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Summary: I use a candle, a flashlight, and a laser. We studer George A. Custer's mistakes that lead to 275 needless deaths. The lesson is priorities and focus.

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LASER? CONSIDER STUPIDITY AS A LACK OF FOCUS?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I use 3 items at the close of this lesson...

1. A CANDLE

2. A FLASHLIGHT

3. A LASER

HAVE WE EVER CONSIDERED WHAT WE ARE BUILDING? AND HOW WE ARE

BUILDING?

Use to lady's would sew dresses and clothes.

SPIEGLE PATTERNS were paper outlines. A sewer would cut the paper, pin it to the material

and cut and sew the dress together.

Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness,

gravity, sincerity,

ANY GOOD BUILDER WOULD NOT EVEN DIG A FOOTER FOR THE FOUNDATION WITHOUT

A DETAILED BLUE-PRINT.

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise

masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man

take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

SPIRITUALLY WE BUILD QUE SERA, SERA --- WHAT WILL BE WILL BE... ???

What are you going to do this summer? What will you do this school year?

What will you do with this week? Today?

TAKE HEED HOW YOU BUILD...???

Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost,

whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able

to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not

able to finish.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN KILL YOU?

This man was driving down the road at a high rate of speed.

His blinker was on and blinking.

So the driver of the big rig assumed since the blinker was on the man would be turning.

The trucker pulled out since he was turning.

The man in the car hit the TRUCK and was dead within minutes?

Apparently the man did not know his blinker was on... He was not turning?

A simple mistake became fatal?

ARE WE DOING THE THINGS WE DO WELL? YOU CAN NOT PLAN ANY CHANGE FROM A

GRAVE YARD? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING?

Pastor Lorie Vannucci told me many time while we would be driving down the road:

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU WIN OR LOSE, UNTIL YOU LOSE. I have pondered those words

many times.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV) Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work,

nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither

yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and

chance happeneth to them all. 12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an

evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when

it falleth suddenly upon them.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT) Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work

or planning or knowledge or wisdom. 11 I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner

doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes

go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead

successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. 12 People can

never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by

sudden tragedy.

WE SHOULD NEVER USE THE TERM FOOL TO LIGHTLY ---

WHAT WOULD YOU THINK OF A DIVINE FOOL?

Common sense is not too common any more?

lacking in preparation, stupid, silly, not good judgment, no understanding, refuse to listen.

Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose

shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

WANT TO COME AN REASON WITH ME ABOUT STUPIDY?

HISTORY IS FULL OF PEOPLE THAT SEEMED TO LACK PRACTICE IN WISDOM...

ONE SUCH MAN MAY BE COLONEL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTARD...

1. Colonel George A. Custer was a military leader with the US Army, 7th Cavalry...

Custer was the Colonel over 700 men...

2. CUSTER was very concerned he had a PHOTOGRAPHER and TWO REPORTS assigned

to follow him and make public reports... CUSTER WANTED TO IMPRESS THEM...

Several arose from the military to become Senators and Presidents.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR POPULARITY... He was full of pride/arrogance.

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