We will walk through the VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH not once, but perhaps a number of times as we bid loved ones and friends goodbye.
We will have to cross over some MOUNTAINS along the way as well. The Mount of Health Problems….. and the Mount of Financial Difficulties…….and perhaps the Mount of Relationship Problems.
And there’s a good likelihood some of us will encounter some unexpected DETOURS along our journey…….a broken marriage…….or an unexpected career change.
3. Because life’s journey is very difficult, we don’t need any extra burdens to weigh us down.
That is why we must lay aside the added burdens of SINFUL or SELF-DESTRUCTIVE HABITS.
We must lay aside any SINFUL ATTITUDES like bitterness or jealousy or resentment or hatred.
4. Brothers and sisters, LIFE IS TOUGH ENOUGH without carrying these added burdens.
IF YOU AND I ARE GOING TO SURVIVE THESE PERILOUS TIMES ….
WE MUST STAND FIRM ON THE WORD OF GOD WE MUST STAY PERSISTENT IN OUR PRAYERS WE MUST STAY IN STEP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WE MUST SET ASIDE ANYTHING THAT IS WEIGHING US DOWN.