Proverbs 31:10 -31
We are going to pick up from where we left off last week.
Vigorous or bitter conflict. discord, quarrel, struggle or clash.
Refers to negative thoughts, feelings of insecurity, fear, anxiety, inadequacy, disgust, or resentment toward another person, mental uneasiness.
Facebook and Instagram are the highlight reels of people’s lives. You don’t see what is really going on behind the scenes.
- Fits of Anger
Unexpressed or uncontrollable feelings of anger. Rage.
State or situation in which people groups are in competition with each other.
Strong disagreement that leads to contention, quarrels or discord.
The action of separating something into parts. Disagreement between two or more groups producing tension or hostility.
A feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, superior qualities, achievements, successes, or possessions.
A state of being intoxicated.
The Bible never says do not drink. It says do not be drunk – multiple times.
Noah made wine.
Jesus’ first miracle was turning water to wine.
Neither of them made grape juice.
The Bible says in Colossians 1:16 – All things were created by him and for him.
Acts 10:15 – What God has made clean don’t call unclean
Wine is not evil. Jesus does not make evil things.
Man perverts what Jesus has made.
Wine gets a bad rap especially in the South because of how people get drunk. Here is the problem; These people who willingly get intoxicated are running to alcohol as their god instead of Jesus. They believe that they can find some sort of fulfillment, satisfaction or pleasure in the alcohol. Intoxication is a form of worship. The alcohol is their god. They have traded what they could have found in Jesus for what they perceive alcohol can do for them.
Alcohol has never been the issue.
It has always been about the person’s heart. Jesus doesn’t care if you drink a glass of wine or not. Jesus wants your heart.
*If you have past addictions, an addictive personality, or alcoholism runs in your family, you shouldn’t drink. If you don’t like it or you have a belief that you should not. Then by all means – don’t. It is far better for Jesus to have your heart than for you to have a glass of wine.
Unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
- Things like these – Evil thoughts, hatred, malice, bitterness, anxiousness, lying, murder adultery, theft, gossip, slander
There are all these bad things that start inside the heart of a woman. This is depressing. Why? Jeremiah said, The heart is deceitful and sick – Jer. 17:9
You on your best day, at the top of your game, cannot fix the what is wrong inside of you.
You can try.
- Oprah/magazines/self help books
- Plastic Surgery
- New Job
- New Degree
- Bigger House
- New Car
You don’t do sinful acts and then that makes you a sinner. You are a sinner so you do sinful acts.
It is what is in your heart that defiles you.
No one can make you have evil thoughts, be intoxicated, be sexually immoral, be jealous, commit adultery.
Jesus is our Hope, our Redeemer, our Salvation, our Joy, our Peace, our King.
This is where the gospel comes in.
The gospel translated means – good news.
For the gospel to be good news – it has to invade bad spaces.
What better space for the gospel to invade than a woman’s heart?
It’s OK to not be OK but it is not OK to stay there.
Please let Jesus transform us by the renewing of our minds.
Let us repent of the idols that we have built and the wickedness that has been in our hearts.
Let the Holy Spirit stir up within us passions and affections only for Jesus.
Thank you for Jesus and the blood that was spilled out of Him for us on the cross.
Thank you that He and He alone satisfied your wrath.
Cause us to want to live out our lives in full obedience and devotion to You and Your Word.