Summary: Trying God

The Point of no return (Prov. 1:28)

Intro: On the river there is a place near rapids of waterfalls called the point of no return let’s take an imaginary journey down a seemingly peaceful river where you are lulled almost to the point of being asleep. We are in the comfort zone, so unaware of the soon coming destruction in our lives.

Text:22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.

24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,

25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,

26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--

27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me.

29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,

30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,

31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

1. People who reached that point of no return

1. Ahab (When he put the man of God in prison

2. Saul (Witch craft)

3. Adonibezek (toes and thumbs)

4. Herod (this man speaks as God)

5. King Agrippa (almost persuaded)

6. Children of Israel (whining)

A/C: are you nearing the point of no return

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