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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.

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.