9/24/2006 ~ Consent Not to Sinners

... To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge
and discretion ... ~ Proverbs 1:1-19

~ Solomon wrote to those in their youth.
The young man is allured, sin will entice him,
but beware for its end is death.

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 16:25

... For the end of those things is death. ~ Romans 6:21

Heed these lessons so as to be released from their temptations.

... fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverbs 1:7

Do you want to learn the hard way?
Can you say, “God, you were wrong?”

... each of us shall give account of himself to God. ~ Romans 14:11-12

Do you worship by faith or wait to agree by sight?

For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:7

          ┌─> Solomon sinned by taking 700 wives, some worshipping idols which he condoned.
... his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, ... ~ 1st Kings 11:1-4

Solomon lived richer than any other man both in blessings and sin.
(He built God’s temple possessing great wisdom, given from God.)

... Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all.
~ Ecclesiastes 12:10-14

Solomon wants to tell every young man in Proverbs not to do what I did.
Solomon wants us to know the rules.

... For childhood and youth are vanity. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1

Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; ...
~ Psalm 25:7

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with
those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will
not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

We need to not just trust in our circumstances,
for we can not trust ourselves.

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, ... ~ Proverbs 28:26

"The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; ...
~ Jeremiah 17:9-10

God knows and He is always right.
A child goes from not questioning "dad" to not believing him.
 These passages are to assist getting over the hump of youth.

... although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; ...
~ Genesis 8:20-21

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, ... ~ Proverbs 1:7

A wise son heeds his father's instruction, But a scoffer does not listen
to rebuke. ~ Proverbs 13:1

Nothing is harder to listen to than a rebuking.

... if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, ...
~ Proverbs 1:8-11

Watch out if sinners by "sheer number" make it okay.
~ Do not follow others but lead your way to God.

... why has Satan filed your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit ... ~ Acts 5:1-11
                                    └─> A lie "together" holds comfort for the fools.

A young man can believe sin can be okay; ~ fun.

... Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; ... ~ Proverbs 1:11-13
Attitudes of better, more deserving, than others. <─┘                          

... For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. ...
~ Proverbs 1:14-16

┌─────────> A danger in life. <─┐                                   
... These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: ...
~ Proverbs 6:16-19

You only stand once in life so will you go for the gusto or stand with God?

... the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does
the will of God abides forever. ~ 1st John 2:15-17

Do you have the resolve to say, “I will not let sin control me today?”
We need to see sin as something passing.

And it came to pass ... ~ Luke 2:1

God wants us to know real love.
There are things you want to miss out on.
The world is enticing and we know what we like.

... do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that you may prove what is that good ... ~ Romans 12:1-2

The lure of the world is that it will last forever.
Do not conform to the world for it will grow old.
This world is not eternal but temporal.

My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path;
... ~ Proverbs 1:15

Would you choose the world over God?

... everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners.
~ Proverbs 1:16-19

Joseph’s brothers
Desires of the world lured them.

↓    ↓    ↓
... thirty pieces of silver. ... ~ Matthew 26:14-16

... Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God
could be purchased with money! ... ~ Acts 8:18-24

The desire for power, lust, and more stuff.

So it came to pass, ... ~ Genesis 37:23-24

Christ died to redeem us from the world.
We need to listen, stand as young men,
~ to God so we may build up His ways.

Glory be to God.





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