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Pro 19.18 +

Pro 19.18

“Chasten thy son while there is hope,

& let not thy soul spare for his crying.”

Seriousness is the very thing wherein consisteth our sincerity.

If thou are not serious, thou art not a Christian.”

– Richard Baxter

Truth. What does TRUTH do to you? Do you run from It? Do you try to ignore It? Do you inch (barely) toward it, scared of Its power? Please, Preacher (& non-preacher) I urge you to move toward Truth with steady pace. Accept Truth – “even when It hurts?” Yes, when It: 1.) Demands attention, 2.) Insists some action be taken, 3.) Requires a change – yea, an uncomfortable change in your life-Now. To *fight Truth is to eventually lose your soul. To *embrace Truth is to live happier now AND Happiest For-ever. – 1/5/22

“There is no body of literature in the world which enjoys

such a wealth of good textual attestation as the New Testament.”

– F F Bruce

2021 was spent (in my devotions) almost entirely in the NT. Read Mat, Mar, Luk, Joh 3 times each. Read Rev once each month. Read other NT Books over & over. Have started 22 in Gen. (don’t know that I read a full ch. there last yr) & enjoying “the newness.” After a yr of absence it’s good to see Adam & wife again, see Abraham & wife again, & sad to see Lot & wife again. ARE YOU READING THE GOOD BOOK? You are not, repeat NOT, too late to read it thru in 22! Start. Hope you love It. – 1/5/22

READ HEAD     

If I said

He has a read head,

You may think me “termly” 

Mistaken;

Not seeing the stacks

Of books and old facts,

His mind has firmly

Undertaken.          

– eab,  1/6/12

Lies surround us. Wish I had the ability to see more of them. Could wish I could alarm you; So you’d Look Up from your cell phone (1 of the sources of mis-information which swirl us) & see the lies. Institutions we were taught to trust, are selling lies. (“Selling” was purposefully used.) Do Not Blindly Trust “news” “governments” “schools” “businesses” & yes, even “churches.” Ask yourself “Why am I being told this?” “What’s behind this bit of info?” Turn to the Bible – THE Truth. – 1/5/22  

Joh 8.44

“Ye are of your father the devil…when he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar & the father of it.”

“The things we say in prayer are powerless & meaningless

unless we have Christ’s authority to say them.”

– T M Anderson

You have a personality – accept it. [Note: draw a clear line between personality & carnality, they’re NOT the same.] Your mother has a personality, as does dad and (you guessed it) every other soul. Learn to accept yourself. Learn to accept others. Do not insist that THEY change (to suit you). When THEY fuss about your personality, be patient. God, Please Hear This, God loves PERSONALITIES. He made a million of them? No. A billion? No. BillionS upon billionS of *Different* souls exist. – 1/6/22

“The shortest route to a backslider’s grave

is to fail to be godlike & forgive.”

– T M Anderson

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