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May 18, 2022 8:00 am
What were fighting studios, a barroom time. We'll see you fighting. We began a series yesterday a word to the wise, these messages from Adrian Rogers, all from the book of Proverbs. Often the book of Proverbs. A word to the wise is ask for wisdom right we we have not because we asked not you might get confused between wisdom and common sense. What's the difference Adrian Rogers had this to say it is common sense. It comes not to the natural man, but to the spiritual man when he abides in the Lord, where going to learn in this series how to be truly wise. How to glean from God's word to get what God tells us to do to get wisdom and understanding, so we can truly enjoy a healthier, richer, fuller life, not only here but for all eternity. Adrian Rogers said that the voice of wisdom is truly the voice of God. So when wisdom speaks. Guess what God speaks was so true. As we start off our message today.
Part two wisdom's final call with Adrian Rogers and wisdom is perhaps the most important virtue, so much so there is a deadline to obtain it before each of us know one of these days, God will issue his final call for wisdom and Essene in Proverbs chapter 1 verses 20 through 33 and I mean this some really practical things that we can apply to our daily walk with Christ right if we asked for right it's there for the taking, but many times we need to scooter herself up to the table and partake Jerry.
We talk about wisdom. Sometimes it comes to our mind to something. So far all four are mystical or are hard to attain. Adrian Rogers was in the studio and he was asked the question is wisdom hard to attain.
And this is what he had to say no, but the sad thing is that so many people do not have wisdom when it is not hard to attain as modified.
One of the unqualified promises in the word of God is this, that if we lack wisdom, we can ask God and God will not scold us for asking, but that he will indeed give us wisdom, no Byron I was around the gospel my entire life, but it wasn't until I came under the teaching, preaching of Dr. Adrian Rogers that I begin to see right God's word lived out in real form and our member Dr. Roger said the only way you're going to know the truth of God's word is for the Holy Spirit to turn the light on in your sin, darkened so that's where I was and when I came under the teaching of the word of God and sought come to life. It was like somebody turned the light on for the first time will back for us again this week is Nicole for ministry services doing a great job with the team.
Nicole Mr. services.
I mean you guys get to receive all of the letters not only here in the United States and all around the world. People respond to lobar funding. We absolutely day Byron and thank you.
It is great to be back in the studio with you today and to share another testimony our listeners not only encourage us when they ride in that they bless us as well with their heartfelt words and kindness and this listener rode in and said I tried to catch her broadcast daily because it's always a blessing. Adrian has been my favorite preacher for many years and I only wish I could contribute more to support the ministry in a Byron we hear that statement so often shared with that how Adrian is a person's favorite preacher or teacher evening and I too would just like to echo that statement that he is a favorite of mine as well and what I regularly learn from Dr. Rogers teachings just helps me to be able to mine for the negative treat on my own and therefore when I lack wisdom that you're talking about then IT know the wine to get her tea and asked for it on call that is so rich. Right thing to the play off of that. If we honor the wisdom we honor God and that's what we desire to do right is to truly honor him and we do that the wisdom well with today's message wisdom's final call part two here's Adrian Rogers in this passage of Scripture. Wisdom is spoken of as a person that is wisdom has been personified. What you need to learn today is that the voice of wisdom is the voice of God. When wisdom speaks God speaks the authority of wisdom is the authority of God. The invitation of wisdom is the invitation of God. The warning of wisdom is the warning of God to neglect wisdom is to neglect goddaughter wisdom is to honor God. The blessings of wisdom are the blessings of God.
So it is wisdom that is speaking to you today and it is God speaking to you today. First of all I want you to see something of the invitation of wisdom. Wisdom is here giving an invitation calling the people began in verse 20 and you're going to see that wisdom's invitation is a public invitation. Notice here in verse 20 wisdom cry without she honor of her voice in the streets she cries in the chief place of concourse and the openings of the gates in the city sheet moderate her words. Now what does all this time. It tells us that the invitation of wisdom is a public invitation not just to a chosen few. But God loves all people, and wisdom speaks to all people, and the voice of the Bible is, whosoever will become a man in his public invitation.
Secondly, look at it is a pressing invitation look in verse 20 wisdom cry without looking verse 21 she cry in the chief place of concourse that is. Wisdom is not lackadaisical about this thing is not a take it or leave it type of attitude wisdom is speaking with a tear in her voice. There's a sense of urgency is a sense of emergency wisdom is pressing invitation she's lifting up her voice. She's crying how well we some people don't like to go to church where there is a public invitation they say I just don't believe that urging people to get right with God, will I want to tell you I do. The apostle Paul says, knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men and gods public invitation is also a pressing invitation wisdom cry.
I'm so glad that when Adam was there in the garden of Eden that God came seeking Adam with a tear in his voice. He said Adam wasn't the voice of a detective. It was the voice of a broken hearted, God, I want to say something else about wisdom's invitation. Not only is it a public invitation.
Not only is it a pressing invitation is a patient invitation. Look, if you will, in verse 22. How long you simple ones we love simplicity and the scorner's delight in this morning and fools hate knowledge. It is amazing that he would speak that wisdom will stretch forth her hands. But notice she continues to do, but there's a second thing I would have you see today and not only is that wisdom's invitation, but I want you to see wisdom's indoctrination because there's some say in their mind. Well Mr. Rogers. I can't help it if I don't understand your Bible.
I can't help it if these things don't mean something to me it's not my fault if I don't have this wisdom. I wasn't born with it.
Perhaps I don't have the gift. I want to show you if you want God's wisdom. You can have because God will indoctrinate you with his wisdom.
If you get yours self in the place where God can speak to you. I want you to look if you will, in verse 23. Here's God's challenge. Look at turn you at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit on the I will make known my words unto you, that you want to know how to know wisdom. Number one turn you at my reproof the repentance of the center were turned me it means repent.
What repent means it makes to change your mind. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts and let them return to the Lord and to his God and he will have mercy upon him, and will abundantly pardon. If we forsake our ways in our thoughts and will have God's thoughts and God's wisdom, but there must be a point of repentance. I listen you, my dear friend are not going to learn anything from God until you're willing to repent and don't blame God if you don't repent wisdom says you must turn and even if God would speak to you couldn't hear. If you did not repent, you can hear I tell you if God were to give you wisdom. It would be like pouring water on a rock. You must prepare your heart to hear the word of God, and there must be, there must be, there must be the repentance of the Senate that makes Jesus Christ Lord, then there will be the revelation of the spirit.
Verse 23 and I will pour out my spirit on you and make known my words unto you, this book that I hope is the word of God and it contains the words of God. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. You won't wisdom folks, this is God's wisdom book and when there's the repentance of the center there will be the revelation of the spirit and there will be in your hand. The reliability of the Scripture look in chapter 2 verse six for the Lord giveth wisdom out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He lay it up sound wisdom for the righteous. The entrance of byword O Lord giveth light and how wonderful it is when God the Holy Spirit takes the repentant sinner force himself upon that center opens the word of God and gives them knowledge from the word of God where we have God's knowledge. Don't you tell me friend that you can't have wisdom don't you tell me that God cannot give you wisdom. He can. He does the will versus the invitation of the spirit and along with the invitation of the spirit is the indoctrination of the spirit for where God calls God enables hallelujah praise the Lord glory to God. Now the third thing I want you to see how it is not only wisdom's invitation and not only wisdom's indoctrination but I want you to see wisdom's indignation. Did you know that God may become indignant I've ever thought of God as being indignant. I did Scripture search the other day I was overwhelmed with the passages that deal with the fact that the great God of heaven when his holiness and his Majesty is insulted may become indignant to give you just to open in May whom chapter 1 and verse six the Bible asked this question who can stand before his indignation who can stand before his indignation. The answer is obvious.
No one can Hebrews chapter 10 verse 27 speaks of a fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries. Why would God become indignant. Why does wisdom become indignant. I'll tell you why.
Verse 24 begins with this be calls because I have called and he refused. I've stretched out my hand and no man regarding which it said not all my counsel and would not of my reproof I here's why wisdom is indignant because the call of wisdom, the invitation of wisdom that public invitation that pressing invitation that patient invitation is time and time and time again swept aside and there comes a time when invitation turns to indignation as we're going to see but I want to say right here while I'm in the area. You can refuse the call of God. You can refuse the call got there's a theology today out hyper- Calvinism that says that Jesus just died for the elect. He only died for certain view and the certain people are destined to be saved and the certain people are destined to be lost and if you're one of those destined to be safe you going to be saved.
No matter what is your one of those that are destined to be lost.
You're going to be lost. No matter what, and they call that limited atonement and irresistible grace. That is the only died for certain view, but when he calls those you they will come. It's absolutely irresistible you can help yourself when he calls you, have he doesn't call you can't come and so therefore some are going to go to heaven and some are going to go to you.
Believe it will.
The Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come repentance. There is not an irresistible call man may resist.
If he wants look again at the Scripture because I have called and he refused.
I've stretched out my hand and no man regarding God calls, he wants everyone saved the Lord is not willing that any should perish.
Christ is that, like the light of every man that cometh into the world. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not flowers only but for the sins of the whole world and I am infinitely everlastingly glad that I can stand in this pulpit and say, whosoever will make you Christ died for you and you can be saved today.
But not only my dear friend. Can you choose him today. You can refuse him today and he can call and you can refuse and you can say no thank you. Kansas's offer of love. Some travel beneath your feet. His precious blood that that invitation will turn to indignation because I call he says and you refuse. I stretched out my hand and no man regarding what you said not all my counsel and with none of my reproof I see the Lord Jesus on the mount of olives is looking down over the city of Jerusalem. Matthew chapter 23 tells about the great salty tears are coursing down his cheek. His hands outstretched.
He single Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered the even as a hen gathers her chicks but ye would not therefore your house is left. I would, but he would not I would but ye would not like to hear well today is out his hands to you any closer today and pipes are today, but I tell you that God has given you the privilege to choose and plot refuse him, but one day invitation turns to indignation.
The mock the derision of the center. Look, if you will, in verse 24 because I've called you refuse.
I stretched out my hand and no man regarding what you said not all my counseling with none of my reproof and I watch verse 26 I also will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when your fear cometh wisdom laughs at the center.
Wisdom mocks the sin you see people of left and go people and mock God's wisdom, but there's coming a time when the mocker shall be mocked this coming a time when the scorner shall be scorned as some chapter 2, says the Lord will have them in derision. Now why does God laugh, why does God laugh at their calamity. Why is is wisdom from God, laughing and mocking the sin they are reaping what they sowed whatever a man sows, that actually read if you so mocking you will reap mocking if you so derision you will reap derision if you mock wisdom. Wisdom will mock you. It is not because God thinks it's funny there's no humor here, not any humor whatever. This is the laughter of absurdity is the laughter of irony is the laughter of the region is the fool receiving back upon his head. That which is is Justin do dessert but not only will there be the derision of the center.
There will also be the desolation of the center look in verse 27 when your fear cometh as desolation that were desolation is one of the saddest words in the Bible you want me, it may simply be left alone.
Did you know that the time may come when God will leave you alone. Did you know the time may come that you can be so oblivious to his call that you can be sitting there in the waiting room at the gate and the airplane will take off without you just sitting right there and no one to speak to you. No one will tap you on the shoulder and say the plane just left. I mean it's over. The last call has been ushered and issued forth and there will be no other call your destined.
Jesus said, behold, your house is left unto you desolate. No longer will God's voice be heard and be calling. No longer will God's hands be outstretched. You say that ever happened. Yes, God is said in Genesis chapter 6 and verse three. My spirit will not always strive with man. I want to you God loves you. I want to tell you that God is patient, but there comes an end to the patience of God. One day you may say no wants too many to God and no longer will he stretch out his hand.
No longer will he lift up his voice.
No longer will you hear the invitation of wisdom.
First of all, there is derision and then there is desolation, and following that as night follows day is destruction.
Notice in verse 27 when your fear cometh as desolation and your destruction, your destruction cometh as a whirlwind. That is, as a cyclone as a tornado whirling, churning, biting, blasting, devastating to argue with a tornado who can stand against the tornado and right at the vortex right at the tip is unbelievable destructive God is use that as an illustration of his righteous judgment.
First there is the derision of the sin, then the desolation of the center, then the destruction of the center as the simple is swept away and the scorner is swept away and the flu is swept away judgment falls upon that of course will bring us to the desperation of the center. Look, if you will, in verse 28 then shall they call upon me when when the tornado strikes then shall they call upon me but I will not answer then shall he seek me early, but they shall not find me for that they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord they would none of my counsel, they despised all of my reproof therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices. There's coming a time when law sinners will stand before the judgment bar of God and cry out will have mercy to be too late.
If you will mercy you may have. If you want forgiveness you may have. If you want grace you may have it. But now is the day of grace. Now is the day of mercy, now is the day forgiveness. Wisdom stretches father hands. Wisdom lifts up her voice. Wisdom calls in the public places. Wisdom says I will pour out my spirit upon your wisdom says I will open my word to you if you if you will. There's coming a time when you call upon me, not answer you.
There is a deadline. Wisdom makes her final call. Listen to me friend if you say you know to the God of grace. One day, the God of judgment will say no you, that's one thing if you say no to the God of grace. One day, the God of judgment will say no to you is not that God is not forgiving is not that God will not save those who call upon him, but you must do it in this dispensation when judgment begin when the judgment of God has come when the tornado destruction is such that, then it is too late, too late to call upon the I want to tell you ladies and Jim and this is a fearful thing. One of these days she's going to call his last call one of these days he's going to cry. His last year.
One of these days. The last invitation will be given and righteousness and mercy and forgiveness give way to wrath and judgment and God was indignant over his love that has been spurned so many times you say will I just don't see how a God of love can do that, read a God of love doesn't do that.
Look, if you will write here and see what happens. In verse 31 therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices. God doesn't do it, you do it. If this happens to you, it will not be because you could not be saved, it was because you would not be saved and the fruit that you eat will be from the trees that you have planted and cultivated my friend and what is coming to you is nothing more nothing less then God's law. In Galatians chapter 5 verses six and seven. Be not deceived for God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man so that shall he also reap.
They will eat of the fruit of their own devices how God loves you.
Jesus Christ died in agony and blood to save you and there is there is wisdom's invitation, and wisdom stretches father hands. Wisdom lifts up her voice wisdom, please answer his company. I'll pour out my spirit upon you all up in my word to you. You know the things of God but is also wisdom, indignation. One of these days you may find yourself in a church in the very waiting room of the gate. The glory and the last plane for heaven will have gone 11 you missed God fine as you listen today. Perhaps you have questions regarding how to place your faith fully in Jesus Christ love to offer an insightful resource on our website. It's the find answers. Page you'll find resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your relationship with God. We also want to invite you to check out or grow your faith page where you can get grounded and dig deeper in your faith. Simply go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says grow your faith or find answers. Can't wait to hear from you if you accepted the invitation, wisdom days filled with the spirit of God. We hope will join us next time. For more timeless truth from Adrian Roche right on with