The Path, Part 1 | Principle of the Path | August 20-21, 2022

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S.O.A.P. – “Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer”

Are you satisfied with where you are at on your journey? Why or why not?

King Solomon writes, While I was at the window of my house, looking through the curtain, I saw some naive young men, and one in particular who lacked common sense. He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman, strolling down the path by her house. It was at twilight, in the evening, as deep darkness fell. The woman approached him, seductively dressed and sly of heart. She was the brash, rebellious type, never content to stay at home. She is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner.

She threw her arms around him and kissed him, and with a brazen look she said, “I’ve just made my peace offerings and fulfilled my vows. You’re the one I was looking for! I came out to find you, and here you are! My bed is spread with beautiful blankets, with colored sheets of Egyptian linen. I’ve perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning. Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses, for my husband is not home. He’s away on a long trip. He has taken a wallet full of money with him and won’t return until later this month.” Proverbs 7:6–20 NLT

Sermon Insights:

Direction determine destination.

We always end up where the path we are on takes us.

Have you ever watched a disaster play out? What did you do? Next time, what will you do?

Who do you resonate with most in this story?

Are you at a place in your life where you become the wise father or mother figure using a tragic story to educate and warn those you influence?

Whose voice do you need to be listening to right now in your own life?

Who needs to hear your voice of encouragement and wisdom right now?

Lord, thank you for wise people who care enough to help younger and less experienced individuals recognize where the path they are tempted to go down leads. Help us have the strength to live out what our faith prompts us to do.