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208. A time for wine

Proverbs 31:6-7
6Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

We all know that the affects of alcohol can be disastrous for some people. It should not be used as a crutch to make it through the day. If you need a drink of alcohol to get started, then you need help. If you know someone who is like this and you care for them then please encourage them to get help.
Alcohol has many good uses. It can be used to make water safe to drink by fermentation of grape juice. Alcohol can be used to clean wounds. Alcohol can be used to deliver medicines. Alcohol can be used to ease the pain so that medical attention can be given in a primitive setting. Most of all alcohol can be used to help you relax after all your work is done at the end of the day and you are where you will sleep for the night.
As with anything in excess there can be detrimental consequences. Alcoholism can be a progressive disease.Be your fellow human’s keeper and let them know if they rely on the bottle a little too much. Watch out for the ones you care for.

207. Increase wisdom & realize ignorance.

Proverbs 30:1-4
1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal, 2Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. 3I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. 4Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?”

As we get older and get wiser, there will come a point when you realize how little you know to be true. We we are young our mind is so impressionable we are apt to believe almost anything if it is told well. Especially if it is repeated many times. Have you ever heard the saying, “They have told the lie so many times that they now believe it to be the truth”? In this short span of my life of writing this blog I have realize how much I don’t know. There are days I feel so stupid.
There is a funny thing about the holy bible. Pick any book. Read that book ten times over and over. You will find that each time you will learn more and more. Another thing that GOD gave us was multiple translations. If the translation you are reading doesn’t make sense, then get on the internet and find a different one.
I will leave you with a few verses of the book I am reading over and over. The Book of Matthew versus 7-8 and this was Jesus told to us humans, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” These are very true words. When someone says that the don’t believe it is because they don’t want to believe.

206. Wicked Rulers for a wicked people

Proverbs 29:2
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

In this country called the United States of America a lot of people often complain about the government. I even find myself complaining from time to time. We must stop doing this. To complain is a sin. We have to do something about it.
Before we can expect someone else or something else to be better we must make ourselves perfect. Yeah we need to get the log out of our eye before we can help our fellow humans to get the speck out of their eyes.
Once we get the log out there are some ways that we can help to get rid of some of the burdening pressure applied to us. One way is to pay less taxes. Grow your own food. Cook your own food. Use that 99% of the tax code to write things off of your income.
What are some of the ways you have found to delegitimize the Gooberment?

205. Become rich with knowledge

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Today we are constantly told that we need a lot of expensive things. It is so easy to become enslaved by heavy debt trying to keep up with the Jones. The bad things about material possessions is that they can be taken from you in an instant. As I have stated many times before and I will again many times through out our journey if you choose to remain. Knowledge is something that they cannot take from us. Take advantage of these days that we live in where everything that you could want to learn is free.
Learn what you can. Teach what you can to others.

204. Don’t wear out your welcome

Proverbs 25:17
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
When I was a child my mother use to tell me, “Don’t wear out your welcome” when I would spend to much time at a friend’s house day after day. When I was a child I used to spend every single day with the same friends. We never got tired of each other.
Then I grew up. You have things to take care of. One thing you need to do as you get older is to rest more and rejuvenate.

203. Your Spiritual Edifice

Proverbs 24:3-4
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Today’s proverb speaks of building your life in general. As you get wiser your life should get easier. Ever heard of the saying, “Work smart not hard”? Also you build wisdom by learning constantly. The great thing about learning is that if you truly learn something it cannot be taken from you. It is always with you everywhere you go.
Learn what you can and build your spiritual edifice to be a fortress. Learn to help your fellow humans.

202. To good to be true?

Proverbs 23:6-8
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
Everyone has heard the saying, “if it is to good to be true then it most likely not true”. Be wary in this life of those who will deceive you with nice things to get what they want. It happens all the time. They will be nice until you don’t deliver or until they are finished with you.
Trust you gut.

201. Peace is the best reward

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them
Yes you see wicked people in this world who appear to be prospering in their life. When GOD sends rain to your field so that your crops grow the wicked get rain also.
Don’t fret what you see because you don’t see everything. Their reward will be in the here and now and their future will be uncertain. The wicked are in constant wait for someone to get them back. The ones that they took advantage of are waiting.
Live a good life. Love your neighbor even if you don’t agree with them on everything. Help them even if they never return the favor. The reward will be peace in the here and now.

200. Boast not of your Charity

Proverbs 21:4
“An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin”

It says many times in the Holy Bible that as we give we should do so in secret. When we help other we should expect nothing in return. When we help others, we help GOD. There will be times when you are put into a situation to help. You will not know why you feel this way, but you will feel an over bearing pressure in the pit of your stomach to help. Then you should help. Don’t tell anyone just do it and go on about your life.

199. Delegitimitize the wicked

Proverbs 18:3
“When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach”

We must do what we can in our day to day life to delegitimize the wickedness in our life. You must ask yourself, “Is it ok to rule other people, Is it ok to judge others actions”?
Most people who like to rule over other people are inherently wicked. This includes people who run for public office. If a person with a good heart and wants to actually do what is right by mankind runs for office, they will never get elected. Keep this in mind when dealing with government officials and workers alike. They will always defend their actions and their opinion on the wickedness and legitimacy of the government cannot be counted