After writing about somber news I am in the mood for good news. Our good friend wrote about the lament of Jeremiah and how God was all the time to spank Israel and I do share his grief and for those people and for all the people of the world who perhaps are misunderstood by the rest. But the bible has good news. Turning to Proverbs 3:1-4, Now there's a message of hope everyone needs and can come freely to the table and partake, ["...1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man...] Other wrote about discouragement and others about trial and I think others about prayer. And I told some one as for me, I really don't like winning arguments, no matter how 'righteous or holy or inpired' they may appear, and if I was so clever and so renown, If would of gained my brother or sister, that pleases me more and think the Lord as well. He knew our sins on the cross, while we were still sinners, dead in trespasses, blind, spiritually naked, wretched and pitiful and poor, like those of Laoedicea, and worst we though we knew it all in the world, thought we were rich and not needed anything,... what joke really!... And for two pounds of forebearance for every ounce of 'I know it all' thing. Now God is the one looking for his lost sheep, not those who are safe and well fed. And perhaps we are that lost sheep and don't know about it until we are in the wilderness and can't see the Lord anymore from so much wandering away...! And it's good news to me that I can listen for one more minute, forebear another miscontrude point and just sit back and just not react like always do..! All wise God know what he is saying when he says to love our neighbor as ourselves and there peace and blessing from that and the devil won't be able to divide us when we cross through that pass... May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
I was going to write about the shrewd manager in Luke 16:1-9,
And wonderfully wise to forgive the debts to the Truth others may have against the Lord. But the Lord Master has turned over all the accounts of all those who owe him, even an apology, but we shrewd managers, decide to forgive them because we too are servant and have to give account of dealings and who knows those who owe him more God steems more. And it wonderful if they somehow make it heaven and they perhaps remember us and pray and interceed to the Lord for and let is into their mansions in heaven...
Glorious, we've outgrow the need to be right, but we want to forgive our subjects and the subject of the Lord and the account they owe him and that what the cross is all about forgiveness of debts...what a relief! Hallelujah! Praise God!