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Archive for August 22nd, 2016

The Word

Job 1. 21 – 22

“And said, ‘Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.’

“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”

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V O Agan quote

“The purpose of God is not to make you happy;

The purpose of God is to make you holy.”

– V O Agan, sermon IHC, Dayton, OH 4/21/92

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Why? Why?

We can see on social media Who you are, What you did; Where and When. What we can’t see is why. Ask God to search your heart. Why DID you do that? – eab, 12/26/14

** Little that I post is meant to entertain. The minister/teacher in me desires to instruct/encourage you to seek God and die a saint – at all costs. I hope to move you to thinking. Even if you get mad at me you’re still, more or less, thinking. The devil wants you laughing; he does not want you to think.**

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Time was when one, my life had flown,

(And her, Grandma, I’d hardly known).

Death had only one beyond life’s shore;

But alas, that time is no more.

2

Years tocked by before another,

(He was my only brother);

Left the living for the dead.

Seventeen years his tombstone said.

3

Two more of my grandparents died,

(Death had life again defied)

Before school days were through,

Grisly death was no longer “new.”

4

Uncles, Aunts kept slipping away,

(during college, and since that day)

Until death had taken them all;

Like the last leaf in the fall.

5

Now, only a few days go by,

(Death, you will someday die.)

Just a few days or weeks apart,

News comes, another did depart.

6

Now many I have known in life,

(Most in joy – OK, a few in strife.)

Have taken the flight up – or down,

To meet Heaven’s smile or Its frown.

7

What once was rare, an unknown thing,

(Death, you WILL loose your sting.)

Has become too well-known, of late.

Death, the caller at ever gate.

8

Death follows also on my trail.

(By “slow freight” or airline’s sail)

Sooner or later my friends will hear,

That death for me came near, too near.

9

And when that news shall quickly flow,

(You know how death’s tidings go)

God, in thy mercy, let my last flight be.

Upward, always to be with Thee.

– eab, Aug. ’99  (lost a new friend yesterday)

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It is an OLD trick of the devil

to tempt you to try something “new” – a new “church,” a new “wife” or new “husband.”

Only the Ancient of Days can make “all things new” – – – that includes a new YOU.

– eab, 12/6/14

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