Summary: When the million dollar questions of life and death are asked who are your lifelines that will give you the right answer.
Is that your final answer?
Thesis: When the million dollar questions of life and death are asked who are your lifelines that will give you the right answer.
Introduction: The TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” has become a intriguing show to watch because of the individuals and the dependability of their lifelines. Yes, they are going for the Million-dollar pot but it’s interesting to watch and learn about the importance of lifelines to get to the grand prize “Which in essence is the myth that a million dollars will bring you happiness and contentment.”
In our lives we face many questions and we answer them sometimes right sometimes wrongly. In every scenario the answers we choose can either bless us or cause much us much grief and pain. Would it not be nice if at that moment in time the music started playing the lights started flashing and there was a booming voice from Heaven which stated, “Is that You Final answer Mike?” I believe if this occurred then I would make sure absolutely that my answer and response where right and correct. I would use my lifelines every time I needed to make an important decision.
I have discovered from catching this TV show that it’s very important to make sure that your lifelines are dependable. I have watched people lose because their lifeline gave them the wrong answer. I have seen the friend-or knowledgeable friend be wrong. I have seen the audience be wrong even though the majority voted for the wrong answer. I have seen eliminating ½ the answers help but it still does not give you the exact answer. I have also watched Regis talk people out of the right answer. So today I want to deal with learning how to make sure that our answer is right and correct in response to life’s questions that will come our way.
I. The first lifeline on the show is having that trusted friend who you believe is wise.
a. The individual is chosen by the contestant prior to the show so that at any one specific time they are stuck they can call and get assistance.
i. It’s important to make sure this person chosen has insight and wisdom.
b. I would like to suggest to you today that in life we have access to an individual like this.
i. In James 1:5 it states, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
1. This text informs us that if we lack wisdom or insight we are to call upon the Lord and he will help us make the right choices.
ii. The Lord is the greatest lifeline you can have in receiving sound information and insight in answering those difficult questions in life.
c. Just like the contestant in the show needs to pick and choose a person with knowledge an insight so you need to do the same.
i. Wisdom only comes from Jesus Christ.
ii. Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.”
iii. Proverbs 2:6 “ For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”