Summary: Let us study three men? There comes a reckoning day, choices? Three men and their life style choices? ONE MAN DIED DECEMBER 25, 2006. ONE MAN DIED DECEMBER 26, 2006. ONE MAN DIED DECEMBER 30, 2006. Brown, Hussein, Ford.
THERE COMES A RECKONING DAY!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Eccles. 7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
I. THERE COMES A RECKONING DAY!
A. December 2006 had a few reckoning days.
Let us consider 12/25/06 ---12/26/06 ----12/30/06 and the hidden lessons.
B. I love some old fashioned words.
I guess it is the Kentucky Hillbilly in me speaking in my language that few know today.
We say ain’t as a word.
We know ain’t ain’t a word, because our teachers taught us ain’t ain’t a word.
C.. My first time in Kentucky, I stopped at a little store.
The owner asked me, DO YOU WANT A POKE?
I said, WHAT?
A Poke? --- as he reached for a brown paper bag?
I was surprised in the dictionary the first meaning of poke is a bag, sack, wallet or purse?
D. I was visiting an old man and he said: FOTCH THAT TO ME?
Fotch was a mountain term for bring.
E. I like SOME OLD words:
To weigh in mind
To think upon
To carefully weigh a problem
II. WE ARE CALLED TO MEDITATION! Old meditation and modern meditation may vary in the meaning?
A. THERE IS A BASIC FACT WE ACCEPT ABOUT THE MIND:
BASIC GARBAGE IN, BASIC GARBAGE OUT.
B. What are we feeding our minds? Our soul? Our Spirit?
Spiritual junk food will always limit our spiritual growth and we will tend to be anemic.
A BLOOD DEFICIENCY --- Lacking force, vitality, or spirit.
Lacking interest --- Lacking in substance
To reflect or contemplate ---
To focus one’s thoughts on
To plan --- PROJECT IN ONE’S MIND.
1 Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalm 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Psalm 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Psalm 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
E. GOOD GODLY MEDITATION BRINGS PEACE, HOPE AND DELIGHT TO THE HEART AND MIND OF THE BELIEVERS.
III. TO UNDERSTAND AND MEDITATE NOW LET’S CONSIDER RECKON, UPON THE WORD OF GOD WILL BRING A CHANGE OF HEART AND A CHANGE OF ATTITUDE. WE MUST LET THE WORD OF GOD DO THE WORK OF GOD.
A. PETER SUBMITTED HIS THINKING PROCESS!
Peter did not excuse his behavior.
He did not justify what his denial to Jesus did.
Peter did not try to reason, he was in a dangerous area and this is
B. After thinking? Meditating? reckoning?
After remembering what Jesus said?
Peter THOUGHT AND WEPT.
Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
To count, estimate, to compute --- To determine by reference to a fixed basis.
To regard, to think upon, to suppose --- To settle all accounts.
To rely upon, to accept as certain. --- To consider.
D. I consider if we can brush shoulders with the people of God and never know it?
I think as Miriam and Aaron knew their little brother, they must not have recognized
something as he rubbed shoulders with them.
They talked mean and cruel about Moses’ wife, and Moses was hurt...
Reckon they did not know who Moses was?
E. As Jezebel was so focused on her own thing and the new farm she had helped her husband get, reckon she did not realize that there was an Elijah among them?
F. Reckon the king supposed he could have his brother’s wife and still be OK?
Reckon the message pricked his heart?
Reckon a bitter woman laying claim to a husband not hers, and did not see the one sent before, --- and not know that John was called of God to make
preparations and settle things?
G. Reckon the people determined there was a carpenter’s son that could work
with wood, and they could not identify the Son of God was WITH THEM?
H. Reckon there is a white horse saddled, and the Groom is prepared for the bride, and the church is so busy being seeker senstive, that they are not sensitive to the Holy Spirit warning: PREPARE --- HE IS COMING AGAIN.
I. Is there a man or woman of God among us, and we can not see beyond the carpenter’s hammer?