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1Pe 4.8

“…Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:

for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”

 

The husband should provide for his wife without encouraging profuseness, watch over her without giving her vexation; keep her in subjection without making her a slave;

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/

 

You told her (repeatedly?) “I love you.” Now you’re telling yourself you don’t love her. What changed? “She did.” Maybe she did, I don’t know but I DO know that Bro Peter said, “…charity shall cover the multitude of sins”(1Pe 4.8). Ask God to help you see beyond her faults (You, of course, have none. “Ahem.”) God wants your home to succeed; satan does not. You decide who you’ll please.

– eab, 4/19/19

 

“Those who imagine they can encounter the cares of life with just the same measure of grace which was sufficient for them in a single state will find themselves greatly mistaken.”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/

 

13 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Psa 73.6 Therefore PRIDE compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

 

Substitute

If you have an eye for the tiny,

Substitutes abound.

If you’ll settle for less-than-the-best,

Second-rates are ‘round.

If “good enough” will do for you,

If stuffed animals make up your “zoo,”

If church – you can’t wait till it’s through,

Your vows you need to renew.

False is “real” – it has a-hold on you!

– eab, 4/18/09

 

“God wonderfully helped the preacher [J. Edwards] but many of his people had been up all night on Saturday praying for God’s blessings on him.”

– George B Kulp

 

Christ was Christian in all He said during His the-greatest-on-earth-Teaching “Career” (said with respect). He was very Christian when His mothers-blood-people turned against Him. Tougher yet, He was Christian when they collaborated with the world-power, Rome, to have Him killed. He was impeccably Christian during the mockery of His trial (worst injustice earth’s ever seen). And, Jesus Christ was a perfect Christian as He hung between 2 common criminals (as if He were one). He promised the one Paradise that day & looked down on the men who nailed Him there & asked His Father to forgive them. Wow! (Pardon me, “wow” is too cheap but somehow seems appropriate.) “O, God, help my level of forgiveness!”

– eab, 4/19/19

 

Luk 23.34

“Then said Jesus, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’

And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

 

“Conscience is the book in which our daily sins are written

& time never effaces the record.”

– George B Kulp

 

“If I could buy him for what he’s worth & sell him for what he thinks he’s worth…” – I was a youth when I first heard & realized the sense of this. Sadly, it still makes sense. Mr “x,” even Pastor “x” or Prof “x” may not be as valuable as he & his fans think he is. The best of us (only the Lord knows who those are) have our faults. Please incline yourself toward humility & shun pride like a plague – It. Is. One.

– eab, 4/19/19

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