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1Ki 22.14 +

1Ki 22.14

“And Micaiah said, ‘As the LORD liveth,

what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.’”

“St. James, our Savor’s brother & indeed all the apostles,

except St. John, were married…”
– Martin Luther

What a man says in a sermon/speech may sound impressive if, IF you 1.) know nothing of his unguarded “slip of tongue” talk, 2.) know nothing of his (off the record) life-style, 3.) know nothing of how his wife or at-home children live/look. Please see beyond mere public or mere published words. – 6/2/21

“Honors alter a man’s manners

& seldom for the better.”

– Martin Luther

When something new comes down the pike. Should you automatically reject it? No. Should you enthusiastically embrace it? No. A thinking person wants to weigh it, look at the right side, left side, the front & back. A reading man wants to search its background – from where did it come? Who’s been using it? Who’s making money from it? The Christian, hopefully both a thinker & a reader, does the above & seeks for right action, as he prays & studies his Bible. God leads His children. – 6/3/21 

GROWING

The Lord God planted the first garden.

Eden’s symmetry & smells we’ll never know

Allow me to guess (as He made us like Him)

The Creator had pleasure in watching it grow.

– eab, 6/8/19

Millions of new animals & plants were created in Genesis 1&2. Millions of humans or their actions & inter-actions took place in Genesis 3-50. Neither opening chapters nor historical closing chapters use the word “new.” “New” is first used for a king (Exo 1.8), continues some 130 vv & concludes with God’s promise to “make all things new”(Rev 21.5). Neither OT or NT saints were greatly concerned about “news.” The heathen Greeks show the craving of modernity with a desire to “tell or to hear some new thing”(Act 17.21). Die out to “news.” – 6/8/21

1Sa 16.7

“…The LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance

but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

“Faith in the plain, unmistakable promises of God…links the soul-winner to Jesus…He would have His child trust Him, walk the waves with Him, never doubt Him, shout the victory through Him, & triumph over all fear & all the power of the enemy in Him.”

– Samuel L Brengle

The devil works in the area of optics. He tries to make small things look large & super important. And satan tries to make extremely huge things (like Eternal Life) look small & of little value. This optical deception works on un-awakened sinners. Thank God it’s less effective on the sinner who is becoming aware of his sin, of judgment, of hell. Saints are not fooled by these tricks but as long as we’re still on earth there’s a danger of again being mislead about true size & values. Stay close to Jesus. – 6/8/21

“The soul-winner must…get alone with God, & pour into his Heavenly Father’s ear

intercessions & pleadings & arguments, if he would have good success.”

– Samuel L Brengle

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