Proverbs 15d don't be stubborn


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Proverbs 15d don't be stubborn

  1. 1. Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1
  2. 2. Proverbs 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. When a Christian strays from the Path of Righteousness, God immediately corrects him, gently at first. If he will not return to the Path, the correction becomes reproof with increasing intensity. If he will not heed, his life becomes unbearable, and eventually death is his punishment. 2
  3. 3. Psalm 32:3-5 (TLB) 3 There was a time when I wouldn’t admit what a sinner I was. But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. 4 All day and all night Your Hand was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day 5 until I finally admitted all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, "I will confess them to the Lord." And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone. 3
  4. 4. A conscience is like an invisible fence. The fence is buried around a yard to protect your dog from harm. The dog has a collar with a receiver in it to receive signals from the fence. As the dog nears the fence a beeping sound begins. The closer he gets, the louder the sound. If he gets too close he receives a mild electric shock, and the closer he gets the stronger the shock. That is how our conscience works as we near the forbidden. The Holy Spirit pricks our conscience and warns us. Unfortunately, if we ignore those prickings, we may no longer feel them. Our conscience becomes calloused, and we get in trouble. 4
  5. 5. It is foolish to be that hard-headed and stubborn. Hear and heed the gentle persuasion of the Lord. God is patiently calling sinners to repentance. But there is an end to His patience. 5
  6. 6. Leviticus 26 14 "'But if you will not listen to Me and carry out all these Commands, 15 and if you reject My Decrees and abhor (hate) My Laws and fail to carry out all My Commands and so violate My Covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and drain away your life. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set My Face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you. NIV 6
  7. 7. 18 "'If after all this you will not listen to Me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over. 19 I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. 20 Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit. 21 "'If you remain hostile toward Me and refuse to listen to Me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve. (NIV) Only stubborn pride will make us refuse to admit when we are wrong – refuse to repent. 7
  8. 8. Irrational fear Disease Work in vain Defeat Punishment multiplied 8
  9. 9. Hear and heed the gentle persuasion of the Lord, when He first speaks to you. Those who will not shall suffer chastisement, even unto death. 9
  10. 10. 11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? If God sees the dead – even in hell, He certainly sees the hearts of the living. 10
  11. 11. This does not mean that God is watching with a vengeful eye to lash out at everyone who slips and fails. Don’t get weary in welldoing; Keep on keeping on. God only punishes the stubbornly rebellious, who will not respond to His gentle 11
  12. 12. 12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. A scorner makes fun of the Truth and of those who hold that Truth -- that sin is destructive,. He goes his own way, doing as he will, and thinks it will bring happiness and peace. If he ever learns at all, he will only learn from hard experience. 12
  13. 13. Proverbs 18:1 (TLB) The selfish man quarrels against every sound principle of conduct by demanding his own way. We each make our own choices. We choose to live life our own way, or we choose to live life God’s Way. Our own way produces troubles. Proverbs 1: 29 God’s Way brings blessing. 13