“Sometimes Yes & Sometimes No – 101” …Blog.
*** (Hebrews 10:38-39) Now, "the Just shall live by faith. But if he draws back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him."
(Heb 10:39) But we are Not of those withdrawing to destruction, But of those who believe to the preserving of the soul.
*** (James 5:12) Above all, brothers, do not swear oaths by heaven, by earth, or by any other object. Instead, let your "Yes" mean yes and your "No" mean no, lest you fall under condemnation.
*** (Job 2:9-10) And his wife said to him, Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!
(Job 2:10) But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls;
(Hab 3:18) yet I will rejoice in Jehovah the LORD; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) the LORD Jehovah the Lord is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Living by Biblical Faith means… “Sometimes Yes & Sometimes No!” Maturing parents should be in the process of teaching their children: “SY & SN”. God does the same thing with His real children. Sometimes he shows us “Why” such things have happened to us. But most of the time He does ‘NOT!’ He being “Infinite & Eternal”, sees from the beginning to the end and we as ‘Finite’ humans cannot do. “Living by Faith”, also means teaching our children this lesson. As a child, I was never taught that lesson and had to learn it on my own. Often times, we as adults, have ‘Pity Parties’ in our minds. And then, ‘Circles of regrets’ add to that confusion. “I should have had that promotion” but did not get it! But the ‘Truth is Simple’, for those Truly Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God: is IN: “His Holy Word!” We have His Holy Word: by which we are to live by! Our fallen world uses ‘Catch Phrases’ and these contaminate our thinking. Such verbiage as “You owe to yourself” or “You only go around Once”, do more harm: than good. Simply set your mind on “Only what God says, in His Holy Word!” [Luke 16:13]
*** (Psalms 75:5-6-7) do not lift up your horn on high; nor speak with a stiff neck.
(Psa 75:6) For “Promotion” comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
(Psa 75:7) But God is the judge; He puts down one and sets up another.
*** (Philippians 2:5) Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
“Not by Bread ‘Alone’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One must Not live on bread alone; but on every word of God." [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
“Sometimes Yes & Sometimes No”… is for the all of us: to continually stand guard over our ‘minds & hearts’. We as Children of God need this attitude: so that we do not become “Ensnared” as those of this world do. “Sex” is to be saved for Marriage! Truth is to take precedence over “All Lies!” “Honor over disgrace!” Remember, Peter denied our Lord ‘Three Times” and it is there for all to read. We as adults being Born Again: ‘Must’ model those attributes of Christ! When we submit our ‘wills & wants’ to Him: then the rest is easy! Do You realize that Christ Jesus as God, had to… “Learn Obedience”…? May I ask, as an Adult… are You continually learning those “Same Lessons”… as Christ Jesus your Lord did…?
*** (Hebrews 5:7-8-9) For Jesus, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong cryings and tears to Him, Who was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared, [Luke 22:42]
(Heb 5:8) though being a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
(Heb 5:9) And being perfected, He became the Author of eternal salvation to All those: who Obey Him, [John 7:38-39]
*** (Ephesians 5:17-18) Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
(Eph 5:18) And do not be drunk with wine, in which is excess, but be filled with the Spirit,
*** (Ephesians 3:16-to-21) that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;
(Eph 3:17) that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
(Eph 3:18) may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height,
(Eph 3:19) and to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.
(Eph 3:20) Now to Him, Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
(Eph 3:21) to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen.
*** (Matthew 11:27-to-30) All things are delivered to Me [Jesus] by My Father [God]. And no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son will reveal Him.
(Matt 11:28) Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
(Matt 11:29) Take My yoke on you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls.
(Matt 11:30) For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.
*** (John 8:29) And He [God] Who sent Me [Jesus] is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone; for I -> Always DO -> those things; which please Him.
“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.
The application of “Sometimes Yes & Sometimes No”… will mean that You: will have ‘more money’ at the end of the month! When I was a newly Born Again many years ago, I used to play a game with myself. “If I were a missionary, serving on a foreign field, would I spend my money on: That?” This saved me from “Many Foolish Purchases!” For a bad example, just look at the National Debt that our Nation can… “Never Repay!” Then look at the Millions of people, who bought Houses they could not afford, with monies borrowed! The housing Crisis is not the number of houses available, but those “Vacant by Pending Foreclosure!” People have been ‘brainwashed & ensnared by’… “You owe it to Yourself!”
*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding.
*** (1Timothy 6:3-to-10) If anyone teaches false doctrine and refuses to agree: with the healthy words of our Lord Jesus Christ and godly teaching,
(1Tim 6:4) he is a conceited person and does not understand anything. He has an unhealthy craving for arguments and debates. This produces jealousy, rivalry, slander, evil suspicions,
(1Tim 6:5) and incessant conflict between people who are depraved in mind and deprived of truth. They think that godliness is a way to make a profit.
(1Tim 6:6) Of course, godliness with contentment does bring a great gain.
(1Tim 6:7) For we did not bring anything into the world, and surely we cannot take anything out of it.
(1Tim 6:8) So as long as we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with these.
(1Tim 6:9) But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.
(1Tim 6:10) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with much pain.
*** (2Samuel 24:24) And the king said to Araunah, No, but I will surely buy from you at a price. And I will NOT offer burnt offerings to the LORD Jehovah my God of that which costs me Nothing. And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And the LORD Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. But now Jehovah says, Be it far from Me! For those who honor Me I will honor, and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.
*** (Matthew 16:26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
“In Exchange for your SOUL – 301” …Blog. [3/?] [Debt]
Do You have ‘Children’… either living at home or grown up? Have You taught them the lesson of: “Sometimes Yes & Sometimes No?” Remember it is “Never too late to Learn”, even as Adults! Or just perhaps, You have Not learned this lesson yet? When we as adults, “Stop Learning”: we simply do harm to ‘ourselves & others!’ Remember the one important lesson of Learning is… “Un-Learning those ‘Wrong’ things!” Would You purposely “Repeat those ‘Wrong Decisions’: hoping for Different Results?” You cannot plant ‘Magic Beans’ without having to deal with a Giant! Many did Not learn the lessons of life from that secular story “Jack & the Bean Stalk!” How much more, MAY: those Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God: learn lessons from the Holy Word of God? Did You ever “Read & Study & Examine”… “Psalms 19:7-to-14 &Psalms 119:97-to-104”…? The Truth is there, IF ‘Only’ You will… “Learn & Obey & Apply THEM”: and thus bring peace to your “Soul, Heart & Mind!” [2Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
*** (John 6:63-64-65) It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I [Jesus] speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.
(John 6:64) But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
(John 6:65) And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that No man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
I have asked two things from You [Lord]; 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 the LORD Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.
“True Riches – 101”…Blog.
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do Justice; and to love Mercy; and to Walk Humbly; with your God?
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!