Making Wise Choices In Difficult Situations by Larry Wynn

MAKING WISE CHOICES IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
II CHRONICLES 10
FEBRUARY 11, 1996 A.M. SERVICE

INTRODUCTION

A. OPENING ILLUSTRATION: A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER TOLD HIS CLASS
ABOUT THE STORY OF LAZARUS AND THE RICH MAN. HE HIGHLIGHTED
THE PLIGHT OF LAZARUS, AND THE BLATANT NEGLECT OF THE RICH MAN.
ONE WAS PRIVILEGED IN THIS WORLD AND THE OTHER FOUND PEACE IN
HEAVEN. AFTER THE TEACHER HAD SHARED THESE TRUTHS, HE POSED
THIS QUESTION TO HIS CLASS, "NOW, WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER BE,
BOYS, THE RICH MAN OR LAZARUS?" ONE GUY RAISED HIS HAND AND
REPLIED, "I'D LIKE TO BE THE RICH MAN WHILE I'M LIVING AND LAZARUS
WHEN I DIE."

B. THAT'S NOT UNLIKE MANY OF US IF WE WILL BE VERY HONEST. WE WANT
WHAT IS EXPEDIENT NOW, BUT WE WANT THE OUTCOME TO BE GOOD
LATER.

C. THE TRUTH IS, CONSEQUENCES ARE A NATURAL PART OF CHOICES. WE
CAN'T HAVE BOTH WORLDS, WRONG DECISIONS AND GOOD OUTCOMES.
OUR LIVES ARE A SUM TOTAL OF THE DECISIONS AND CHOICES WE MAKE.

D. IN THE BIBLE WE HAVE A STORY THAT ILLUSTRATES THIS WELL. THE
STORY IS FOUND IN II CHRONICLES 10. IT IS THE STORY OF A KING WHO
HAD A MAJOR DECISION TO MAKE. HIS CHOICE WOULD AFFECT AND
ENTIRE NATION FOR YEARS TO COME.
1. HIS DECISION WAS CONSEQUENTIAL.

ILL. WE ALL MAKE THESE DECISIONS. OFTEN THEY COME IN CRISIS
TIMES:

COUPLE HAVING TROUBLE IN THEIR MARRIAGE.
TEENS WHO ARE DATING REGARDING SEXUAL PURITY.
PERSON ON THE VERGE OF A CAREER CHANGE.
PERSON WHO IS CONTEMPLATING TURNING HIS LIFE OVER TO
CHRIST.

2. IT IS OBVIOUS HE MADE THE WRONG DECISION.

3. WHAT COULD HE HAVE DONE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION?

I. THE ...


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