Opening bible and thinking about this Easter!!! Is not the weather wonderful in your town???!!! ["...1.1 Corinthians 5:8 (Whole Chapter) Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 2.1 Corinthians 10:27 (Whole Chapter) If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake..."] In times past is a was almost a law the Jews stick together and not associate with the 'dogs', the Samaritans!!! Who were thought as something less than human and or citizens of anything!!! And certainly those in Judea thought they had something together with God, others did not!!! ["...10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner..."] And certainly sometime I get in front of God and say, "Thank you God I'm not like him, her, I know, over in certain town, county or country, side of the world, race or ethnic group...!!!" And one the things those who oppose the message don't like about the new of Jesus is this forgiving part!!! We can take the broken bread and shared wine, but the foot washing ceremony I really want to skip and go my way!!! And certainly the news about Easter is bring everything together in heaven and on earth!!! And it is impossible to bring everything together humanly speaking!!! Why look what he did to me and how the aweful beast hurt me and the children!!! Or why he owes me all that overtime work pay!!! Or the wretched creature just drove in, in front me!!! Or you, that is I have my story!!! Look what he did to me!!! kind of story!!! And certainly I would say, a man all together with God, "If the world did not have all this dogs, why it would be a better place to live!!!" And certainly Jesus was tempted for some reason!!! ["...24And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. 25For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. 28And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed..."] And certainly Jesus wanted to cater on to his own!!! But he did not!!! And before I'm lifted up by some unforeseen vanity, like if I was anything, I remember that when Jesus broke the bread, he broke the rule!!! Once the bread is broken, it a sure sign that you intend to share!!! May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
Perhaps we picked the wrong opening line about how wonderful the weather is in your town??? And you I just wanted to greet you as a perfect stranger!!! And certainly Paul kept repeating a sin he did not want to do!!! Shall we turn there???
["...6.Romans 7:18 (Whole Chapter)
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not..."]
And I just kind of thought: What is better to talk about, the wonderful weather in your town??? Or the inability for Paul to do what he willed to do and how to do that, found not???!!!
And the gospel and the bible is kind and easy for those who are kind and forbearing but the opposite for those who are arrogant, curses are lined up for them!!!
["...1.James 2:13 (Whole Chapter)
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
2.James 3:17 (Whole Chapter)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
3.James 5:11 (Whole Chapter)
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy..."]
And in the subject of mercy, we have a losing game, except for what Jesus has done for us and what he expect of us to do for our fellow human beings??? And certainly the intelligence from above is full of mercy and we know somewhere along the day today I will call on God for his mercy and I have already done that!!!
Be truly intelligent brother and have mercy on your fellow creation besides you!!!
May you be blessed. Amen.