HOW TO LIVE WISELY IN A WICKED WORLD
June 14, 2020
SUNDAY SERMON: HOW TO LIVE WISELY IN A WICKED WORLD
Psalm 37:1 – 7
Introduction: A little boy went into a grocery store and asked the clerk for a box of Duz detergent. The clerk said, “What do you need the detergent for?” The little boy replied, “I want to wash my dog.” The clerk said, “Well, son that Duz detergent is pretty strong for washing a little dog.”
The little boy said, “But that’s what I want.” The clerk said, Well, okay, if you’re sure. But you need to be careful when you wash your dog in it. That Duz detergent is very strong. It might kill him.”
About a week later the little boy came back into the store and the clerk recognized him and asked, “Son, how’s your dog?” The little boy said, “He’s dead.” The clerk replied, “Oh, I’m sorry, but I told you that Duz detergent was awfully strong and that it might kill him.”
The little boy shook his head and said, I don’t think it was the Duz detergent that killed him, I THINK IT WAS THE RINSE CYCLE THAT GOT HIM.”
Brothers and sisters, I believe we all go through the “rinse cycle’ of life in this wicked world before us.
The “rinse cycle” can be our marriage, our job, our children, our health, or something else, but it does happen.
Four movements will help us to live wisely in a wicked world.
CONTROL YOUR WALK
CONDITION YOUR WILL
COMMIT YOUR WAY
CONSECRATE YOUR WAIT