Introduction: Charlie Brown's sister, Sally, moved toward her sibling and proclaimed, "I think I've found the key to life- - you simply stay nearby until you become acclimated to it." A man of honor once composed Marilyn vos Savant with an inquiry regarding life. Ms. vos Savant is recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records Hall of Fame for most noteworthy IQ, and has a standard
segment in Parade. This specific inquirer said his life was "more debilitating than he at any point envisioned" and needed to be aware, "Is this ordinary?" Marilyn let him know his life was without a doubt typical and afterward gave the accompanying similarity about existence. She expressed, "A significant part of the time, life resembles going through the air terminal directing a stacked gear truck with one terrible wheel. In some cases you simply feel crazy, at times you really look ludicrous, and in some cases nothing remains at this point but to attempt to push it in by and large the correct bearing." (Parade, Oct. 12, 1997, p. 8) While there is a trace of validity in both of those assertion, doubtlessly there must be something else to life besides staying nearby attempting to become acclimated to it, or simply attempting to "push it" in the correct heading. Fortunately, there is! Fortunately, God has a remark about existence. He has given us His statement, the Bible. The Bible is a book that has a lot to say regarding life and about how we ought to live it. While we don't have time tonight to take a gander at each section in the Bible about existence and how it ought to be lived, we truly have opportunity and energy to investigate this one part. Maxims 9 separates life to its least difficult bits of insight and gives us Life In A Nutshell. That is the idea I need to enhance tonight. Notice with me a portion of the unavoidable issues facing everyone as they are uncovered in this section. I. V. 1-4; 13-16 THERE ARE TWO CALLS IN LIFE A. V. 1-4 The Call Of Wisdom - Ill. The Context. (Note: Wisdom has a fine house held up by seven support points. This discusses extensive size and soundness. Her home is away from the way of ordinary human movement, v. 3. She needs to send her workers to call individuals to come. She looks for them where they reside and welcomes them to come to her place for a superior life.) What is "shrewdness"? Shrewdness isn't insight! "Intelligence isn't high IQ. It is the best utilization of information." - - Lewis Timberlake "Scriptural insight is knowing, understanding and experiencing the Word of God." An existence of intelligence, then, at that point, is an everyday routine that experiences out the insights of the Word of God. (Sick. Work 23:12; Psa. 119:103; Jer. 15:16; 1 Pet. 2:2) (Ill. The Words Of Jesus - Matt. 4:4) B. V. 13-16 The Call Of Wickedness - Ill. The Context. (Note: Folly likewise has a house. Be that as it may, it is fabricated where the imbeciles are now residing, v. 15. This makes it undeniably more advantageous. This suggests that men might go into the place of imprudence with next to zero change in their lives. To get to shrewdness, they need to invest energy, to get to imprudence, they can go on as they are, where they are.) (Note: Folly is introduced as a whore. She guarantees the moron a great time, this is the temptation to evil, Heb. 11:25.) (Note: This is the reason there are a larger number of individuals who carry on with day to day routines of wrongdoing than there are who experience lives of honorableness! Individuals, similar to water and power, quite often pick the easiest course of action. They do what falls into place without a hitch and they incline toward evil, Psa. 58:3; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:22.) II. V. 4, 10-12; 16 THERE ARE TWO CHOICES IN LIFE (Sick. At the point when the calls of life are given, a definitive decision lies with the person. Indeed, even Jesus introduced life as comprising of just two decisions, Matt. 7:13-14.) A. V. 16 One Grounded In Human Understanding - This is the pathway of the absurd. The decision requires no decision! It is just man doing what he does essentially. This is man heading out in a different direction, Pro. 16:25. B. V. 4, 10-12 One Grounded In Heavenly Understanding - By contrast, he that picks the way of astuteness, does so in light of the fact that he has come to see a few significant insights. He has come to a comprehension of the Person, Position and Power of God, v. 10-12. The insightful individual has come to comprehend that one day, God will pass judgment on these day to day routines we are experiencing, Rom. 14:12; 2 Cor. 5:10. Along these lines, He is to be respected and dreaded as we go through this world. (Note: In the end, your timeless fate will settle upon your decision concerning Jesus Christ. At this moment, the nature of your life settles upon your decisions concerning God's Word and Will for your life, v. 12.) III. V. 7-9 THERE ARE TWO CONTRASTS IN LIFE A. V. 7-8 The Wicked Man - Ill. The Context. These refrains let us know that the fiendish man, or the bonehead is "closed off". He won't yield to common sense. He won't pay attention to the Lord. Attempting to show him his rebelliousness just makes a foe! (Note: "Insightful men adjust their perspectives; tricks never. A savvy man thinks all he says; a simpleton says all he thinks." - Anonymous "Time after time we change occupations, companions, or mates as opposed to evolving ourselves." - - Akbarali Jetha.) The individual who picks human silliness over divine truth is not entirely set in stone to life his life according to his very own preferences! B. V. 9 The Wise Man - Ill. The Context and the differentiation. While the dolt endures in his stupidity, the shrewd man will listen when he is defied with reality and he will change his life appropriately. He has a "workable" soul! (Sick. Precepts 1:7-9) He understands his own restrictions and inadequacy and handles each a valuable open door to form his life into one that is more satisfying to the Lord. (Note: "Shrewd men advance more from fools than fools from insightful men." - Cato the Elder) (Note: These two sorts of individuals are surrounding us! There are the individuals who are closed off. They assume they realize what is best for their lives and you can't let them know any unique. They are fools! Then, there are those individuals who realize they are flawed. They realize they need guidance and they get the reality of God with bliss. These people are insightful! Who best portrays you?) IV. V. 5-6; 17-18 THERE ARE TWO CONSEQUENCES IN LIFE A. V. 5-6 You Can Attend The Feast - Ill. The Context. Insight spreads her table for the people who go into her home. She reinforces them, she fulfills them, and she supports them. She gives them all they need until further notice and for the future, v. 6, 11. (Note: The equivalent is valid for the individual who picks the method of God over the behavior that most people find acceptable. He spreads His blowout for us as we go through this life, 1 Cor. 2:9, and He guarantees us that we have a home with Him in His paradise perpetually, John 14:1-3! Deciding to live by the insight of God will fit you for magnificence!) B. V. 17-18 You Can Attend The Funeral - Ill. The Context and the differentiation. While the savvy man heads out to partake in the banquet, the dolt goes off the get through his memorial service, v. 18. This reality is clearly delineated in Proverbs 7:5-27. This is the part of the nitwit! Carrying on with this life to the full with wicked joys, however with no groundwork for later! (Sick. A rich man flopped in business. He got together the sections of his destroyed fortune and had in every one of the two or three thousand bucks. Still up in the air to go toward the West and begin once again. He brought his cash and bought an engine back home, outfitting it in the most extravagant style, and loading it with arrangements for his excursion. In this extravagant vehicle he made a trip to his objective. Finally he ventured from the entryway of his RV and really at that time thought interestingly of his incredible indiscretion. He had involved all his cash in getting to his new home, and didn't presently have anything with which to start life there. This occurrence delineates the silliness of the individuals who consider just this life and make no arrangement forever.) The insightful man will go to Heaven, the dolt will take a hike! Which will it be for you? Conc: James lets us know that our life is just a simple fume, James 4:14. It is hanging around for a period and afterward it is no more! We just get on life, so we really want to spend it carefully, doing the desire of the Lord and setting ourselves up to meet Him when this life is finished. Indeed, even as you stay here this evening, the fume of your life is dispersing into the slight quality of time everlasting. In the event that you told the truth, would you say, "I'm carrying on with a daily existence in light of the word and will of God! I stroll in the anxiety toward the Lord and I serve Him with my entire existence."? Or on the other hand, could you need to concede, "I head out in a different direction, do whatever I might feel like doing and never contemplate what God needs from my life."? Those are the two limits! I suspect that the majority of us are some place in the two. In the event that this message is anything, it is a test to start the most common way of drawing your life nearer to the manner in which God believes you should live it.

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