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God Does Not Sympathize With Those That Ignore Warnings
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I. Introduction:

A. We know that God is merciful and long-suffering (Psalms 86:15 and Micah 7:18).

  1. He has proven such (I Timothy 1:12-16).
  2. He has a very good reason for being merciful and long-suffering (Romans 2:4 and II Peter 3:9).
  3. We know that God desires people to change (Luke 15:1-32).
B. Sometimes though, people think they are going to get away with things when it comes to the Lord (Ezekiel 9:9-10 and Zephaniah 1:12).
  1. Sometimes they think so because judgment is not immediate (Ecclesiastes 8:11).
  2. Yet, our long-suffering and merciful God is not a pushover (Exodus 34:5-7, Numbers 14:18, and Nahum 1:2-3).
  3. Lest one think that God has somehow gotten softer since the death of Christ, think again (Acts 17:30).

II. Body: Our God Says You’ll eat The Fruit Of Your Own Way (Proverbs 1:20-33).

A. When God calls and He is refused (Zechariah 7:8-14, John 12:48, and Acts 3:20-23).
  1. The call is through the Gospel (II Thessalonians 2:14).
  2. Consider: Hebrews 12:24-29
  3. God says not to refuse His will (Proverbs 8:32-33).
  4. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul (Proverbs 15:32).
B. He will laugh at those who turn away His counsel (Psalms 2:1-5 and Psalms 37:12-15).
  1. The word translated “laugh” [שָׂחַק] in Proverb 1:26 means: “To laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play: — deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock(-er), play, rejoice, (laugh to) scorn, be in (make) sport” (Strong’s # 7832).
  2. Understand though, this is not pleasurable for our Lord (Ezekiel 18:20-32).
  3. This is like the “I told you so” type of point (II Corinthians 13:1-2).
C. There is a time wherein one’s call to God will go unanswered (Jeremiah 7:13-29 and Jeremiah 11:9-14).
  1. Some can walk too far to even come back for multiple reasons (Jeremiah 5:23, Jeremiah 13:21-27, Hebrews 6:4-6, Hebrews 10:26-31, and II Peter 2:20-22).
  2. Definitely when one waits too long (Matthew 25:1-13).
  3. Don’t bank on the grace of God (Romans 6:1-2 and I Peter 4:17-19).
D. But, if we hearken unto Him, good things are to come (Psalms 119:2, Luke 11:28, Revelation 1:1-3, and Revelation 22:14).
  1. Obviously, eternal life is the best to come (Jude 1:21).
  2. Additionally, on a spiritual note (Romans 8:6), full of joy (John 15:10-11).
  3. Remember the Judgment Day (John 5:28-29).

III. Conclusion: Proverbs 14:14 and Galatians 6:7-9 

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