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Lesson 2 concentrates on what happens when we are too open to knee jerk reactions, too open to not thinking things through, and thereby get entangled in relationships in which we should not be~~relationships which can at the least slow down our pathway and at the worst, throw us off track and potential destroy us.... Lesson 2, Refusing to be deterred by deceptive distractions.....


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   Refusing to be deterred by deceptive distractions.   :

     Refusing to be deterred by deceptive distractions.      No man that warreth entangleth himself wit the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4   Character Sketches, Vol. 2 IBLP, 1978, pages 140-151 Information also drawn from CharacterFirst !, various Character Councils, & other websites Lesson #2

Who Am I?:

Who Am I? In Nature… Feared by many Lives in packs Often hunted, but recently reintroduced to the wild From Scripture… Took over from a powerful leader Militarized a motley people Usually went first to the Lord

The wolf:

The wolf Indigenous to North America Latin name= canis lupus ( dog, wolf) Forms tightly-knit family packs with clear social structure Mates for life Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15 Individually shy, dangerous as a pack

Growing up wolf with strong family ties…:

Growing up wolf with strong family ties… The alpha pair are usually the only ones to produce young Wolves mate for life “Lone wolves” have lost their mates & their pack… but most wolves stay in a pack all their lives, following a strict social structure…obedience is rewarded, disobedience punished… Dedicated parents, they work together to feed & protect their young …

Be cognizant of the potential distractions…:

Be cognizant of the potential distractions… * Wolf:false prophet as danger:easy grace For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear – 2 Timothy 4:3 .

Decisive & trusted leader…:

Decisive & trusted leader… Did many, many things right But was very much human, as shown in his failure to first go to God with the Ai battle, & then to be taken in by actors… The Gibeonites should have been fully wiped out, but employed deception & disguise …

Gibeon becomes a forever thorn….:

Gibeon becomes a forever thorn…. The Israelites were not bound to protect these liars, until…. Joshua 9:15-27 One more hasty reaction….. Once they became slaves/servants, they were by law attached to Israel & MUST be protected & treated well… Exodus 21:20

Our Overview Takeaway ~ Remember the Lord; He is God…. Go to Him first, every time!:

Our Overview Takeaway ~ Remember the Lord; He is God…. Go to Him first, every time! Just because things look good, does not mean they are….     Human reason is a tool, but must be coupled with prayer & waiting on the Lord. Little things count… Ais & Gibeonites in our lives can cost dearly… & extend beyond us…

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Be careful little ears what you hear Be careful little eyes what you see ********** Go to the Father first & run it ALL through the sieve of the Word!

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