It’s character, not color, that counts

My Pondering

Ponder this peeps:

It’s character that counts most…or at least it should, no matter what your color, gender or any other inherent God ordained disposition.

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.
Red, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world”

(those are the original words written by C. Herbert Woolston, not the contemporary or “politically correct” versions that some people sing today).

Yes, we are called to love everyone as God does. Just as He commanded. Maybe not ‘like’ but always ‘love’.

Spanking


“Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”

Proverbs 13:24

My take : Now isn’t this contrary to modern child ‘rearing’ methods? There is huge difference in applying physical punishment from a spirit of love vs anger. I think physical punishment should be on the ‘bottom’ of the list as discipline can be dished out many ways. When a child willfully disobeys something important then some controlled tough love is warranted. And God does the same in His own way. What say you?

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin – the center of the mark

My Pondering

Pondering Psalms 119:128
“Therefore I consider all Your precepts to be right;
I hate every false way.”

My take: Yes, sometimes its good to hate. That’s not being ‘hateful’ its being right. It means you value truth and love over lying and evil.

Where should we look for our standard? Agnostic philosophers, little children, the animal kingdom, politicians, hollywood actors? No, no, no, no, no. 1st and foremost should be God and specifically the clear and undeniable precepts found within.

pre·cept ˈprēˌsept/Submit
noun plural noun: precepts

  1. a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought.
    “moral precepts”
    synonyms: principle, rule, tenet, canon, doctrine, command, order, decree, dictate, dictum, injunction, commandment.

God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us the ability to choose; to exercise our free will. Why? For sure, you need to ask Him. I speculate after years of thought that its because of love. To truly love in this world of opposites and extremes it requires our ability to choose not to love or its contrived and manipulated.

Is the opposite of love to hate? No, the it is essentially ‘indifference, the lack of love’. God at His core is love, so proclaims the Bible. The pinnacle of this can be found in John 3:16. Don’t you know that one by heart? Just in case and because i love it, here it is: “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

So godly hate is not the opposite of love rather its a force that aims to stop whatever power that attacks the roots of love. It is having passion, righteous anger towards whatever influence impedes true love from blossoming and staying healthy.

In Psalm 97:10a we find, “O you who love the LORD, hate evil!”

Right now, extremest Muslims are jihading for this cause. They have plenty of hate but desperately lacking love and most certainly a relationship with the one and true God and His beloved son, Jesus Christ. So it so important to keep rightous hate in check by greater love.

In Proverbs 6:16 — 19 we read:
“There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.”

My prayer:

LORD, I want love what You love and hate what You hate. Help me to love the sinner and hate the sin. To love myself and hate the sin entrenched in my old man, my flesh. I know love wins and You are love. Amen!

How shall you respond?

Thank God Jesus didn’t leave us but rather loves us

XY and XX, that’s it!

My Pondering

You have to be a really special person or especially lost if you want to defy both God and unequivocal science. Both equal, men and women, yet both different, as created from the very beginning.

Facts are facts.it’s time to stop living in fairytales and live in reality because it’s damaging our society and confusing people.

Im would rather make mistakes… Mother Teresa

My Pondering

This is so profound and Biblical, if I dare say…on oh ya, I do.

It’s better to be poor with integrity than rich in deception. We will never please everyone but can you please the right people, including God along with keeping a clear conscience.

From my perspective, as a business man, I”ll rewrite this quote a tad.