Monday, October 7, 2019

Flirting with Disaster!

What kind of friend will you choose?
Wise . . . .
She cries out from the highest places of the city,

“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”

As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,

“Come, eat of my bread a
nd drink of the wine I have mixed.Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding........
or Foolish . . . .
 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”; And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him: “Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of hell.
Many today are flirting with disaster! I was reminded of these words just yesterday (SONday) via my pastor. (It's ok to steal a Word by the way, when it can help others stay on track!)

Lady Wisdom cries out in our cities, towns, schools and churches but often is drained out by Lady Folly! Solomon lays out the pros and cons for his son here in Proverbs. In life we come to a fork in the road. There are two ladies soliciting our attention today. We MUST make choices; good or evil, right or wrong, wise or foolish! We can listen to good Godly advice or try the world's way, which always leads to spiritual failure. Oh, you might make money, gain fame, and win trophies, but what does it get you spiritually . . . eternally?

 New Testament writer Matthew put it like this from Jesus: "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."(Matthew 6:24)
In summary, here it is again from Solomon: There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.(Proverbs 14:12) 

Are you flirting with disaster?

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