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May 20, 2018
Preacher: Robert Hawker
Passage: Luke 21:34 & Luke 12:16-20

“Caution Against Surfeiting, Drunkenness 
& Cares Of This Life”

…take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares

(LUKE 21:34)

“When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou [vomit up], and lose thy sweet words” (PROVERBS 23:1-8). The wise man is guarding, in those verses, against two of the great leading sins of a fallen nature; the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. The sin of luxury, and the deceitfulness of riches. And what multitudes among the sons of men are continually falling by their means. The Lord Jesus, in His unequalled manner, gives a caution against the surfeiting [excessive amount of eating] and drunkenness and cares of this life, lest the great day of account come in the midst of our enjoyment and find the soul unprepared [LUKE 12:16-20].

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