Archive for September 20th, 2019

Jam 4.6 +

Jam 4.6

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith,

God resisteth the proud but giveth grace unto the humble.”



2 of 47 “…Give ear; be not PROUD: for the LORD hath spoken”(Jer 13.15)

Job 26.12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the PROUD


“…You can’t look at God’s promises as if they were some inspiring motto:

you have to present them for payment.”

– T M Anderson



Don’t think it odd,

That “good” and “God,”

Are but a letter apart.

Nor think it trivial,

That “evil” and “devil,”

Are alike but for the start.

– eab, 9/20/08


Note on prophecy:

Here is wisdom… Rev 13.18 >> Only time these 3 words are arranged this way in Bible. <<

Here is the mind which hath wisdom.” Rev 17.9 >> Sole use of these words arranged so in Bible. <<

Word “wisdom” ties these two vv together. Consider & pray for understanding. – 9/16/19


“We have nothing to get proud & conceited about. We are empted of self.

We go forward on the basis of humility.”

– T M Anderson


A Little Heavy. I’ve enjoyed many a laugh at accidental, clean humor. Having said that, it’s revealing to see in the NT “Laughter” (once only) “…let your laughter be turned to mourning…”(Jam 4.9); “Laugh” (twice) both counter-positioned against “weep” (Luk 6.21 & 25); & “Laughed” (only used when) “…they laughed him [our Lord] to scorn…” (Mat 9.24, Mar 5.40, Luk 8.53). (Laughing is not in the NT.) “Are you saying, Bryan, to not laugh?” No. Let me encourage us, as Believers, to NOT make laughter a goal.

P.S. Before typing this post, searched the Bible for “smile, smiled, smiles, smiling” – they’re not there! – 9/19/19


1Pe 5.8

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,

as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”


“…that old thing that is a non-conductor of My glory,

that carnal thing.”

– Glenn Griffith


Did you marry Up? Some think this refers to family wealth. Some think this means “blue blood.” Some see it as marrying into a family of “movers & shakers.” If one/all of these is all you have – Congrats – but, there is something better. If you married a wife (or husband) who is cleaned Up from sin, who’s been filled Up with the Holy Spirit, & who’s ready to go Up; ah – – – then you truly married Up. Praise the Lord. – 9/20/19


“The only sin that can be forgiven is a fully confessed

& fully forsaken sin.”

– Glenn Griffith

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