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Obscurity

Did you ever say: “Thank You, LORD, for keeping me where I am because I so see I am not yet prepared to be there.”

And where is there? Perhaps any of those places we dream of being yet somehow we know we’d get into a passel of trouble if suddenly we were there.  Suddenly exposed to the scrutiny of the non like-minded; suddenly a bullseye for holders of an opposing world view.  Suddenly, mute because the debate is a higher rung. Obscurity. Not such a bad thing.  A thing to be enjoyed, while we can  . . .  while we are made ready for there.

Isaiah 58: 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.  source

And Finally

Foolishness (poor judgment) see Mark 7

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Foolishness (poor judgment)

Yesterday’s installment we ended with Proverbs 22:15. Lets open with it today.

Proverbs 22:15  (AMP)15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline [correction administered with godly wisdom and lovingkindness] will remove it far from him.  source

I started with Studylight.org again with our word and found: without reason.
Immediately, Isaiah 1:18 came to mind.

Isaiah 1:18  (KJV)  18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  source

Foolishness can be driven from the heart of a child or an adult as we come together with the LORD. And when we come He administers His Wisdom and His Lovingkindness to us, and upon our repentance He removes the penalty of our sins, washing us clean and enabling us to live free and holy in this unholy world.

To refuse Him, to refuse to come and reason with the LORD of Glory is ultimate foolishness; indeed making us full of foolishness with the poorest of all judgments.
Without Christ, we are indeed fools.
In covenant with Him, for us to neglect His wisdom, His counsel on any given matter, is utter foolishness.

I am trusting this labor of love will make a holy difference somewhere, at a time certain, for someone, including me. 🙂

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~

Shut Up!

That is not the most inviting title for a post, I know, but hear me out. 🙂

Isaiah 43:1 “Listen to Me in silence, you islands and coastlands, And let the nations gain their strength;
Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment [and decide the issue between us concerning the enemy from the east]. source

Let the Nations gain their strength.  Would we the people of America or any nation desire to gain strength? Rhetorical question.

Then shut up and listen to The LORD GOD.

Let them come near, THEN let them speak.

Until we have come near The LORD GOD of Creation, until we have come together with Him to know His judgment on a matter, we would do well to shut up. And when we have gained His Counsel and we are schooled in His Judgment, speak! Speak, proclaim, and publish it on the rooftops!

Matthew 10:27  (AMP) 27 What I say to you in the dark (privately), tell in the light (publicly); and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops [to many people].  source

And there we have it!

Until next time . . . whenever that is! 🙂

Learn

It’s been too long; even so I don’t have a lot to say today but “learn to do well” was as a LED to me, so I’m here to share.

Isaiah 1: 16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it source 

Doing that which is against GOD comes naturally; we must LEARN to do well. We must be taught to do what is right. And what is right? We cannot know unless we obey verse 18. Come together with the LORD and learn from Him. What did JESUS say? (See Matthew 11:29 – click HERE)

Learn to do well. That’s what He said.  Learn. Learn to do well by learning from HIM.

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