Does our situation seems to be utterly hopeless? God is with us. — Learning From God’s Word

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Encouragement from the Psalms!  From Learning From God’s Word…………

Psalms 108:1-13– ‘With God we shall gain the victory. He will trample down our enemies’(13). In ourselves, there is only defeat. We are no match for ‘our enemies’- the world, the flesh and the devil. We are surrounded by the world – ‘The world is ever near. I see the sights that dazzle. The tempting […]

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  1. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
    Matthew 7:1-5 (Also Luke 6:41-42)
    The command “do not judge” is followed by a warning “or you will be judged”.
    Jesus was teaching back then how people are so flawed and judgmental of others but not themselves. But, I’m saying today people are worse, as they behave like backstabbers this way on steroids making them exponentially worse than when times were simpler. Look at how much cyber bullying and horrid things children or adults do to each other online in such sneaky and nefarious ways; sometimes even setting traps to attack someone and put that person down! This is a tool, this internet, but, it has often times become an easy access weapon or instrument of sin and consequence leashed upon others.
    The old adage of Some People Will Sell Their Souls to The Devil applies. “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? “For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done” Matthew 16:27

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/05/12/the-destruction-of-america-with-impunity/
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/05/27/larry-god-saved-you-because-you-felt-the-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-1321
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/05/12/the-destruction-of-america-with-impunity/

      1. You’re absolutely welcome and glad to do it again! Thank you for the opportunity. I just wrote out fairly long comment for another blogger which I know you will appreciate and hopefully anyone else reading it so I’m going to share it here. It starts with a bit of the blogs closing then I follow-up.
        These closing words in your article sum it up very well as I see it.
        “Man is a child of God, created in the Divine image, called to virtue in this life and the everlasting happiness of heaven in the next. Jesus calls Christians to be the leaven or the yeast of goodness within the context of every human economic or political system (cf. Mt. 13:33). Not an ideological imposition, but a Divine mandate.”
        Mankind was created as that Divine reflection or part of the Almighty’s plan that serves as the one uniquely conscious component in all of creation that best expresses God’s greatest qualities of love, creativity, compassion and goodness that brought God to create all of this in the first place and as His human family we are eligible to be His heirs to His eternal kingdom if we will by our own choosing serve Him by means of some very basic precepts which were laid out from the age of the prophets on through the birth death and resurrection in very simple, stark terms that Holy Scriptures state, how God made these things required of His children simple enough that a child can understand. God wants us to love and serve Him and I say all of this could not have been created for us fallible humans to demand it should serve us which would be a complete absurdity, yet many people carry that chip on their shoulder of such arrogance especially in this high-tech modern age; but they are fooling themselves.
        “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment.” Matthew 22:36-39
        “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,” “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:15-16).
        I’m certain from my own life experience and what I’ve learned from the Church’s teachings from the Gospel is that if we abide in the Lord and follow this simple prescription or recipe we will not be unsuccessful in attaining the kingdom of God to be in His glorious presence for eternity; it’s just that plain and simple. I also know looking beyond the flaws, faults or imperfections of the institution of the earthly Church body, that there is so much to gain in that fellowship and security of the inner sanctum or sanctuary of it from the world that is very crooked and sinful which is not going to change. This path we speak of is the only path to God’s everlasting life and righteousness that we should want more than anything the world has to offer! Why else would Jesus say, give up the things of this world and even clinging to your own life and follow Him. He is the way the truth and the life just like He said!
        “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17
        “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:34–39
        Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23
        Going half way won’t cut the mustard or get us there, and no person can follow Christ by the strength of his own willpower. The Pharisees tried to do that as an example of those that tried obeying God with their own strength. But all of their self-effort led only to arrogance and a distortion of the whole purpose of God’s Law and His plan; it’s not ours but His who is the divine eternal Creator, God Almighty. Many blessings to you all. Amen.

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