Our lips must be governed by the law of kindness, as well as truth and justice. Christians are brethren. And to break God’s commands is to speak evil of them, and to judge them as if they laid too great a restraint upon us.
We have the law of God, which is a rule to all; let us not presume to set up our own notions and opinions as a rule to those about us and let us be careful that we are not condemned of the Lord “Go to now,” is a call to anyone to consider his conduct as being wrong.
How apt worldly and contriving men are to leave God out of their plans! How vain it is to look for anything good without God’s blessing and guidance!
The frailty, shortness, and uncertainty of life ought to check the vanity and presumptuous confidence of all projects for futurity. We can fix the hour and minute of the sun’s rising and setting tomorrow, but we cannot fix the certain time of a vapour being scattered. So short, unreal, and fading is human life, and all the prosperity or enjoyment that attends it; though bliss or woe forever must be according to our conduct during this fleeting moment.
We are always to depend on the will of God. Our times are not in our own hands, but at the disposal of God. Our heads may be filled with cares and contrivances for ourselves, or our families, or our friends, but Providence often throws our plans into confusion.
All we design, and all we do, should be with submissive dependence on God. It is foolish, and it is hurtful, to boast of worldly things and aspiring projects; it will bring great disappointment and will prove destruction in the end. Omissions are sins that will be brought into judgment, as well as commissions.
He that does not the good he knows should be done, as well as he who does the evil he knows should not be done, will be condemned. Oh that we were as careful not to omit prayer, and not to neglect to meditate and examine our consciences, as we are not to commit gross outward vices against the light.
Christ does not pray that we might be rich and great in the world, but that we might be kept from sin, strengthened for our duty, and brought safely to heaven.
The prosperity of the soul is the best prosperity. He pleaded with his holy Father, that he would keep us by his power and for his glory, that we might be united in affection and labours, even according to the union of the Father and the Son.
He did not pray that we his disciples should be removed out of the world, so we might escape the rage of men, for we have a great work to do for the glory of God, and the benefit of mankind.
But he prayed that the Father would keep us from the evil, from being corrupted by the world, the remains of sin in our hearts, and from the power and craft of Satan. So that we might pass through the world as through an enemy’s country, as he had done.
We are not left here to pursue the same objects as the men around us, but to glorify God, and to serve our generation.
The Spirit of God in true Christians is opposed to the spirit of the world.
2Chronicles 7:14 “However, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear their prayer from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country.”
One thing to remember a worldly definition of worshipping God won’t cut it. From the heart, sincere repentance as described here “will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways,“ He knew my heart, that’s why God put me under His Thumb because He loves me and is using me as a Humble, Obedient, Servant. I pray you hear His calling.
Remember these messages are from a humble servant being 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.”
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