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What Is Your Life? (12 of 16)
Series: Christianity and Shoe Leather
Dr. Stan Coffey
If you have your Bible I want you to turn to James Chapter 4. For those of you who are visiting us for the first time or listening for the first, we've been in the book of James now and we are going to begin reading with James Chapter 4 Verse 13.
I want to speak today on the subject, "What Is Your Life?". I want to talk about the goal of your life and the direction of your life and the purpose of your life and the motive of your life. I want to talk about where you will be when you get where you are going. And so that's what the passage is about.
James Chapter 4 Verse 13, " GO TO NOW, YE THAT SAY, TO DAY OR TO MORROW WE WILL GO INTO SUCH A CITY, AND CONTINUE THERE A YEAR, AND BUY AND SELL, AND GET GAIN:
WHEREAS YE KNOW NOT WHAT SHALL BE ON THE MORROW. FOR WHAT IS YOUR LIFE? IT IS EVEN A VAPOUR, THAT APPEARETH FOR A LITTLE TIME, AND THEN VANISHETH AWAY. FOR THAT YE OUGHT TO SAY, IF THE LORD WILL, WE SHALL LIVE, AND DO THIS, OR THAT.
BUT NOW YE REJOICE IN YOUR BOASTINGS: ALL SUCH REJOICING IS EVIL. THEREFORE TO HIM THAT KNOWETH TO DO GOOD, AND DOETH IT NOT, TO HIM IT IS SIN."
Now James gives us the picture here of a first century business man, he's a very shrewd fella, he's a very smart guy, he knows exactly what's going on in the world of finance and he has his life all planned out.
We might look at him and call him a success but the word of God calls him a failure. And so you could say that this man described in these few verses is a successful failure. He's a success in the eyes of the world but he has left God out of his life.
He's made three fatal mistakes and he has made three fatal errors in the planning of his life. I hope this morning before you leave this auditorium that you'll recognize in your life the mistakes you are making and let the Holy Spirit of God change your life.
Now I want you to notice first of all in this passage of s ...
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