277. Advice from Christ (Speak to their heart strings)

Mark 1:17

“Jesus said to them, Come with me! I will teach you how to bring in people instead of fish.”

The particular versus for this Friday’s advice is when Jesus chooses Simon and Andrew to be his followers. If you read the full text, he asked them to do something and told them what it would do and mean. Most hear that are reading this are in the liberty movement in some form or fashion. Most of us like limited Gooberment and growing our own food. It is easy to get upset when we see the programed state worshipers doing there worshipping of all things state.

Just remember we must be an example of what it means to be free. The first thing we can do is proclaim our freedom from what others think and be happy in our lives. Next when some one asks you why you believe the way you do, tell them the positive way it has made your life better and how it can make their life better.

God gave us freedom to choose. Most choose tyranny with the belief it will protect them. It is a story that played over and over in the old testament. Lets change other humans minds by setting a good positive example of what it means to carry the cross of freedom.

276. Accepted is not always right

Proverbs 16:2

“We may think we know what is right, but the Lord is the judge of our motives.”

As times change then people tend to soften a bit on issues they were hardnosed on in the past. We tend to realize that the effort of a fight is just not in our best interest. I have seen several issues change just in my short 4 decades of a life that I have lived. I don’t care to get into any of them. The point I want to convey is that just because it is an accepted practice doesn’t me that it is the right thing to do.

Another point on todays proverb is that people will try to convince others that they are right when they are not sure if they are. If they can get the masses to agree then they are right even in their own mind. Just because you have convinced yourself doesn’t make it right.

275. Light should be on the menu

Proverbs 15:14

“Anyone with good sense is eager to learn more, but fools are hungry for foolishness.”

When we speak of wisdom we sometimes refer to it as being light. Where wisdom can show you the way the light will show you the way. In our own lives we should seek the light in everything we do. Make everyday a learning opportunity.

274. How to be comfortable

Proverbs 14:9

“Fools don’t care if they are wrong, but GOD is pleased when people do right.”

Yes, fools say they don’t care but deep with in their soul they will be unsatisfied. This may make them do even more foolish stuff to try to be happy. To be comfortable stay away from fools. Second do what the holy spirit nudges you to do. Remember listen to logic not emotions like anger

273. Pretend to be poor

Proverbs 13:7

“Some who have nothing may pretend to be rich, and some who have everything may pretend to be poor.”

We should always act as if we are poor in front of others. If someone needs help financially don’t help in front of everyone. Help in Private. When they pass the collection, plate put your gift in an envelope, or better yet mail your gift in and give small amounts in front of others. The main thing is if you feel led to give then you should give with out hesitation. If it troubles you to give, then don’t give. A forced gift is unwanted by the LORD. He only wants the gift of our love.

272. Advice from Christ (Love the unlovable)

Luke 6:32

“If you love only someone who loves you, will God praise you for that? Even sinners love people who love them.”

I really find it hard to add to this advice from Christ. I think that many Christians of the past might have gotten it wrong in a lot of ways. Maybe they were taught in the wrong ways and just did what they thought was right. I am not making mistakes for them in any way. I think they may have turned more off than they turned on to Christ. In no way does it state that you should force others into believing and loving GOD. In fact, we are supposed to love others into believing in GOD and excepting the good news of Jesus Christ and him dying on a cross for our sins to be forgiven.

Christ taught we should love one another no matter what. Alexander Pope wrote the following; “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” We will not make it into Heaven unless we love others into Heaven also.

271. Listen to the right ones

Proverbs 9:3-5

“She has sent her servant women to announce her invitation from the highest hills: “Everyone who is ignorant or foolish is invited! All of you are welcome to my meat and wine.””

We all have stories of rebellion and afterwards failing. Many don’t like to share them since it makes them look not so smart. If we would listen to wisdom of the wise, the wisdom of logic, and the wisdom of GOD then life would follow the narrow path that leads to victory much more easily.

If we let emotions, jealousy, and greed guide our lives then things go go wrong. You may succeed using these negative traits, but you may find it lonely.

270. It may take awhile

Proverbs 8:6

“Listen, because what I say is right”

I do my best everyday to find a quiet place and rest and listen. This has been very hard lately. I guess with spring the world is waking up and swinging into full motion. I will have to do my best to wait it out. There will come a time for a quick reset it just isn’t now.

I heard an interesting question the other day. It said, “What if Christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggression?” This was from Ron Paul’s speech to congress on February 13th, 2009.

One thing is true, “If his will isn’t done then his kingdom will not come. Until we can breed peace and make it spread like hate, then things will not get better.

There is wisdom all around us every single day. There is wisdom shown by the foolish of what not to do. There is wisdom of the wise telling us what we must do.

269. Unfaithfulness

Proverbs 7

When we hear the word unfaithful it brings to mind someone who is committing sexual sins against their partner with whom they have committed their life to. This is a bad type of unfaithfulness and it never ends well. You loose friends. You lose trust from many not only your partner. There are other types of unfaithfulness. You can be unfaithful to a friend who put their trust in you.

When we commit to someone or something we should always honor our commitment. If we can do it anymore then we should tell the other party and find a way to work things out. It can hurt people a lot to just change your mind.

268. Sleep when it is quiet

Proverbs 6:10-11

“Sleep a little. Doze a little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. Suddenly, everything is gone, as though it had been taken by an armed robber.”

As ones who practice modern survivalism and being self-reliant when it comes to worldly things we must stay busy when the sun is shining. There will be times when GOD will provide you with rest but be smart enough to take it.