Dan Quayle's Sermon Of The Year - Decisions (6 of 9) by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691

Proverbs 1:32-33
Print 263, CT 810301

32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill
them, and the complacency of fools will destroy
33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm.
Well, have you got your Bibles with you? Open to the Book
of Proverbs. We're going to be walking through some different
chapters as we have the last few weeks. We'll be looking at
some very pertinent counsel on wise living. The text today is
Proverbs 3:5 & 6. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and
lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths."
Or as the NIV says "make your paths straight."
Dan Quayle said it. "You are in the Republican
Convention." These words, one writer said, are perhaps the
most remarkable response of the whole week. The words of Dan
Quayle after it had become known that he had served in the
National Guard rather than going to Vietnam. He said, "I did
not know in 1969, that I would be in this room." What he meant
was he was surrounded by a group of reporters; they were asking
him questions; and, he was trying to handle the very
troublesome question of why he was in the National Guard and
why he did not go to Vietnam.
I think Moody Adams was right, Dan Quayle's statement
revealed two or three things that every person here has to deal
with. First of all, he dealt with the problem that all of us
have problems in our past. All of us have made decisions that
if we had known back then, we wouldn't have made them. We all
have something in our pasts that we wish that we had made wiser
decisions. The second thing that he pointed out was, not only
are things in our pasts, that we wish that we could have
changed by making better decisions,-h buit tbhe fact is that sooner
or later, t ...

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