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2.9 | Bewail your False Security, Fretfulness, and Impatience

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.9 | Bewail your False Security, Fretfulness, and Impatience

Our security and unmindfulness of the changes we are liable to in this world.

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We have put far from us the day of disaster; Amos 6:3(ESV) and in our prosperity have said, “We shall never be moved,” Psalm 30:6(ESV) as if tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure. Isaiah 56:12(ESV)

We have encouraged our souls to relax, to eat and drink and be merry, as if we had goods laid up for many years, when perhaps this night our souls may be required of us. Luke 12:19-20(ESV)

We have been ready to set our hope on the uncertainty of riches, more than on the living God; 1 Timothy 6:17(ESV) to say to the gold, “You are our hope,” and to the fine gold, “You are our confidence.” Job 31:24(ESV)

I have put far from me the day of disaster; Amos 6:3(ESV) and in my prosperity have said, “I shall never be moved,” Psalm 30:6(ESV) as if tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure. Isaiah 56:12(ESV)

I have encouraged my soul to relax, to eat and drink and be merry, as if I had goods laid up for many years, when perhaps this night my soul may be required of me. Luke 12:19-20(ESV)

I have been ready to set my hope on the uncertainty of riches, more than on the living God; 1 Timothy 6:17(ESV) to say to the gold, “You are my hope,” and to the fine gold, “You are my confidence.” Job 31:24(ESV)

We have put far from us the evil day; Amos 6:3(KJV) and in our prosperity have said, We should never be moved, Psalm 30:6(KJV) as if tomorrow must needs be as this day, and much more abundant. Isaiah 56:12(KJV)

We have encouraged our souls to take their ease, to eat and drink and be merry, as if we had goods laid up for many years, when perhaps this night our souls may be required of us. Luke 12:19-20(KJV)

We have been ready to trust in uncertain riches, more than in the living God; 1 Timothy 6:17(KJV) to say to the gold, Thou art our hope, and to the fine gold, Thou art our confidence. Job 31:24(KJV)

I have put far from me the evil day; Amos 6:3(KJV) and in my prosperity have said, I shall never be moved, Psalm 30:6(KJV) as if tomorrow must needs be as this day, and much more abundant. Isaiah 56:12(KJV)

I have encouraged my soul to take its ease, to eat and drink and be merry, as if I had goods laid up for many years, when perhaps this night my soul may be required of me. Luke 12:19-20(KJV)

I have been ready to trust in uncertain riches, more than in the living God; 1 Timothy 6:17(KJV) to say to the gold, Thou art my hope, and to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence. Job 31:24(KJV)

We have put off from us the day of calamity; Amos 6:3(NASB) and in our prosperity have said, “We will never be moved,” Psalm 30:6(NASB) as if tomorrow will be like today, only more so. Isaiah 56:12(NASB)

We have encouraged our souls to take their ease, to eat, drink, and be merry, as if we had goods laid up for many years to come, when perhaps this night our souls may be required of us. Luke 12:19-20(NASB)

We have been ready to fix our hope on the uncertainty of riches, more than on God; 1 Timothy 6:17(NASB) to put our confidence in gold, and call fine gold our trust. Job 31:24(NASB)

I have put off from me the day of calamity; Amos 6:3(NASB) and in my prosperity have said, “I will never be moved,” Psalm 30:6(NASB) as if tomorrow will be like today, only more so. Isaiah 56:12(NASB)

I have encouraged my soul to take its ease, to eat, drink, and be merry, as if I had goods laid up for many years to come, when perhaps this night my soul may be required of me. Luke 12:19-20(NASB)

I have been ready to fix my hope on the uncertainty of riches, more than on God; 1 Timothy 6:17(NASB) to put my confidence in gold, and call fine gold my trust. Job 31:24(NASB)

We have put off the evil day, Amos 6:3(NIV) and feeling secure have said, “We will never be shaken,” Psalm 30:6(NIV) as if tomorrow will have to be like today, or even far better. Isaiah 56:12(NIV)

We have encouraged ourselves to take life easy; to eat, drink, and be merry, as if we had plenty of good things laid up for many years, when perhaps this very night our lives will be demanded from us. Luke 12:19-20(NIV)

We have been ready to put our hope in wealth, rather than in God; 1 Timothy 6:17(NIV) to put our trust in gold, and say to pure gold, “You are our security.” Job 31:24(NIV)

I have put off the evil day, Amos 6:3(NIV) and feeling secure have said, “I will never be shaken,” Psalm 30:6(NIV) as if tomorrow will have to be like today, or even far better. Isaiah 56:12(NIV)

I have encouraged myself to take life easy; to eat, drink, and be merry, as if I had plenty of good things laid up for many years, when perhaps this very night my life will be demanded from me. Luke 12:19-20(NIV)

I have been ready to put my hope in wealth, rather than in God; 1 Timothy 6:17(NIV) to put my trust in gold, and say to pure gold, “You are my security.” Job 31:24(NIV)

Our fretfulness and impatience and murmuring under our afflictions, our inordinate dejection and distrust of God and his providence.

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When you have disciplined us, and we were disciplined, we have been like an untrained calf; Jeremiah 31:18(ESV) and though our own folly has brought our way to ruin, yet our heart has raged against the LORD; Proverbs 19:3(ESV) and thus, in our distress we have become yet more faithless to the LORD. 2 Chronicles 28:22(ESV)

We have either despised the LORD’s discipline or been weary of his reproof; Proverbs 3:11(ESV) and if we faint in the day of adversity, our strength is small. Proverbs 24:10(ESV)

We have said in our alarm, “We are cut off from your sight”; Psalm 31:22(ESV) and, “The LORD has forsaken us, our Lord has forgotten us”; Isaiah 49:14(ESV) as if God would never again be favorable, Psalm 77:7(ESV) as if he had forgotten to be gracious and had in anger shut up his compassion. Psalm 77:9(ESV) This has been our infirmity.

When you have disciplined me, and I was disciplined, I have been like an untrained calf; Jeremiah 31:18(ESV) and though my own folly has brought my way to ruin, yet my heart has raged against the LORD; Proverbs 19:3(ESV) and thus, in my distress I have become yet more faithless to the LORD. 2 Chronicles 28:22(ESV)

I have either despised the LORD’s discipline or been weary of his reproof; Proverbs 3:11(ESV) and if I faint in the day of adversity, my strength is small. Proverbs 24:10(ESV)

I have said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight”; Psalm 31:22(ESV) and, “The LORD has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me”; Isaiah 49:14(ESV) as if God would never again be favorable, Psalm 77:7(ESV) as if he had forgotten to be gracious and had in anger shut up his compassion. Psalm 77:9-10(ESV) This has been my infirmity.

When thou hast chastised us, and we were chastised, we have been as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke; Jeremiah 31:18(KJV) and though our own foolishness hath perverted our way, yet our heart hath fretted against the Lord; Proverbs 19:3(KJV) and thus, in our distress we have trespassed yet more against the Lord. 2 Chronicles 28:22(KJV)

We have either despised the chastening of the Lord or fainted when we have been rebuked of him; Proverbs 3:11(KJV) and if we faint in the day of adversity, our strength is small. Proverbs 24:10(KJV)

We have said in our haste, We are cast off from before thine eyes; Psalm 31:22(KJV) and that the Lord hath forsaken us, our God hath forgotten us; Isaiah 49:14(KJV) as if God would be favourable no more; Psalm 77:7(KJV) as if he had forgotten to be gracious and had in anger shut up his tender mercies. This has been our infirmity. Psalm 77:9-10(KJV)

When thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, I have been as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke; Jeremiah 31:18(KJV) and though my own foolishness hath perverted my way, yet my heart hath fretted against the Lord; Proverbs 19:3(KJV) and thus, in my distress I have trespassed yet more against the Lord. 2 Chronicles 28:22(KJV)

I have either despised the chastening of the Lord or fainted when I have been rebuked of him; Proverbs 3:11(KJV) and if I faint in the day of adversity, my strength is small. Proverbs 24:10(KJV)

I have said in my haste, I am cast off from before thine eyes; Psalm 31:22(KJV) and that the Lord hath forsaken me, my God hath forgotten me; Isaiah 49:14(KJV) as if God would be favourable no more; Psalm 77:7(KJV) as if he had forgotten to be gracious and had in anger shut up his tender mercies. This has been my infirmity. Psalm 77:9-10(KJV)

When You have chastised us, and we were chastised, we have been like an untrained calf; Jeremiah 31:18(NASB) and though our own foolishness has ruined our way, yet our heart has raged against the LORD; Proverbs 19:3(NASB) and thus, in our distress we have become yet more unfaithful to the LORD. 2 Chronicles 28:22(NASB)

We have either rejected the discipline of the LORD or fainted when we have been rebuked by Him; Proverbs 3:11(NASB) and if we are slack in the day of distress, our strength is limited. Proverbs 24:10(NASB)

We have said in our alarm, “We are cut off from before Your eyes”; Psalm 31:22(NASB) and, “The LORD has forsaken us, our God has forgotten us”; Isaiah 49:14(NASB) as if God would never be favorable again; Psalm 77:7(NASB) as if He had forgotten to be gracious and had in anger withdrawn His compassion. This has been our grief. Psalm 77:9-10(NASB)

When You have chastised me, and I was chastised, I have been like an untrained calf; Jeremiah 31:18(NASB) and though my own foolishness has ruined my way, yet my heart has raged against the LORD; Proverbs 19:3(NASB) and thus, in my distress I have become yet more unfaithful to the LORD. 2 Chronicles 28:22(NASB)

I have either rejected the discipline of the LORD or fainted when I have been rebuked by Him; Proverbs 3:11(NASB) and if I am slack in the day of distress, my strength is limited. Proverbs 24:10(NASB)

I have said in my alarm, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Psalm 31:22(NASB) and, “The LORD has forsaken me, my God has forgotten me”; Isaiah 49:14(NASB) as if God would never be favorable again; Psalm 77:7(NASB) as if He had forgotten to be gracious and had in anger withdrawn His compassion. This has been my grief. Psalm 77:9-10(NASB)

When you have disciplined us, and we have been disciplined, we have been like an unruly calf; Jeremiah 31:18(NIV) and though our own folly has ruined our life, yet our heart has raged against the LORD; Proverbs 19:3(NIV) and thus, in our time of trouble we have become even more unfaithful to the LORD. 2 Chronicles 8:22(NIV)

We have either despised the LORD’s discipline or resented his rebuke; Proverbs 3:11(NIV) and if we falter in times of trouble, how small is our strength. Proverbs 24:10(NIV)

We have said in our alarm, “We are cut off from your sight!” Psalm 31:22(NIV) and, “The LORD has forsaken us, our God has forgotten us”; Isaiah 49:14(NIV) as if God would never show his favor again, Psalm 77:7(NIV) as if he had forgotten to be merciful and had in anger withheld his compassion. Psalm 77:9-10(NIV) This has been our infirmity.

When you have disciplined me, and I have been disciplined, I have been like an unruly calf; Jeremiah 31:18(NIV) and though my own folly has ruined my life, yet my heart has raged against the LORD; Proverbs 19:3(NIV) and thus, in my time of trouble I have become even more unfaithful to the LORD. 2 Chronicles 28:22(NIV)

I have either despised the LORD’s discipline or resented his rebuke; Proverbs 3:11(NIV) and if I falter in times of trouble, how small is my strength. Proverbs 24:10(NIV)

I have said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight!” Psalm 31:22(NIV) and, “The LORD has forsaken me, my God has forgotten me”; Isaiah 49:14(NIV) as if God would never show his favor again, Psalm 77:7(NIV) as if he had forgotten to be merciful and had in anger withheld his compassion. Psalm 77:9-10(NIV) This has been my infirmity.

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