In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:1-5 KJV
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
What it is that keeps a fool from being wise: His way is right in his own eyes; he thinks he is in the right in everything he does, and therefore asks no advice because he does not apprehend he needs it; he is confident he knows the way, and cannot miss it, and therefore never enquires the way.
The rule he goes by is to do that which is right in his own eyes, to walk in the way of his heart. Quicquid libet, licet – He makes his will his law. He is a fool that is governed by his eye, and not by his conscience.
What it is that keeps a wise man from being a fool; he is willing to be advised, desires to have counsel given him, and hearkens to counsel, being modest of his own judgment and having a value for the direction of those that are wise and good.
He is wise (it is a sign he is so, and he is likely to continue so) whose ear is always open to good advice. To how great a degree a good man will be merciful; he has not only a compassion for the human nature under its greatest abasements, but he regards even the life of his beast, not only because it is his servant, but because it is God’s creature, and in conformity to Providence, which preserves man and beast.
The beasts that are under our care must be provided for, must have convenient food and rest, must in no case be abused or tyrannized over. Balaam was checked for beating his ass. To how great a degree a wicked man will be unmerciful; even his tender mercies are cruel; that natural compassion which is in him, as a man, is lost, and, by the power of corruption, is turned into hard-heartedness; even that which they will have to pass for compassion is really cruel, as Pilate’s resolution concerning Christ the innocent, I will chastise him and let him go. Their pretended kindnesses are only a cover for purposed cruelties.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength.
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