Remove the hate

Amen. The answer is clear. There is unity in Christ’s love.

Apart from that, there is NO hope. Indifference and tolerance at best.

John 3:19 “And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen clearly that what he has done has been accomplished in God.”

Isaiah 5:20
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.”

Only the Spirit of God by His Word can turn true hate into true love. May all who are in darkness hear and heed this:
For the word of God is living and active.

Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

Yes, the truth shall set us free by the love of Jesus.
And John 3:16 is a great example of that. While at the same time, we are not to be part of darkness. The IN but not OF the world thing.

Like coldness is the absence of heat, hate lacks love; the supernatural kind we all need.

Abraham Lincoln said the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him a friend. That’s easier said than done but a noble pursuit nonetheless.

God help us!

Pro-life

How we treat the most innocent and helpless in our Country, State and Local community speaks louder than empty words like, “It my body, my choice”. Sorry, humans don’t have two heartbeats and unique DNA. How about paying attention to science instead of convenience.

What do you say #EricHolcomb #ToddHuston and the rest of our Indiana Legislature

The death rate from the China virus .001 on a Navy ship

“Last summer, the USS Theodore Roosevelt suffered from a COVID-19 outbreak that infected one-fifth of its 4,800 crew, resulting in one death”

According to this article: https://upi.com/2885001

USS Theodore Roosevelt

Of course every person’s life is valuable but did YOU read that quote?

1 of 4,800

So that is a isolated segment of people without the convoluted mess of the press and politics.

Just doing a bit of math, 4,800 / 1 = .0002 death rate in a rather controlled environment. Of those found to be infected, 20%, = .001.

Either way, not bad odds compared with the fragility of physical life.

Yes, older people are more susceptible.
Yes, death stinks.
Yes, its a nasty virus
Yes, so is cancer, heart disease, diabetis, influenza, phenomena, meningitis, malaria, polio, and every other disease and cause of death.

What am I missing?

Pondering Psalms 33:9

“For He spoke, and it came to be;

He commanded, and it stood firm.”

Psalms 33:9

My take: This is WHAT seperates the God of the Bible from the gods and and everyone else. This WHY He (not…it) is deserving of worship, praise and glory. This passage tells us HOW; He simply spoke existence into being from nothing! If you want to call that the ‘big bang’, fine but it was no accident and didn’t take billions upon billions of randomness to happen. God said, ‘let it be’ and BOOM! Its amazing and thus He is even more so. Its incredible how gravity keep the planets in their places. How atoms don’t randomly split apart for God, the One who loves you and I, commanded it so and to this day, they all hold firm. Because of the gross sin, God was forced to wipe the 1st act of people away save Noah and 7. In the book of Revelation, we read He will need do it again with fire. Maybe atomic, maybe not. Regardless, I sure hope to be out of this place.

My prayer: Creator of all, You are amazing and You created it all, including me. Help me to rise and shine and give You the glory You so richly deserve.

Self-inflicted Isolation – Proverbs‬ ‭18:1‬

“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;

He rages against all wise judgment.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I suppose we can either build:

fences or bridges,

walls or doors,

locks or stairs.

There is nothing wrong with some solitude and quiet time but when we isolate our decision making and interaction as we ‘know it all’, we are setting ourselves up for a great fall.

True is the saying:

When a man is wrapped up in himself,

he makes a pretty small package.

John Ruskin

and this quote is appropriate:

No man is an island, entire to himself.

John Donne

Here is the poem that quote came from:


No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
John Donne

God created us for fellowship with Him and each other. Thus the two great commandments (Love Him, Love others).

He drew – Job 26:10

Long before ‘scientific’ man figured out the earth was a sphere, God knew. And He told Job and he told us.

God has spoken many other truths in His divine Word which many a modern man refutes and all too often prefers to ignore. We are free to make most of decisions but few of the consequences.

Let’s marvel at His wonders and be in awe of our Creator.