Summary: What is the most fun of the 7 sins? We deal with people that have feather triggers (hair triggers) with short fuses. We must rise above the debate of desiring to be right, and realize personal relationships develop by love, love never fails.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com 2/5/2018
TEXT: Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23 (MSG) Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I'm about; 24 See for yourself whether I've done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.
*WHAT DO YOU WANT? DO YOU HAVE TO BE RIGHT? DO YOU HAVE TO CORRECT EVERYONE?
WIN THE ARGUMENT? LOSE A FRIEND? WHAT HAVE YOU GAINED?
*ARE YOU A NEGATIVE PERSON? You can only answer one of two ways? YES /// NO?
DO YOU HAVE TO BE RIGHT?
30 years ago I pastored in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I loved my 8 ½ years, 1320 sermons at the mountain mission. Once a well-intended young man wanted to argue with me. He told me a woman that wore pants was going to hell. He told me he heard a TV preacher teach pants was a terrible sin. I told him, show that to me in the Bible. So he started reading the Bible to prove how ignorant I was. I was a sinner, he added a good sinner? Months later the young man came running up to me: HE COULD PROVE MY IGNORANCE, HE READ THE BIBLE AND MISSED THE WORDS OF LIFE. HE JUST HADTO BE RIGHT. HE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP AND PERSONAL TOUCH, HE DID NOT CARE WHO HE HURT, HE JUST HAD TO BE RIGHT.
He read: Exodus 28:42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:
If you knew Biblical history, there was a problem going up the 8 steps to the altar. If the wind blew just right the priest might be exposed. So they made linen breeches, not britches… to correct the problem.
BRITCHES: pants, slacks, trousers.
BREECHES: short pants, under garment to cover the hips and the thighs.
Wow, was he disappointed when he found out that it was breeches not britches? He just wanted to argue. Might I add in the years that followed his wife wears pants, his daughters wear pants, his granddaughters where pants. What happened? In the crush TO BE RIGHT, MANY PEOPLE WERE HURT AND LEFT THE CHURCH?
DO WE UNDERSTAND LIFE IS FULL OF CYCLES? CYCLE REPEATED ACTION OR EVENTS…
I AM RIGHT? I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK?
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND?
I want to be nice, but everyone annoys me?
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
CAN YOU SPIT FIRE? DO WE UNDERSTAND HOW DANGEROUS A HAIR TRIGGER CAN BE?
Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
Luke 21:19 (MSG) Staying with it—that's what is required. Stay with it to the end. You won't be sorry; you'll be saved.
I knew a man that purchased an expensive pistol. He knew a gun smith and he paid the gun smith to modify his pistol. His friend modified the trigger system of the pistol to have what is called a feather trigger, or a hair trigger. ( a hair trigger on a gun needs very little pressure to cause the gun to shoot.)
The young man was at a local drive in restaurant and he was showing his new pistol to all his friends. They heard a car backfire, and the men standing around saw him drop to the ground. Everyone laughed and told him to get up.
Soon massive amounts of blood covered the young man’s leg. The police and ambulance was called. The wound was serious. As he placed the “feather pistol in his pocket the pistol fired.” The bullet entered just below his hip and ran down the bone of his leg and exited his foot.
The wound was so serious that the young man was transported to the closest trauma center. He almost bled to death. The surgery lasted many hours and he was in the hospital nearly a month. The medical expenses were so high.
The young man could not return to a normal life style for almost a year.
When life returned to normal the family was so thankful. One day a friend asked him, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? The young man started showing those gathered around him how it happened. He took the pistol and put it in his pocket, there was a loud bang and the young man fell to the ground and blood was freely flowing. The ambulance was called. There was emergency work at the local hospital and the long ride to a big city trauma center. The same doctors were called in. The surgery was massive and many hours to repair the damage the whole length of his leg and foot.