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August 28, 2013

A Stage

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Matthew 15:8-9. This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me,
and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

Psalms 19:14. May my words and my thoughts. be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.

It’s evident since the first verse is true about us this second verse must not be true about us. Let’s be honest with ourselves. We have all spoken faith or obedience from time to time without really meaning our words or following through with them. How often have we quoted Matthew 6:33-34
“But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.” We say we pursue God’s kingdom and righteousness yet we go after the things of this world with more effort and enthusiasm. We know we need not worry about tomorrow, that it is in God’s hands yet we do worry. We forget our words of worry and our thoughts of more enthusiasm over worldly things rather than God’s kingdom and righteousness are displeasing to God. It seems we think we are on this earth to please ourselves and to try to please fellow-man rather than please God. Shakespeare once said, “Life is a stage.” Our question is what audience are we trying to please, God or sinful people? Let us play out our lives (thoughts included since God hears them) out for God.

February 12, 2013

Always Watching

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Psalms 33:13.  The Lord watches from heaven; he sees all people. 

Some drive looking into the rear view mirror and if they don’t see a patrol car they speed.  Some look to see if no one is looking and secretly eat when they’re not really hungry.  We fear “big brother” watching because “big brother” watches to catch us dong what we shouldn’t.  Someone is always watching but He’s watching to see the good we do and to keep us from him.  Our watcher is God.  William Shakespeare said life is a stage.  Life is not a stage which determines our actions by who and how many are watching.  Life is a gift given us by God to be used to fellowship with Him, love Him, worship Him and obey Him.  Thia life will never end if we have come into His family through Jesus, his Son.  Our question is who do we choose to live for, a temporary stage or eternal God?

May 18, 2011

Eyes of God

2Ch 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

It doesn’t mater if I —–.  No one is looking.  No one will know.  Have you every thought that?  There is always One looking, One Who sees everything.  He is the One Who matters.  He is the One Who will be our final judge.  Shakespeare said, “Life is a stage.”  We are all playing a roll in life.  We are confused as to who the audience is.  Our audience is God, the Father, and the Creator of all that was, is or will ever be.  Our question we must answer: whom are we living for?  Possible answers: ourselves, other people or God.  Who do you choose to live for?

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