Archive for January 14th, 2021

Psa 101.3 +

Psa 101.3

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside

it shall not cleave to me.”

“Lord, give me Scotland or I die!”

– John Knox

Please, Fellow Christian, rid your person, your home, & your church of any *need* for visual emblems. No church is more spiritual for having a cross (on pulpit, steeple or doors). Outward symbols may not even be “christian” nor be “ancient christian” but be leftovers from paganism or stuff pulled through the reformation from the catholic system. – 1/9/21

“I have never once feared the devil,

but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.”

– John Knox

“O God, save _____.” As I whispered that prayer this AM, I was reminded – soul, or life? I don’t want anyone (& I mean a.n.y.o.n.e.) to go to hell. So I do want their soul to be saved. But it would be better for them, for God, & for the Kingdom of God, if they would now live life for Him! – not just escape hell a few days before their body goes into the casket. – 1/10/21

Virgin Born

It was by a woman, sin entered the earth

(“Humanly speaking” – for what that’s worth).

And it was by a woman our Redeemer came

A lowly, single, peasant dame.

Man can be saved, because a virgin gave birth.

– eab,  1/14/16  

You & I are known by our Friends. If you are close to “x” – that is known & appreciated (or not appreciated, as the case may be). If you are close to God, that becomes known. Or (heaven forbid) if you’re in cahoots with satan, that also will become known. We’re known by those with whom we spent time. – 1/12/21

“Instead of crying to God to bring their experience up to the standard of the Bible,

they explain the Bible down to the level of their experience.
– Samuel L Brengle

1Pe 3.10

“For he that will love life & see good days,

 let him refrain his tongue from evil & his lips that they speak no guile:”

Resist the temptation to seek leadership positions. If/when Jesus wants you to lead this or that, He’ll have a way to bring it to pass without you “politicking” for it. “But, I could do sooo much good & I’d greatly improve things.” Maybe. Maybe. But – maybe there’s an un-named, behind-the-scene “leader” who’s hindering the present guy & would give you an even rougher time if you were in his chair. – 1/14/21   

“Just as clear water in a blue bottle will look blue or in a yellow bottle will look yellow,

so the pure, crystal-like salvation of God in our hearts takes on the color of our earthen vessel.”

– Samuel L Brengle

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