You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the corn.
Here is the commentary of biblical scholar Matthew Henry in regards to this verse.
“This is a charge to husbandmen. It teaches us to make much of the animals that serve us. But we must learn, not only to be just, but kind to all who are employed for the good of our better part, our souls.”
“Be kind to all who are employed..” Continue reading
War is inevitable.
It has been with us throughout time and will continue to the end.
It may very well cause the end.
It has and will always be barbaric. It just gets less messy for those who have to deliver the fatal blow or maybe I should say those who command those delivering the fatal blow.
It affects countless lives.
It affects those directly involved and it affect those not directly involved.
I have been fortunate to have never known or felt the horrors of war. I make no pretense to understanding the affects of war on those who have experienced it firsthand. Continue reading
I thought I would make one more point about the verses of 1 Timothy 6:6-10.
I’ve written about verse 10 and how much is has been misquoted, how most people drop the important word of the verse when making reference to it. I’ve written how they omit the word LOVE, condemning an inanimate object and not the true source of sin and evil.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”
And I’ve written about verses 6 through 8 where St. Paul confirms the writings of King Solomon.
King Solomon writes:
“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil.”
St. Paul agrees when he writes:
“But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”
But what St. Paul writes after that is the point I wanted to write about today. Continue reading
But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Here is a simple definition of covetous from the Merriam-Webster Website Dictionary: “feeling or showing a very strong desire for something that you do not have and especially for something that belongs to someone else.”
Covetousness, many would associate that word with greed and that would be correct.
Many would say it applies to the rich because they have so much and want so much more and the rich make them angry. What they don’t realize is that statement demonstrates their own covetousness.
They say life isn’t fair. How comes they get to be rich and I don’t? I want someone to set that right for me.
So the desire for so called “social justice” is most often based in sin, the sin of breaking the last commandment. Continue reading
It’s tax day tomorrow so I thought I would run this post again.
Over the weekend I did the one thing that is pretty much guaranteed to put me in a bad mood. I did my income tax returns.
When I see how much I give the government in income tax it pisses me off, not to mention sales tax, real estate tax, per capita tax and so on and so on.
Don’t give me that crap about paying my fair share. That horseshit is served up to the masses by the politician we make rich, and I mean rich. They prosper off of the sweat of yours and my brow.
At one point I was prompted by the tax program to enter the whopping $47 I made in interest and I could watch as Washington immediately took $10 to $15. It pisses me off and it should piss you off. Continue reading
The Chewbacca Defense, I first heard this expression about a month ago while watching an old South Park episode.
I am a fan of South Park. Even when I feel they have gone over the top I still watch and I still love it. My wife thinks it’s stupid. I guess it’s like the Three Stooges (the Curly Three Stooges), guys love them and girls think they’re stupid.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about take a minute and watch the videos and you’ll get the essence of The Chewbacca Defense. Continue reading