To have a high opinion of our wisdom is but to flatter ourselves, and self-flattery is the next step to self-deceit. The wisdom that worldly men esteem is foolishness with God. How justly does he despise, and how easily can he baffle and confound it! The thoughts of the wisest men in the world have vanity, weakness, and folly in them.
All this should teach us to be humble, and make us willing to be taught of God, so as not to be led away, by pretenses to human wisdom and skill, from the simple truths revealed by Christ. Mankind is very apt to oppose the design of the mercies of God. Observe the spiritual riches of a true believer; “All are yours,” even ministers and ordinances. Nay, the world itself is yours. Saints have as much of it as Infinite Wisdom sees fit for them, and they have it with the Divine blessing. Life is yours that you may have a season and opportunity to prepare for the life of heaven, and death is yours, that you may go to the possession of it. It is the kind messenger to take you from sin and sorrow and guide you to your Father’s house.
Be not unwise. Ignorance of our duty, and neglect of our souls, show the greatest folly. Drunkenness is a sin that never goes alone but carries men into other evils; it is a sin very provoking to God. The drunkard holds out to his family and to the world the sad spectacle of a sinner hardened beyond what is common and hastening to perdition. When afflicted or weary, let us not seek to raise our spirits by strong drink, which is hateful and hurtful, and only ends in making sorrows more felt. But by fervent prayer let us seek to be filled with the Spirit, and to avoid whatever may grieve our gracious Comforter.
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts; it is of his working in all who are his. Thanksgiving to God helps to make us agreeable to all men. The gospel is the word of Christ. Many have the word, but it dwells in them poorly; it has no power over them. The soul prospers when we are full of the Scriptures and of the grace of Christ. But when we sing psalms, we must be affected by what we sing. Whatever we are employed about, let us do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in believing dependence on him. Those who do all in Christ’s name will never want a matter of thanksgiving to God, even the Father.
Go in peace and understanding as The Trumpet has been sounded. Know you are in the hands of Yeshua within your righteousness.
Remember, a humble servant gives these messages obedient unto our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This 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. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.
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