Our Lord was born under a star, He walked among us, and He taught us and loved us. He healed us and fed us and was sacrificed so as to save us from sin and death. Salvation was born under a star a light to the world, our Lord, Savior, and King Jesus the Christ. His name came from heaven through the lips of an angel before His birth, telling Mary He will be called Jesus. His words are true to this very day, He taught us how to pray throughout Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Lift your food up to our Father in heaven asking Him to bless your meal, Jesus did this when He fed thousands. Say the Lords prayer three times to get results, in other words be earnest and most importantly believe and have faith your prayers will be answered. Jesus gave all the glory to His Father and we as followers are to do the same, we are to be a light in the world because Jesus told us to. He sent back His Holy Spirit as a gift to help us, a token to help us remember, our God gave us power to be a light in a world full of chaos. With the power of the word we can learn, grow, heal, and have a greater understanding. Thank you Jesus for showing us a way out from darkness, knowing we can shine with your Holy Spirit in us.
May you find joy in Christ and the comfort of His Holy Spirit.
Peace and good tidings this day.
May God bless you.
J D Poore & DRL Poore
To covet means to want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy. In your bible James 4:5 says "do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?" In other words we all have to keep ourselves in check by turning away from the things that might cause us to be envious of others and their belongings. Sometimes we can take second best and make the best of it or modify it into better than best.
When we use our own imagination we become the future with a better way. Deuteronomy 5:21 gives in detail what not to covet, and James 3:16 pretty much says envying brings misfortune into your life. Galatians 5:26 says not to provoke one another with desirous vanity causing envy. Ecclesiastes 4:4 says causing envy or being envious brings vanity and vexation of spirit. And Luke 12:22-23 says the life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Meat meaning substance or skill, raiment meaning apparel or clothing, all summed up there's more to life than meets the eye. Desiring a relationship with God above all else should be a clue, want what God wants, do what He wants, and live as though He's right next to you. God gave you something unique, your mind, use it wisely.
J D & DRL Poore
Against thy neighbor meaning anyone near you, a lie is a lie. Usually one lie leads to another, hurting others, and eventually yourself. When we look up Colossians 3:9-10 we must remember when were saved we have put on a new man. When we look up Leviticus 19:12, it tells us that the Lord is very serious about this.
Those that lie eventually become well known to their so called friends, who really don't trust them anymore and aren't really their friends. Lying can lead to a long line of many years of troubles. Proverbs 25:18 says a man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Exodus 23:1, thou shalt not rise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. So when you lie your joining the wicked in unrighteous acts going against the 9th commandment. Proverbs 19:9 says liars will not escape unpunished.
Be who you are as a Christian, people love to hear the truth. Make friends not enemies, feel confident in knowing your honest and have nothing to hide, there's nothing like a good nights sleep. Read Revelation 21:8, and know the seriousness of the 10 commandments. Deuteronomy 19:16-19, says what happens to those who bear false witness (lies). James 3:14 says, but if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. So we see here no matter what, we should tell the truth.
J D Poore
- Believe -
Stronger than I this power inside
now learning how to use this guidance,
out in the open with His Spirit I ride
for His glory and my radiance.
Call upon the Holy Spirit
let distractions slip away,
you'll know his voice when you hear it
talk to God everyday.
J D Poore
In Genesis Adam and Eve were made to leave the garden of Eden and were to till and sow the land to eat, in other words they had to work to supply their needs. To take from others after their hard work many things can happen. People could go hungry, causing hopelessness and anger, and can also bring misfortune to ones life who is taking from others without asking. Somebody somewhere had to work for what you are about to steal, stop and think about that.
Sometimes if you just ask you might be surprised when someone will give you what you asked for and more. Someone somewhere is just waiting for someone to ask them for something, make their day.
In the bible 1 Corinthians 6:9, says a little bit about thieves and how they wont be part of the kingdom of God. On another note, working toward a goal and accomplishing it is a far greater feeling than stealing something you've not worked for. Being able to buy something that you need with money that you worked for is also a good feeling. When you steal you betray, deceive, swindle, bring shame on yourself, and sometimes even lying to cover your tracks. Some even steal out of envy, here's some scripture on it; Deuteronomy 5:21, James 3:16 & 4:5,& Psalm 10:3, Proverbs 13:25, Psalm 34:19.
Some steal out of laziness. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 2nd Thessalonians 3:10-12, Proverbs 20:13 & 13:4. Sometimes ones will steal because of their own poverty. Psalm 72:12-13, Psalm 102:17, Matthew 7:7-8 & 21:22, Isiah 30:19 & John 16:23-24. When you work for what you want, scripture says in 2nd Chronicles 15:7, Proverbs 20:11, Jesus was even rewarded for His work when we read John 17:4-5, Colossians 1:10, Proverbs 14:23, and Ephesians 4:28.
God bless those who work for what they want and pray for what they need.
J D Poore
To commit means to give in charge or trust. When you commit to a marriage it's a life time term, "till death do us part". Adultery: voluntary sexual intercourse between people that are already married and committed to someone else. God also said let no man tear asunder what He has put together, thus this man and woman.
When you commit yourself to someone your giving your word by pledging to be worthy of this honor by being pure and devout to one person. Showing respect to the word of God, with truth. When you commit adultery you break some other commandments as well. It's like saying to heck with what Jesus said, therefore your taking His name in vain, meaning His word is worthless. When someone commits adultery their dishonoring their mother and father, giving way to shame. Now when someone commits adultery they probably wont want anyone to know, so guess what, they lie. This would be bearing false witness, by saying things like, oh I don't know what this person is talking about, they didn't see me at some motel! Now this one lie will lead to many, bringing so much sin into their life that the results will be catastrophic.
Adultery can destroy lots of people in that one family. The kids, grandmas & grandpas, en-laws, brothers and sisters, close friends that thought highly of you, co-workers, and even some acquaintances like people you see daily. Sometimes we don't know how many or if anyone looks up to us, but someone somewhere always looks up to you. Are you going to destroy and tear asunder what the Lord God has put together? When you stop and weigh everything out is it really worth it? The immaturity of marriage is not understanding the word commitment, if you don't know it, don't do it, marriage is all about commitment. The vows were spoken with bonding words under God, and rings of bonding and token were exchanged between two people becoming one with each other being witnessed by others. A virtuous woman is worth more than the most precious ruby on earth. A man that keeps the word of God close to his heart and tends to his family is an honorable man. These are the kinds of men and women Jesus wants in His kingdom, honorable and virtuous.
Some scripture to read for more understanding; Proverbs 5:15, 1 Corinthians 7:3, Ephesians 5:22-23, 5:25, 5:28, 5:31, & 5:33, 1 Timothy 5:8, Colossians 3:18-19, Hebrews 13:4, James 1:12 & Proverbs 31:10.
J D & DRL Poore
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