The Orientation of “Valuable”


365 days in a year. 365 years. I haven’t even quite made it to 65 yet. But Enoch, the seventh from Adam, lived 365 years before he walked with God and was seen no more for God took him.  

Can you close your eyes and imagine living 365 years in this place?  


Without God, I know for a fact I would despise my life in short order. But with the Lord to comfort me, guide me, teach me, and make me useful, it doesn’t matter how long I live where.  


Let us rethink “valuable”.

“Doings”


People can do an apparently endless volume of things. Yet, by the command of the Lord God Almighty, the things they do amount to “nothing”.

“Without ME you can do nothing.”


What then is the value of human achievement?

Be Real.  Live in Truth.  


An axiom is something that is regarded as established, true, unmovable, and unchangeable. Here’s an axiom to munch on for a while.  

If a man see some Righteous thing that needs to be done, knowing it’s in his power to do, and doesn’t do it, he cannot consider himself a righteous man.  


So if then, the man cannot consider himself a righteous man, what is he?

The Existence of Death


The title seems like an oxymoron.  But everything on earth has a beginning and an end.  

That statement alone is something to ponder for three weeks.  But let’s take a look at this:

Something strikes me that’s worth thinking about. I don’t exactly know how to prove it by the Bible. But I think there’s enough general knowledge to give this some support.  

From the very beginning God created animals on this planet that had to consume other life in order to survive. I don’t believe that kind of activity could be found in heaven. But then I just don’t know.  

Evidently death was already on this planet before Adam was created. At least a certain kind of death was already here. A plant would grow, produce fruit, and have it be consumed by some other creature. At the very least existence, then nonexistence, was already here.  

Ponder that a few minutes. I would love to know what you think.  

A certain point is very interesting to me: Eve had some understanding of nonexistence before she ate the forbidden fruit. That’s how satan could make a play on God’s words, and expect Eve to understand.

Division 


You can live inside of a lie. But not for long. There is no lie in Life. And you know that.  

If something “is not” yet is promoted as if it is, those who promote it are living inside a lie. Such people are filled up with grand notions of self importance, all the while what they think they have will evaporate to what it was while they thought they had “something”.  
What I’ve just written is a law of eternity and will never be pushed aside.  

And something more:
If you promote a lie that injures the lives of others (no matter their nearness to you) you are an accomplice to their troubles. Therefore, such a person is guilty of willingly living death, and spreading that death to others.  

I know such people think they are being useful. But ignorant harm is no less damaging than willful violence.  

Examine the fruit of what you are promoting. Does it create peace and Life? Or does it lead to more divisions and violence.  

This truth does not address Christians alone.  It remains in place for all people.  

Why add to your own condemnation? Be a servant of Life, or remain an agent of death. Doesn’t the choice belong to everyone individually?

Seasons Change 


The wind has changed direction in America. But don’t be fooled. A changing wind doesn’t automatically bring sobriety among the population.  

They diligently taught the children to live godless lives. Hear their vows to continue. See how violence takes the place of godly words.  


The season has changed but the people haven’t. What was will come again.  


While it is a political Spring, teach your children its meaning. Teach them to know the difference. We have 4 years to prepare. Winter will come soon enough. Spring is for tilling and planting.  


When the dark wind blows again, will your godly wisdom have produced godliness in your family? Will the coming change see strength or will it see capitulation? Tend to your farm!


This world is still at war with the will of God in Christ. That’s not about to change. Use this next 4 years to ready a people who are willing to learn to love Him. Or we are very likely to see an even deeper rooted godlessness Spring up.  


Be wise in Christ. Be driven by God. Be diligent. TEACH.