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One time fellow actor, Anthony Hopkins, worked with her and said, “she was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with."
The reason she had so many troubles in life, with men and otherwise, and the reason most people have trouble in life is because they are so self-absorbed and self-focused. But when we get our eyes off us and on God, life changes for the better.
As Chuck Swindoll wrote: “I am more convinced than ever that life’s major pursuit is not knowing self but knowing God.”
The more we seek Him and come to know Him, the better off we’ll be in all areas of life. Knowing Him is the key to a better life! So how can we get to know Him? We do it privately and congregationally. We worship at home and at church.
Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”
Psalm 119:1-2 “Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.”
ILL.- On the night of his graduation from medical college, Dr. Howard A. Kelly, world-famed surgeon and gynecologist of the early 1900‘s, wrote in his diary: “I dedicate myself, my time, my capabilities, my ambition, everything to Him. Blessed Lord, sanctify me to Thy uses. Give me no worldly success which may not lead me nearer to my Savior!” What a doctor!
Psalm 9:10 “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
It sounds like the smart thing to do in life is to always seek the Lord and His will for our lives.
II. CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION
II Timothy 3:12-15 “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
Notice that Paul said: CONTINUE IN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED AND FROM THOSE WHOM YOU LEARNED IT. We must continue to learn even after school or college.
- Mark Twain said: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” We may well learn much more outside the classroom than in the classroom, at least about life.
- Aristotle: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Out of the overflow of the heart comes many things, Jesus said. (Matthew 12:34, etc.) I think one of the best ways to continue our education after college is by learning from people. Books, newspapers, yes, but people even more.
ILL.- Otto and Elsie Murphy were an elderly couple in a church in Iowa where I preached from 1969-1974. It’s a small town in west central Iowa and a farming community.
Otto had previously been a small farmer but was retired. He and Elsie didn’t have much materially-speaking. They lived in an old house in town. They didn’t do much
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