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227. “Emotion” the wrong voice to listen to

Proverbs 7:21

“And so, she tricked him with all of her sweet talk of her flattery”

In this proverb it tells of a wayward soul who is flattering a youngster in with sweet talk and promises of pleasure. This could be our inner voice also. How often to do you see adverts telling you that you need it now. It is so easy to convince yourself that you need it at this moment. We must wait. Get to a quiet place with no distraction and pray on it. Give it a day or two or a week or three. If it is right the deal will be available for you then.

225. Stay married and live longer

Proverbs 5:17

“Save yourself for your wife and don’t have sex with other women”

Some people are turning red when they read this. Well it is telling the truth and some people need to tell the truth sometimes. You should secure and keep pure your relation between you and your wife. When you get married trust must be established and not broken. If you plan to stay married a long time you better stay true.
My Dad and I was contemplating a subject the other day, when we realized that not to many single men live until old age.

223. Advice from Christ “Prayer”

Suggested Reading Matthew 6:5-14

The power of prayer works. Y’all that have been following me for awhile now know that my son was recently diagnosed with a benign tumor growing on his spine. Well they had to do surgery to find out what it was. The possible outcomes just from the surgery were beyond scary. It scared me so much that I asked everyone to pray for my son. I even asked strangers to pray for him. Well my son made it through the surgery better than expected. I believe this was due to prayer. The fact that my family made it through the surgery without losing our minds is due to prayer. I have learned that it helps to humble yourself and ask for this kind of help. Your not asking for money or even time. You are asking people to lift a thought up to GOD. GOD listens to prayers, DO NOT DOUBT this.

Jesus told us these things about prayer:
Don’t be a show off when asked to pray in public. Just do it. GOD doesn’t need fancy.
It is better to go and pray alone. God may just answer you in the silence.
GOD knows what you need so don’t go on and on and on.
Jesus actually gave us the LORD’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 and said that is all that is needed.

We should give our problems to GOD as often as needed. Pray early Pray late and pray often.

222. “Don’t get rich by wronging”

Proverbs 28:6

“It’s better to be poor and live right, than to be rich and dishonest”

My Grandfather was a good man. Not just in my eyes but in a lot of other people’s opinions also. He was Christian man and was at Sunday School and Sunday service most every Sunday. He had a lot of well-off friends who died long before him. He lived to 91years. I named my youngest son after him.
He always encouraged us to do right. He would tell us to choose our friends wisely. He would tell us, “Birds of a feather flock together”. This means you are who you associate with.

One important thing we would practice is he always paid what was owed to others. I know of rich people who fly around in jets these days and are praised, “How great this man is”, people say. He still owes common folk money who worked for him. Some lost a lot.

I believe one day we all will stand before the Almighty and answer for trespasses. Matthew 19:23-24 tells us, “Jesus said to his disciples, “It’s terribly hard for rich people to get into the kingdom of heaven! In fact, it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into God’s kingdom.”

221. Listen, learn, & Live

Proverbs 27:3

“Stones and sand are heavy, but trouble caused by a fool is a much heavier load.”

“If you are speaking you are only stating what you already know. We as humans also tend to listen so we can reply and not to learn. We also have a problem listening to our inner wisdom that will most times keep us out of trouble.
Start listening now. The best time to have listen was yesterday. The next best time to start listening is now.

220. At least one chance

Proverbs 26:11

“Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness.”

When ever our fellow man falls we should help them up at least once. If they do it again we still need to help them but may be our tactics should be different the next time. There is a difference in helping and enabling. Sometimes a supervised fall to rock bottom is what is needed to help them. If you enable someone to destroy them self to long then their may not be anything that can be done in to help them.

219. To chafe makes waste

Proverbs: 25:23

“As surely as rain blows in from the north, anger is caused by cruel words.”

We should use our language for good whenever we can. Honesty can chafe but it doesn’t have to every time. When ever we want someone to do things in a certain way, we shouldn’t criticize them when they do it wrong. We should reward when it is done right.

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.