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Pro 22.6 +

Pro 22.6

“Train up a child in the way he should go: &

when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

 

“To retain the grace of God is much more important than to obtain it.”

– Adam Clarke

 

Home schoolers make decisions about what their child learns. Don’t allow the secular world to overly overshadow that. There’s too much emphasis laid on ‘a’ or ‘b’ in state (& some christian) schools. Make your curriculum (‘the nuts & bolts’) a deep matter of prayer. Also seek the Lord as to how big the ‘nuts & bolts’ should be, AND of what materials. These are YOUR children (Mar 12.17) not the state’s (& frankly, not your parent’s or sibling’s either). If you are not in position to hear from God, I beg of you Get There. Few people need God’s clear direction more than home schooling dads/moms. -10/4/19

 

The world by wisdom knew not God…is demonstrated by the writings of the most learned & intelligent heathens…Moses alone…gives a consistent & rational account of the creation.”

– Adam Clarke

 

Like seed

Every farmer and his wife know

What you plant now is what you grow.

What goes in, is what comes out.

Like seed – like plant, without a doubt.

What got planted? Harvest will show!

– eab, Oct, 2010

 

“…She read her Bible at her study table by 7 o’clock in the summer

& 8 o’clock in the winter…”

said of Frances R. Havergal

 

Perchance, a friend or so may’ve thought that eab posts, to be controversial. Rather, I post to awaken, to prod toward Eternal life, to make hungry for God’s “love, joy, peace…” But sleepy people, sleepy pastors, sleepy churches often want to be left alone & when a poor bloke tries to awaken them – he’s consider “controversial.” – 10/7/19

 

Joh 20.31

“…That ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;

& that believing ye might have life through his name.”

 

When you’re persuaded that only those in your group will be in heaven you’ve adopted a Cult mentality. When you’re convinced all will go to heaven you’ve accepted Universalism. Both are extremes; both are deadly; both are false. “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ & thou shalt be saved…”(Act 16.31). -10/11/19

 

 “There is hope for any man who thinks there is nothing in him.”

– D L Moody

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Pro 15.33 +

Pro 15.33

“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;

& before honor is humility.”

 

Proud

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

Psa 40.4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the PROUD, nor such as turn aside to lies.

 

“The sign of Christianity is not a cross

but a tongue of fire.”

– Samuel Chadwick /Humanity & God/

 

“LORD, I LOVE YOU”

There are “Now I lay me’s,”

And “Thank You for the spuds.”

There are “help me’s for this test,”

And, “Father, I need new duds!”

There is “If You’ll get me out of here,”

And, “Lord, I’d sure like to shoot a deer.”

But none of these, no matter how sincere

Compare to, “Lord, I love You, I’m glad you’re near.”

– eab, Oct. ‘89

 

“Ritual always appeals to the nursery. The…drapery, processions & awesome ritual

impress those who have no deeper vision.”

– Samuel Chadwick /Humanity & God/

 

Are you interested in Truth? Are you more interested in “unvarnished Truth” than you were a year ago? Five yrs ago? We’re living in an age of deception: what looks like metal is plastic, what appears to be wood is paper; worse what is “sold” as fact, is fiction. I beg of you – for your sake & the sake of your family – become a man/woman who seeks Truth & is not lead astray by the shallowness/fakeness surrounding us. -10/7/19

 

Pro 23.23

“Buy the truth & sell it not; also wisdom,

& instruction, & understanding.”

 

“The world has suffered & not been wrought on enough by the Holy Spirit because the church

has been unfaithful unwilling & unyielded to the Holy Spirit & His employment.”

– Joshua Stauffer

 

God never told one prophet He was Proud of him. Jesus said to no disciple, “I’m so Proud of how you handled that.” Why, WHY are holiness people (out of whom Pride should be removed) repeatedly using Pride or Proud about their children/grandkids etc.? My memory goes back to the 40’s & I’ve never seen a time with more people used “Proud/Pride” than now. Christian, these words, & the carnality behind, them must be pulled out of your life. – 10/7/19

 

“We cannot take Him in our arms [as Simeon did] but we can take Him in our hearts.

Do you have Him there?”

– Joshua Stauffer

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Mat 18.4 +

Mat 18.4

“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,

the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

 

Proud

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

Psa 31.23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the PROUD doer.

 

“Shortcuts to dominion are of satan not of God.”

– Samuel Chadwick /Humanity & God/

 

LATIN CLASS

I saw a bird there,

On a twig so bare

On the top-most branch of a tree.

 

Between his head and the sky,

Was nothing but what might fly by.

He was lord of all he could see.

 

And he cocked his head,

As if he said,

“I’m way up here; look at me.”

 

But now he has flown,

The twig empty is shown,

And the silhouette is as blank as can be. – eab, Oct. 1965

 

“By sin God’s image in man is defaced

but not erased..”

– Samuel Chadwick /Humanity & God/

 

If there is maturity after sanctification (& there surely is) it means that at the moment of obtaining a pure heart all of us are/were immature. This does no mean we were not made holy & that our filling was not complete. It simply means what the word suggests, immaturity. May God help us to be willing to admit this about ourselves. AND may He help us to give the newly purified souls time to grow-up in Him. – 9/23/19

 

1Jo 1.5

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, &

declare unto you, that God is light, & in him is no darkness at all.”

 

“God is blessing because He found [people] willing to live in His presence.”

– Chad Snider, sermon, 8/4/19

 

Like Light? Great. Do everything in your power (it’s in your power to repent, to believe, to obey, to make apologies or restitutions) to go to Heaven – it’s the realm of Light. Hate darkness? That’s good too. Get out of sin, NOW. Sin leads to hell & hell (if we read Scripture correctly) will be eventually emptied into Out Darkness. Oh, Friend, leave sin & its night – come to Jesus the Light of the world. -10/5/19

 

“God’s goal is not to spook & awe us with His presence.

He wants to fill us with His presence.”

– Chad Snider, sermon, 8/4/19

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Pro 10.31 +

Pro 10.31

“The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but

the froward tongue shall be cut out.”

 

Proud

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

Psa 12.3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh PROUD things:

 

“The Holy Ghost in me won’t fuss

with the Holy Ghost in you.”

– R E Carroll as quoted by Robt. England

 

USEFUL WASTE

The coconut came to land > My first song, Hobe Sound <

On the damp and even sand

Of an island in the ocean, in the east.

On its third side it set,

Its face all dark and wet,

Glad the ceaseless surging had ceased.

 

It had been long at sea,

Or at least it seemed to me,

That it might have come from a land afar,

Where the wind had forced it in

To the home of scale and fin;

And it blinked on the blue like a star

 

Till in due time and space

It was left as useful waste,

Settled by the sea, on the sand.

It was life in its beginning,

A palm in the making,

When the coconut came to join the land.

– eab Oct. 1967

 

Love thy native land? Ah, that is natural. There is a normal love of country which a christian can have. But

“My country – right or wrong” may be called hyper-patriotism. A christian must avoid it – we’re citizens of the much higher & e-v-e-r-l-a-s-t-i-n-g Kingdom of Heaven. – 9/25/19

 

“I just don’t have enough faith

to believe in evolution.”

– R E Carroll, sermon, 2/11/1988

 

If God is holy (& He is), if God invites us to be like Him (& He does) then the believer-on-his-way-to-heaven is either sanctified, seeking to be sanctified, OR (if not one of these two) is possibly in confusion. (I beg you, Friend, obey all the light you have & get out of confusion.) – 9/27/19

 

1Pe 1.15

“But as he which hath called you is holy,

so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.”

 

“Madam Guyon tells of walking 7 yrs with no fresh manifestation of God…He may let us go thru a period of silence when we are not assured of His presence except thru His eternal Word…”

– Steve D Herron

 

Allow me to throw out an idea. One or more readers may love English grammar. (If it always made “sense” to you & you got A’s you may not help my appeal – read on.) Are you a person who struggled with basic grammar concepts (or in-depth material) but through perseverance & prayer found a “handle,” found a format or formula, which really helped. If this is YOU & you love grammar now (but once did not) would you be willing to be post (once a day, every-other-day, or at least once a week) a tip on structure, or a definition, or an idea that revolutionized grammar for you? Please pray about this. -10/4/19

 

“…The Holy Spirit…came in the authority of the Son

& the authority of the Father…”

– Steve D Herron

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