Saint reading this take a look at the pictures above of large amounts of money and gold and realize that the money and gold will not deliver you and give you peace. Only Jesus gives us peace. Jesus said in John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Saint take heed to Ezekial's warning about silver and gold at Ezekial 7:19 which reads They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord; they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels; because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity. 1 Timothy 6:9 warns us all saying But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. If you read down to 1 Timothy 6:17 another warning appears saying Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
Saints read this next verse and shout to Jesus along with Brother Bob. This next verse in Psalm 62:10 was as sweet as honey to my mouth and made me leap for joy and want to go out and just give away money to the homeless. Psalm 62:10 reads Trust not in oppression and become not vain in robbery. IF RICHES INCREASE, SET NOT YOUR HEART UPON THEM. Psalm 37:16 tells us A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. If anyone gets a lot of money and gold as pictured above don't trust in that money or gold to deliver you and give you peace. I'd rather give the money away and see a poor widow smile or a little child happy when Jesus uses me to provide them with a meal. Nothing is greater in this life than the peace Jesus gives us all when we bless others and stop being greedy and selfish.
Phillipians 2:4 says Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Remember Jesus told us all in Mark 10:21 that if we give to the poor we all will have treasure in heaven and no thief can steal this treasure and it will not rust away. Proverbs 23:5 warns about money saying Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings. they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Saint an eagle flies very high and disappears out of sight and Solomon in this proverb is telling us that money silver and gold will all burn and disappear. So like Jesus said give it away to the poor and follow Jesus who will last forever. What does it profit if you gain the whole world and lose your soul. If you try to save your life you will lose it but if you lose your life for Jesus you will find your life.
Here's some scriptures to meditate on from Solomon's proverbs to help us attain to a puritan's dream of 1661 which stated A clear and clean conscience is infinitely better than a full purse. Proverbs 10:22 reads The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 15:27 reads He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house. But, he that hateth gifts shall live. Proverbs 21:6 says The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
OK, you might all say what is Brother Bob doing now with pictures above of a partridge and an abandoned egg. All I can say is it's biblical and I'm gonna get you all thinkin about Jesus. Open your bibles to Jeremiah 17:11 which states As the partridge sitteth on eggs and hatcheth them not, so he that getteth riches and not by right shall leave them in the midst of his days and at his end shall be a fool. You can learn from nature and birds like a partridge. It was said in history that partridges would steal the eggs of other birds and sit on them and then abandon them. Jeremiah is warning us all that if anyone obtains money unlawfully or by deceit, he will lose the money, become a fool, and die an early death.
It reminds me of the rich fool who built barns and stored away all his food and said for the rest of his life he could eat drink and be merry. Jesus called him a fool and said at Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall these things be, which thou hast provided?
Solomon also gave us all a warning not to be greedy to gain and love money at Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 which states He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase; this is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes? Jesus also gave a warning to avoid the love of money at Luke 12:15 which states And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
OK now a little lesson on the importance of TEAMWORK. We all need each other and as we pray for each other we keep each other alive. The picture above is Aaron and Hur assisting Moses and holding up his hands in prayer for Joshua so Joshua could get the victory. Exodus 17:11 reads And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua doscomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Saints, Brother Bob tells people if you forget about yourself and pray for others Jesus will heal you. This is proven at James 5:16 where it says pray one for another that you may be healed. Pick up the phone and pray for someone else and Jesus will heal you. Don't be guilty of being selfish in your pleasures and forget others around you who are in need. Psalm 137 tells us By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, WHEN WE REMEMBERED ZION. A puritan writer wrote in 1651 Alas, how foolish is that man who can laugh and jest and be merry in his private cabin as if he were safe and secure, when the ship of the church in which he saileth is in a boisterous and dangerous condition. Don't be like the foolish leader Nero and sing till death while Rome burns and the christians around him sighed.
Saint, Jesus told me to have you get out a pen and paper and write down these scriptures which prove that we all are one family and when we all work together as a team and care for one another Jesus will greatly heal and bless us all. Ecclesiastes 4:12 reads And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Deuteronomy 32:30 reads How should one chase 1000 and two put 10000 to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up. 1 Corinthians 12:18 reads But, now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body. But, now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 1 Corinthians 12:26 reads And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it or one member be honoured, all the member rejoice with it. Romans 12:15 reads Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Brother Bob truly believes that the man sick with palsy was healed by the faith of his four friends who lowered him down to Jesus through a broken roof. See saint reading this we all need each other to be blessed and live on this earth for Jesus. This is stated in Mark 2:3 which reads And they come unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto Him, for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
OK to end up this week's blog look at the picture above and be warned to not be like Dinah pictured above and try to be like the daughters of the Hivites and love the fashions of this world. Genesis 34 tells us all of the mistake that Jacob's daughter Dinah made when she loved the world. Genesis 34 reads And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country saw her, he took her, and lay with her and defiled her. In the picture above Dinah has left her safety zone and walked into the troubled world.
This reminds me of Abner and David. Abner was in a city of refuge and safe from his avenger Joab. But when Joab lied to Abner and Abner went outside the city of refuge to meet Joab at the gate, Joab killed Abner. David was safe in the will of God, but when David was tired of running from Saul, David went away from the safety of Jesus to live with Achish at Ziklag and lost everything to a fire. Saint reading this stay with Jesus. With Jesus we all suffer persecution but it is better to be with Jesus and live and rejoice through the persecutions instead of dying in the world with the pleasure of sin for a season. Thank you Jesus for Romans 8:13 which saved Brother Bob from backsliding and going back to the world. Romans 8:13 reads For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Saint choose Jesus and live and deny your flesh and this world.
Finally, today saints look at the picture above and be safe and stay in the nest with Jesus. A long time ago Moses gave us a teaching in Deuteronomy that if anyone found birds in a nest to not harm them. But if the bird strayed from the nest, Solomon taught us in the proverbs that the bird wandered from his place and was in the danger of the world's harm. Deuteronomy 22:6 reads If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam (defined as the mother) sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young. But, thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee. That it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days. Solomon stated in Proverbs 27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
A puritan in 1649 wrote after he thought about the birds pictured in the nest above; Now God had taken care that none should molest a bird in her nest, there she was safe, but when she begins to wander, then she is in danger, either to be shot by the fowler, or caught in the snare, or made a prey to other ravenous birds. So a man that is diligent in his calling, whilst he is employed therein, is in God's precincts, and so under God's protection. But, when he wandereth abroad from his calling, going out of his bounds to set and talk and be idle, he is a waif (homeless person) and a stray and so falleth to the god of this world. The hotter thy love is to the world, the colder it is to the Lord. When the sap of worldliness is in a man, he will not flame well heavenward.
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