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Somber Tone

One good sign of adulthood is making yourself DO what you really don’t want to do. Do NOT marry until you have become fairly proficient at this.  And, no matter how “cute” or “handsome” do not marry any one who fails in this area!

– eab, 12/19/17

 

Somber Tone

There was only one way the wise men could see,

The most famous star the earth has known,

‘Twas for the sky to be partly dark,

Arrayed in night’s somber tone.

– eab, 12/11/10

 

When one’s deceived it may be hard to be “undeceived” (people who’re asleep, hate to be awakened). Part can be EGO – “I’m too smart to be deceived.” A part can be defense, “My folks wouldn’t have lied to me” or “Are you saying my school, my community lied to me?” Or it might be an unwillingness to agree that a acquaintance knew Truth before you did. Friend, OPEN your eyes. Please don’t allow ego, defense “mechanism” or jealousy keep you misinformed.

– eab, 12/19/17

 

HOLDING HANDS  

The highest point for earthly man

Is reaching up to God’s big hand

Hand-holding with the most High God

While feet still touch earth’s sad sod.

– eab, 12/14/11

 

“…When thou hast shut thy door…”(Mat 6.6) i.e. prayer closet: 1.) Christ makes it our responsibility to do the shutting; He is not going to shut it for us. 2.) The door leaves you on the inside – – – alone? Yes, if we speak of humans; No, if we speak of God.  3.) That same door leaves the “world” outside. Both the alone-with-Godness & the world-outside-ness are huge blessings. Shut the door!

– eab, 12/19/17

 

“Success is the progressive fulfillment of the will of God for your life.”

– G R “Bob” French, sermon, 10/17/00

 

A man who opposes the sins of society won’t be well-liked. Pastors & professors seeking popularity avoid standing against current cultural sins. Do we all want to be liked?  The truth is yes. Then why point out societal wrongs?  Because some want God to “like” them (now & at the end of life) more than they want the “backslap” of wickedness.

– eab, 12/19/17
 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”

– Jesus Christ (Joh 15.18)

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