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Monday, March 28, 2011

Why people Fall by Pastor David Smith

Yesterday was an excellent sermon by our new pastor. He has been speaking on the topic of temptation and this sermon of course ties into that , Why People Fall?

The text comes from Proverbs 7-
1 My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. 2 Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye. 3 Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart. 4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman: 5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From he foreigner that flattereth with her words. 6 For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice; 7 And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding, 8 Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house, 9 In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness. 10 And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart. 11 She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house: 12 Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner. 13 So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him: 14 Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows. 15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. 16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. 17 I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves. 19 For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey: 20 He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon. 21 With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along. 22 He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool; 23 Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life. 24 Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth. 25 Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths. 26 For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host. 27 Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

WHY PEOPLE FALL:

I. They fail to follow God's Word ( Proverbs 7:1-6)
A. They fail to retain God's Word
B. They fail to rely on God's Word
C. They fail to revere God's Word
D. They fail to review God's Word
E. They fail to relish God's Word

II. They fail to learn lessons from life ( Proverbs 7:7)

III. They fail to make wise choices in advance ( Proverbs 7:8)
Be careful being alone too much!!!! If you know you are vulnerable in certain areas then Don't Go There!!!

IV. They fail to live wisely

V. They fail to be mindful of darkness ( Job 24:15)

VI. They fail recognize sin's appeal ( Proverbs 7:10-12)

VII. They fail to recognize the power of the appeal ( Proverbs 7:13-19)


A. She is purified
B. She is prepared
C. She is passionate
D. She is persuasive

VIII. They fail to see beyond the immediate (Proverb 7:19-23)

IX. They fail to see the obvious (Proverb 7:24-27)

A. Her victims are many
B. Her house leads to death.

My commentary

So many of us want to blame God for the things in our lives that are not right but what it truly boils down to is - WE FAIL TO FOLLOW GOD'S WORD. Following God's Word does not guarantee a life of perfection, no hardships or struggles, NO. What it does guarantee is when the temptations come we will see them for what they are, when the hardships come we will lean on the Father for strength and comfort. We find no comfort in Him or in His Word because of the sin that is running our hearts and lives.

This sin leads to death first in our hearts( lack of forgiveness), then in our lives(lack of love or compassion) and then true death.( separation for our Father eternally)

Thank you Lord for this great Word. Thank you for this reminder to me how important your Word is in my life!

Be blessed dear friends, sisters!

Angie

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed that Sister! Thanks for posting.

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