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Palm Beach Lakes church of Christ March 23, 2008 Stan Bronson, Teacher
Joshua 24:15 – And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah. Isaiah 56:4 - For thus saith Jehovah of the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant Their choice represents an “adoption” of alternatives
As many alternatives exist as we can invent New born life Three years old Building our stories Formulate Our Truth We will do almost anything to reinforce our meanings by intensifying our stories We believe one alternative is absolute truth and we adopt that meaning
No exceptions We get because we choose, what we get has consequences, Therefore, we choose our consequences The entire key to having a workable life is to choose workable consequences We sell ourselves short be choosing “seed” and not choosing “fruit” – Galatians 6:7-8 - Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.
We are responsible for our actions We are responsible for our choices Therefore, we are responsible for consequences that occur from our choices Why do we blame others? “It must be someone else’s fault” “I am never wrong, ever!” What else do we use as excuses for assigning blame?
“The Victim” I can’t because they won’t let me They are against me It is my duty It is my obligation “The Victor” I can I lead It is my opportunity I get to… David, a victim turned victor – I Sam. 30:1-19