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Pro 21.17

“He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man:”

 

We love family &, in our humanity, we extend our view into heaven. I don’t necessarily want to write this but allow a warning. If we’re “going to heaven” to see humans more than Christ we must examine our hearts. “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me…” (Mat 10.37a) looks to parents & “…he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me” (Mat 10.37b) looks to children. I urge us to deepen our love to Christ, or as Elizabeth Prentiss penned, “More Love to Thee, O Christ…”

– eab, 4/12/18

 

“…It [heart purity] is instantaneous

in the sense that a marriage is instantaneous.”

– Wm McDonald, /Double Cure/

 

For years I’ve held that the American Revolution probably shouldn’t have happened, “…Honor the king…”(1Pe 2.17). Beyond some questionable characters (Tom Paine, for example), beyond the war debt (war always wastes money), & beyond the war dead, America lost respect for “kingship.” The greatest poet in the world was a king, King David. The wisest man in the world was a king, King Solomon. The wonderful Redeemer was & is The King Christ Jesus.

– eab, 4/12/18

 

              

In this world of uncertainty, *

It’s a wonderful thought, that He guides me.

That in His will I can perfectly rest,

And it’s the only place, to be truly blest.

My God changes, not so I needn’t fear,

What man may do on this ole sphere,

As long as I His hand firmly hold,

Praise God, I can be strong & I can be bold.

* “verse” to “It really doesn’t matter doesn’t matter at all…”

– eab, Apr. ’72

 

Joh 18.37

“…Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world…”

 

The Kingship of Christ is hard for Americans to understand. While I do not fully endorse a “divine right of kings” our Lord surely has a Divine Right to be King of all! We’ve somewhat gloried in our ability to change presidents: Christ is King for life. We wrote a constitution to limit the powers of a president: Christ is all powerful. We like to think we “own” the White House: Christ owns all mansions in His Father’s House. We’re the losers for not having a better grasp of Kingship. “Of the increase of his government & peace there shall be no end…”(Isa 9.7).

– eab, 4/12/18

 

“We cannot vex the devil more than by teaching, preaching, singing, and talking of Jesus.”

– Martin Luther, /Table Talk/

 

God is great – an easily said, double hard “G” sounding alliteration. It’s much more than that. No human on earth knows, but I’ve an opinion that we’ll “spend” eternity enjoying learning about this aspect & then that of our Hero. Probably one vein of His greatness will open up to another. One aspect may lead into larger fields of wonder. “Ages” (as we now count time) may slip away (again, a limited earthy way of saying things) while we continually explore & are enthralled by the absolute Magnitude of our Father & our God!

– eab, 4/12/18

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