0:00 . . . . . . Brother Bill Suttles
18:21 . . . . . . Brother Dustin Parks
Luke 15: 11-19
Drop The Bucket
While we grow we often times get tired of being told what to do. Whether we are young and think we know best or grown and get tired of being bossed around. In this scripture, we see a son that thought he knew better and asked for all of his inheritance from his father. The father did as his San requested and let him go. As a Christian, we at times do the same thing. We think we know best and wonder out into the wilderness of the world. We think we’ve got the world by the tail. You might think that it’s not that big of a deal or there is no way I could be like this. All it takes is a simple thought and you’re in the wilderness. We can get out there and think we are having the best time of our life yet what we don’t see is that we are starving ourselves to death. You might think that you can do whatever you want to do and still be one with God, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth. God knows your mind, thoughts, heart, and your actions so you can’t hide from Him. The world sees your life and actions and the way you live can and will destroy your testimony. Misery loves company. Once you become out of God’s will then misery will soon set in. Before long Satan will then make all the things in your life miserable. There is pleasure in sin but only for a season, for just a little while. With sin, you’ll find happiness but it will wear off, then you’re off to find something else to find pleasure in. At some point, you’ll be eaten alive by the sins in your life.
God is faithful to forgive and give mercy, but only when we come to brokenness. All it takes is realizing you need God’s help and stop carrying your sins around. We’ve got to let go of everything and hold on to Christ.