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Mat 5. 9

“Blessed are the peacemakers:

for they shall be called the children of God.”

“Perfection is what God says about Himself, attributes are what man says about God;

God is not obligated to live up to these.”

– John F Dorsey

Schooling #4  Some men called “Dr” were “doctored” because they did this or that & a school wanted to honor them. There may be a degree (not meant as a pun) of legitimacy to this but it can *easily be overdone. In some cases the recipient had no college but is not called “Dr” or his life work had nothing to do with academics. Or a School may want to not only “honor him” but also to be known as the School which “doctored” him, picking up on the fame he already had. Questionable? Maybe. – 5/21/22

“Christian perfection

does not indicate finality but fitness.”

– Samuel               Chadwick

FEAR. 2  Fear is a means of control. It can be Good – We’re to “…Fear God & keep his commandments…” (Ecc 12.13) “…Fear God & give glory to him…”(Rev 14.7). We’re to fear parents. It can be Bad – bad gangs try to control by fear & men in evil governments can also try this. Please, Sir, Please Ma’am, get your fears straight – – – when you’re living right i.e. fearing God (in a right & holy relationship with Him) you don’t need to fear man. They find this frustrating. But God is pleased when you don’t fear men. – 5/23/22

FAMILY HISTORY

It matters not the long valley

From which your family hailed,

Nor the salty ship, on ocean lip

In which that family sailed.

It matters not about their grub

Rhubarb or roastin’ ears,

Nor if their shack, was by an old track

In Greek-Roman suburb.

It matters not if long they stood

By slowly sifting sands,

Nor if their soul, was close to a “pole”

In frozen, far, white lands.

Were they “bad” warriors (I hope not)

Who have shed angry blood?

Were they worshipper (not much better)

Whose sword raised a small flood?

Were they farmers who knew the smell

Of soil newly turned?

Or bakers whose bread, the hungry fed,

Light brown, but never burned.

Did they know an ancient wisdom:

Parables and proverb?

Or did they just spurn, such light to learn,

Adjective, noun or verb.

Did your family? – ah, there’s no lack.

Diversification,

None mattering, not a single thing,

If they missed salvation.

Brag not of where your family’s been:

Valley, plain or high slope,

If they fled or felt, the angry welt

Of gen’ral or of pope.

~ Ÿ ~Ÿ ~ Ÿ ~ Ÿ ~

Did family know here below

The Lord in His glory?

OH, if they knew, the One the Jews slew,

Tell, tell ALL their story.

– eab,  5/24/09

Do you pray? About what, for whom do you pray? Have you dropped into the rut of “me & my wife, our son John & his wife…”? Seriously, if someone heard you praying, does it be center ‘round a tight little circle? The other day a man in his 70’s told me he’d prayed for Africa since he was 12. (He is not, BTW, of African descent.) For about 60 yrs his praying has included a continent 1000s of miles away. Does your praying include a land not yours or a people to whom you’re not related? – 5/24/22

Pro 16.5

“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD:

though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.”

“Where the law ends,

Christ begins.”  

– Adam Clarke

God is not happy His holiness people are being “proud.” Facebook records so often “I’m proud of …” followed by a child’s name. Give one (1) place – chap. & v. – where Jesus said, “I proud of…” Or show where Paul wrote “I’m so proud of…” Brothers/Sisters you’re borrowing the language of the world. You can simply write, “I’m happy God gave us (& name a son/daughter).” or “We’re so pleased with the achievement of So-n-So.” Please stop using this Wicked World’s Words where you can. – 5/24/22  

“Reader, magnify God for his law, for by it is the knowledge of sin;

&magnify him for his gospel for by this is the cure for sin.”

– Adam Clarke

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