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LIVING WISE IN A STUPID WORLD

LIVING WISE IN A STUPID WORLD

(What did the smartest man who ever lived have to say about it)

Lesson 6. Life is not about chance it is about choice.

Text: Proverbs 3:1-12. In this section the odd-numbered verses give a commandment and the even-numbered verses give a promised result.

Benefits to making good choices.

1. Vs. 1 & 2. Keep God’s laws and you will have:

• Efficient days. You get more done each day.

• Peace. God gives a peace in a way that only He can grant.

• Long life. A godly lifestyle on average will add 15-20 years to your life.

2. Vs. 3 & 4. Show mercy and be truthful and you will find:

• Favor with God. Favor is one of best things you can ever receive.

• Favor with man. Life just goes better when you internalize mercy and honesty.

3. Vs. 5 & 6. Trust in the Lord (in all ways not partial ways) and God will:

• Direct your path. It is not luck, it is the Lord. God gives His best to those that leave the choice to Him.

• To trust anything other than the Lord results in disaster.

4. Vs. 7 & 8. Turning away from evil and worshiping the Lord is the gist of repentance, which requires humility and you will be:

• Physically healthier.

• Emotionally healthier. Many of our “issues” are caused by sin.

5. Vs. 9 & 10. Give God what is right, not what is left. Those that honor God with their wealth will:

• Receive more with which to honor Him.

• Have their “stuff” last longer.

6. Vs. 11 & 12. God disciplines His own. To ask God to refrain from giving us correction would be to ask Him to:

• Love us less.

• Sinners suffer the natural consequences of their actions.

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