"FIVE FRUITFUL FAILURES"
God's Word reminds us:
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth
to his flesh shall of his flesh reap corruption; but
he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap
Now you see it is true not only that success breeds
success, but it is true that failure breeds failure. Some
times the most fruitful things in all the world are failures
and sin. For sin has a way of multiplying and snowballing
to such an extent that sin which once begun is hard
to recognize when it gets through.
ILL. The O.T. prophets said that fathers had
Eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth were
Set on edge.
Sin has a way of doing that. Like a pebble thrown into
the lake the ripples seem to be going out. For man
cannot sow briars and one day reap corn. It won't happen.
For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
ILL. When a person sows sinful failures they
are going to continue and there is going to
be tragedy when a person has forgotten God's
principles, that whatsoever he plants he will
one day harvest. Whatever sin, whatever it
be the sin of commission or omission, we will
We see in the scriptures where men who fail, bore the
awful fruits of their sinful decadence and failures.
I. TO DISOBEY IS TO BE DESTROYED
Daniel 5:1-4 Here is a man who had been told
by God to clean up his act. God had told him to live
righteously and yet he ignored the precepts and the
statutes of God. Belshazzer was the grandson of
Nebuchadnezzar. He decided he would have a feast (describe
the feast). In brief, it was a drunken blast. Dancing
girls, the fountains flowing, the night air blowing.
Belshazzer decided he would go one step further. He called
for all the golden vessels which we would think of as
Lord's Supper glasses, from the temple of God. He took
an intoxicating bev ...
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