September 3, 2023

Wondering Birds

Passage: Is. 16:2
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Intro: "For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the
nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Amon."
In chapter (16) Isaiah continues his record of "The burden
of Moab." The Moabites are a picture of all sinners — they are
pictured as wanderers. Sinners are individuals who are "Drifting
with no port in sight." Isaiah refers to these Moabites as
"wandering birds." In this message we would have you see
the costliness of being a "wanderer."

  1. The Sinner Is WANDERING from the SHEPHERD.
    Isaiah 53:6, "All we like sheep have gone astray. . .."
    A. The wandering sheep has no Pilot to guide it.
    B. The wandering sheep has no Provider to feed it.
    C. The wandering sheep has no Protector to guard it.
    D. How much better to be able to say: "The Lord is my
    Shepherd; I shall not want" (Psalm 23:1).
  2. Sinner Is WASTING His SUBSTANCE. Luke 15:13
    . wasted his substance with riotous living."
    A. A sinner wastes his intellect on vanity.
    B. A sinner spends his energy on that which is temporal.
    C. A sinner consumes his time at the expense of eternal
    A sinner uses his influence for that which destroys.
    How much better to "present your bodies a living
    sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God . . ." (Romans

III. Sinner Is WANTING SHELTER. Psalm 11:1 “how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?"
A. The wanderer has no place of refuge.
B. The wanderer has no place of restoration.
C. The wanderer has no place for rest.
D. How much better to be able to say to God: "Thou
art my rock and my fortress" (Psalm 31:3). Wanderer, come home! Jesus invites you: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"
( Matthew 11:28).




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