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Summary: We study choices and the consequences, I QUIT IS AN EASY CHOICE with a terrible price tag.

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CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES

I QUIT!

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

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Part #1 of 3 The Choice? I QUIT! Consequences.

TEXT:

Deut.30:19... I call on heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that you and your children may live.

Joshua 24:15 ... CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE?

Today, I ponder CONSEQUENCES OF QUITTING?

Deut.30:19... I call on heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that you and your children may live.

Joshua 24:15 ... CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE?

We cannot underestimate the power of choices and our attitudes, as to where we are? And where we will end?

Today’s choices can have eternal consequences.

LET’S LOOK AT THE CHOICE TO QUIT, NOT PREPARE, STAY AT HOME!

We seem blind to the consequences of QUITTING and sin.

In 2 Samuel 11:1, David made a choice, "I will not go into battle, I will stay at home and send someone else to fight for me?"

The mighty warrior quit, rested, and relaxed.

This was a poor choice, the consequences of this one little choice shall haunt David all the days of his life.

Sin and regret will follow the choice to play hooky from the battle.

This choice, David made opened many painful doors. There was a wild sexual affair? The death of a brilliant soldier? Rebellion in the house?

Thomas was known as Didymus, until one day he made a poor choice and skipped a prayer meeting.

His last name shall be changed forever ... today we know Thomas the Doubter.

One choice opened several other doors. Will your choices slide?

Perhaps, you have developed the skill to walk on the edge of a slippery brink and come to victory by an ever so small margin.

Can your children walk the tight rope and not fall? The grandchildren?

Last night, I walked the edge of the altar, I had Wade, my oldest son walk behind me? My grandson Matthew, 4 walked behind him, he continually fell.

Can we gamble with life?

I then lead a trail around behind the drums, the pulpit, and none of us fell. I walked a safer route.

Can’t you see, others follow you?

Your choices will have consequences.

QUITTING HURTS!

David visits the funeral home and buys a coffin for his baby son?

Bathsheba buys a coffin for her hero husband?

Bathsheba’s grandfather, Ahitophel, in great disappoint, sets his house in order and decides to call it quits.

Ahitophel, ties a hangman’s noose and ends it all?

How sad, when David notices his daughter, Tamar, has quit wearing the many colored virgin dress?

Absalom kills Ammon for the sexual sin to his sister?

David goes 5 years without seeing his handsome son?

All this trail of tears go back to one sad day, the General, the King, decided to not report for active duty.

David had allowed a QUITTING SPIRIT TO BE BIRTHED.

The consequences shall leave a bitter trail of many tears? What if David had been in battle?

All men great and small are given the opportunity to quit!

Small people quit.

Great people over come every problem and obstacle, they learn to continue in the face of opposition.

They develop the skills to thrive and develop, while the crowd cries and complains!

#1 COULD NOAH HAVE QUIT?

Sure, he could have quit.

Noah was 480 years old, when God gave him the plans of the ark.

Why did God wait until Noah was 480?

Maybe, Noah was a slow learner?

Maybe Noah had to learn to not quit when big projects are assigned to you?

I cannot understand why God waited to tell Noah his purpose until he was 480?

Noah means rest? Yet, he had an impossible job?

Did Noah ever want to quit? SURE!

The ARK was the size of 75 average houses of today?

Longer than a football field?

Almost 5 stories high?

75 feet wide?

All of this was assigned to a poor 480 year old man with 3 sons?

Need I remind you, there were no Lowe’s or 84 Lumber Stores?

Need I remind you there were no chain saws, no power saws, no power tools, no air hammers?

No movement would have credential this crazy man?

I heard a Religious Leader say, if you haven’t won so many souls a year, you should resign and quit. I ponder how many numbers is enough?

Not one neighbor accepted Noah’s hair brained message.

After 119 years of hard labor, and blistered hands and hurting backs, the project neared the dedication phase.

Would you have quit?

What about those counting on you?

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Sandi Sturtz

commented on Jan 24, 2012

I believe it is ok to quit your job etc... or "move on" if it is preventing you from using the gifts God has given you. Or if it does not allow you to be the best you can be for your family.

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