A Study In Proverbs

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Ok, a few days ago, I wrote the brief article Let’s Be Those Points Of Light. In it I mentioned that I thought that maybe God doesn’t ‘see’ those who are living in sin (i.e. that they might be as animals to him). Well, after reading awhile in Proverbs chapter 15 verse 3 God gently showed me I was in error. “The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” [NIV] So, I take Him at His word. He never lies. He sees everything and everyone. Period.

I don’t ever want to misdirect someone concerning anything but especially God’s Holy Word! 🙂 That’s why it’s important to never trust someone’s opinion. Be as the Berean’s (in the Book of Acts) and always check when a preacher, or even a well-meaning friend, blush says it may be such-and-such. So, I apologize for even putting that thought out there.

These study’s our Sunday School is doing virtually in the Book of Proverbs are quite enlightening. Being a Grace Believer, I’ve pretty much stuck with the Apostle Paul’s teachings since he’s our Apostle to the Gentiles. It’s been good for me to study the “old” writings. Thanks to guidance by His Holy Spirit, I’m beginning to really understand what Paul wrote in his letter to Timothy, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” [II Timothy 3:16-17] I’ve read that about a kazillion times and it’s finally hitting home. lol Guess I’m just a slow learner.

Oh, and for those who have been friends “forever” here in Bloggyland, I have a prayer request please. My 72 year old husband, Steve, is ill. He’s had back pain for several months and was being attended to by an Orthopedic surgeon in Savannah. He had an MRI yesterday. The scan revealed it’s not his back (shock!!) but instead his right kidney is enlarged and so is the urethra. He did have trouble with kidney stones a few years ago. Perhaps this is connected somehow. Anyway, today, we are waiting to hear from his usual Urologist for an appointment. He’s a good Doc. We’ve both used him before. Just gotta wait for things to go through the channels. Please pray for him? And that the appointment will be soon please, etc. Thanks so much. There’s nothing like the prayers of the God’s saints bringing petitions to His Throne of Grace. God bless you all for praying. ❤ If you have prayer request, please share. I love to pray for others. We’re all in this together until we’re rejoicing at the feet of Jesus for all eternity.

I hope y’all have a lovely Thursday.

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Let’s Be Those Points Of Light

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One of my many Christian friends on FB shared this graphic today and it set me to thinking. (Always a dangerous prospect, right? lol) Well, it’s a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately.

Have any of y’all ever seen the movie that was made from the book “The Shack”? I didn’t like the movie (thought it was highly inaccurate and downright blasphemous, in some way) but, anyway, at the end when the main character at The Shack is talking to the actress (yeah … a female!) that was portraying “God”, the figures walking out of the darkness were only points of light. There were no distinguishable faces or races or social standings. It was supposed to represent all those who believe in Jesus Christ. This one image on the screen set me to thinking. Perhaps that part of the movie might be somewhat accurate. I think, according to the Scriptures and my own opinion, that when our perfect Holy Father God looks at us, all He sees is the Light. When we give our hearts to Jesus we let Him in. So, the Light inside us is a reflection from Jesus. It’s His goodness, His sacrifice, His love, His perfection. Our dear loving Father God doesn’t see white, black, male, female, wealth or poor, nor political party only the reflection from His Son. So, I think, this is how we are also to live. If I understand correctly, the LORD doesn’t see those who are still living in their sins. They are as invisible to Him. Our job is to love those still living in darkness and bring them into His Light but sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ every day in every way. Don’t worry about if we’re “OK” or not. He has taken care of all that because He’s already been to this day, and the next, and the next, and to all eternity. Let’s. Just. Keep. Going. Forward.

That’s what’s been bouncing around in my puny squishy brain these days. We need to love one another more and yell less. And, I am NOT calling for allowing the lawlessness to continue nor that there shouldn’t be any punishment. It’s imperative that criminals be punished and that we still be situationally aware, vote for those who will uphold the Constitution and carry arms for protection. I know I will.

That said, though, dear fellow believers, let’s immerse ourselves in prayer, fasting, and reading His Holy Word. Let’s keep praying for our Country, our elected officials, our citizens, our Church and especially, our First Responders. These are such dangerous times. I’m so concerned about the souls of those who don’t know Christ as their personal LORD and Saviour because I think the Age of Grace clock is about to run out, but, again, that’s only my opinion. Perhaps it’s only the end of good Christian values determining the course of our society.

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Onward Christian Soldiers! For we are in a spiritual war for lost souls.

Those are my thoughts for today. Thank you for listening. Let me know yours! God bless. ❤

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Sunday Musings And A Birthday

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No Church today because of Dr. Ninnie Scardy Cat 😦 is running things. sigh I didn’t know the Head Deacon has that much power in a Church (we are between Pastors). Yeah, I’m not happy about that … soooo … who needs ’em!? lol We’re going for a ride.

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And today is Steve’s 72nd! Happy Birthday Darlin’! ❤ That photo was snapped at a Church function in 2017. We’ve both lost a LOT of weight since then. He’s had to endure a triple bypass. So, I try to thank the LORD daily that my sweet husband is still here on earth with me. I’m so very grateful he hasn’t been called Home yet.

Catch ya later folks!

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