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Gen 32.10 +

Gen 32.10

“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies

& of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant…”

 

“The Spirit unites those who are widely sundered by nationality & different manners.”

– Chrysostom, quoted by Daniel Steele, STD

 

Parent – you are responsible for what your still-at-home child wears. “But, but she’s (he’s) 16.” Do they eat your taters? Sleep on your beds? Use your gas & electric? “I can’t control them.” Sorry, so sorry to hear that. It is a shame. But there could be a positive; you’re willing to admit you failed. “I didn’t say I’d failed.” Yes, Sir/Ma’am you did – – – when you say you can’t control them. Now with God’s help change that. 1/16/20

 

“I never say No to God.”

[When asked the secret of his success]

– William Booth

 

PAID

Grant Lord that the lines I write

Alone, up, in the middle of the night,

May find their way in your fine hour

To a needy soul snared in sin’s power.

Let them see what satan tries to block;

That Christ is the way, their defense, their rock,

And hope is not gone, help is not lost.

Redemption is free; Christ paid the huge cost.

– eab, 1/17/16

 

“It’s an insult to the intelligence of young people to give them the impression you have to cheapen the Gospel to make it understandable. The medical schools do not simplify their phraseology to please this set. The legal profession hasn’t changed its terminology.”

– Vance Havner

 

There’s something to be said for silence. Once there was more silence across the earth’s face: before steam engines on boats & on rails, before gasoline engines made their way to road & farm. No, all were not saints in such an era of silence but surely noise distracts. Notice I didn’t even mention radio, CDs, phone. Have you considered “fasting” noise? “But I like it too much.” (Or, more truthfully, “But, I’m addicted.”) Please for your soul’s strength & health increase the silence in your life – you MIGHT like it. -1/16/20

 

Tit 1.6

“If any be blameless, the husband of one wife,

having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.”

 

Dad/Mom, are you sure you want “Jr” or Susie following your footsteps? Spending $ like you spend? Using a credit card like you? Do you want them copying your sloppy grammar? Do you want them addicted to a sport as you are? Do you want them to not honor the Lord’s Day as you? Are you sure?

THEY are watching. – 1/17/20

 

“Among early church…a man could not be

an astrologer, magician, innkeeper, or an idol-maker.”

– J Vernon Jacobs

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Gen 32.10 +

Gen 32.10

“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant…”

 

Youth begins with You & ends with ‘th’ – just like truth ends. What great companions: Youth & truth. These are most likely to be paired in the atmosphere of a home school & a christian school, but then only if parent or teacher is a serious truth-seeker himself.

– eab, 8/24/18

 

 “Even the animals, birds, beasts, insects…have voices for the purpose of understanding each other…Let us not stoop below the animal…world in the church…where truth is so important and must be understood.”

– A L Vess, /Bible on Tongues/

 

Hero is too weak a word. It’s too limited; too heathen-related. For Whom? Jesus Christ, the greatest Being to walk the earth.  Humans have done brave deeds here & there: some which were never known & some got credit they didn’t deserve. Christ did the Highest deed (3 deeds in 1): His atoning death, Glorious 3-day-later-Resurrection, & His 40-day-later-Ascenion. Too few of us, even as Believers, try to fully comprehend the Selfless Actions of the Redeemer of the World, the Prince of Peace, our Coming King.

– eab, 8/27/18

 

 

FATHERING

First the news comes – you’re going to be one.

Then you find yourself holding your first son.

A second blessing; two sons in a row;

It’s “Fathering 101” – – – “on-the-go.”

You find your wife is pregnant again,

(Is hoping for a girl a big, bad sin?)

She comes, a thrill to her mom’s heart;

There’re three kids now in the grocery cart.

Finally, a second daughter blesses your soul,

Four kiddos made the family “perfect” and whole.

– eab, Aug. 2007

 

Jas 1.17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

 

Was your dad perfect? I loved my dad, but he wasn’t perfect either. Are you a perfect dad? Don’t “kid” yourself. Hopefully you saw how your dad did not do things right & it’s helped you see what is right – what is God-like. And, hopefully you’ve been honest enough with yourself (& son) that you see even more now how God is the Perfect Father – century after century, civilization after civilization. – eab, 8/25/18

 

“My soul is filled and overhelmed with light and love and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

– Mrs Jonathan Edwards, quoted by Knapp, ?Christ Crowned Within/

 

“Bible” is not a biblical expression. It’s a good word, a proper declaration but technically it’s not in God’s Book. What is? Scriptures (21vv) & Scripture (32vv). And there are terms more widely used: “Word of God” (48vv) & “Word of the Lord” (256vv). The Gospel of John lays great emphasis on “Word.” I strongly encourage you to read (re-read & re-read) the beginning of John & memorize some of those first verses.

– eab, 8/27/18

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