God’s Holy Spirit is a gift to us to be used for His honor and glory for our protection against the world ❤️

Haven’t we been taught by God’s Holy Spirit not to mix the holy with the profane? Why would you want to? That just makes us worldly and we are told that we are IN the world not OF it ❤️ DO WHAT THE LORD WANTS YOU TO DO NOT WHAT THE WORLD WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO 😢 It’s not always easy but it is right- right in God’s eyes for His glory and honor ❤️

Everything we do should be done for Him because YES it is ALL about Him and His mercy, goodness and grace ❤️

Ezekiel 44:23

23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

1 John 2:15-17

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Be sober; be vigilant;…

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be *sober, be **vigilant; because your ***adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

❤️❤️❤️ Keep the Lord and His promises and protection close to your heart- HE IS NOT A LIAR!

*SO’BER, a. L. sobrius.

1. Temperate in the use of spiritous liquors; habitually temperate; as a sober man. Live a sober, righteous and godly life.

2. Not intoxicated or overpowered by spiritous liquors; not drunken. The sot may at times be sober.

3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary or heated with passion; having the regular exercise of cool dispassionate reason. There was not a sober person to be had; all was tempestuous and blustering. Not sober man would put himself in danger, for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck.

4. Regular; calm; not under the influence of passion; as sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.

5. Serious; solemn; grave; as the sober livery of autumn. What parts gay France from sober Spain? See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.

**VIG’ILANT, a. L. vigilans. 

Watchful; circumspect; attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety.

***AD’VERSARY, n. See Adverse.

1. An enemy or foe; one who has enmity at heart.

The Lord shall take vengeance on his adversaries. Nah. 1.

In scripture, Satan is called THE adversary, by way of eminence. 1Peter 5.

2. An opponent or antagonist, as in a suit at law, or in single combat; an opposing litigant.

AD’VERSARY, a.

Opposed; opposite to; adverse. In law, having an opposing party, as an adversary suit; in distinction from an application, in law or equity, to which no opposition is made.

Reminder:

God’s got this! We have nothing to fear!

WE ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLE GIVEN THE GIFT OF JESUS ❤️ ALONG WITH THAT COMES GRACE-MERCY- AND FAITH! HALLELUJAH! 🙏🏻 ❤️❤️❤️

Along with all of that comes the responsibility -the pleasure- and the privilege to share of THE ONE that loves us so much that He gave us His Only. Begotten Son-Jesus The Messiah-so that we could have life! So that we don’t have to perish like rotten fruit!! Amen!

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!!!!

For The Simple Folk

Amen!!

Into the Foolishness of God

Reading backwards through the Psalms this morning… does anyone else have that habit of flipping through a magazine from back to front? It probably means something weird psychologically, I don’t know. I noticed some neat things when I read them from the bottom up:

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” 138:8

“I have chosen the way of truth.” 119:30

“Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with a whole heart. You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently.” 119:2-4

“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” 119:11

I’m not one for ten-step programs or reducing God’s word down to bullet points, but I think there’s something really beautiful here in the Psalms and in the way they all fit together to give us a bigger picture:

We hide His word in our heart > we whole-heartedly…

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