“Set your mind on God to experience His Truth” ~TB
Your mind is a gift or a curse– depending on how you use it. You can choose to fill it with God’s wisdom, live an obedient life, and be kind to your neighbors. Or, you can fill it with filth, walk around mindlessly, preferring destruction over peace. Sure, those seem drastically different, but the Truth is living in or out of God’s Will Isdrastically different. Do not be fooled by the external lives of others. Only God can truly examine one’s heart. Work on your mind and don’t fall prey to the fake minds around you.
When you set your mind, thoughts, and actions of God you rely on His strength and wisdom and not your own. The impossible becomes possible because you understand that you need Him in everything that you are and everything that you do. Allowing God to steer your mind sets you up for the peace and joy He graciously offers. It is a gift like no other and humans are unable to recreate such things. When you set your mind on the things of the flesh, you welcome confusion, stupor, and chaos. Friends, the human mind is incapable of such a Holy Mindset. Rely on Him.
Is your mind set on God or do you have a fleshly mindset?
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1Praise the LORD ! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
2Who can list the glorious miracles of the LORD ? Who can ever praise him enough?
3There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right.
4Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people; come near and rescue me.
5Let me share in the prosperity of your chosen ones. Let me rejoice in the joy of your people; let me praise you with those who are your heritage.
6Like our ancestors, we have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly!
7Our ancestors in Egypt were not impressed by the LORD ’s miraculous deeds. They soon forgot his many acts of kindness to them. Instead, they rebelled against him at the Red Sea.
8Even so, he saved them— to defend the honor of his name and to demonstrate his mighty power.
9He commanded the Red Sea to dry up. He led Israel across the sea as if it were a desert.
10So he rescued them from their enemies and redeemed them from their foes.
11Then the water returned and covered their enemies; not one of them survived.
12Then his people believed his promises. Then they sang his praise.
13Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done! They wouldn’t wait for his counsel!
14In the wilderness their desires ran wild, testing God’s patience in that dry wasteland.
15So he gave them what they asked for, but he sent a plague along with it.
16The people in the camp were jealous of Moses and envious of Aaron, the LORD ’s holy priest.
17Because of this, the earth opened up; it swallowed Dathan and buried Abiram and the other rebels.
18Fire fell upon their followers; a flame consumed the wicked.
19The people made a calf at Mount Sinai ; they bowed before an image made of gold.
20They traded their glorious God for a statue of a grass-eating bull.
21They forgot God, their savior, who had done such great things in Egypt—
22such wonderful things in the land of Ham, such awesome deeds at the Red Sea.
23So he declared he would destroy them. But Moses, his chosen one, stepped between the LORD and the people. He begged him to turn from his anger and not destroy them.
24The people refused to enter the pleasant land, for they wouldn’t believe his promise to care for them.
25Instead, they grumbled in their tents and refused to obey the LORD .
26Therefore, he solemnly swore that he would kill them in the wilderness,
27that he would scatter their descendants among the nations, exiling them to distant lands.
28Then our ancestors joined in the worship of Baal at Peor; they even ate sacrifices offered to the dead!
29They angered the LORD with all these things, so a plague broke out among them.
30But Phinehas had the courage to intervene, and the plague was stopped.
31So he has been regarded as a righteous man ever since that time.
32At Meribah, too, they angered the LORD, causing Moses serious trouble.
33They made Moses angry, and he spoke foolishly.
34Israel failed to destroy the nations in the land, as the LORD had commanded them.
35Instead, they mingled among the pagans and adopted their evil customs.
36They worshiped their idols, which led to their downfall.
37They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons.
38They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters. By sacrificing them to the idols of Canaan, they polluted the land with murder.
39They defiled themselves by their evil deeds, and their love of idols was adultery in the LORD ’s sight.
40That is why the LORD ’s anger burned against his people, and he abhorred his own special possession.
41He handed them over to pagan nations, and they were ruled by those who hated them.
42Their enemies crushed them and brought them under their cruel power.
43Again and again he rescued them, but they chose to rebel against him, and they were finally destroyed by their sin.
44Even so, he pitied them in their distress and listened to their cries.
45He remembered his covenant with them and relented because of his unfailing love.
46He even caused their captors to treat them with kindness.
47Save us, O LORD our God! Gather us back from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you.
48Praise the LORD, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting! Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD !
“Let’s be honest; you want God’s grace but you don’t want the honest work attached to it.”~TB
People aren’t successful because they fail to put in the honest Biblical effort to build a foundational relationship with God. This isn’t a transactional endeavor. God seeks your heart, spirit, and mind, not your wishful prayers. If you honestly seek Him, roll up your sleeves, dust off your Bibles, and get to work.
God has more respect for those who unabashedly reject their inheritance than those who pretend to till the soil. You may fool everyone with your schemes, dreams, and plots to steal what doesn’t belong to you, but God is no slouch. You will be dealt with. Instead, honestly examine your heart and make the honest choice to return home to the Lord.
Are you an honest worker or are you honestly stupid?
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1It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High.
2It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening,
3accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp, and the melody of a lyre.
4You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.
5O LORD, what great works you do! And how deep are your thoughts.
6Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this:
7Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
8But you, O LORD, will be exalted forever.
9Your enemies, LORD, will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
10But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You have anointed me with the finest oil.
11My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents.
12But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
13For they are transplanted to the LORD ’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.
14Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.
15They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”
Who will hear the voices of the innocent whose pain and suffering go unanswered? Most will walk by, pretending like it’s not their problem. They drown out the sounds of the downtrodden, preferring comfort instead of justice. Friends, justice is coming.
Who will see the injustices and corrupt practices of leaders? Many will blindly collect their bi-weekly checks while remaining silent because they are not affected yet. Be aware that keeping your head in the sand doesn’t protect you. We will all be witness to the changing tide.
Who will be the person that God intended and turn their backs on the immoral vices of the world? The majority will listen to the siren-like songs of the devil, woefully ignorant that they are crashing into destruction. Friends, you have a choice. Listen wisely as we all are held accountable.
Question of the day
Will you rise to the occasion or will you wait until it’s too late to understand the truth?
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1O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced.2Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free. 3Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors. 5O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood. 6Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you! 7My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. 8That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. 9And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing. 10For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me. 11They say, “God has abandoned him. Let’s go and get him, for no one will help him now.” 12O God, don’t stay away. My God, please hurry to help me. 13Bring disgrace and destruction on my accusers. Humiliate and shame those who want to harm me. 14But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more. 15I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. 16I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign LORD . I will tell everyone that you alone are just. 17O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do. 18Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. 19Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with you, O God? 20You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. 21You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again. 22Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel. 23I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me. 24I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long, for everyone who tried to hurt me has been shamed and humiliated.
“People are not looking for a handout, they are looking for a hand up with some real help and solutions to age-old problems.”~ Jon Barnes
God is not giving the people of this world a handout, but He is a hand up through Jesus Christ to follow Him into the Pearly Gates of Heaven.When you grab the hand of Christ to walk the ways and path of biblical faith, honesty, and integrity, God will hold your hand and never let you go.
When you let the hand of God go to follow your own lust of your flesh, desires, interest, greed, power, and beliefs, the devil enjoys holding your hand of rebellious foolishness to walk with you straight to hell.Smile and enjoy the journey into the pit of fire forever with the many people of the world who choose to let go of God’s Hand of Salvation and path of righteousness.
God gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for our sins so that we could choose the path to Heaven of the path to hell.This is not a handout or a free meal ticket for evil people trying to steal their way into the heart of God’s eternal rest.God’s final chapter of structure, love, and complete understanding will accompany all things known as they are, through the Pearly Gates, if He knows you as a child of God, who ran the race properly.
Are you still running your race with God or are you running around lying, begging, cheating, stealing, and looking for handouts?
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1Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck.
2Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.
3I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.
4Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs on my head. Many enemies try to destroy me with lies, demanding that I give back what I didn’t steal.
5O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you.
6Don’t let those who trust in you be ashamed because of me, O Sovereign LORD of Heaven’s Armies. Don’t let me cause them to be humiliated, O God of Israel.
7For I endure insults for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face.
8Even my own brothers pretend they don’t know me; they treat me like a stranger.
9Passion for your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.
10When I weep and fast, they scoff at me.
11When I dress in burlap to show sorrow, they make fun of me.
12I am the favorite topic of town gossip, and all the drunks sing about me.
13But I keep praying to you, LORD, hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love, O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation.
14Rescue me from the mud; don’t let me sink any deeper! Save me from those who hate me, and pull me from these deep waters.
15Don’t let the floods overwhelm me, or the deep waters swallow me, or the pit of death devour me.
16Answer my prayers, O LORD, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.
17Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!
18Come and redeem me; free me from my enemies.
19You know of my shame, scorn, and disgrace. You see all that my enemies are doing.
20Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. If only one person would show some pity; if only one would turn and comfort me.
21But instead, they give me poison for food; they offer me sour wine for my thirst.
22Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare and their prosperity become a trap.
23Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and make their bodies shake continually.
24Pour out your fury on them; consume them with your burning anger.
25Let their homes become desolate and their tents be deserted.
26To the one you have punished, they add insult to injury; they add to the pain of those you have hurt.
27Pile their sins up high, and don’t let them go free.
28Erase their names from the Book of Life; don’t let them be counted among the righteous.
29I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.
30Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
31For this will please the LORD more than sacrificing cattle, more than presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.
32The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.
33For the LORD hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise his imprisoned people.
34Praise him, O heaven and earth, the seas and all that move in them.
35For God will save Jerusalem and rebuild the towns of Judah. His people will live there and settle in their own land.
36The descendants of those who obey him will inherit the land, and those who love him will live there in safety.
“Generations of past and present: don’t pretend to be surprised and dismayed by the state of the world because you yourselves contributed to it through your fake communities, plastic morals, and absentee parenting.”~TB
Instead of tilling the soil of your land and cultivating relationships with your neighbors, you foolishly opted to elect corrupt leaders whose sole purpose is to line their pockets by creating fake laws to enslave you. You blindly traded your inheritance for a nicely decorated cell of which you graciously accepted slave wages to aid in keeping up appearances. To comfort yourselves, you gladly accept the lies peddled by fake leaders who blame the poor and widowed for the state of your existence. You cast judgment and disdain on your vulnerable brothers and sisters while the corrupt help themselves to your wallets. There is no need for them to be subtle about it for you happily open your purse strings for them!
You fill the pews of churches ran by false teachers who lull you into a comforting slumber as if the title “Christian” alone brings you salvation. Then when these false teachers are exposed, you clutch your pearls in manufactured shock as if you didn’t know the truth. Your lives are based on these false teachings! In public, you sashay in pressed suits and beautiful dresses, crying ‘Praise God!’, pretending that you love the Lord. In private, you defile your bodies with strangers and your neighbor’s spouses, partaking in obscene images and practices, and giving into every depraved pleasure known to man. This does not bother you because, in your mind, it is all done in secret. Don’t be foolish! God knows all and He is not pleased.
Your children watch everything you do and don’t do. Why are you surprised when they harden their hearts against you? While you were busy worshipping your true god– yourself– you left your parental responsibility to the world where the youth became indoctrinated by bastardized interpretations of love from a fallen world! Then you judge your children with your false christianity and blind eyes as if their behavior is the root cause of a damning problem. They are merely a symptom of your blatant disobedience!
If you feel sorrow and anguish for your wicked ways, repent and turn away from your shameful behavior. Only God can course correct an abandoned ship. Return to His mercy so that He may write true love on your hearts. Then, we can experience healing for generations to come. Friends, correction takes a harsh word. Like peroxide cleaning an infectious wound, God sends down his Biblical thunder to shake our waywardness loose. Take comfort in the fact that He is calling us home. Do not be part of the group that misses the rescue boat!
Question of the day
Who is more in contempt; the Charleton or the flock too lazy to realize they are being lead astray?
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1What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion. We will fulfill our vows to you, 2for you answer our prayers. All of us must come to you. 3Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all. 4What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What festivities await us inside your holy Temple. 5You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. 6You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength. 7You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations. 8Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. 9You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so. 10You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops. 11You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. 12The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy. 13The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. They all shout and sing for joy!
“God gives us senses to use and detect good and evil things in our lives so that we can make the proper adjustments to correct our own problems, when our sensors sense what He is trying to teach us.”~Jon Barnes
Sin has no friends and its popularity is but an illusion of fake happiness, joy, fun, and splendor in the grass.In the beginning, middle, and end of it, you lose!There is no hope for people who sin and turn their backs on God because when you die in your sins without God’s blessing of repentance, you lived your best life walking and talking with the devil and not God.You are without excuse!
Since many of us do not use our common sensors properly, one can easily identify people with little common sense.After years and decades of people traveling down this evil path, your body tends to replace good behaviors with destructive behaviors.This negative effect takes a toll on your mental, physical, and spiritual health because you taught yourself how to override God’s laws, rules, and commandments of love, justice, honor, and ethics. Stop the foolishness.
When you give evil the opportunity to master your mind, body, life, soul, and spirit, your fruit looks, smells, tastes, and feels corrupt, compromised, and condemned. Your hopelessness is a result of the many wasted days and nights of self-abuse, not listening to God, following the devil, and making your life a history of wrong choices.However, if you humble yourself and pray that God delivers you from your own sensors and bad choices, perhaps God will give you one last chance.
Did God give you a mindset to change from your evil wicked ways and are you still disobedient?
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For the choir director: A meditation; a psalm[a] of David.
1 Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!
2 God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. 3 But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt.[b] No one does good, not a single one!
4 Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn’t think of praying to God. 5 Terror will grip them, terror like they have never known before. God will scatter the bones of your enemies. You will put them to shame, for God has rejected them.
6 Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When God restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.
“Since there is nothing you can do, say, or think to stop the power of God, the good choice of obedience in love is very clear, obvious, and wise.”~Jon Barnes
There is no need to worry about the next move that God has planned for you, but keep your eyes, ears, and senses open to how God will move you to the next assignment.Your promotion is in the move of the next destination and your blessing are hidden in the journey of the destination.
Notice how things come together with the new people that you meet and your inspiration is someone’s hope and encouragement.New places and spaces provide opportunities for growth, expansion, and promotion in wisdom, savings, and blessings.Money is not always the object.
Change your mental, physical, and spiritual settings to flow with God and His infinite wisdom so that your movements leave a legacy of wonder and lasting impressions of hope for others to follow. Exercise these new gifts in the gym of life, swimming in God’s lifestyle of love, where ever you go.
Does God follow you everywhere you go or do you follow Him?
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A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? 2 When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3 Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
4 The one thing I ask of the Lord— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. 5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. 6 Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.
7 Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! 8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” 9 Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! 10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
11 Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. 12 Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. 13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
14 Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
“The musical direction of the Hand of God’s Holy Spirit can be seen, heard, and felt alive in your daily walk and studies with Him, as He guides you into eternity to Heaven forever.” ~ Jon Barnes
As a King’s Kid, you must get directions, training, instructions, and discipline in the ways of God within the palace of the pages from the Holy Bible. Your spiritual education is directly from God as your eyes see what no person can see, but by the Spirit of Truth from the Power of God. I cannot give you spirituality, common sense, or understanding. Ask God.
Devotion is a key ingredient in staying connected directly to God every second of the day, so that you are aware of His Presence, Passion, and Purpose for your life. Your job and wonderful ministry unfold right in front of you with each step you take with God. Many will voluntarily renounce their royal, holy position with God, based on the actions and the direction they take with their dishonest behavior.
Each miracle that you experience in The Lord will give you courage, motivation, and insight to the next step in your life. The Will of God seems easy in comparison to your own free will of ignorance, dreams, and mayhem. The direction you hold dearest in your heart is the path you will follow to heaven or hell.
Did you resign from the position God has given you by not doing the work of developing, studying, and maintaining the talent to serve others for working in the Kingdom of God?
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A prayer of David.
1 O Lord, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from honest lips. 2 Declare me innocent, for you see those who do right.
3 You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong. I am determined not to sin in what I say. 4 I have followed your commands, which keep me from following cruel and evil people. 5 My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.
6 I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. 7 Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. 8 Guard me as you would guard your own eyes.[a] Hide me in the shadow of your wings. 9 Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me. 10 They are without pity. Listen to their boasting! 11 They track me down and surround me, watching for the chance to throw me to the ground. 12 They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart— like young lions hiding in ambush.
13 Arise, O Lord! Stand against them, and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword! 14 By the power of your hand, O Lord, destroy those who look to this world for their reward. But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. May their children have plenty, leaving an inheritance for their descendants. 15 Because I am righteous, I will see you. When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.
“New things will happen with God’s invitation and blessings, because of your obedience to copy and innovate better solutions for the future with grace, mercy, and precision.” ~Jon Barnes
Your organized strategies, plans, and path will be sound, wise and complete no matter where you go around the globe with God’s message of love and faith.People will look up to you and copy your good works of faith, because of your inspiration, discipline, and love.They will not copy your hypocrisy, but they will mock you and your stupidity.
Each day, read, study, meditate, pray, and follow the new information God gives you so that you are prepared to give as you receive and share with others.Organize your time and movements to make things more efficient.People will ask questions and receive what you have to give, in love, patience, meekness, kindness, long-suffering, and joy.
Your daily participation with The Fruit of The Spirit will help you to grow in grace, kindness, and effectiveness so that your family prospers from the innovation and invitation of God’s perspective.Take this talent, mindset, heart, dedication, and work of faith where ever you go and God will be at your side all of the time to help you.
Are you ignoring God’s daily invitations and innovations in your works of faith, based on your laziness, inaction, and old-fashioned methods?
Elihu Reminds Job of God’s Justice
35 Then Elihu said:
2 “Do you think it is right for you to claim, ‘I am righteous before God’? 3 For you also ask, ‘What’s in it for me? What’s the use of living a righteous life?’
4 “I will answer you and all your friends, too. 5 Look up into the sky, and see the clouds high above you. 6 If you sin, how does that affect God? Even if you sin again and again, what effect will it have on him? 7 If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him? 8 No, your sins affect only people like yourself, and your good deeds also affect only humans.
9 “People cry out when they are oppressed. They groan beneath the power of the mighty. 10 Yet they don’t ask, ‘Where is God my Creator, the one who gives songs in the night? 11 Where is the one who makes us smarter than the animals and wiser than the birds of the sky?’ 12 And when they cry out, God does not answer because of their pride. 13 But it is wrong to say God doesn’t listen, to say the Almighty isn’t concerned. 14 You say you can’t see him, but he will bring justice if you will only wait.[a] 15 You say he does not respond to sinners with anger and is not greatly concerned about wickedness.[b] 16 But you are talking nonsense, Job. You have spoken like a fool.”
“Get out of the dumb lane by not copying what other people say and do: Copy what God says and does.” ~Jon Barnes
God doesn’t have any lanes for you to travel in, but He has commandments of obedience, forgiveness, truth, faith, work, and trust.Believe that God will reward your honest efforts of love, grace, mercy, and purpose in Him and you will continue to follow the Path of Righteousness that God sets for you.
Follow and study how ants communicate, move around, and work together to improve each other’s standing.They don’t do it alone or in isolation.The connection is two by two and the truth is quickly carried to the next one without changing the message.There is no need to fight, argue, and hold onto hurtful feelings from the past or present.Forgive, move, and work like the ant and God’s message of forgiveness will live in your heart.
This is not a lane but a pattern God has set and instructs us from the readings in His Bible to understand how we should move, think, learn, grow, and know how to share love, truth, and justice in our daily lifestyle.Stop using dumb phases that you hear from people and use bible stories to communicate like ants and God will fix and bless your mess with love, forgiveness, wisdom, and leadership of how ants operate.
Did you forget God’s message by limiting God’s power with your lane of hate, control, un–forgiveness, and disobedience?~Jon Barnes
Job’s Final Protest of Innocence
31 “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman. 2 For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high? 3 Isn’t it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil? 4 Doesn’t he see everything I do and every step I take?
5 “Have I lied to anyone or deceived anyone? 6 Let God weigh me on the scales of justice, for he knows my integrity. 7 If I have strayed from his pathway, or if my heart has lusted for what my eyes have seen, or if I am guilty of any other sin, 8 then let someone else eat the crops I have planted. Let all that I have planted be uprooted.
9 “If my heart has been seduced by a woman, or if I have lusted for my neighbor’s wife, 10 then let my wife serve[a] another man; let other men sleep with her. 11 For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished. 12 It is a fire that burns all the way to hell.[b] It would wipe out everything I own.
13 “If I have been unfair to my male or female servants when they brought their complaints to me, 14 how could I face God? What could I say when he questioned me? 15 For God created both me and my servants. He created us both in the womb.
16 “Have I refused to help the poor, or crushed the hopes of widows? 17 Have I been stingy with my food and refused to share it with orphans? 18 No, from childhood I have cared for orphans like a father, and all my life I have cared for widows. 19 Whenever I saw the homeless without clothes and the needy with nothing to wear, 20 did they not praise me for providing wool clothing to keep them warm?
21 “If I raised my hand against an orphan, knowing the judges would take my side, 22 then let my shoulder be wrenched out of place! Let my arm be torn from its socket! 23 That would be better than facing God’s judgment. For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?
24 “Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold? 25 Have I gloated about my wealth and all that I own?
26 “Have I looked at the sun shining in the skies, or the moon walking down its silver pathway, 27 and been secretly enticed in my heart to throw kisses at them in worship? 28 If so, I should be punished by the judges, for it would mean I had denied the God of heaven.
29 “Have I ever rejoiced when disaster struck my enemies, or become excited when harm came their way? 30 No, I have never sinned by cursing anyone or by asking for revenge.
31 “My servants have never said, ‘He let others go hungry.’ 32 I have never turned away a stranger but have opened my doors to everyone.
33 “Have I tried to hide my sins like other people do, concealing my guilt in my heart? 34 Have I feared the crowd or the contempt of the masses, so that I kept quiet and stayed indoors?
35 “If only someone would listen to me! Look, I will sign my name to my defense. Let the Almighty answer me. Let my accuser write out the charges against me. 36 I would face the accusation proudly. I would wear it like a crown. 37 For I would tell him exactly what I have done. I would come before him like a prince.
38 “If my land accuses me and all its furrows cry out together, 39 or if I have stolen its crops or murdered its owners, 40 then let thistles grow on that land instead of wheat, and weeds instead of barley.”