Summary: We ponder the idea of excuses hindering God’s plan.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Luke 14:16-20. They all with one consent began to make excuse
WHAT EXCUSE DO YOU HAVE FOR MAKING EXCUSES?
to make apology,
try to remove blame,
to let off from doing,
pass the fault, justify.
It is our enemy best interest to have people that know how make excuses and have no guilt in doing so.
... Consent and make excuses?
You heart is like a well, and your eyes and tongue are like buckets?
Jesus’ great lesson on excuses.
Luke 14:16-20. They all with one consent began to make excuse.
1) Bought ground ... already seen? ...... type: MATERIALS
2)Bought 5 yoke oxen ... already proven? ..... type: BUSINESS/ PLEASURE
3)Just got married ... could have changed calendar? ....
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SPIRIT REALM WHEN WE OFFER EXCUSES?
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE POWER OF AGREEMENT WHEN ALL OFFER EXCUSES?
You are in good (BAD) company when you offer excuses.
1) Adam and Eve... Gen.3:12 Blame Game. Woman? That you gave? Blame hinders repentance.
2) Aaron... Exodus 32:24 golden calf just walks out of the fire? Sure? Attitude problem?
3) Saul... 1 Samuel 13:12: ... Saul undermines the preacher and blames the preacher?
1 Samuel 15:21 ... Blame the crowd? Again excuses cause no repentance and correction?
4) Samson with Delilah, a reoccurring problem never dealt with nor corrected.
5) Achan... Why has thou troubled us? Joshua 7:21 I saw..(the head); I coveted..
(the heart); I took..(the hand); I feared..(guilt)
The price ... they stoned.
A) Excuses become habitual behavior patterns.
I am only human?
1 Sam. 17:15 Goliath negative messages, 2 times a day for 40 days ... reinforce fear?
B) We learn to BLOW SMOKE, and try to hid excuses and attitudes. Example: Who told on me?
C) We become right in our own eye?
D) I have tried before and failed?
I am glad a baby learning to walk does not quit?
Dan. 3:17; Rom.4:21; 2 Tim 1:12.
F) This will I DO ... self sufficiency?
Luke 12:18 I will tear down barns, I will build greater? Thou fool!
G) I can’t understand the Bible, it is too deep?
1 Cor. 13:12; John 13:7.
H) Parent Bashing, common now days. John 9:1.
I) Peer Pressure, everybody else? Mat.7:14; Mat 7:3
J) Everybody else are hypocrites.
Don’t you go to Walmart with Hypocrites?
Why can’t go to church with them? Mat. 7:1; Rom. 14:12.
K) I am a good person. Rom. 3:23; John 3 18.
L) People will make fun of me? 2 Tim. 3:12
O) It is too hard. Mat.25:24-25.
P) I can’t, I am not able. Exo. 3:11; Exo. 4:10.
ALL EXCUSES MUST CEASE!
John15:22; Rom. 1:20; Rom. 2:1.
We God’s people must arise and cast off excuses.
God has a plan and will enable His people.
Keep your eyes focused on the goal.
Dream and trust God. Do your best and forget the rest.
Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.