Precious Sons of Zion

“The precious sons of Zion, valuable as fine gold, how they are regarded as clay pots, the work of the hands of the potter!”

Lamentations 4:2

“They ravished the women in Zion, the maidens in the cities of Judah.

“Princes were hung up by their hands, and elders were not respected.”

“Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored; renew our days as of old.”

5:11-12, 21

How did Germany overcome the sick, evil, degrading, dehumanizing treatment, torture and putting to death of their fellow man during the Holocaust?

How does America love our fellow man and overcome our dehumanizing history of slavery of Africans?  What monument can we erect representing justice, to say we acknowledge our sins and wicked ways and no more do we harm descendants of Africans?  No more double standards of who receives mercy & honor.

“Honor all people.”   1 Peter 2:17

Thank you for Bishop T.D. Jakes’ speaking out on our history of slavery on TBN, and how to stand together and support Black and Brown people during this time.

 

 

 

I Do What My Father Tells Me

“For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.”

John 12:49

“‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

Matthew 19:19

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My friends take such loving care of their older parents.  I wish they’d let the rest of the country how to care for their elders.
Other countries keep them at home and honor them similar to my friends in the US, and there’s no such thing as nursing homes.
Sadly, many older Americans died in nursing homes during the Covid 19 virus. There’s enough blame to go around, but is there a solution for the condition of our hearts?

Listen to your father, who gave you life,
    and do not despise your mother when she is old.”

Proverb 23:22 – BibleGateway

God, I pray for Your mercy and wisdom. In Jesus’ name.

Mercy on the Needy

“Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)

“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.” Isaiah 41:17 (NKJV)

Ben Carson quoted Prov 14:31 on tv! Speaking about FYI Foster Youth Initiative. Amen.

Yes, Lord, raise up our politicians and leaders to honor and glorify You

Truth in the Inward Parts

Psalm 51:6, “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.”

This verse came to my spirit one morning, later a friend played a teaching of the 51st Psalm.

Are we keeping our words?  Teachers are held to higher standard (James 3:1)

Church ministers going against their own promises; brow-beaters with lectures; using world-view words speaking cynically about the needy: _________________; mock the Holy Spirit.  Let the Spirit teach, convict.

He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.” Proverbs 14:31

“…Serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;” Jude 1:12

“And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”                        John 16:8

“Let us rejoice and be glad
    and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
    and his bride has made herself ready.”

Revelations 19:7

Virgins with the extra oil for their lamps (Matthew 25:1-5)

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Lightning Bolt

“Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually,

“Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

Psalm 35:27

“Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, and earthquake, and great hail.”                                                             Revelation 11:19

Dear Heavenly Father, nothing is beyond Your reach or Your eyes.  You know all that’s going to happen.  We want to learn more about You, be near You and follow You, in Jesus’ name. Hallelujah!

“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.”                  Proverbs 15:33

“No Idling” Road Sign

We saw this sign coming out of the rest stop off the highway.  It sounds like: Did you remove the high places where you used to sacrifice to your idols?

“Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.” 2 Chronicles 20:33 (KJV).

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.”  Jesus in Luke 9:24-26 (NKJV).

Your Word Says

“It is finished,” Jesus said in John 19:30.

“By Your stripes we are healed,” 1 Peter 2:24.

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35.

“The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want” Psalm 23:1

“Here am I, Send me” Isaiah 6:8.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11.

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled” Hebrews 13:4.

Father God, thank You for the beauty and clarity of Your word.  We live our lives by It. In Jesus’ Name!