Summary: Ever feel trapped? How did you get here? How do you get out? Humans are the only varments that build their own traps?
TRAPPED? MAKING CHOICES? CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES?
HOW DID I GET HERE? HOW LONG WILL I STAY HERE?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyyfingers@aol.com
Deut. 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:
 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of
the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
Deut. 11:26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse--
 the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today;
 the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command
you today by following other gods, which you have not known.
Deut. 11:26 "Today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse!
 You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today.
 You will receive a curse if you reject the commands of the Lord your God and turn from his way
by worshiping foreign gods.
Today we are hearing about quarterback TIM TEBOW, and is God blessing TEBOW's team?
Why can we not consider darkness and those choicing to live under curses?
I. LIFE CAN ESTABLISH MANY TRAILS... HERE IS A SAD TRAIL MANY FOLLOW...
A. ATTITUDE ----> LUST OF THE EYES---> CHOICES---> BEHAVIOR PATTERNS---> HABIT--->
REINFORCED HABITS---> ANGER---> BITTERNESS---> THOUGHT PATTERNS--->
SPIRITUAL ROOTS---> CURSES...
B. When will we become smart enough to CONNSIDER CONSEQUENCES TO ACTIONS...
II. DAVID HAD WATCHED SOME SAD EVENTS IN HIS NATION...
HE SAW SAUL'S FALL? HE SEE HIS SON'S POOR CHOICES? HE SEE ABSOLOM
UNDERMIND HIS KINGDOM... DAVID ASK A QUESTION 3 TIMES...
2 Samuel 1:19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
2 Samuel 1:25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in
thine high places.
2 Samuel 1:27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
A. DAVID IS LOOKING AT THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AND COMES TO
THE POINT ---> WE MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH WHY WE ARE HERE...
B. CONSIDER THE INSANITY OF SAMENESS... \
You can not do things the same way and expect a different outcome.
III. LIFE HAS A WAY OF PASSING THE BUCK, BLAMING OTHERS AND DENYING
MY HANDS ARE DIRTY...
A. BE WARNED MIGHTY KING...
Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying,
Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream
because of him.
B. BIG -- TOUGH MIGHTY KING, YOU MAY WASH YOUR HANDS, BUT YOUR HEART WILL
ALLOW THIS CRUEL DEED...
Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made,
he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of
this just person: see ye to it.
C. PILATE WHO ARE YOU FOOLING BY WASHING YOUR HANDS?
IV. BIBLICAL HISTORY IS FULL OF TWO FACED INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE CAUGHT
WITH THEIR HANDS IN THE COOKIE JAR, AND THEY REFUSE TO ACCEPT THEIR
ACTIONS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT...
A. EVE was guilty, what does she do...
Genesis 3:13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
B. ADAM accepts the fruit and he excuses...
Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the
tree, and I did eat.
C. THE HUMAN NATURE OF EXCUSING BEHAVIOR GOES TO CAIN...
Genesis 4:9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not:
Am I my brother's keeper?
10] And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's
blood from thy hand;
D. REMEMBER WHEN MOSES IS UP ON THE MOUNTAIN AND AARON IS LEFT IN CHARGE?
AARON EXCUSES HIS BEHAVIOR.
Exodus 32:24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me:
then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
E. AARON MADE THE CHOICE, CAN NOT BLAME OTHERS...