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Don't Take the Bait

Don't Take the Bait

Jul 07, 2019

Passage: Ecclesiastes 7:25-29

Preacher: Jobey McGinty

Series: Ecclesiastes: Viewing Life Through the Right Lens

Category: Sin, Worship

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Detail:

We all have areas of life that lure us. The enemy knows how to set a trap, how to bait us into making bad decisions, and he starts often by tricking us into just taking a little bit. We want just a taste, and find ways to justify it. Like the Sirens in Homer's Odyssey, we want to find ways to get as close as we can to hear the powerful song, but without it taking our lives. But if we want to handle fire close to our chest, we have to expect that we will eventually get burned. We need wisdom to keep away from the Sirens of our heart.

ABOUT THIS SERIES: If life sometimes seems empty and meaningless, you aren't alone. One Preacher in the bible even agrees. He surveys his life's great accomplishments and successes, and sees that ultimately, it's all in vain. So what is the point of living? He concludes that in the end, when we live our lives not simply "under the sun," but "unto the Son," all that is meaningless in life takes on great meaning, even eternal meaning, and gives us much to live and hope for.