Life Or Death

March 11, 2016


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Scripture

As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

~Proverbs 11:19, NKJV

Quote

Be careful about what you entertain: Sin fascinates before it assassinates.

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Many years ago, a concerned parent ask me to visit their alcoholic son. I knocked on his front door and he welcomed me in graciously. He was never rude to me at any point. He was watching T.V. and drinking beer. He said, “Sorry about the beer preacher, I didn’t know you were coming.” This is the point where I usually say something self-righteous but the Ruach took control of my mind and tongue. I had no idea what I was about to say but John 3:17 came to mind…For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  After quoting the verse I said, “Jesus did not come to condemn and neither do I but the truth is, the sin you are engaged in is very destructive and without Jesus help, your own sin will destroy you.” I know he understood and he did not get upset but neither did he give up his drinking and in a few years, it destroyed him.

Proverbs 11:19 speaks volumes of truth and this verse has a lot of companions:

  • Proverbs 14:12–There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
  • Galatians 6:7-8–If you think you can fool God, you are only fooling yourselves. You will harvest what you plant. If you live to satisfy your sinful self, the harvest you will get from that will be eternal death. But if you live to please the Spirit, your harvest from the Spirit will be eternal life.
  • Romans 6:23–For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  • SWAMP JOHNS APRIL 3… time is running out to get your advanced tickets. Amy has to call in our plates ordered on Monday March 28th. This means you have three weeks. There are no guarantees for Day Of. I think they bring 15% extra which right now would be 30 plates and it is first come, first served. I will need some help with desserts and remember ladies, this is a fund raiser for St. Jude’s. You are not doing this for me; you are doing it for the thousands of kids like Kane.
  • Great News from the Callahan’s…Keri is going to get the medicine she needs.
  • They are in the process of taking Gary off the ventilator, may have already done so by the time you read the blog.
  • John Robert Pope came home yesterday but fell before getting in the house. No injury from the fall, PLT.
  • Franklin Graham prayer Rally April 14

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