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Ecc. 11.10 “...for childhood and youth are vanity.” How true – the two seasons of life when we are centered on self naturally – BUT- we are to grow in love of others and Yahweh and leave off selfishness.
Are you all you should be?
If you are an adult male are you:
a lover of Yahweh?
And if you are an adult female are you:
all of the above?
No matter our sex we are all called to the same character and that character was given form in Yahshua who taught and lived Torah! The biggest difference between Yahshua and the religious people was that He made no excuse for law breaking, but He applied the law with the love the Father intended in the first place.
Saving “face” is important to almost everyone at some point in their lives, but it is doubly so for males through out their lives for the responsibility of family and nation is theirs by command of our creator. That is true in spite of the fact many do not know let a lone have a speaking relationship with Him.
A bachelor is a man to fast to catch, or to lazy to be worth catching.
To be a teacher or evangelist and bring in thousands to introduce to Yahweh and Yahshua is a great calling and I'm sure it pleases our Father. BUT, to live a righteous life and raise righteous, kind, children who walk with Yahweh all the days of their lives is a much greater accomplishment and fulfills the first command given to mankind:
(Gen 1:28 TLV) Almighty blessed them and Almighty said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the land, and conquer it. Rule over the fish of the sea, the flying creatures of the sky, and over every animal that crawls on the land.”
This command is expanded upon throughout scripture – we are to teach our children! If we teach the children properly, by voice, example, and scriptures there will be love for each other as well as love for our Father and elder Brother.
Have you ever heard someone with a controlling nature complain about the same behavior in another? So easy to see in others and so hard to recognize in self, even when someone points it out. Of course there are those who are proud of that trait and cling to it because they know they have a better view of what is right and proper than anybody else, sometimes more than Yahweh Himself.
Those who believe scriptures look forward to Yahshua's return if they think they are on the right path. Those who know or fear they may have stepped off the path fear death! Those who are neither hot nor cold will at least be uneasy about impending death. Whether they are correct in their opinions or not does not factor into their prospective nor change those opinions. The only perfect perspective is Yahweh's - which He shared with us through scriptures. The Almighty, Most High Yahweh I serve loves me and I trust Him to not allow the enemy to lead me astray with false translations of those words. I have access to 12 versions of scriptures on my computer and when I do a verse by verse comparison on salvation issues they all put forth the same message, just a variation of word choice and word placement.
(Isa 50:2 KJV) Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
(Isa 59:1 KJV) Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
(Isa 59:2 KJV) But your iniquities have separated between you and your Almighty, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.
These scriptures are as true today as when they were first spoken to Isaiah!
The more you give Yahweh heartfelt praise for what you have, even if it is not what you want, the more He will bless you!
“When you focus on the things you need, you'll find those needs increasing. If you concentrate your thoughts on what you don't have, you will soon be concentrating on other things that you have forgotten you don't have – and feel worse! If you set your mind on loss, you are more likely to lose...But a grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person life.”
“Consider this: when we are happy and enthusiastic other people enjoy being around us. True? And knowing that one's opportunities and encouragement come from other people, what happens to a a person everyone enjoys being around?...They get more opportunities and encouragement!...A life filled with opportunities and encouragement , and success becomes inevitable.
Caution!!! The opposite of this principle is true as well. When a person is negative, complaining, and disagreeable, other people stay away. And that person receives less encouragement and fewer opportunities – because no one wants to be around them. And we know what happens to a life without opportunities and encouragement … Things get worse.”
Cited from “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews Pub. Thorndike Press
Over heard: “They said I was bossy, but I am not bossy – I just know better than most people what they should be doing!”
There are a lot of bald heads in my family and my dad used to say, “you can't grow hair and brains.” Of course I had a very full hear of hair. Now I am old and my hair is thinning – do you suppose that means I am getting smarter?
Ever hear the expression, “I'll tune you up!”? It expresses the need for an attitude adjustment, have you checked your “tune” lately?