“The NT Born Again & Vengeance/Recompense – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 17:3) Take heed to yourselves. If your brother trespasses against you; Rebuke him. And if he Repents; Forgive him.
*** (1Timothy 5:20) Those who SIN, Rebuke before ALL; so that the rest also may fear [God]. [Acts 5:11]
*** (Galatians 6:7-to-10) Do not be deceived, God is Not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he Also will reap.
(Gal 6:8) For he sowing to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh. But he sowing to the Spirit will reap life everlasting from the Spirit. [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]
(Gal 6:9) But we should Not lose heart in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint. [1Corinthians 9:27]
(Gal 6:10) So then as we have time, let us work Good toward all, especially toward those of the household of Faith.
*** (Romans 12:17-to-21) Repay No one evil for evil. Provide things Honest in the sight of all men.
(Rom 12:18) If it is possible, as far as is in you, being in peace with all men.
(Rom 12:19) Not avenging yourselves, beloved, but giving place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
(Rom 12:20) Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him. If he thirsts, give him drink. For in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head.
(Rom 12:21) Do Not be overcome by evil, but Overcome evil with good.
Has someone ever done You… “Wrong”…? Of course, we have all been wronged, ‘Some’ much more than “Others!” Some of that Wrong: is our own fault and some out of purely stupid decisions. God’s Text Book for mankind, the Bible: has ALL the “Principles of Life & Godliness”… that we need for a Life that is pleasing to God. Obedience to His Holy Word, seems to be the missing component to a life of trials, or our own doing. Surely You have heard the expression, “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cures”…! If the NT Born Again treated their Bibles as GOLD: there would be less confusion. Meeting with Him daily in His Holy Word, is a start! Do You meet with Him, in His Holy Word… “Daily”… before the Press of Life: Squeezes You…?
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. [Worshiped]
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the LORD.
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among stewards that one be found “FAITHFUL”.
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your Word = above ALL Your name.
*** (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 [Satan], "It is written, 'One must Not live on bread alone; but on every word of God." [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
*** (Isaiah 55:8-to-11) For My thoughts are Not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways, says the LORD.
(Isa 55:9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
(Isa 55:10) For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and does not return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring out and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
(Isa 55:11) so shall My WORD be, which goes out of My mouth; it shall NOT return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall certainly do what I sent it to do.
*** (Genesis 18:25) Far be it from You [Lord] to act in this manner, to kill the righteous with the wicked. And far be it from You, that the righteous should be as the wicked. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? [Always!]
*** (Numbers 23:19) God is Not a man that He should Lie, Neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
*** (Luke 9:52-to-56) And He [Jesus] sent messengers before His face. And they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for Him.
(Luke 9:53) And they did Not receive Him, because His face was going toward Jerusalem.
(Luke 9:54) And seeing, His disciples James and John said, Lord, do You desire that we command fire to come down from Heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?
(Luke 9:55) But He turned and rebuked them and said, You do not know of what spirit you are.
(Luke 9:56) For the Son of Man has Not come to destroy men's lives, but to save. And they went to another village.
*** (James 2:13) For he who has shown No mercy shall have judgment Without mercy, and Mercy exults over Judgment.
*** (Luke 18:13-14) And standing afar off, the tax-collector would Not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but struck on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner!
(Luke 18:14) I [Jesus] tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself shall be abased, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.
The Vengeance of Man is… “NOT Tempered with Mercy”… and is often “Overkill”…! Nor does it see the “Whole Situation: nor the heart of the Person!” That is simply WHY: God says… “Vengeance belongs to ME [Alone]”…! IF You know your OT Bible, You might remember those who came against Jerusalem; and “Mocked God”…? There is No way Man could have brought such a… “Recompense as the Lord did”…!
*** (2Kings 19:32-to-37) So the LORD Jehovah says this concerning the king of Assyria. He shall Not come into this city, Nor shoot an arrow there, Nor come before it with shield, Nor throw up a bank against it.
(2Ki 19:33) By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and shall Not come into this city, says the LORD Jehovah.
(2Ki 19:34) For I will defend this city [Jerusalem], to save it for My own sake and for My servant David's sake. [Isaiah 56:3]
(2Ki 19:35) And it happened that night, the Angel of the LORD Jehovah went out and struck a hundred and eighty-five thousand [185,000] in the camp of the Assyrians. And they arose early in the morning, and behold, they were ALL dead bodies.
(2Ki 19:36) And Sennacherib king of Assyria departed. And he went and returned and lived at Nineveh.
(2Ki 19:37) And it happened as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him with the sword. And they escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.
*** (Job 5:6) For Affliction does Not come forth from the dust, Nor does trouble spring up out of the ground;
(Job 5:7) but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
(Job 5:8) Truly, I would seek to God, and to God I would put my Plea,
(Job 5:9) Who is doing great things, even beyond searching; marvelous things without number,
*** (Hebrews 13:5-to-8) Let your way of life be without the love of money, and be content with such things as you have, for He has said, "Not at all will I leave you, not at all will I forsake you, never!"
(Heb 13:6) so that we may boldly say, "The Lord is my helper, and I will Not fear what man shall do to me."
(Heb 13:7) Remember those leading you, who have spoken to you the Word of God, whose Faith follow, considering the end of their conduct:
(Heb 13:8) Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever.
“Betrayal – 101” …Blog.
(Romans 8:28) And we know that “All Things” work together for Good to those who Love God, to those who are Called according to His purpose.
(John 15:18-to-24) If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
(John 15:19) If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are Not of the world, but I [Jesus] have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
(John 15:20) Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is Not greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me, they will Also persecute you. If they have kept My saying, they will Also keep yours.
(John 15:21) But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do Not know Him [God] Who sent Me [Jesus].
(John 15:22) If I had Not come and spoken to them, they would Not have had sin; but now they have No excuse for their sin.
(John 15:23) He who hates Me hates My Father also.
(John 15:24) If I had Not done among them the works which no other did, they would Not have had sin. But now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘You’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say?
“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.
*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your Best to present yourself to God as an Approved Worker, who has Nothing to be ashamed of, Handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom; and does ‘Not’ understand it; then the wicked one [Satan] comes; and catches away that which was sown in his [her] heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!