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Psa 71.17 +

Psa 71.17

“O God, thou hast taught me from my youth:

& hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.”

“It is better to wait upon God with patience

 than to confidence in anything in this lower world.”

– David Brainerd

Christians are better thinkers than sinners. “What a minuet – what ‘inventions’ have saints done?” Return Question. How many of sinners new-fangled “inventions” will be in heaven? The very fact that saints are focused on eternity & ready to go to heaven SHOWS they think better. Sinners are side-lined with state fairs, football, pumpkin shows, disney world – in short, anything satan can use to keep their attention on earth, when they have “1 foot in the grave & the other on a banana peeling.” – 11/11/22

It is good to wrestle

for divine blessings.”

– David Brainerd

TIME in the Word of God – by verses (vv = more than one verse):

Year – 327vv,  Years – 450vv          Month – 188vv,  Months – 57vv

Week – 12vv,  Weeks – 13vv           Day – 1544vv,  Days – 797 

Hour – 87vv,  Hours – 3vv

No “minute/minutes” are in Bible nor “second/seconds” either. – 11/12/22

The compromiseR

The compromiser is a trial to me;

His blindness I find hard to see.

He wants to go a broader road.

God, help me carry a greater prayer-load

And love him back, dear Lord, to Thee.

– eab,  November  2009      

Perhaps you should write your Spiritual Biography. Who was the pastor under whom you were saved? Do you remember if an evangelist was involved? Where you redeemed at home, at church, during a camp meeting or at a convention? Did you write down the exact date (or can you figure it out using an old calendar)? Maybe you even remember the invitation song that was being sung, as you walked down the aisle. Your children (&/or Their children) might be happy to read these (& other) details. – 11/14/22

Exo 20.4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

“God was gracious to me, helping me to plead with Him for holiness & to use the stronger arguments with Him, drawn from the incarnation & sufferings of Christ for this very end, that men might be made holy.” 

– David Brainerd

We live in a world of images. I hope you recognize this. Until you realize we’re “covered up” with these you may not resist them. Here are some *synonyms my laptop thesaurus lists for “image:” 1.picture, 2.representation, 3.icon, 4.figure, 5.likeness, 6.illustration, 7.reflection, 8.copy, 9.impression, 10.idea, 11.vision, 12.view, 13.appearance, 14.air, 15.look, 16.persona. Magazines, papers, billboards, TV, smart phones are plastered with them. Back Away. Make images less important to you & your kin. – 11/14/22

“After I rode more than two miles [horseback], it came to my mind to dedicate myself to God again; which I did with great solemnity & unspeakable satisfaction.”

– David Brainerd

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