“Following evil leadership is not an excuse to behave so wickedly against God and His commandments since you have a personal choice and commitment to make.” ~ Jon Barnes
“Sometimes we have to be pushed into doing the right things because we have gotten so comfortable doing stuff the wrong way.” ~ Jon Barnes
2 Kings 13
Jehoahaz Rules in Israel
Jehoash Rules in Israel
Elisha’s Final Prophecy
“It is in silence from your secret closet when you pray, think, sing, and talk to God, from your heart, which allows you to connect, learn, and walk with God alone, that your connection with Him is most Powerful unto God.” ~ Jon Barnes
The Danites Settle in Laish
“Really, good things happen when you complete the good work for God and not just for selfish reasons.” ~ Jon Barnes
I was too busy trying to tell my mentors how good I was, rather than being quiet, listening, understanding, and applying the good mentorship of God from wise people. Really, good and true information is in our faces each and every second, if only we could always choose the right answers to all of our questions and problems. But, we create our own smokescreen of confusion, false information, and ideas to spread around as if they are better than God’s ideas. We feed our own lust of stupidity and greed as a mentor of personal gain and theft.
Many people cannot be mentored because of this arrogance that we all are born within sin, but we must repent and learn to master how not to be so wicked. God loves to mentor His Children if only we would obey His messages, stories, and commandments of old. Like mathematics, your numbers in your actions should always add up to a positive increase for the day, killing off all the negative things that could go wrong. Prefer doing and saying good thing with people to fight off the evil mentoring that is all around you. Become a good mentor by example and not by complaining about other wicked people.
The Good Mentor
You cannot love your Mentor when you constantly disobey all of the commandments set before you. The facts are simple and each word is true when we trust and obey God in everything we do. The Master knows best and we must all pass our test, which is simply to do our best in Jesus Christ, as His blood covers our mess. Your belief and conviction should match your addiction to doing All the that Good God commands you to do. Critique yourself and stop criticizing others so that you focus on fixing your own problems while listening to your good mentors. You cannot count the amount of unconditional love God has shined upon you to receive, learn, follow, and obey His lifestyle, laws, and simple truth. So be thankful and honor your parents by becoming good mentors.
Does your life honor your parent’s and God’s Mentorship?
Enjoy The Reading
Moses Reviews the Covenant
“God sends us help, answers, teachers, preacher, parents, friends, and enemies to teach us life lessons and many of us walk around like zombies with our eyes and ears closed as if we didn’t hear, see, or learn anything.” ~ Jon Barnes
Moses Urges Israel to Obey
A Warning against Idolatry
There Is Only One God
Eastern Cities of Refuge
Introduction to Moses’ Second Address
“When God gave us a free life, we didn’t respect or follow the rules, so now we must earn the free gift of eternal heaven and prove that we understand, practice, and connect with God’s loving Spirit in honesty and truth.”
Dedication of the Firstborn
Israel’s Wilderness Detour
“Over the years, I’ve gradually made changes, mostly for the better, but some miss the mark; yet the daily grind and effects of practicing good life skills and making good choices are tricky issues.” ~ Jon Barnes
Center your attention on both hands, the right wing and the left wing to balance your efforts, prayers, faith, and good works. The experience you gain by learning, listening, and applying God’s wisdom will help you to fly and land properly in all directions of travel. Help, but don’t over do it, give, but don’t over do it. Eat, but leave some for tomorrow, exercise, but don’t break a leg. Love, but do not become a prostitute for evil ways and thinking. Drastic measures can seem gradual, on a daily basis, which is a habit that is hard to detect from within. Stop setting people up with high or low expectations, but set realistic long term expectations from God for yourself.
The Birth of Moses
Moses Escapes to Midian