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Psa 150.6 +

Psa 150.6

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

Praise ye the LORD.”

“We cannot hope to escape the flood of evil which threatens to overwhelm the believers today unless we are constantly refilled & re-invigorated by the Holy Spirit.”

T M Anderson

As long as the pastor, song leader, deacon, or youth leader (“elected” or born-leader) wants to get the glory, don’t expect revival. The Glory ALL belongs to God. – 2/3/21

“We would find no pleasure in beholding the beauty of the Father’s house

of many mansions if Christ were not present to fill it with the light of His countenance.”

T M Anderson

You used to hear an older relative use an expression. It wasn’t four-lettered, you thought it cute, even “colorful” & in your fondness for him/her, you picked up saying it. If it’s more than “…Yea, yea, Nay, nay…”(Mat 5.37) do you remember what Christ said about it? He spoke of it having evil roots. “Bryan, if that’s all you have to write about, stop.” Wait. Are words important? Are OUR words (as disciples of Jesus) important? As a friend, allow me to suggest you clean up your words – For. God’s. Glory. – 2/3/21    

Traveler

Don’t measure a man by the length of his house,

Or its width, or height, or price.

Don’t gauge him by the flivver he drives,

No matter how cruddy old or how nice.

Don’t judge a man by the suit that he dons,

Or rich or poor food on his plate,

Nor by the “luck” he seems to have

Or that he has to endure bad “fate.”

In fact, it’s best to not judge him at all;

Like him for the good that you see.

Befriend him every time that you can,

Hold him equal, with you, and me.

If/when you see him a few years hence

His possessions may be more or less.

It’s the Man that counts. Now, & then.

Respect him, dear traveler – & God bless.      

– eab,  2/4/18  

Don’t be the reason your child, sibling (or other) doesn’t want to go to church. May your face & voice show how much you enjoy cooperate prayer time. May your raised hand (& perhaps a damp eye) reveal your delight in the hymns of Watts, Wesley or “What’s-his-Name.” May your attentive listening & Amens attest to your hunger for truth during the preaching of God’s Word. – 2/3/21 

Luk 4.8

“…Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God

& him only shalt thou serve.”

“A man can judge his spiritual standing by the moral standard

of the things his heart ponders with pleasure.”

– H A Baldwin

Sports is a god – people pay to attend “temples of ball” (think “baal”) & talk about it for hours/days. Hollywood is a god – people adore “stars,” buy their products, want autographs, mourn when they die.

Wall Street’s a god – people love to feel rich & powerful – made so by the tricks/traffic of this place.

Education is a god – many youth have graveled at the feet some misguided, self-proclaimed “doctors.”

Politics is a god – some people have sold their souls for a short position in state/national government.

– 2/4/21

“You can fix-up the barn & it will pay for the house; but if you fix-up the house

 you won’t have money to fix-up the barn.”
– C D Bryan, Dad (Tomorrow was his birthday, 2/5/1904)

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