"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask GOD, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5

Sunday, July 25, 2010


THE WORD LOVE IS USED OVER AND OVER IN OUR SOCIETY TO EXPLAIN , DESCRIBE OR DENOTE OUR " FEELINGS " ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE , AN EXPERIENCE WE HAVE HAD OR THE RELATIONSHIP WE ACQUIRE WITH ALL OF OUR " STUFF " ...................... OUR LORD GOD HAS A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THIS SUBJECT ..................... IN CHAPTER 13 OF 1st CORINTHIANS GOD CLEARLY EXPLAINS , DESCRIBES AND DENOTES WHAT LOVE IS , READ ON TO DISCOVER HIS MAJESTY'S INFINITE WISDOM ON A VERY VERY OLD SUBJECT : "And now I will show you the most excellent way . If I speak in tongues of men and of angels , but have not love , I am like a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal . If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all the mysteries and all knowledge , and if I have faith that can move mountains , but have not love , I am nothing . If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames , but have not love , I gain nothing . Love is patient , love is kind . It does not envy , it does not boast , it is not proud . It is not rude , it is not self- seeking , it is not easily angered , it keeps no record of wrongs . Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth . It always protects , always trusts , always hopes , always perseveres . Love never fails . But where there are prophesies , they will cease ; where there are tongues , they will be stilled ; where there is knowledge , it will pass away . For we know in part and we prophesy in part , but when perfection comes , the imperfect disappears . When I was a child , I talked like a child , I thought like a child , I reasoned like a child . When I became a man , I put childish ways behind me . Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror ; then we shall see face to face . Now I know in part ; then I shall know fully , even as I am fully known . And now these three things remain : faith , hope and love . But the greatest of these is love . "..................... OUR HUMAN INTERPRETATION OF LOVE IS MARRED BY OUR SINFUL NATURE AND INABILITY TO EMULATE THESE BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURES ABOVE .......... WE CAN TRY , BUT SOONER OR LATER WE FAIL TO MEET THESE STANDARDS .......... WITHOUT HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LORD GOD IT IS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REAL LOVE IS .............. STILL YET WE CONTINUE TO MISS THE " MARK " .......KNOWING JESUS SETS US FREE FROM THE CONDEMNATION AND GUILT AND PAIN WE EXPERIENCE WHEN WE CANNOT BE PERFECT ........HAVING A DEEP AND ABIDING RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR SAVIOUR ALSO TEACHES US HOW TO LOVE WITH A PURE HEART ............ IF WE ARE NOT SURE WHETHER WE KNOW WHAT TRUE GODLY IS THEN WE NEED TO START BY ASKING THE LORD FOR FORGIVENESS THAT WE HAVE GONE AGAINST HIS TEACHINGS AND THEN ASK HIM TO OPEN OUR HEARTS TO THE TRUE MEANING OF WHAT HIS LOVE IS AND HOW WE CAN EMULATE THIS KIND OF LOVE ............................. HAVE A GOOD DAY AND REMEMBER THAT JESUS LOVES US VERY VERY MUCH...........................SUMMER

Sunday, July 11, 2010


" In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth . " GENESIS 1:1

" So GOD created man in HIS own image , in the image of GOD HE created him ;
male and female he created them . " GENESIS 1:27

" The LORD GOD said , " It is not good for man to be alone . I will make a helper
suitable for him. " GENESIS 2:18

" Then the LORD GOD made a woman from the rib HE had taken out of the man ,
and HE brought her to the man . The man said , " This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh ; she shall be called woman , for she was taken out of man .
For this reason a man shall will leave his father and mother and be united to
his wife , and they will become one flesh . " GENESIS 2:22-24

" There the LORD made a decree and a law for them (the Israelites ) , and there
HE tested them . HE said , "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your
GOD and do what is right in HIS eyes , if you pay attention to HIS commands
and keep all HIS decrees , I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought
on the Egyptians , for I AM the LORD who heals you . " EXODUS 16 :26

" Hear , O Israel: The LORD our GOD , the LORD is one. Love the LORD your GOD
with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength . These
commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts . Impress
them upon your children . " DEUTERONOMY 6:4-7a

" But the LORD said to Samuel , " Do not consider his appearance or his height
for I have rejected him . The LORD does not look at the things man looks at .
Man looks at the outward appearance , but the LORD looks at the heart .
1 SAMUEL 16:7

" If MY people , who are called by MY name, will humble themselves and pray
and seek MY face and turn from their wicked ways , then I will hear from
heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land . "

" Can a mortal be more righteous than GOD ? Can a man be more pure than his
MAKER ? " JOB 4:17

" And HE said to man , ' The fear of the LORD -that is wisdom , and to shun evil
is understanding . " JOB 28:28

" The LORD is my Shepherd , I shall not be in want . " PSALM 23 :1

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of all wisdom. PSALM 111:10a

"How can young man keep his way pure? By living according to YOUR WORD.
PSALM 119:9

" Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
in all your ways acknowledge HIM , and HE will make straight your path ."

"There is a way that seems right to a man , but in the end it leads to death ."

" A friend loves at all times , and a brother is born for adversity."

" Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler ; whoever is led astray by them is not
wise." PROVERBS 20:1

" There is no wisdom , no insight , no plan that can succeed against the LORD.

" Train a child in the way he should , and when he is old he will not depart from
it. " PROVERBS 22:6

" If you lack the means to pay , your very bed will be snatched under from you ."

" Do not answer a fool according to his folly , or you will be like him yourself."

" As a dog returns to its vomit , so a fool repeats his folly." PROVERBS 26:11

" A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day."

"A wife of noble character who can find ? She is worth far more than rubies."

" Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting ; but a woman who fears the LORD
is to be praised . " PROVERBS 31:30

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."

"For to us a Child is born , to us a Son is given, and the government will be on HIS
shoulders. And HE will be called WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD,
EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE of PEACE. Of the increase of HIS government
and peace there will be no end . HE will reign on David's throne and over HIS
KINGDOM, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from
that time on and forever." ISAIAH 9:6-7

" For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the SOVEREIGN LORD.
Repent and live !" EZEKIEL 18:32

" Even now," declares the LORD ," return to me with all your heart, with fasting
and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return
to the LORD your GOD , for HE is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger
and abounding in love, and HE relents from sending calamity." JOEL 2:12-13

May CHRIST be with you.................................................Summer