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Wisdom From Heaven For Life On Earth

#13 - HOW SIN RUINS LIFE, NOT JUST RELIGION

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Various Passages in Proverbs

#13 in the series "Wisdom From Heaven For Life On Earth"

We need the constant reminder that the writers of Proverbs never dispensed their wisdom with the idea of making people more religious. They would have been surprised to learn their writings would, in later years, come to be seen as religious documents. They were trying to tell people how to live - how to discover life to the full. These were practical writers. They weren't composing sayings for the classroom. 


The reason we need to emphasize this is people don't think of religious instruction as being practical instruction. Religion is for churches and seminaries, not for lovers and artists and stock-brokers and homemakers and sheet-metal workers and lawyers.


Today's study centers in on a term that has lost its deepest meaning in our world. Sin only has religious currency in our day. Even if people relate sin to some distant final punishment, they don't relate it too deeply to life on Tuesday morning in Ontario. And that's where these proverbs come in, because, while the Apostle Paul wrote extensively about the theology of sin, the proverbs deal with the relationship between sin and life.

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