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Summary: Ever feel trapped? How did you get here? How do you get out? Humans are the only varments that build their own traps?

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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

TEXT:

Deut. 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

[27] A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:

[28] 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.

NIV

Deut. 11:26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse--

[27] the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today;

[28] 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.

NL

Deut. 11:26 "Today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse!

[27] You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today.

[28] 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


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