Archive for November 10th, 2016

1Jo 2. 15

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.

If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

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C W Ruth quote

“They [the world] say, “We go to the theatre, play cards, dance, go to football games, horse races etc. etc. and so do your church members.”

– C W Ruth, from his book, BIBLE READINGS

>> This may sound strange to some of you – BUT it shouldn’t <<

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Look things over

Advice for a young man seeking a wife – before you “pop the question” BY ALL MEANS visit her home (later drop-in when they’re not expecting you.) Its cleanness/neatness (not the same thing) or lack of these is what she’s used to and may duplicate for you. Take a look at her mom – that’s the size she may be in 20 yrs (may not take that long). Watch her relationship with her dad (her present authority figure) – she may treat you similarly. Observe her attitude toward her pastor, church, and spiritual things. I wish you well!

– eab 11/8/16

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Books are made of mere paper,

Grammatically smeared with ink.

They can be destroyed by fire,

Or by water, one might think.

But there is a Book whose words

Transcending cover and page

Will survive all catastrophe,

Outlasting the latest age.

– eab, Nov 2005

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Isaiah was my teacher this AM.

In devotions I read Isa 23.17, he says “…with all the kingdoms of the world, upon the face of the earth.” Here’s how I understand this 1.) Earth is the physical soil/rock beneath us. 2.) World is made up of people/people activity upon this soil. 1.) Earth can be thought of as tangible. 2.) World as more non-tangible. 1). Earth may compare to the brain a surgeon sees. 2.) World may compare to the mind, operating within the brain but non-visible. “God so loved the world…” I’ve used earth/world too interchangeably but of late have been interested in the difference.

Thank you, Bro. Isaiah.

– eab, 11/9/16

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