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Psa 100.4 +

Psa 100.4

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving & into his courts with praise:

be thankful unto him & bless his name.”

“The laity ought to understand the faith & since the doctrines of our faith are in the Scriptures, believers should have the Scriptures in a language familiar to the people & to this end the Holy Ghost endued them with knowledge of all tongues.”

– John Wycliff

If I remember correctly (from my yrs of teaching biology HSBC & later) living things: 1.) Move, 2.) Grow, 3.) Assimilate materials (“eat”), 4.) Respond to stimuli, 5.) Reproduce, 6.) & Die. The first 5 are from the Creator. The last is tied directly to the devil “…Sin when it is finished bringeth forth death”(Jam 1.15). Death was not God’s original plan. And, Praise Be To God He has provided Life Eternal where death will be forever gone & (IMO) forgotten! Hallelujah – 1/4/21

“There was good reason for the silence of the Holy Spirit as to how, when, in what form Christ ordained the apostles, the reason being to show the indifferency of all forms of words.”

– John Wycliff

Almost everyone is a leader to some one. Little siblings look to older ones. Moms lead children. Dads lead the entire family. Some lead at work, some lead in the courthouse, some lead at school, some in the church house. “This can be scary – I don’t know how to lead.”

God, can & will show you, as YOU seek Him for leadership. – 1/8/21 

HEARD, NOT SEEN

God’s never a statue: dumb, still.

He is not seen – But He is heard.

Hearing God? Great; do His full will.

And connect with Him through His Word.

               1/9/21

Music glorifies Someone or “someone.” When in the OT it glorifies God that is good – He is worthy. When in modernity it glorifies the one singing/playing, it’s bad. The singer/player is the key: if he wants his music to honor God, he can pray ahead of time, sing with an eye to God’s glory (as he sings) & afterward give God the glory for all good the song/music does. This he can say verbally & (more importantly) he can give God the glory in his heart. – 1/10/21

“We may be filled to the limit of our capacity to-day, but we should ever pray,

‘Oh, Lord, enlarge the vessel’…
– Samuel L Brengle

2Co 5.17

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:

old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

A man may do poor work, be a poor father, even worse husband. These are sad, each & all. Is he hopeless? No. The saving grace of God can make him more interested in doing better manual labor. God’s life coming into his life, will give him (almost automatically) a desire to be a better Dad. And nothing (no degree of education, no hours of counseling) will place him in a better position to love his wife as Christ loved the church than being saved & sanctified.  Be patient with him & Pray, Pray, Pray. – 1/10/21

“That [man’s will] is really all he can call his own. His mind with all its splendid powers, possibilities may be reduced to idiocy; he may be robbed of his property. His health & even his life may be taken away from him, but who can enter into the domain of his will…?”

– Samuel L Brengle

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