Updated: Jul 28
What would you say, that The LORD desires, to teach each of us, through this SCRIPTURE, from Proverbs 8:17?" There, The LORD, says: I LOVE those Who LOVE ME; and those who seek ME dillingently, will find ME."
Is that, what you know, to do, Beloved?" Seek The LORD, with all your heart?"❤️
Dillingently, everyday?" I ask this, because the vast majority of humanity, prefers to seek, after the riches, of this world." And not, GOD."
But I assure you, Beloved, that that's not, a wise investment.
And as evidence, I point you to 1st Timothy 6:6-11.
Where The WORD of The LIVING GOD, exhorts, each of us, saying: Now Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the FAITH in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
[How many, sorrows, Beloved?" Many!"
With that said,
"Do you remember, the fall of 2008?"
That was the beginning of the worst financial fall-out since the Great Depression of 1929.
When that financial crisis took place, I was working for "New Basis," a company in Riverside CA.
There, I daily testified, of The GRACE of GOD." In the following months, though, many people lost their jobs, homes, and investments. But just a year later, Alan Greenspan, former head of the US Federal Reserve, indicated that the average person doesn’t believe that it will ever happen again.
Well, because it's the misguided desire of human beings, that experience long periods of prosperity, to presume that things will continue as they are, indefinitely.” But sooner or later, the time does come, that they find themselves walking to the beat of a different drum!' How do we know? Well, because Proverbs 11:28 assures us, saying: He who trusts in his riches shall fall, but the RIGHTEOUS shall flourish like foliage." And Ecclesiasties 3:1-8 reassures us, saying: To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under HEAVEN:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to breakdown,
A time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to LOVE;
And a time to hate.
A time of war;
And a time of peace.
[And so, in Ecclesiasties 3:9-13, The LORD continues, with this question, asking: What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the GOD-GIVEN task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. HE has made everything beautiful in its time. Also HE has put Eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that GOD does from beginning to end.
I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor - it is the Gift of GOD.
[And so, Brethren,
Because we have A LOVING GOD, Who is also, A "GOOD SHEPHERD;" We will always, be well cared for, and our needs, will always, be met."
For The LORD, our GOD, has given us HIS WORD, in Mathew 6:25-30, saying: "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your LIFE, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.
Is not LIFE more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly FATHER feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his Glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if GOD so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, (will HE not much more clothe you, O you of little FAITH.)
Assuming that things will continue as they were, is not just limited to our century. In the first century, Peter wrote of people who thought that LIFE would continue as it was, and that JESUS would not return. He spoke in 2nd Peter 3:4 of scoffers, who in the last days, "would scoff," and say: “Since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” The LORD gave HIS WORD, saying, that HE would "come back," but the people continued to live in disobedience as though HE would never come back. But GOD, through the apostle, Peter, assured the people that HIS delay, is only because of HIS GREAT LOVE, and MERCY, towards us.
For HE assures, each of us, that HE is “not willing, that any should perish." No!" But that all, should come to repentance.” Yes, and to humble themselves, as children.
For HE assures, each of us, in Mathew 18:3, saying: Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter The KINGDOM of HEAVEN.
[Thus, GOD, through the apostle Paul, tells us, that we, Christians, ought to live “soberly, righteously, and godly” in The LIGHT of CHRIST’S certain return.
For GOD, through 2nd Titus 2:11-14 exhorts each of us, saying: For The GRACE of GOD that brings SALVATION has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly in this present age, looking for the Blessed HOPE and Glorious appearing of our Great GOD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, Who gave HIMSELF for us, that HE might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for HIMSELF HIS OWN special people, zealous for good works.
Yes!" Zealous," Beloved, to do the will, of The LIVING GOD!"
And to be anxious, to be about the work, that GOD, has entrusted us to do."
For GOD, wants to SAVE everyone, who embraces the TRUTH of The GOSPEL."
For in 1st Corrinthians 1:21, GOD reveals, the means, that HE has chosen, in order to SAVE," what is precious to HIM."
Consider how it reads: For since, in the Wisdom of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.
[To SAVE, those, who Believe?] Believe what?"
Believe what?" Believe The GOSPEL, of the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST!' That's the means, Beloved, that GOD has chosen to "SAVE" us." Unless you Believed in vain."
Consider how GOD, through the apostle Paul, presents The GOSPEL in 1st Corrinthians 15:1-4, saying: Moreover, Brethren, I declare to you The GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you recieved and in which you stand, by which also you are SAVED, if you hold fast that WORD which I preached to you - unless you Believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also recieved: that CHRIST died for our sins according to The SCRIPTURES, and that HE was buried, and that HE rose again the third day according to The SCRIPTURES.
To everyone who Believes," that the BLOOD of CHRIST, has "washed us," of our sins."
And that we have seen, the fulfillment of Isaiah 1:18-19, where The LORD, said to us: "Come now, and let us reason together,"
Says The LORD,
Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.
Brethren: Are you willing?"
Willing to do the will of GOD?
Then, get ready to meet HIM?"
Because in Revalation 22:12-17
HE plainly, gives us, HIS WORD, saying: "And behold, I AM coming quickly, and MY reward is with ME, to give to everyone according to his work. I AM The ALPHA and The OMEGA, The Beginning and The End, The First and The Last."
Blessed are those who do HIS commandments, that they may have the right to the Tree of LIFE, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
"I, JESUS, have sent MY angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I AM The ROOT and the offspring of David, The Bright and The Morning Star."
And The SPIRIT and The Bride, say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of LIFE freely.
[Freely!" Thus, The LORD, says: "Freely you have recieved, freely give."
Give to everyone, "The GOOD NEWS" of The GOSPEL of CHRIST."
For, HE, says":
"Behold, I come quickly!"