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1Sa 2.3 +

1Sa 2.3

“Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth:

for the LORD is a God of knowledge & by him actions are weighed.”

 

“But pride, that busy sin, spoils all that I perform…”

– Isaac Watts – quoted by A Clarke

 

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

Isa 23.9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the PRIDE of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

 

“Pride works frequently under a dense mask

& will often assume the garb of humility.”

– Adam Clarke, /Christian Theology/

 

PAINTED TOE

Why the painted finger nail, the painted toe?

Does paint make more healthy? Is it for show?

Paint on the body draws cheap attention.

Let your mind, & soul, be your best attraction.

– eab, 6/12/13

 

WORLD, GIRL

The world said, “Come.” The girl said, “How far?”

“Only a short way.”

“Live a little, enjoy the day.”

The girl, “I’m already quite a ways

From how I was carefully raised.”

“Tsk. Come, I can make you a star.” – eab, June 2018

 

You are a student, a farmer, an entrepreneur or a homemaker. There are 3 or 4 things you must do today, 1 of which you dread – which do You do last? Let me to encourage you – do the worst first. Get that hardest subject studied first, do the worst chore first, make yourself accomplish the toughest task first. From there “it’s all down hill.” The Triune God has made the worst first for the child of God – earth is the roughest (yes it can be hard at time) you’ll know. But if you fail to believe God & go to hell (Heaven forbid) earth’s problems will look like a picnic. – 6/12/19

 

Rom 3.4

“…Let God be true, but every man a liar…”

> Everyman: be he politician, PhD, or parent. <

 

My parents (Bless the memory of Clyde & Ruth Bryan) taught me to never call a man a liar. That was good advice – may have saved me from getting my face re-arranged. Please stop calling God a liar – – – oh, hopefully no reader does it verbally but there’s danger, a real danger, in doubting His promises, especially those which “jump off the page” for you. Believe God. Believe His Word. If/when we doubt God (that’s the opposite of belief) we are in effect saying that God is not telling the truth. That is Super Serious. – 6/12/19

 

“You have free will & if you choose you can push Me away.

But if you do not push Me away understand that I am going to see this job through…”

– C S Lewis /Beyond Personal/

 

You’ll someday no longer be worldly – not in appearance, nor attitude or nor amusement. Hopefully you will surrender these & so love Christ that they disappear from your life. Voluntarily. Or, hear it, or you die & leave all worldliness behind. (Yes, I also have seen a corpse which looked worldly, but we both know the real person was not there.) Friend, since you must – one way or the other – forsake all this world, why not do it now? Do it voluntarily, for Jesus sake, rather than have it torn from your dying fingertips?

– 6/12/19

 

“How monotonously alike all the great tyrants & conquerors have been:

how gloriously different are the saints…”

– C S Lewis /Beyond Personal/

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