Today was one of those days I don't want to remember!!! Again I ate sumptiously and drank my orange juice to my heart's content!!! The backyard barbeque grill gave out but I finished my feast on the kitchen oven!!! But then I decided to go to the park and then from there to the bookstore!!! And still I wasn't content!!! I had this complaint!!! I felt unfulfilled and still empty!!! What a situation, with all the knowledge I still felt poor!!! What a dilema!!! I prayed and prayed for God to make my life interesting!!! 18Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! 20Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:..."] I was just thinking about myself!!! Getting drunk with my own self indulgence and my own plans for my own life!!! And suddeny it all became clear how to do away with my low life!!! But then as I knelt and wanted to pray and thank God, God said to me, "How can you celebrate your new life, when your fellow humans await damnation???" And I couldn't answer that question!!! I was so involved with my own needs, wishes and desires and I thought every good human dream!!! ["...12And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands..."] But I had forgotten what time it was in he world!!! Many one are in their way to ruin!!! And I had to concurr with God that I wasn't thinking right and needed to have consideration!!! A troublesoms situation to choose between my dessert and the life blood of someone I don't know!!! But it is time to awaken from the fantasy and know that the end is near and we need to think that way as we go on in this life!!! May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
And this syndrome of self-absorvedness and covetous for things and not relationship is very serious and 2Timothy3 illustrates what happens to this plant in full bloom,
["...1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth..."]
And this can happen and happens to everyone!!! We begin to show this sign with a lack of consideratioin for others!!! And it begins a vicious cycle of disconsideration, lonelines, more isolation, more disconsideratioin and more loneliness and so on!!!
We have to pray for God to show us the way out of this spiritual poverty!!! It start by not owing anything to anybody but to love them and give instead of take from them!!! God say to thou shall not covet for a good reason, it is bad for us to lust of what is not ours, but advices us to give of what we have with those who have not, and always be gracious and sharing...
We enslave ourselves with sin and take what is not ours and covet!!! The answer is to give even a little each time!!!
Many blessing. Amen.
What a wonderful message I'm sure people need to hear! At least when they stray away.
So far tonight this is the 3rd blog I've read that contains scripture from something I was literally JUST reading! Maybe God is trying to get something through my thick head?
Thank you Alyssa for kindly blessing our message!!! We pray that what ever God wants to tell you, comes home, and not just to you, but to many that may need to hear a message from God!!! Thank you again and be blessed. Amen.