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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.”

 

Some sinners revel in physical, mental, financial or political powers. These are passing, therefore are illusionary. The most powerful sinner (pic your area) is weaker than the saint who lives daily without sinning. He lives above sin “in word, thought, or deed.” You, friend, may have none of the powers mentioned (above) but in Christ you can live victoriously sinning not! That. Is. Powerful.

– eab, 6/20/18

 

“Unless I can take it with me, I don’t want a thing.”

– Ruth E Bryan – said about food at Fire Mt. Restaurant (OKC, OK) but true for everything earthly, 6/25/04

 

The Bible is an open Book to those who read It with an open heart. There are truths for Babes in Christ. There are truths for the more mature. There are truths for those of us who’ve read it nearly every day, every year, every decade, since the 50’s. It is an in-exhaustible mine. Are you reading? Are you digging?

– eab, 6/20/18

 

APPROVED

You want to be known? Oh. By whom?

Mere men also headed to a tomb?

Men whose lives will be so brief

Who soon in death will find relief

Or, at death drop to the place below

Where all reap (but none now sow).

You seek the applause of fleeting men

Guys addicted to, yea, smeared with sin

Men whose moments of hollow fame

Were their disgrace, their low, ugly shame

Stop. Stop seeking admiration from peers

(With similar weakness, similar fears)

Seek the smile, yea, the high, grand “nod”

Of the Creator, Almighty Lord, God.

Seek Him to know, & by Him, to be known.

His Spirit & His Son have always shown

He loves today. When tomorrow is past

His “nod,” His approval will always last.

– eab, 6/20/18

 

Heb 9.27

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

 

One of the dangers of our sports minded, entertainment crazed society is children see the same players who lost last yr, win this season. Children see the actor who “died” in the last movie, now playing a role this fall. They “see” there’s a 2nd 3rd 4th (& more) chance to win or to play again. This is not true of LIFE. Life is not cyclical. Life is linear. We have one life only to mind God. *ONE.* ONE. One.  on…  o…

– eab, 6/20/18

 

“…No Christian is to enter any further into business nor for any other ends than such as he can in singleness of heart offer to God…Take this away from tradesmen and shops are but so many houses of greediness & filthy lucre…– Wm Law, /Serious Call…/

 

“Take this away from our diversions and you will find no sports too silly nor any entertainments too vain & corrupt to be the pleasure of Christians.”

– Wm Law, /Serious Call…/

 

Education is good. Education is bad. If education is learning to read the Bible, it’s wonderful – you can discern the right way. If education is learning to read manuscripts & under wrong influence, learning to doubt God, it’s damning! God can use education. The devil can use education. As a man who’s spent decades in education & decades in observation of some sad results, I urge you to know God’s will for you. Learn. Learn to read the Bible literally. Learn to obey It. Learning & education are NOT the same.

– eab, 6/19/18

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