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Num 20.10 +

Num 20.10

“…Hear now, ye rebels;

must we fetch you water out of this rock?”

“…If he should voluntarily kill himself by refusing to eat & drink

everyone would own that such a one was a rebel against God…”

– Wm Law

Your dad has passed away. Your mom is lonely & either she’s said directly or you got a feeling she is open to remarriage. You’re unhappy- – -Your dad “hung the moon”(to use a country expression). I’m sorry you lost that important man out of your life. But, don’t forget, your mom also lost him. They lived together perhaps a lot longer than you lived with him. Love mom enough to check out any potential “boy-friend” you hear about & do not know. But also love mom enough to let go. Easy? No. life is not always easy. Possible? Yes (IMO) with your will-power & God’s help. – 4/6/21    

“Although Sir Walter Scott…was surrounded by a library of 40000 books on his death-bed he said… ‘Bring me the Book’ When asked what book…he replied ‘There is only ONE Book…’”

– Gilchrist Lawson

What do you collect? I know a man who collected 1964 ‘65 ‘66 Ford Pickups – had 30. Knew another man who collected buttons – 50,000 of them. What do you collect? You may say I don’t have money to collect what I’d like to. There’s a “item” you can collect & see the collection grow & grow yet cost you no money. What? You can collect Truth! You read that right TRUTH. Please note I said cost you “no money” – I didn’t say it cost “nothing”- for it will. To collect TRUTH will cost you the loss of *this favorite lie, *that FALSEHOOD, or a myth. Oh, I urge you to collect TRUTH. Start today. – 4/6/21 

WHERE WILL YOU BE

When the undertaker backs his hearse up to your door

And your body is carried out, to enter it never more,

When in a short while friends gather to weep and lament

At how young you were or looked, or how quickly you went.

Where will you be, my friend?

When cards are sent to family or life-long married mate

Cementing in memories: year, month, the circled date

When your son reads the obit, the preacher speaks his part

Trying to give each griever hope, to help a saddened heart.

Where will you be, my friend?

When the long black car winds mid the tombs on yonder hill

And parks beside your grave (near Aunt Jane/Uncle Will)

When a man of God says, “dust-to-dust, ashes-to-ashes”

And salty teardrops cling to men and ladies lashes.

Where will you be, my friend?

When the director hands out roses from atop your casket

Or gives your wife/husband, an especially neat basket

When people file back to cars & leave the grave yard “park”

Going on with life – leaving your life-less body in the dark.

Where will you be, my friend?  

– eab,  4/8/16 

A person may tell you, “I met ___” (a once famous name you know or don’t know). Or they may say, “I could’ve met the famous ___ & wish I would’ve.” You may agree or disagree with their wish. However, let us know – – – we’ll ALL meet the most Famous (said with highest respect) Being of heaven & earth: God Almighty. Meeting Him, if we’ve obeyed Him, will be the greatest Honor OR meeting Him, if we’ve not obeyed Him, will be the greatest dread. “…Prepare to meet thy God…”(Amo 4.12). – 4/8/21

Heb 9.27

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die,

but after this the judgment:”

“Christ…is a lowly peasant Carpenter,

horny-handed, truth-telling, a Servant of servants…”

– Samuel L Brengle

Carnality. Several, if not all of us, have seen a man purposely embarrass his wife or vice-versa.

Carnality. Or we’ve heard a child talk smart-alecky to parents or parent be exceedingly hard on a child. Friend, God has a better way to live. True, we’ll be humans as long as we’re on earth, but we don’t have to carry the weight of Carnality.  “…Jesus…that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,= suffered without the gate”(Heb 12.13). – 4/8/21

“A few times professors of religion…told me I was doing more harm than good. But they were the kind Paul describes ‘who have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof’ & I have followed his command ‘From such turn away.’

– Samuel Brengle

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