“Disobedience will turn your heart away from God and you will follow the ways of the wicked.” ~ Jon Barnes
“Our experiences and God’s Word are used to prepare, push and provoke the growth of our faith and work in the Kingdom of God, not your agenda, pride, or ego.” ~ Jon Barnes
2 Samuel 1
David Learns of Saul’s Death
David’s Song for Saul and Jonathan
Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
20 Don’t announce the news in Gath,
don’t proclaim it in the streets of Ashkelon,
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice
and the pagans will laugh in triumph.
let there be no dew or rain upon you,
nor fruitful fields producing offerings of grain.[b]
For there the shield of the mighty heroes was defiled;
the shield of Saul will no longer be anointed with oil.
22 The bow of Jonathan was powerful,
and the sword of Saul did its mighty work.
They shed the blood of their enemies
and pierced the bodies of mighty heroes.
They were together in life and in death.
They were swifter than eagles,
stronger than lions.
24 O women of Israel, weep for Saul,
for he dressed you in luxurious scarlet clothing,
in garments decorated with gold.
Jonathan lies dead on the hills.
26 How I weep for you, my brother Jonathan!
Oh, how much I loved you!
And your love for me was deep,
deeper than the love of women!
Stripped of their weapons, they lie dead.
“Simply put, the truth needs no apologies for loving God, your family, friends and your enemies so that God takes care of the things you cannot.” ~ Jon Barnes
“Good Ideas are surrounded by good people who practice developing habits of looking, reading, and doing things that are deemed good, by God’s Standards.” ~ Jon Barnes
Allotment for Judah
“Your ability, quality, desire, and integrity of how you to take care of your car, home, job, talent, pet, kids, family, people, and life is a direct reflection of how well connected you are to God and His Lifestyle.” ~ Jon Barnes
The Israelites Cross the Jordan
“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
“Your personal legacy of love to God is wrapped up in the quality of time, service, offering, labor, study, practice, and sacrifice you give in the lifestyle you live, share and give.” ~ Jon Barnes