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#LifeHacks - Life Without LifeHacks

#LifeHacks - Life Without LifeHacks

Jun 10, 2018

Preacher: John Welborn

Series: #Lifehacks

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June 10, 2018 Pastor John Welborn
#LifeHacks: Proverbs for Wise Living
Life without #LifeHacks
Proverbs 26:7-12
 
Main Idea: Don’t Be a Fool!
 
“Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools. Like one who binds the stone in the sling is the one who gives honor to a fool. Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools. Like an archer who wounds everyone is the one who hires a passing fool or drunkard. Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
Proverbs 26:7-12
 
I. The Consequences of Foolishness
 
a. Consequence #1: Ineffectiveness
“Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.”
Proverbs 26:7
 
“No one will (or should) take a fool’s word seriously. Even if the proverb he speaks is true, he invalidates his effects by his own character.”
Duane Garrett
 
b. Consequence #2: Dangerous Carelessness
“Like one who binds the stone in the sling is one who gives honor to a fool… Like an archer who wounds everyone is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.”
Proverbs 26:8, 10
 
c. Consequence #3: Self-Destructiveness
“Like a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.”
Proverbs 26:9
 
d. Consequence #4: Never-Ending Cycle
“Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.”
Proverbs 26:11
 
“The meaning of Proverbs 26:11 is self-evident: fools do not learn from their mistakes.”
Duane Garrett
 
II. The Deception of Foolishness
 
“Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
Proverbs 26:12
 
“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, & shrewd in their own sight.” Isaiah 5:21
 
“Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, & turn away from evil.” Proverbs 3:7
 
“Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness,’ and again, ‘The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.’”
1 Corinthians 3:18-20
 
How do I Avoid Foolishness & Walk in Wisdom?
“Everyone then who hears the words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27
 
“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’”
1 Corinthians 1:28-31
 
Main Idea: Don’t Be A Fool! And there is no greater fool than one who trusts in anything other than Jesus for his life
 
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Of what shall a man give in return for his soul?”
Matthew 16:26
 
Jesus is the Wisdom of God & Offers the Ultimate #LifeHack – Salvation!
 
 
 
Sources and Further Reading Opportunities:
· Strong’s Concordance – James Strong (1890)
· Tony Evans Book of Illustrations – Tony Evans (2009)
· Swindoll’s Ultimate Book of Illustrations & Quotes – Charles Swindoll (1998)
· Be Skillful – Warren Wiersbe (1996)
· New American Commentary: Prov, Ecc, Song of Solomon – Duane Garrett (1993)
· My Sermon Notes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon (2009)
Preaching the Word: Proverbs – Raymond C. Ortland (2012)