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218. What about the death penalty?

Suggested Reading Matthew 23:29-36

In this passage Jesus tells us that we will be held guilty for the sins of our fathers of the past if we don’t change our ways.

Remember that just because it is legal does not make it right. Now we must obey the law of the land or we will be killed hear in Good old America. We could serve on a jury and still be with in GOD’s teaching. We are not judging them we are deciding if they broke the law. The judgement needs to come from the victim. If there is no victim, then there is no judging to be done. In the case of murder, GODs law tells us that it should be decided by a council of peers if it was in fact murder. We should stop there. It should be up to the victim’s family if the person should be punished. What if there is no family? In the case of murder there is always a victim that is left behind. It could be a friends, It could be a poor person that was fed by the one who was murdered.

Matthew 7:1-2 CEV tells us, “ Don’t condemn others, and God won’t condemn you. 2 God will be as hard on you as you are on others! He will treat you exactly as you treat them.”

217. Was Jesus and anarchist?

Suggested reading: Matthew 23:1-14 CEV

Well if you apply the teachings of the bible to the earthly people then yes he was. If you are a Christian then you know who your master LORD and savior is and that is all you need.

In these times, the church also governed and would have people punished and even put to death. Jesus taught us that we should listen to these people because they were quoting the bible. If someone reads you scripture and it is legit then yes, you listen to it. At the same time, he commanded that we don’t do what they do. Have you ever heard that just because it is legal it doesn’t make it right? There is so much in the world to today that is legal but it is not right. When our brothers and sisters fail and there is no victims, we put them in cages like wild animals and then expect them to become better people. We even put them in cages for profit. Yes, there are private corporations out there that profit from us putting people in cages. As a parent if my child acts up and I put them in a cage, then the Gooberment will come and put me in a cage. Crazy if you really think about it.
There is a lot of government worship going on these days. Do you worship the government? Do you vote and expect them to help you out when you fail? Do you vote and expect them to apply your will to other people who are not hurting you?

Remember Jesus said in Matthew 10:34 “Don’t think I came to bring peace to the earth! I came to bring trouble not peace”.

Just because it is legal doesn’t make it right. And yes, I believe Jesus was an anarchist. You are told to obey the law of the corrupt land, as long as it doesn’t go against the LORD’s teaching so that you don’t get killed. If you are dead, it is hard to spread the word. Every law of this land (USA) can get you killed so tread lightly.

216. The two most important rules for life.

Suggested reading Mathew 22:34-40 CEV

I woke at 0158 last night and this was on my mind.

During this section of the bible Jesus was being tested and tried by the church state. They wanted to kill him badly because he always called them out and made them look bad. They asked him what the most important commandment is. Of course, anyone would have said, “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and mind”, If not they would have killed him for going against scripture. The second one was, “love others as you love yourself”.

If we could just adhere to two these two commandments we would live in a society that would be a complete utopia. Everyone doing what they do. Not hurting others. Looking at each other as loved ones. When you see your loved ones fall and hurt themselves do you not jump up and help them up? Yes, you would even if it is tough love pushing them to get up and pull them selves together. If your loved one was hungry would you not give them some food?

In the lord’s prayer we pray, “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.” GOD’s will is, for us to want to love GOD. His second want is for us to love each other. The kingdom will not come until we learn to love each other.
Amen

215. Separate the wheat from the chaff.

Proverbs 19:6
“Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.”

Everyone knows the way to get more friends is to give more good gifts. We all know that if you quit giving the gifts that a lot of them go away. This works for kind words also. Have you ever tried being completely honest with a friend when you feel uncomfortable about doing it?

A true friend should be honest with the ones he cares for. If they care for you, they will except what ever you tell them and thank you for the help. If they get mad and end the friendship then you know it wasn’t real, especially if they stay away after cooling off.

Start today separating the weeds from your harvest in life. Separate the wheat from the chaff.

214. Quit doing what is wrong

Proverbs 8:36

“But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death”

I believe we have 2 forms of wisdom in our lives. The first one is intuition. The second is learning from past mistakes.
If we don’t listen to our guts and proceed with caution we are making ourselves available to be taken advantage of or even hurt.
If we don’t learn from our past mistakes, then that is just being willfully stupid

213. Wait & be deceived not.

Proverbs 7:23
“Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.”

People in this life will try their hardest to get over on you. When buying things don’t pull the trigger to quickly unless you absolutely know that it is a good deal. How would you know if something is a good deal? If you have been waiting and researching instead of impulse buying.

212. Things we hate

February 6, 2019
Proverbs 6:19
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs 6:19 is one of the 6 things that GOD hates and one of the 7 things that are an abomination to him. We as humans were made in GOD’s likeness. Therefore, we hate lies also. Who likes to be deceived? I say no one. Except maybe when we are lying to ourselves.
We should always be honest with ourselves.
“Remember to always believe in yourself, even when no one else does”—Sasquatch

211. Avoid the snare

Proverbs 5:22
“His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins”

We must do what we can to do right by our fellow humans. Don’t practice evil ways to get ahead. The evil that you perform now will become the snare that pulls your feet out from under you in the future.
Get quiet and listen. Listen to the voice that tells you to be kind. If the voice tells you to do something based on emotions, then that is not the voice you should be listening to

210. Don’t get snake bit.

Proverbs 4:26
“Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
If you live in snake country, then you learn to always watch where it is that you are placing your feet. You wouldn’t want to step on a snake. Us humans are designed to look out in front of us so we will know where we are going. This is why we were designed with our eyes on the front of our face.
As humans we will find our selves in tall grass sometimes. It is very important to watch where we put our feet.

209. Don’t Delay

Proverbs 1:28
“Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:”

If you have a chance to learn a new task of process, then do your best to do it. You never know if the knowledge base we have today will last forever. I hope it does last forever.
Don’t procrastinate. Start filling your head with as much knowledge as you can.