Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
This is part of Moses’s speech to Israel as they are about to pass into the land of Jordan after wandering in the wilderness for forty years.
Moses and God are reminding the Israelites and us of the importance of humility. 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
2 Timothy 2:6-7
It is the hardworking farmer who ought to have first share of the crops. Think over what I say for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
I have written about why government is so adamant about separation of church and state and how they have perverted the original intentions of this concept.
I fully agree with the edict of our founding fathers that there should not be an established official religion of the state. No one belief should be the law of the land.
But the ruling political class has seen the danger that religion, especially the Judeo-Christian values, pose to their power. Continue reading
Pride and bad counsel, these are the two most common themes I have come across in any tragic story or tale about the downfall of a person with power. So it seems to me that pride and bad counsel come along with power.
Powerful people, if not diligent to humble themselves, become very prideful. Why not, they look at all they have done, the power they have attainted and see themselves as special, above it all.
And with the power and pride comes the bad counsel. Continue reading
Earlier I wrote a post wondering if it was time for the “tin foil hats”. If you read it you will see I expressed my concern about the media making such a fuss (deserved or not, that’s not for debate right now) about local police departments and their abuse of power.
In a nutshell my belief is that this has nothing to do with race.
Race may be the vehicle some are using to achieve a sinister goal but it is not their social concern. Social justice is the last thing on their mind because if it truly were these guys would be biting on the cyanide capsule.
In my previous post I expressed concern that soon the politicians will be calling for a national review of all police forces by the federal government and at some point suggest that the federal government take over all police forces across the country.
That’s to be expected because fear mongering and lies is what keeps the politician employed. Continue reading
I read this verse from the Bible and even though it was written thousands of years ago one place from today immediately came to mind.
Read it and see if you think the same as I do.
Isaiah Chapter 1 Verses 21 through 23: Continue reading
This morning I read Psalms Chapter 35 Verse 10 which is:
“All my bones shall say ‘O Lord who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?’”
As soon as I read that verse I had a revelation.
I said to myself, “This is why governments want to rid themselves of religion, or the other extreme, why they want to control the religion of the state.”
This verse, as does God, gives hope to the oppressed which is something the oppressor does not want.
It tells the subjects of the government that there is a higher power, a higher authority. Governments do not want their subjects to believe that. Continue reading