“Success is the progesssive fulfilment
of the will of God for your life.”
– G R “Bob” French, from a sermon, 10/17/00
God wants us, His children, to be in this world (He never wants us to attempt to “usher” ourselves out – suicide). But He also wants us to NOT be of this world. Being separate from the culture around one is not easy. Knowing where to draw the line between “this” and “that” may take time, serious study of the Bible, and earnest prayer. I cannot urge you too strongly – made that effort. Heaven, I’m convinced will be worth every “sacrifice” that God presently requires.
– eab, 9/27/16
The rest of the deer from that stage in time,
On that far away, rolling ranch,
Have now ceased to be, dying by
Cottonwood, outcrop, or a Dead Horse branch.
One buck from that era of western time,
A non-typical one that fall,
Still “lives” on, in a sense you’d say.
Majestically, he hangs on my den wall.
– eab, Sep. ‘08
Men name buildings after themselves
or automobiles or inventions. They raise monuments in honor of a friend, dedicate books to a wife, and name streets for a child or parent. Man wants to be remembered. Or to see to it that so-n-so is remembered. (Might remind of “Ozymandias.”) One of the unstated punishments of hell may be, being forgotten. Hell’s inhabitants may be able to see all the splendors of heaven, see former relatives/friends in the height of holy enjoyments, and realize, not only are they (the damned) not there – but they are totally forgotten!
– eab, 9/27/16
Joh 13. 35
“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.”
“The blade differs from the full corn in the ear. It is the precursor of the corn has identical life in it which the corn has and the corn cannot be without it; but it is not the corn.”
– R S Foster, from his book CHRISTIAN PURITY