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1Pe 2.17 +

1Pe 2.17

“Honor all men. Love the brotherhood.

Fear God. Honor the king.”

God is on the lookout today for a man who will be quiet enough to get a message from Him

brave enough to preach it & honest enough to live it.”

– Vance Havner

THINK. Are you a thinker? Thinkers may (if Christians *will*) begin to weed out trivia, the froth. This process makes others – locked into a decaying world system – uncomfortable. “Why can’t you just go along, why do you have to be negative?” Thinkers test (some in area ‘A’ others area ‘Z’). I urge you to think. Compare the Bible with the world. Compare the permanent with the passing. Compare the expensive with the cheap. Compare the solid with the glitz. THINK. Today. Everyday. – 9/27/21

“It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make it available.

We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it.”

– Vance Havner

Do you, Christian, pray for the neighbor down the road? “They’re 7th day-something-or-other.” Well, can God save them? Do you pray for the salvation of those in the house up the road? “They go to the catholic church every Saturday night.” Again, can God make them so hungry for the God they see in your life that they want redeemed? The Lord may very well have had you move in (or a neighbor move in) so that you could win them to Christ. Pray for your neighbors. Pray believingly. Blessings. – 9/30/21


Many a soul has started down God’s road,

After knowing the joy of a lifted load.

They had a smile only heaven could paint,

But, oh, something changed; they grew faint.

What caused them to turn from His pierced side?

What renewed their carnal, controlling pride?

Only the judgment will truly, fully reveal

Why they lost out in happy, holy zeal.

Attitudes mean so much in soul and mind,

Ones they grew up with or later find.

Negative attitudes toward a certain stand,

Acceptance of things on the “left” hand.

Education has often pulled men down,

They hated to have the professor’s bad frown,

They wanted to be thought of as quite smart,

Chose secular training, let Christ depart.

Illusions have caused backsliding as well,

Illusions aren’t real – but they seem to tell     

A truth when they are, sadly, a stinking lie,

Some believe illusions and inwardly die.

Omissions are also weak excuses to fail,

Someone left them sidetracked along life’s trail,

They saw (thought they saw?) they were left out.

Joyful walking with Jesus doesn’t go with a pout.

Understandings may contribute to sliding a soul back,

Their idea was wrong, understanding was off track.

Oh, the excuses satan uses to bring down a heart,

Slipping, sliding, they from God’s way depart.

– eab, 10/7/09  

Do you want to learn? – – – or do you want to be “Known as Learned”? The first requires no classroom, no professor, no tuition, & yields no diploma, no degree. The second requires multiply classrooms, several profs (unless a “diploma mill” or modern on-line education) a great deal of money & gives a paper to hang on a wall. The first is the most valuable to the learner. The second is most valuable by the proud of heart. What does God want for you? – 9/30/21  

Pro 16.18

“Pride goeth before destruction,

& an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Lord, ope the King of England’s eies.”

– Tyndale’s last words while tied to the stake

quoted in the Book of Martyrs by John Foxe.

Read the Bible to a child. 1.) Ask God to direct what passage to read. 2.) Pre-read It to yourself making sure of pronunciations. 3.) Pre-read It out loud (after all that’s how you’ll be reading It to them). 4.) Be willing to be interrupted as you read – a.) they may forget their question b.) their question may take you two down a delicious “rabbit trail” – one you’d never guessed they wanted to know. 5.) Interrupt your self with questions to keep them alert & “with you.” Make reading-time a delight to you both. -10/2/21

“Where no promise of God is, there can be no faith, nor justifying, nor forgiveness of sins:

for it is more than madness to look for any thing of God, save that he hath promised.”

– Wm Tyndale

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