Wisdom About Entropy

May 11, 2024   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

The Pursuit of Wisdom
Wisdom About Entropy

I. Introduction

A. Entropy – Everything has a tendency to .

B. Entropy is a great of the human spirit!

C. Proverbs 27:23-24 (NLT) 23Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds, 24for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.

1. The author is saying, “If you put important area of your life on ‘autopilot,’ it’s a risk!”

2. You can tell when entropy is setting into a church because the focus shifts from, “What is calling us to do in this world?” to, “Let’s focus on the people who are in the church.”

D. Proverbs 24:30-34 (NAS) 30I passed by the field of the sluggard and by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, 31and behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. 32When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction. 33“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,” 34then your poverty will come as a robber and your want like an armed man.

1. gets a “vineyard” of some kind.

2. It was just sheer by the guy who owned the vineyard!

E. Proverbs 12:11 (LB) Hard work brings prosperity. Only fools idle away their time.

F. Proverbs 6:9-11 (NAS) 9How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest”— 11your poverty will come in like a vagabond and your need like an armed man.

1. The sluggard doesn’t say, “I’m going to do this.” The sluggard says, “I’ll do it .”

G. Proverbs 26:13 (NAS) The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!”

1. Sometimes we justify not doing something we know we should do because we tell ourselves we’re too —we’re too —or fatigued.

H. Proverbs 26:14 (NAS) As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.

I. Proverbs 26:16 (NAS) The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

1. I think many of us suffer from what might be called, “ entropy.”

2. Are you willing to say, “There’s a of my vineyard where there are some weeds growing, and I need to do something about it.”

J. Proverbs 6:6-8 (NAS) 6Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, 7which, having no chief, officer or ruler, 8prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.

1. The ant does not require motivation.

2. The second lesson from the ant is what might be called, “The Law of .”

K. We can never overcome entropy on our own. It’s too much for us! But it’s not too much for !

1. “Where is God calling to ask Him for help, and to take ?”

II. Conclusion


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