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“Obsess,” to have the mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic. (The American Heritage College Dictionary) Him / Her Alcohol Cigarettes.

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1 “Obsess,” to have the mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic. (The American Heritage College Dictionary) Him / Her Alcohol Cigarettes Money New car Gossip Retribution Things uncontrollable Ge. 39

2 I. The Object (1–7) 1.Attractive: (1-6)  Different things appeal to different people: Popularity (Simon, Ac. 8) Land (Ahab, 1 Kg. 21) Wisdom (Eve, Ge. 3) Pleasure (Mrs. Potiphar, Ge. 39)  Shifted focus!

3 I. The Object (1–7) 2.Unavailable: (7, "his master's wife") –God’s laws (Mt. 5:27, etc.) –Civil laws (Rm. 13:1ff) –Parent’s laws (Eph. 6:1-3) –Love’s laws (1 Co. 8:8…13)

4 I. The Object (1–7) 2.Unavailable: (cont.) –In spite of no law. 2 conditions: Not in God’s way… Self-control Ac. 24:25; 1 Co. 9:25; Gal. 5:22-23 Coveting Not in God’s time… Abram and Hagar; 1 Sm. 13:8–13

5 I. The Object (1–7) 3.Avoidable : (…7) 1 Co. 10:13 Two ways…  Physical distance (Joseph ran)  Mental distance, Jb. 31:1 “I’m not gonna ‘go there.’”

6 II. The Obsessed (7–18) 1.Rejects God (7) 2.Rejects Reason (8–9) Jd. 8, 10 3.Rejects Repentance (10) 4.Rejects Relationships (…11–18) 5.Rejects common decency (…11–18) Litmus tests: Ac. 27:9…20

7 III. The Obligation Hb. 13:5 L ook to God to fill your needs! No matter what it takes! Ge. 24:1-8

8 IV. The Outcome Shipwreck (Ac. 27:41) Destroyed Relationships (Ge. 39) Angry Master (Ge. 39) Prison (Ge. 39)

9 V. The Conclusion Life is a storm! (Rm. 7) Lk. 22:42 Happy moment? Praise God. Difficult moment?Seek God. Quiet moment?Worship God. Painful moment?Trust God. Every moment,Thank God.


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