In Our Own Eyes

5 01 2012

“Every man did what was right in his own eyesEx. 15:26

In Our Eyes

In Our Eyes

These words preceded eminent destruction/captivity for nations, cities and individuals. Once again society has come full circle; leading itself into destruction. These words referred to times in history when this statement was true of everyone in the world from a God’s-eye-view.

When we turn our eyes away from the Lord; when we stop listening to the Word of God and when we only wish to be heard; we are headed toward the destructions prophesied by the Lord Himself (ref. Matthew and Revelation).

As Christians, we read the above paragraph (skim?) and nod our heads… “Yeah, that’s what “THEY” do! Amen!” However,  just look at your own Face Book page: How many people are just “talking” and not listening? How many are commenting and not hearing? How many are promoting their own thing and not supportive of others?

Let us all pull back and greet each other with a Holy kiss of acknowledgement, courtesy, support, and encouragement. “How will you know that they are Christians? It is “by how they love (agape-love) one another.”

Homework: Ex. 15:26; Judge’s. 17:6; Prov. 12:15 and 16:25 and please comment on the Scriptures.

Prayer: May God bless the reading of His Word. Amen†





CHUTZPAH !

6 12 2011

Reference Texts:   I Samuel Chapter 8 (all) and Isaiah 8:11-17

L'Chaim

True Chutzpah

The root of Christianity is Israel. Israel is our lifeline, our example and the history of relationship between finite man and infinite God-our-Father.

There is a Yiddish (Jewish) word colloquially synonymous with having the unique, individualistic qualities of: Nerve, guts, audacity, and spunk. That word is: “Chutzpah!” Quite frankly we need a lot more of it today in our 21st century society. We’re all trying to fit in: Our beady eyes fixed on the little screens; our chubby fingers flying over the acrylic keypad… locked and loaded, but for what?

To be a Believer in the One True God, the Almighty… to be a Christian; it will take ‘Chutzpah!’ In fact, from the Old Testament (the Pentateuch-First five Books of Moses/ first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy); we see our God telling us, explaining to us, warning us repeatedly that we must cling to Him, our creator and not subject ourselves to the schemes of Satan.

The schemes of Satan, his evil spirits (demons) and those misguided humans choosing to be ruled by him, will be under the evil ones’ thumb of dominion and receive his same punishment, eternally.  We’ve been warned.

However, in reading the First Book of Samuel, I recall how grieved the Prophet Samuel became when the children of Israel wanted a King (like everybody else). God warned the people through Samuel that they should be ‘careful what they wished for; they just might get it!’ And “got it,” they did: King Saul, whom God prophesied would put their kids to work for him in menial jobs; send their sons into endless wars; dominate their daughters in subservient positions for his pleasure as maids; place the young boys as pickers in his orchards; take the best of everything for himself and of course for his cronies; as well as take away the one thing they always had going for them as a nation of people: Hope in God and Chutzpah!

Here in our day we too have people who want to be “King” over us. They too have plans to subjugate our children to menial labor. Sound familiar? Our last and only chance to guard our future generations from this tyranny is to have the guts to pay attention; the spunk to stand up and grab onto the God of Promise with both hands; the nerve to look up and pay attention; to have the audacious Chutzpah to be the unique man or woman that our God created us to be. Get prayed-up and then speak up!

Sadly, this kind of thinking goes against the grain of the talking heads and reality show ringmaster’s who tell you what to think and the hired priests that take money to lull you back to sleep, to convince you  in joining them–Blessing ungodly ways just as they do. It is extremely uncomfortable to go against the voice of the crowd; to go against this worlds’ system. Prayer: Almighty Father, may we find eternal truth (and catalytic discomfort) in Your Holy word, to the saving of our soul and our nation.  Amen†  Be Blessed!








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