Sunday, December 25, 2011
Quotes Of Wisdom From Jesus Who Was Solomon's Wisdom
Wow, you might all say Brother Bob is at it again with pictures above of a little kid and a stone and a vast amount of sand. As I always say and promise you , it's biblical. Look at the pictures above and open your bibles to Proverbs 27:3 which says A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Saints, from experience of walking with Jesus when we serve Jesus the world will be an enemy and sometimes people around us might persecute the Jesus in us and try to make us frustrated and angry. But rejoice when this happens for 1 Peter 4:14 says If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. You see be happy for the world speaks evil of Jesus that is in you but on your part you keep glorifying Jesus.
But Brother Bob and Jesus say do not be angry for anger is a wile and trick of the devil. The devil makes one think that their anger is harming their enemy, but this is a lie because anger is harming and weakening the angry person. This is why Jesus tells us all to love our enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. Unsaved heathen in the world love only those that are friendly to them. But as christians we need to let the world see that we are lights shining in a dark world and love our enemies and not just our friends.
As the above scripture says a fool's wrath and anger is like a heavy weight and burden that can harm someone. But, praise Jesus, saint reading this, Jesus promised us all in Isaiah 61:3 that He would give us the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. In hebrew the garment of praise means a mantle or STRENGTH. I claim forevermore for all who read this in Jesus name that the Lord Jesus replace every person's heaviness with strength and the garment of praise.
Now , I'll prove to you all by the word of God that it is not Jesus' will for you to be angry. From experience, to add years to your life, if someone mistreats or mocks you for Jesus and you feel frustrated, ask Jesus to bless your enemy and begin to say Lord Jesus change my enemy and have them repent and pray blessings for your enemy. Job prayed for his former enemies who became his friends and received from Jesus a doublefold blessing. Job 42:10 says And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
OK here's all the scriptures about not being angry. Ecclesiastes 7:9 says Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. James 1:20 says For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Ephesians 4:26 says Be ye angry and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Brother Bob says if you are going to bed don't lay your head on the pillow if you are angry. Get up and say forgive me Jesus and bless my enemy and don't let the sun go down upon your wrath. I promise you all in Jesus name if you do this burdens and weights will be lifted off you and the peace of Jesus will come upon you all in a great way.
You see 1 Corinthians 1:30 says But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. So if Jesus is righteousness and the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God when someone gets angry, that person turns away from the blessings of Jesus.. Also, Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Ephesians 4:26 says we can get angry only if we sin not. So since we all are sinners needing to be washed by the blood of Jesus we should not be angry. Only Jesus who was perfect and had no sin can be the Judge and get angry.
And one other powerful revelation from 1 Corinthians 1:30 JESUS IS WISDOM. So in the book of proverbs WHEN SOLOMON ASKED FOR WISDOM SOLOMON RECEIVED JESUS. And according to Proverbs 3 Wisdom or JESUS OR THE WORD FOR JESUS IS THE WORD is better than silver, gold, rubies, or anything you could desire. Riches and honour and length of days are with Jesus. Jesus' ways are pleasant and his paths are peace. Proverbs 4:7 tells us Wisdom or Jesus is the principal thing: therefore get widsom or Jesus and with all thy getting get understanding.
OK, here's some more scriptures telling us not be angry. Remember if Jesus says something more than once in the Word take heed to this warning and love your enemies by daily remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross with your hearts by faith. Ephesians 4:31 says Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven. Titus 3:2 says To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. Proverbs 16:32 says He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 2 Timothy 2:24 one of Brother Bob's all time favorite verses about not arguing when you teach the word of God says And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.
A puritan writer in the 1600's wrote How foolish is the bee that loseth her life and her sting together. She puts another to a little pain, but how dearly doth she pay for it. Ecclesiastes 7:21 says Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee. For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. If you hear someone speak evil of you be merciful and pray for your enemy for we all have sinned and spoken evil in the past of others and Jesus has forgiven us all and washed us all clean in His precious blood. Leviticus 19:18 says Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. I am the Lord.
Wow, take a look at the above picture of Judas throwing down the thirty pieces he received for betraying Jesus. Judas was really greedy. For only a measly 30 pieces of silver Judas turned his back and betrayed our God Jesus. A puritan writer wrote in the 1600's what a dreadful trade Judas made when he sold the incomparable Saviour Jesus for a little corruptible silver. All Judas could do with the 30 pieces of silver was throw it away and never use it. Saint reading this take heed to the warning stated at Ecclesiastes 5:10 which reads 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.
Brother Bob will now proceed to show you many scriptures in the Word of God that tell us to not be greedy for money and to bless the poor. Ezekial 7:19 says They shall cast their silver in the street, 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 6:17 says 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.Proverbs 15:27 says He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house, but he that hateth gifts shall live. Mark 8:36 says For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.
Brother Bob often thinks about the foolish man in Luke 12:16 who built great barns with much fruit and goods and took his ease and said he could eat drink and be merry. Take a look at God's reply at Luke 12:20 which reads But God said unto him Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided. Jesus gives us all a warning at Luke 12:15 which we should remember which says 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. Job 27:8 says For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Proverbs 29:6 reads In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
Wow take a moment and think and meditate on this gem from Solomon's proverbs about not being greedy and giving your blessings to the poor. Proverbs 28:22 says He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. Now the next wise proverb from Solomon makes Brother Bob remember some examples of greed that I observed after an older friend of mine had passed away. Right after my 92 year old friend died unknown relatives came out of nowhere to claim the 92 year old woman's possessions and finances. Brother Bob says if you have an older loved one tell them you love them while they are alive and don't just wait to take their money after they die. Proverbs 20:21 says An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed. Siblings that fight over an inheritance and finances and cheat their brothers and sisters should pray and change their ways and bless their family with the decedent's possessions and finances and be fair and evenly distribute the inheritance. Proverbs 10:2 tells us Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivereth from death.
Saint reading this meditate on this gem of wisdom from the puritans in the 1600's. How busy are sinners in this world like bees flying to this and that field to carry a little more honey to their hives, though after all their pains and toil, within a few days they must be consumed with flames and leave it to someone else. And have not I more cause to build treasure in heaven and bless the poor to obtain eternal durable riches in the kingdom forevermore. 1 Timothy 6:6 tells us all that But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
OK to close out this weeks bible study blog I give you all a picture of a 99 cent sale tag and tell you all to be fair with your brothers and sisters and bless them with a fair affordable price like 99 cents when you loan or give them a blessed sale. Solomon's proverbs spoke much about this matter. Proverbs 11:1 says A false balance (defined as riches gained by fraud) is abomination to the Lord. But, a just weight is His delight. Jesus in the word tells us to be honest and fair when we do business with our friends and associates. Acts 24:16 says And herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men.
The prophet Amos warned sellers not to be dishonest and sell small ephahs or quantities of goods for a great shekel price or high dollar value. Amos 8:5 says Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? Because the people during the days of the prophet Amos sold small portions of food for a high price, the result was Amos 8:10 that says And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
A puritan writer in the 1600's wrote Thou sayest, caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, but Jesus sayeth, caveat venditor, let the seller be careful that he keep a good conscience and not sell defective goods full of flaws.Leviticus 19:35 says Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah (defined as a measure of grain), and a just hin (defined as a measure of liquid) shall ye have. I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt. 1 Corinthians 10:24 tells us Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. Psalm 106:3 says Blessed are they that keep judgment and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
To end this bible study today, Brother Bob gives you all one of my favorite bible verses of all time at 2 Corinthians 6:8 which is how Brother Bob feels. Brother Bob might not be a famous statesman with his name in lights but thousands of people all over the world know about Brother Bob. I rejoice in this, for I want people everywhere when they read about Brother Bob to see Jesus and not Brother Bob. 2 Corinthians 6:8 reads By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report, as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known. As dying, and behold we live. As chastened and not killed. As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing. As poor, yet making many rich. As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Well I praise Jesus everyone. The following countries have now started reading Brother Bob's book for Jesus. Brazil, Greece, Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, and Canada. To all my international friends Jesus bless you all and pray for Brother Bob to continue to be strengthened and kept to continue to write for Jesus to the world to save and deliver lost souls for Jesus. Please feel to write by email Brother Bob anytime at his email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are reading this in a distant far away country. I'd love to hear about how Jesus is worshipped in your nation and offer prayers daily on your behalf. Keep in contact everyone and let's all do something for Jesus on this internet.Your friend in Jesus, Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133.