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Deu 33.27

“The eternal God is thy refuge &

underneath are the everlasting arms:”

 

“All that God asks is that the heart should be cleansed from sin, full of love, whether it be the tender heart of a little child, with feeble powers of loving or of the full-grown man.”

– Duncan Campbell

 

You should not be saying “4-letter” i.e. bad words. May I go a step further? There are some “5-letter” words ALSO you shouldn’t be using “Pride” & “Proud.” Time after time I read (fb & other, perhaps) “I’m proud of you” etc. Really? “…God resisteth the proud but giveth grace unto the humble”(Jam 4.6) AND “…God resisteth the proud & giveth grace to the humble” (1Pe 5.5) Please, START p.l.e.a.s.i.n.g. Christ & drop these 5-letter words out of mind & mouth. – 2/17/20

 

“We all believe in the sovereignty of God in the affairs of men, but when this view is strained to the point of eliminating man’s responsibility, we have no hesitation in saying it borders on heresy.”

– Duncan Campbell

 

stacked mountains

I’ve enjoyed seeing mountains stacked

Blue-gray ridge upon gray blue,

And I’ve enjoyed oak river canyons

As I’ve meandered them through.

I’ve enjoyed seeing sequoias

Standing in their regal height,

And enjoyed Atlantic’s splashings

Morning and noon and at night.

I’ve enjoyed the hues of Autumn

Brushed on big tree or short shrub,

And enjoyed the sight of blossoms:

Fringed petals and spiked heart-hub

I’ve enjoyed the wild of deserts

With clumped grasses scattered through.

And I’ve enjoyed lakes a blue-green

And smaller ponds, greenish-blue.

 

If an earth I know is tainted,

Tarnished in spots by the fall,

A place that’s one big graveyard past,

Present, future for us all.

Can still hold islands attractive

Some common and others rare

Can most pleasantly surprise us

Round the next bend, over “there”

Can presently please the sight sense

On the ground, in air, afloat

Can thrill with size, shape, and texture,

Terrain both close and remote.

Can gladden the eye by colors

(Colors have wonderful “call.”)

And gladden the mind rememb’ring

Winter, spring, summer, and fall.

 

Surely the next world for the saint

Is glorious beyond sense.

Beauty behind heaven’s tall wall,

Now hidden by our time-fence.

The Beauty which I try to write

Is the least attraction there.

For Christ, the Spirit, and Father

– Trinity beyond compare –

Will permeate the atmosphere,

Glowing, radiate the place,

So brightened no sun is needed

But Their Holy Handsome Face.

Lord, help my unworthiness, bound

By flesh – bound in a bone “fence”

To enjoy earth but O, up there

“Enjoy God” in e-v-e-r-y sense.

– eab, 2/17/15        

 

“…Where is our hope? Not in our heels, he is swifter than we: not in our weapons, we are naturally unarmed; not in our hands, which are weak & languishing; but in the Spirit of God…There is a stronger lion in us than that against us.”

– Bishop Hall, quoted by Spurgeon

 

The best trophy does not sit on a shelf, rest in garage or yacht slip, or hang on a wall. The greatest trophy will be received after death & is only “words.” Words from God, Words of most glorious worth; “…Well done, thou good & faithful servant…”(Mat 25.21). Please God, oh, how I want to hear these words.-2/17/20

 

1Ti 6.11

“But thou, O man of God, flee these things &

follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”

 

Who is your hero, DAD? Dad, does your hero wear a uniform: football, navy, basketball, army, baseball, air force, soccer, marines? Don’t be the least surprised if your son ends up in such a uniform – few of which are genuine Christians. Your heroes tend to be discussed around the supper table, or a special trip is made to see them (some even name a child after a “hero”). If “junior” likes you (I surely hope he does) he may look up to the man to whom his dad looks-up. If you profess Christ but your heroes aren’t the men of the cross, please repent & change before you lose your son. – 2/17/20

 

“…A holy life is the best of sermons. Soul-winning is wrought by a winning life

more surely than by winning words.”

– C H Spurgeon

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