TO NEGLECT DUTY. “EXCUSE” (NOUN). SEVEN Inexcusable Excuses. excuses. Justification - a reason or explanation, not necessarily true, given in order to make something appear more acceptable or less offensive
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Justification- a reason or explanation, not necessarily true, given in order to make something appear more acceptable or less offensive
False Reason - a false reason that enables somebody to do something he or she wants to do or avoid something he or she does not want to do
THE SKIN OF REASON STUFFED WITH A LIE!
(Is. 40:31; 41:10; Eph. 3:16; 1 Pet. 4:11)
Too difficult and dangerous!
A lion is in the streets!
“But the LORD said to me: ‘Do not say, “I am a youth,” For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,’ says the LORD.”
“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth…” (Eccl. 12:1)
SIX BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES TO FIREPROOF YOUR YOUTH!
(1 Kin. 18:12; Ps. 25:7; 71:5; 144:12; Eccl. 4:13; 11:9, 10; 12:1)
“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
WHAT DOES YOUR YOUNG EXAMPLE SAY?
26 “But his lord answered and said to him, `You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
28 Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29 For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10)
March 13, 1964
Kitty Genovese, picture from The New York Times article: "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police"