BEWARE OF HEIGHTS
I Cor. 10:31
April 9, 1995
INTRODUCTION: A time to be careful is when one reaches his
goals. The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the
battle itself. The most difficult period is the period of
indecision, whether to fight or run away. And the most
dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his
resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must
watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.
In other words, vulnerability accompanies achievement. After
the long haul, energy drained, dreams realized, enthusiasm
peaked, desire accomplished; watch out!
In some lives, before the taste of victory became stale, the
erosion of self-destruction was underway.
During the difficult years the watchword is survival and the
battle cry is sacrifice. Hard times bind people together. Goals
are set. Prayers are offered. Every week is a new adventure
in faith. By and by, the pieces fall into place and the goals are
finally reached. It is there, on the perilous pinnacle of
accomplishment, that the adversary lurks with his corrupting
EXAMPLES: Noah, Elijah, David
David was a man whose heart followed hard after God. Though
as a boy ...
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