Archive for October 28th, 2022

Psa 34.1 +

Psa 34.1

“I will bless the LORD at all times:

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Bacon in his instruction tells us that the scientific student ought not to be as the ant, who gathers merely, nor as the spider who spins from her own bowels, but rather as the bee who both gathers & produces…

– Michael Faraday

HAVE YOU MET JESUS? You can know a man’s name, know it well; have heard him speak, have read his book but not know him. This is especially true about Jesus. His name is widely known in western cultures. You may have attended church & heard Him “speak” to you (or felt He spoke to you in the woods) & hopefully you have read some of His Book. None of these will save you. You, Friend must MEET Jesus. There’s wonderful news – He wants to meet you. Stop running from Him. – 10/25/22  

“Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. I know whom I have believed & am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

– Michael Faraday

PRAYER CLOSET – #2 WHY? “Why” is important enough to have a separate post. Can God work without your prayers? Of course. He was working in the OT, in the NT, working in the reformation. Why does He invite us to “Pray ye…the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest”(Luk 10.2)?  A.) God wants others to be saved.  B.) God is allowing insignificant-you & not-worth-mentioning me to PARTNER with Him. Oh, how very magnanimous of God! – 10/26/22     


Slain before the foundation of the earth, 

               What a plan!

Four thousand years in the making,  

               What an age!

And the price to the Creator, Was His life, 

               What a cost!

This great plan of salvation,

Is this world’s best Possession!        

– eab,  Oct. 1973  

FALSE #2 What are signs of a False minister? 1.) A False preacher is not True to the Bible about sin.  Christ said “Go and sin NO MORE”(Joh 8.11, emphasis-eab). 2.) A False pastor isn’t True to the Bible about holiness (Please review the Fruit of the Spirit, Gal 5.22-23a). 3.) A False preacher is not True to the Bible on worldliness (often worldliness shows up in his wife’s appearance & his at-home-children. 

4.) And sadly too many times the False is not even True to his wife. Watch for signs. – 10/26/22

Mat 7.15

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing

but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

I am, I hope, very thankful that in the withdrawal of the powers & things of life, the good hope is left with me, which makes the contemplation of death a comfort – not a fear. Such peace is alone the gift of God & as it is He who gives it, why should we be afraid? His unspeakable gift in His beloved Son is the ground of no doubtful hope…” 

– Michael Faraday

Q.“What is the chief end of man?” A.“Man’s chief end is to glorify God & to enjoy Him forever.” eab is not fond of catechisms but I find these lines (Westminster Catechism) worth knowing & contemplating. Sinners don’t glorify God – ask God to convert you from a sinner to a saint. Carnal Christians don’t glorify God as fully as those with the old-man eradicated – seek Him for a holy heart. Does your buying/selling, Your playing/watching sports, Your selfishness, Glorify God? You know the answer. – 10/28/22

I shall be with Christ

& that is enough.

– Michael Faraday, His last words.

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PSA 27.14 +

Psa 27.14

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage & he shall strengthen thine heart:

wait, I say, on the LORD.”

“When the soul is wed to obedience,

the child is faith.”

– H E Darnell

YOU HOME SCHOOL? #3 Looking for a special project? Maybe a “semi-independent study” for an older child in geography? There are several I could suggest: 1.) An in-depth study of an entire continent. 2.) A study of the islands of the world – this is much bigger than it may sound – A.] Largest 25 or  B.] Islands which are countries (in & of themselves) or  C.] Islands belonging to one continent or  D.] Islands owned by one country (Chile, for example, has 5919 islands – 2324 inhabited). – 10/24/22

“Faith will annihilate fret or

fret will annihilate faith.

– C W Ruth

We have the Good Bible to read

Its maxims to do, and heed,

But its greater glad story

About the Lord of glory

Is best for our daily feed.

– eab,  10/27/05

PRAYER CLOSET – *WHO to pray for? Friends & yes, enemies. *WHAT should be paramount in prayer? The Harvest of Souls (Luk 10.2) (Please do not pray for the health of some non-essential animal/plant.) *WHERE should you pray? If at all possible, pray Alone – a secret closet is a wonderful place to be one on ONE with the Creator. (Do we begin to grasp how GREAT this is?) *WHEN should you pray? First thing in the day (or middle of night) – an hour when you’re rested & not pressed for time. – 10/25/22     

“A present tense faith

will bring a present tense victory.”

– C W Ruth

Dad, Mom, Grandparent – what are you thinking? If you stand by & smile as your daughter (granddaughter) gets paint put on her check or forehead, what are you going to say if next yr she wants to make her check more “rosy” (“powder” we used to all it – an imitation of “blushing”) or her lips more red? Stop this Worldly painting of faces, Please. And No, neither son nor daughter should look like a dog or cat. Humans are God’s Crowning Creation. Please do not lower that child. THINK. – 10/26/22

Gen 1.27

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him

male & female created he them.”

God made Adam. He made him an individual & arranged that he & Eve produce other individuals. The world’s been populated by a man & wife having individuals (with an occasional multiple-birth). Men (often, less-than-saints) force other men into armies, coax them into working groups, encourage them into teams. Men are thus de-personalized “Do it for the team.” They frequently do this for the “benefit” of king, company, college. GOD, by contrast, made individuality. Fight.  To.  Keep.  It! – 10/27/22  

“Faith is to the soul

what your breath is to the body.”

– C W Ruth

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