Archive for October, 2008
I like food. Allot. So when I decide to fast, it’s normally when I’m called to do so. With the upcoming Prayer Summit, I decided if there was ever a time to fast, it would be now.
So I went to God, and made him a promise for a time of fasting. I made a vow.
Now, when you promise God you will do something, he’ll either make it easier for you, or see just how far you’ll go. He chose the latter option this time.
At my breaking point, I decided to read a few scripture verses. It seamed so innocent at the time. Just read a few Proverbs aye?
…Put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.
This was an obvious rebuke, but I shrugged it off because of the context of the chapter. So after reading the chapter, I move onto Ecclesiastes.
do not be rash with your mouth….
GAH! By this time my mouth was watering. I read on.
4 when you vow a vow unto God defer not to pay it: for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.
5 Better is it that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.
I was caught red handed by the creator of the universe. I learned yet another lesson in keeping vows to God.
What if, in light of the economic crisis, we take a deep look at ourselves?
What if, we live within our means?
What if, we become content with what we have instead of discontent about what we don’t have?
What if, we save for things, instead of buying on credit and paying high interest?
What if, we wait for blessings instead of financing them?
What if, we use the money we save by not paying interest, to help somebody in need?
What if, while helping somebody in need, we also teach them the principles that enable us to be able to help them?
What if, this removes the burden of government having to provide for people?
What if, by doing this, money no longer is filtered through governement where it can be stolen, but given directly to those in true need instead of to people taking advantage of the system?
What if, this brings greater accountability to those receiving help, since it will be on a personal basis now, instead of a handout from government?
What if, these simple principles are the solution to an economic crisis?
What if, these simple principles are God’s principles?
Please, consider God’s ways.
Probably the most misunderstood social life. On one hand you have Christian’s who claim there is no scripture against it, and on the other, the “God hates fags” protesting group.
I want to address them both with scripture.
Dear homosexual haters,
Some call it the Big bang machine, Atom Smasher, or the Hydron Collider.
But one name everybody seams to agree on right now is “broken”!
At first they declared it would only be down for a day. But then they pushed the red button again, and said a week. Now we can expect it in Spring.
With 8,000 of the brightest people working on this thing, you would anticipate more.
Hmm. Maybe the first Big Bang was as real as the second one?
Ill keep you posted if they try again.
I recently engaged in a discussion with a friend about politics. Something I try not to do. But it was during this talk, that she argued a point that I have never heard from a christian. She argued that it makes no difference whether a man is christian or not, as long as he has good policies.
This discussion endured long…heheh…but in the end we had no time to come to a conclusion. I have since then found a few rebuttals from the book of proverbs that I thought I would post here as my reason for voting christian above policies. (in order of relevance)
1. Proverbs 29:2
“When the righteous are in authority are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.”
2. Proverbs 28:28
“When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.”
3. Proverbs 16:12
“It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.”
4. Proverbs 21:8
“The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure his work is right.”
5. Proverbs 21:30
“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.”
6. Proverbs 26:7
“The legs if the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.”
I have allot more to say about our current leaders and our Fore Fathers. But that will be a special sometime.