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Summary: To show that only the LORD can provide pleasures and He has given us His HOLY SPIRIT as Wine and Oil to fill us with joy here on earth.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a lover of pleasure? Do you always drink wine?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that only the LORD can provide pleasures and He has given us His HOLY SPIRIT as Wine and Oil to fill us with joy here on earth.

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 21:17 (Amplified Bible)

21:17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

V. THESIS:

Psalms 16:11 (Amplified Bible)

16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Psalms 104:15 (Amplified Bible)

104:15 And wine that gladdens the heart of man, to make his face shine more than oil, and bread to support, refresh, and strengthen man’s heart.

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You've shown me the path of life, in Your Presence is fulness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore, and the HOLY SPIRIT is both Oil and Wine that gladdens our face, and gives us support, refreshing and strengthening our heart.

VI. TITLE:

Poor man's love

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.

B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give moral instruction

D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Poor or "machsor machsor" in Hebrew which means:

1. deficiency

2. impoverishment

3. lack, need, penury, poor, poverty, want

A. Pleasure

"He who loves pleasure will be a poor man;"

Love or "ahab aheb" in Hebrew which means:

1. to have affection

2. like or love as a friend

Pleasure or "simchah" in Hebrew which means:

1. blithesomeness or glee - considered as religious or festival.

2. mirth, pleasure, rejoice

3. sport (according to Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge)

The drinkers or drunkards have their own religion and set of beliefs, according to this Hebrew word, they call it pleasure but in reality it's their religion. They have money to buy their alcohols or strong drink but they dressed poor, they can't even buy shoes, they are deficient in the basic needs of life. It is also their sport.

Pleasure itself is lacking to deliver true joy, only from the LORD comes true joy. These pleasure lover or thrill seeker nowadays thought they can replace JESUS in their hearts with pleasure and thrills.

Proverbs 14:13 (Amplified Bible)

14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is heaviness and grief.

Only the LORD can bring pleasure into a man's heart.

Psalms 30:11 (Amplified Bible)

30:11 You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

If you try it, according to the testimony of the richest king, it will all be vanity. That's why celebrities left and right have pleasures to enjoy because of their billions of money, but afterwards they committed suicide.

Ecclesiastes 2:1 (Amplified Bible)

2:1 I SAID in my mind, Come now, I will prove you with mirth and test you with pleasure; so have a good time [enjoy pleasure]. But this also was vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!


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