“Black Friday – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
*** (Matthew 5:13) You are the Salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste; how can it be made salty again? It's good for Nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
*** (1John 2:19) They went out from us; but they were NOT of us; for if they were of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out SO that it might be Revealed; that they were “NOT” all of us. [Romans 8:9]
*** (2Kings 18:4) He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
*** (Micah 6:8) He has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to Do Justice; and to Love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly ‘with’ your God?
What can You possibly… “NOT Live Without”…? Is it on “Sale” this Black Friday? When I asked myself that question, the ‘Answer’ was SIMPLE: “Absolutely Nothing!” Our failing American Educational system has bread a new generation of… “Non Thinkers!” The National Agenda of… “No Child Left Behind”… has promoted… “Irresponsibility” & “It’s Not my Fault!” It is sort of like, the President Obama: Who has ‘Labeled’ anyone who ‘Disagrees’ with him: “Racist!” From the top to the bottom the “Masses” have become, “Non Thinkers!” Even the NEWS seems to only point at the “Problems”: without providing any “Solutions!” The “Blame Game”, without personal responsibility, is the “Norm!” Excuses abound and “No One” is held “Responsible for their Actions!” Every shooting in the News is followed with MORE Cries for “Gun Controls!” Yet, in American Abortion Clinics: Each & Every DAY: over ‘4,000+’ Innocent Unborn Babies are MURDERED by Abortion! What is wrong with that Picture…? Is there Anything that You cannot Live Without for… “Black Friday?” What about “Common Sense”… which cannot be purchased at any: ‘Store or Outlet’…?
*** (Isaiah 24:1-2-3) Behold, the LORD Jehovah empties the land and makes it bare, and distorts its face, and scatters its inhabitants.
(Isa 24:2) And as it is with the people, so it shall be with the priest; as with the servant, so with the master; as with the handmaid, so it is with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
(Isa 24:3) The land shall be completely emptied, and utterly stripped; for Jehovah has spoken this Word.
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation, but SIN: is a CURSE to ANY people.
*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let NOT God speak with us, lest we die.
(Exo 20:20) And Moses said to the people, Do not fear, for God has come to TEST you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you may NOT Sin.
“In Exchange for your SOUL – 301” …Blog. [3/?] [Debt]
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can serve TWO masters. For either he will Hate the one and Love the other, OR else he will Hold to the one and Despise the other. You CANNOT: serve God and mammon.
I guess I am old enough to remember… those “Jesus” movies that showed on TV during Thanksgiving week. This week there appeared to be “None!” As our society movers toward more “Ungodliness & Debauchery”, the less they want to be reminded of… “TO WHOM”… we will all give an account? Doesn’t’ anyone “SAVE” anymore for items they will have to replace? I guess “Not!” People ‘Refinance’ their houses, again & again: NEVER seeing an End to house payments! They willingly give up a… “Finalization of Debt”… for momentary temporal pleasures of yet, another “Vacation!” Salvation is… “Jesus paid it All”… for those who are Truly His, “Spiritually!” But the “Human Financial Debt” is of your “Own Making!” He will NOT bail You out your own… “Human Irresponsibility!”
*** (1Thessalonians 3:4) For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we were going to suffer Tribulation; as it also Happened, even you [now] know.
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
*** (Proverbs 16:18) Pride goes before destruction; and a haughty spirit before a fall.
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
Do You live in the “Here and Now”… ONLY…? Or do You realize that ‘Trouble & Tribulations’ will come upon us ALL…? One more time, “WHAT” can You possibly… “NOT Live Without”…? May I simply suggest… “Meeting with the LORD, in His Holy Word: Daily?” In my daily quiet time, I am reading in “1Samuel”, each morning. Did You know as a child, God was speaking to Samuel but he did NOT realize that it was God? Did You know as an Adult, God still speaking to Mankind… who does NOT want to hear Him. Are You a Born Again Child of His…? Do You meet with Him, “DAILY”…? He speaks through His Holy Word! Are You listening to Him and the Teachings of His Holy Spirit..? Of has the cares of this World… choked out any Fruit… that would be in your Lives? The Choice is… “Always Yours!” NOT like Shakespeare who said, “To be or not to be, that is the question!” But like Samuel who said… “Speak Lord, your servant hears!” [1Samuel 3:10]
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among stewards that one be found “FAITHFUL”.
*** (Romans 12:1-to-4) I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
(Rom 12:2) “Do Not” be conformed to this world; but continually be Transformed by the Renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is -> what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
(Rom 12:3) For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you ‘Not’ to think of yourself more highly than you should think; rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.
(Rom 12:4) For we have many parts in one body; but these parts do ‘Not’ all have the same function [office].
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? [Genesis 1:26] Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
*** (James 3:12) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can NO fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
*** (Ephesians 5:9) For the Fruit of the [Holy] Spirit consists of every form of Goodness, Righteousness, and “TRUTH”. [2Peter 1:1-to-10]
“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101”…Blog. [1/7]
*** (Isaiah 45:5-6-7) I am the LORD; and there is ‘none’ else; there is ‘NO’ God beside me: I girded you, though you have ‘Not’ known Me:
(Isa 45:6) That they may Know; from the rising of the sun; and from the west; that there is ‘None’ beside Me. I am the LORD; and there is ‘None’ else.
(Isa 45:7) I form the light; and create darkness: I make peace; and create [permit] evil: I the LORD: do ‘All’ these things.
*** (Psalms 118:24) This is the Day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
*** (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are Not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
(Lam 3:23) They are New every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.
What will You do with the next ‘24 hours’ you have…? Will You, “Shop till you Drop”…? Or will you make a provision to Meet with Him, in His Holy Word…? Or just perhaps You will make the Decision: “NOT TO”…? That choice will always be Yours, and… “No One Else!” Many have adult bodies, but their… “Minds, Wills & Emotions”… are somehow STILL: “Stuck in Adolescence!” Their “Spending Habits & Debt”… will simply answer that… ‘Easy Question!’
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then how will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?
*** (John 5:39-40) You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose = that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about Me [Jesus].
(John 5:40) But you are ‘NOT’ willing to come to Me [Jesus] to have life.
*** (Luke 12:5) But I [Jesus] will warn you of Whom you shall fear: Fear Him [GOD] Who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yea, I [Jesus] say to you, fear Him [God].
*** (1Peter 4:17-18-19) For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
(1Pet 4:19) Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.
Love [Agape]; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!