Scripture: Proverbs 6:20-35 Text: 24-35
Sermon: WISDOM REVEALS THE FOLLY OF ADULTERY
I. The Unveiled Heart of the Adulterous Woman
II. The Undeniable Dangers of Such an Action
III. The Undoubtable Folly of the Adulterous
WISDOM REVEALS THE FOLLY OF ADULTERY
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light;
reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
24 To keep you from the evil woman,
From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
25 Do not lust after her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
26 For by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
This morning Pastor Randy returns to our stride of the Book of Proverbs. Wisdom is basically the spiritual armor described by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6. If we don't listen to Wisdom and follow her counsel, we are not wise and haven't yet learned to believe and trust God and His Word. Our story this morning returned to the deceit and seduction of the Immoral Woman.
An adulterous woman is a wicked woman. There are things that the earth is not designed to accept. When these things are allowed to exist it is not good for the world. There are also some of God's creation that are extremely wise. We would do well to pay attention to how they function and learn from them.
The Gospel of the Kingdom - Message 75 - Give Us a Sign - Matthew 12:38-42. The Pharisees respond to Jesus' criticism and the exposure of their wickedness by sarcastically demanding that He prove that He is the Messiah. They asked for a spectacular miracle – a sign that would leave no doubt that He was the Messiah. They believed He couldn't, but they couldn't (and wouldn't) believe.
In Hosea's day, the nation of Israel had turned its back on God, and turned to the wicked practice of worshiping the false gods of the surrounding nations. Though Israel would soon face judgment (by way of defeat by, and deportation through, the neighboring people of Assyria), God was — and still is — faithful to the original covenant promises He made to Israel, through Abraham. Israel, who had been called "No Mercy," would again be shown mercy, and Israel, who had been called "Not My People," had not lost its status as God's people. This section of Hosea contains important truths not only for the Israel of Hosea's day, but for the people of Israel both today and in the future. In this sermon, "A Turning Point," Pastor Jesse Randolph addresses these and other matters in his verse-by-verse exposition of Hosea 1:10-2:1.
Our infamous pastor starts off the pre-game show with... quantum physics! It has to do with Captain Kirk and the transporter system. Figuring out, when he is disassembled and reassembled if he is alive or dead. Okay... we're weird.
It looks like we're still talking about The Immortality of Animals. And now we're talking about insects. Do they have souls?
We take a look at when The Light of Life puts His finger in the dirt (dust). When God puts His finger in the dust, what is He doing? This woman was about to die, but she does not. And now we're talking about the battle of Armageddon. The adulterous woman and the war of Armageddon has to do with Christ being the one who brings forth all life. And in John 8 the Pharisee's want to stone God, and He walks through them. John 8:58 is exposing that Christ is outside of time.
But, one of our listeners wants to add Isaiah 35:9 into the discussion... and here we go. Open your Textbooks and get out a note taking device. This is in the context of Daniel 12:12, the 75-day interval. Why aren't there going to be any ravenous beasts or lions there? Here, no animal will kill another animal. There are two kingdoms coming. The two kingdoms are often mixed in the Bible. Our pastor walks us through scriptures that get into this.
So, here comes our list:
Animals have states:
Man follows the same states.
Now, why are animals being sacrificed in the Millennial Kingdom?
But does he ever bring it back to insects? Tune in next week...
Feel free to write or call our pastor with questions and encouragement.
Matthew 12:38-45 is a concluding warning of impending doom upon the current generation--He calls it an "evil and adulterous generation." The religious leaders and the common people had great privilege and light--they should have known that Christ was the long-awaited Messiah and Savior. Yet they asked for further signs, exposing their hardened and moralistic hearts. Jesus graciously "gives" them one last sign--the sign of the past in Jonah's deliverance from the pit of the fish after three days and three nights, which pointed to the greater and only saving sign to come in Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. Then Jesus gives them two warnings: first, using examples of pagans with little light who did repent, He warns them that One greater is among them and greater judgment is deserved; second, using a parable of an unclean spirit departing but coming back with seven worse spirits, He warns them that with only man-made moralistic reformation of the soul, the end is worse than the first.
This is a serious warning to our evil generation of our day--we have been given more light than perhaps any society in history, yet we continue to depart from God's Law to our sin (evil) and depart from God Himself to our own self (adulterous).
Adultery is unlike other sins. We will see the contrast between sin committed out of "need" and sin committed out of "greed". And this very serious warning about a sin that will stain a person for a lifetime or might just cost them their life.
Among the most sobering words spoken by Jesus were: "Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in the lory of HIs father with His holy angels." (Mark 8:38). What does it mean to be ashamed of Jesus? What does it mean NOT to be ashamed of Jesus? This probing evangelistic message will make you face what you will say on the day when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.
As we continue through Peter's teaching on false teachers and prophets, this passage gives us some clues as to their origin and what they are like in doctrine and behavior. We are reminded that they will be judged by God and that they are very dangerous to the church, particularly to "unstable souls."
Our story begins with last day of the fall Feast of Tabernacles. On the eighth and final day, there were two big observances: one evoking the image of water and and one the image of light. So, in chapter seven Jesus offered Himself as Living Water. In chapter eight He will offer Himself as the Light of the World. But between those two great invitations to all sinners, Jesus offers forgiveness to one sinner.
Which powerfully reminds each of us that Jesus forgives those who repent and believe. Anyone.
The calm (vv.53 – 2).
The trap (vv.3-6a).
The challenge (vv.6b-8).
The pardon (vv.9-11).