“You shall ‘Not Covet’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 12:15) And He [Jesus] said to them, Watch and keep yourselves from covetousness. For a man's life is not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
*** (Romans 7:7) What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Let it not be said! But I did not know sin except through the law. For also I did not know lust except the law said; You shall not covet.
“He who dies with the Most Toys… Wins!” That is the ‘mentality’ that “Most Americans” have today. They have swallowed that “LIE”… that… “More is Better and Less is Worse!” What “MOST” fail to realize is… “What You Own… Owns You!” Or perhaps you do not know the saying… ‘What are Two Greatest Days in a man’s Life…? The day he ‘buys’ a boat… and the day he ‘sells’ it…! …LOL! Most people do not purchase… a house, vehicle or other major purchase… to fill their need… but so they can; “Show their Friends – What they Have!” Say that isn’t So…? Have you spoken about your… “Latest Cell” or “Computer Tablet!” We ‘All’ want and have… “Bragging Rights”… so that we can ‘validate’ ourselves… “To Others!”
*** (1Timothy 6:6-to-10) But godliness with contentment is great gain.
(1Tim 6:7) For we brought nothing into the world, and it is clear that we can carry nothing out.
(1Tim 6:8) But having food and clothing, we will be content.
(1Tim 6:9) But they who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare; and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
(1Tim 6:10) For the love of money is a root of all evils; of which some having lusted after; they were seduced from the faith; and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
*** (Ecclesiastes 5:10) He who loves silver ‘shall not’ be satisfied with silver; and he who loves abundance not with gain. This is also vanity.
*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let all things be done decently and in order.
Our Society has so ‘Brainwashed Us’… with “Advertizing”… that we have an “Unsatisfied Perversion” of… “Un–Thankfulness for Anything!” Remember your first car…? Teens today not only; want a Car for graduation… but they; “Expect ONE!” Parents no longer raise Children; with… Respect for God, Righteousness & Holiness! Instead of being Parents… they have become their ‘Children’s Best Friend!’ They “Buy Off their Children with THINGS”… instead of ‘Training’ them for… “Adulthood & the Responsibilities of Life!” If and when they go to college… they graduate with a “Mountain of Debt”… from college school loans! “Debt” has become the ‘Norm’… instead of the “Exception!” Today’s MOST… “Adults & Parents”… are as comfortable with “DEBT”… as they are with “ABORTION!” Say it isn’t So…? You call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus… and you have spoken out about Abortion… “WHEN”…?
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation; but sin is a rebuke to any people.
When “YOU” Keep Silent… about “Abortion”… “YOU”… then become ‘Like Judas!’
“Are ‘You’ like Judas? – 101”…Blog.
Our Nation of America… is now facing such a… “Tremendous Debt”… that the Government spends “40%” of its intake… ‘Just to Pay the Interest’… without paying on the Principle. And that is Only the Governments Debt… ‘Personal Debt’… is as “Bad or Worse!” This housing crisis… has come about because of relaxed borrowing rules! People that do not have an ‘Income Stream’… buying houses they “Could Not Afford”… with “Borrowed Monies”… that they “Could NOT Repay–Ever”…! Those “Housing Defaults”… have caused this Financial Crisis! We buy ‘MORE’ from Overseas than we have in our History! Before we used to… Manufacture it here in America! American Jobs & Factories… have moved “Offshore”… followed ‘ONLY’ by our Monies! This has been the “Largest Transfer of Wealth”… in the history of America… to Foreign Countries. We will have “Nothing” to pass on… to ‘Children & Grandchildren’… ‘But Our Enormous’… “Un-Repayable DEBT!” Say it isn’t So…?
*** (Proverbs 22:7) The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
*** (James 2:6) But you dishonored the poor one. Do not rich men oppress you and draw you before the judgment seats?
(Jas 2:7) Do they not blaspheme that worthy Name [Christian] by which you are called?
Read this and Weep….! What You… “Own”… “Owns You!”
A Business ‘without’ a Plan… is a “Plan for Failure!” How about You…? Are you a “Good & Faithful Steward”… of those things God has entrusted to You…? Or do you have a “Covetous Heart”…? I have two friends; one is nurse and the other a manager of a store. One has over 300 and the other has over 500… “Pairs of Shoes!” Neither of them… could possible wear out those many shoes in “One Lifetime!” How about the Couple with no children… living in a ‘42oo square foot House’…? Do only two people… need that much room… just for themselves? You watch TV… which has replaced… “Sane Thinking”… with visions of a “Fantasy Life”… that very few live or even experience. Well you may say… “Not ME”…! Have you ever bought a… “Lottery Ticket?” Yes you do have that ‘Fantasy Life’… at least in your… “Mind & Thinking!” Say it isn’t So…?
*** (Ephesians 4:17) Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.
(Eph 4:18) They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God: because of their ignorance; and hardness of heart.
(Eph 4:19) Since they have lost all sense of shame; they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion; without restraint.
(Eph 4:20) However, that is not the way; you came to know Christ.
*** (Job 35:13) Surely God ‘will not’ hear vanity: neither will the Almighty look on it.
*** (Isaiah 5:18-to-21) Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin with cart ropes;
(Isa 5:19) who [falsely] say, Let Him hurry and hasten His work, so that we may see it; and let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, so that we may know!
(Isa 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
(Isa 5:21) Woe to those wise in their own eyes, and bright in their own sight!
*** (Jer 10:15) They are vanity, the work of delusion; in the time of their judgment; they shall perish.
*** (Ecclesiastes 1:2) Vanity of vanities; says the preacher; vanity of vanities! “All is Vanity.”
Where does One go from Here…? Did You know that Christ has provided… “His Reconciliation” so that… we may start over…? Are you ready to leave your own way… and begin again to “Start Over in Obedience to His Holy Word”…? If you have read any of the OT in the Bible, God’s Holy Word… you have seen the Trouble Israel had… because they left off from Obeying & Following God’s Word! They then became… Worse than the Gentile Heathen Nations… they were commanded to “Drive Out”…! Their “Disobedience to God”… came back to “Bite Them!” It is no different than ‘Most’ of the NT Christians today… “Many of Whom”… are in debt as bad or worse… than the Unbelievers! Remember “9-11”… and afterwards… how ‘You’ curtailed your spending? Do the same again… and “Pay Off your DEBT”…! Stop your Credit Cards… and ‘Learn Again’… to Live Within Your Means… “Cash Only!” If you do not have the Cash… then You cannot Spend…! Another President… “Will Not Change = Your = Spending Habits”… that is… “Only ‘Your’ Responsibility”…!
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.
*** (2Corinthians 5:17-to-21) So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
(2Cor 5:18) And all things are of God; Who has reconciled us to Himself; through Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ‘ministry’ of reconciliation;
(2Cor 5:19) whereas God was in Christ; reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and putting the word of reconciliation in us.
(2Cor 5:20) Then we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ; as God exhorting through us, we beseech you on behalf of Christ: be reconciled to God.
(2Cor 5:21) For He [God] has made Him [Jesus]; Who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
*** (Proverbs 30:5-to-9) Every Word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
(Pro 30:6) Do not add to His Words, lest He reprove you and you be found a liar.
(Pro 30:7) I have asked two things from You; do not deny them before I die;
(Pro 30:8) remove far from me vanity and a lying word; give me neither poverty or riches; tear for me my portion of bread,
(Pro 30:9) lest I be full and deceive, and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.
*** (Philippians 2:5) For let this mind; be in you; which was also in Christ Jesus,
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the Word; and ‘not’ merely hearers; who ‘Deceive’ themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus]; Lord, Lord, and “do not do” what I [Jesus] say?
Where do “YOU”… go from Here…? Remember it is… “Only ‘Your’ Choice”…!
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.