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Law of Work
The book of Proverbs reveals a significant fact: there is a remedy for all the ailments of our depraved and foolish hearts. The remedy? Wisdom. Wisdom has the power to correct all the shortcomings of our sin nature. It is obtained through the fear of the Lord, a relationship with God that results in submissive obedience to his commands (Proverbs 1:7). Wisdom is revealed in God’s Holy Word, the Bible. Wisdom is passed on through teachers; and the primary teachers of wisdom, as this section of Proverbs emphasizes, are parents. This Sunday we will see what God says about The Law Of Work.
Law of Sex
The focus this week is Proverbs 5. The theme verse is 3:15 which says, “drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.” This isn't exactly talking about water, but is an illustration about satisfying our sexual desires out of our own marriage. At no time in human history has sexual immorality been as prevalent and as public as it is today. Opportunities for sexual sin are in your face almost everywhere, and many who indulge are proud of it, to the point of even being boastful. They try justify their lifestyle and insist that their conduct is only natural. But all the excuses in the world do not change this reality - when God’s moral standards are rejected and ignored, people, societies, and nations will suffer the consequences. Although times and people change, moral absolutes do not. What was morally wrong in Solomon’s day is morally wrong today. This Sunday we will see what God says about The Law Of Sex.
The focus this week is Proverbs 4. The key verse is found at 4:18, “But the path of the just is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” The picture is that of a sunrise, the first gleam of dawn, and the increasing of the light on the path as the day advances. If we walk in the way of God’s wisdom, the path gets brighter and there is no sunset! When the path ends, we step into the light that never dims, for “there shall be no night there” (Revelation 22:5). Walk with us, as we look at how God’s wisdom lights our path.
This Sunday Pastor Rick will be looking at chapter three, one of my favorites. This chapter deals with the law of faith. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on thine on understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths." These words have been the charter and compass of countless thousands throughout the ages, for they tell what is meant by the life of faith. To Martin Luther, faith was not so much a matter of believing in ideas as trusting in a person. Man was created to trust God only and wholly. Anything less is faithlessness and godlessness. A simple acronym for the word FAITH is Forsaking-All- -I-Take-Him.
Law of Wisdom
This Sunday we will be looking at chapter two. The key verse in this chapter is 2:6, which says, “For the Lord gives wisdom out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding”. God is the source of wisdom through His Word. If we want true wisdom, we must get into the word and learn the truths God wants us to know and apply to our lives. This Sunday we will see how we find this wisdom and the benefits it provides for us as well as what happens if we reject this divine wisdom from God.
Home Building is the topic for this Sunday's message. We have several very interesting guests that will be sharing what it means to build a godly home - you don't want to miss the dramatic visuals as Barb the Builder, Betty the Baker, Beth the Balancer, and Bess the Beautifier join us for Sunday worship. "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it" (Psalm 127:1).