Archive for August 12th, 2021

1Ti 6.10 +

1Ti 6.10

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after,

they have erred from the faith…”

“I remember when the Titanic sank in 1912, it was the ship that was supposed to be unsinkable. The only thing it ever did was sink. When it took off from England, all kinds of passengers were aboard – millionaires, celebrities, people of moderate means, and poor folks down in the steerage. But a few hours later when they put the list in the Cunard office in New York, it carried only two categories – lost and saved. Grim tragedy had leveled all distinctions.

– Vance Havner

You have taken a look at hell & know you don’t want to go. You’ve liked the idea of going to heaven, being “on God’s side,” even working for Him. Question. Have you died out to your desires? Or are you trying to do God’s work *your way*? Do the songs you sing make your voice, look good? Do the sermons you preach show-off self? Is your work for God covered with selfish fingerprints? You can & yes, I’ll say you Must, be born again (& later sanctified holy) to do God’s Full Will. – 8/7/21

“Paul was not ignorant of Satan’s devices, but we are not so wise. Among his most successful devices today are these: exalting tolerance above truth; emphasizing the head more than the heart; making size more important than sort; stressing the positive to the neglect of the negative; putting happiness above holiness; majoring on this world instead of the next.”
– Vance Havner

How are you praying for America? Asking God to help in politics? In government virus? In jobs? These may have a place – a small place. The HUGE need is a Spiritual Awakening. Brother/Sister, we need a Holy Ghost Revival. God (I don’t know but pose the possibility) may not spare America. The USA has had rampant immorality, killings, whiskey / drugs, & worship of the god of sports. We need humility in pulpit & pew. We need a hungering for God. Are you? Am I hungering for righteousness? – 8/12/21


Carnal man likes to be seen,

Likes you to know his fair worth,

Wants to stand out in his crowd,

Longs for acclaim on this earth.

Holy hearts want the Lord seen,

Lift up His name for acclaim,

Readily give up “lime light,”

Backing away from cheap fame.

– eab, 8/12/05  (2 of 7 parts of poem)

Have you considered giving God 100% control over your life? “Uh – He’s pretty much got that now.” Are you happy with that answer: it seems shallow. “Well – – – I don’t want to do anything radical; I still want to be able to go to my ball games.” Please sir/ma’am, I strongly urge you to give God all of you. Give Him as much as you’ll wish you had when the death rattle is in your throat. – 8/12/21

1Ti 6.20

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,

avoiding profane & vain babblings…”

“A sharp pen may be guided by a kind heart.”

John Fletcher 

You were born with a name you don’t like. I understand you can do to court & change it. You pay a fee (I suppose) & get a new name but even if you change it to a moneyed person’s name, you won’t be on their will. Now, Headed UP. You (because of the marvelous Gift of God’s Son) can come to God & change your name from “sinner” to “saint.” But this is not just a name change – God removes the load of quilt & makes you a new Creature. And – HEAR IT, you DO get to inherit heaven as well. Thank. You. Jesus! – Aug. ‘21

If remorse is confounded with repentance

hell is filled with penitents…” 

John Fletcher 

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