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When All Else Fails – Proverbs 16:25

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Introduction

Recently I saw a man walking back and forth in a parking lot hoping to catch a ride.  I am going to call him “Bob”.  Bob asked me if I was headed towards a specific area and I told him no.  There were a number of reasons why I should not take on this passenger: he had been drinking, the area was out of my way and he was a stranger to me.  I should probably also mention his general appearance left a little to be desired.  Before I got to my vehicle the inner voice was compelling me to turn around and give the man a lift.

On our way Bob proceeded to tell me his life story: I am not sure if this was driven by the alcohol or a desire to share his plight with someone who would listen.  I heard about the drinking problems, paying alimony for children born out of wedlock and seeing/dating a woman married to another man.  Satan had taken Bob down a road so far that the only possible outcome appeared to be more pain. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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And They Rose Up to Play…

Adoration of the Golden Calf Andrea di Lione, artist

I Corinthians 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

This Sunday morning, referred to as the Lord’s day in Revelation 1:10, will unfortunately be a time when many who call Him ‘Lord, Lord’ forsake His altar and instead, like the children of Israel at the base of Sinai, will rise up to worship the golden calf gods of this world ie. the beach, the lake, the ball field. They will, like Paul says here, rise up to play.

Would to God they showed as much devotion to the one they have been known to call ‘Lord’.  Many Christians have supposed in this day and age, possibly due to the humanistic style of gospel preaching and teaching, that their happiness is paramount in God’s eyes and that, as long as they ‘love’ the Lord, they can do what makes them happy.  Faithfulness in their intentions rather than actions is considered sufficient.  They suppose that being faithful to God’s house is not as important as being faithful to tell others they love the Lord and His church.  Many have supposed that being a faithful servant or bearing the disciple’s cross is archaic and no longer required of the modern American Christian.  Why is this?  Why, my friends, would you suppose that when we have scriptural evidence to the contrary?  Take Luke’s gospel for instance: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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