For this reason I will not be
negligent to remind you always of
these things, though you know and are
established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think
it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir
you up by reminding you, 14 knowing that
shortly I must put off my tent, just as our
Lord Jesus Christ showed me.

    Death is inevitable for all of us!
Hebrews 9:27
  And as it is appointed for men to
die once, but after this the judgment.

   Since death is inevitable, are you
      ready to put off your tent?

								
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