Archive for April, 2018

4-24-2018 – A Word to the Wise: There is nothing in all of creation more powerful for the human than obedience. Nothing affects man’s existence more than this quality. It governs intellect, emotions, and physical ability. The ultimate obedience is rooted in the fear of the Lord. The least obedience is discovered in passive compliance with society’s customs

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to determine how powerful obedience is would be to observe the effects of disobedience.

Failure in this area is most evident in the “accident” rate of any society. Traffic accidents are a prime example. Notice how the majority of all accidents are due to the failure to obey a rule, law, and ordinance or known truth. The majority of all traffic accidents accounting for over forty-five thousand deaths per year are preventable. Simply obeying the rules results in an increased life span.

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4-12-2018 – A Word to the Wise: In the 9th grade I failed Algebra. I know that is no surprise to those who know me. The next year I had to retake the class. Yip, same teacher (she was pretty, but that had nothing to do with it). Same teacher, same room, same time of day, same desk (the one I had carved on the year before). Guess what I made? No surprise, a D- -, really failed but this teacher had enough of me.
Now why this is important is the Lord did not like my incompetence. So thirty years later He showed me something in scripture that required me to go back and learn algebra.
Do you know how important obedience really is? Well the Lord intended to show me. He had me study the kings of the Southern Kingdom. All of these kings had the same genetic background. It required me to understand algebra. The result: An examination of the kings reveal that those who were disobedient reigned an average of only 7.05 years. During the same period those who were obedient to the laws of the Lord ruled an average of 35.18 years.
Moreover, the obedient kings were prosperous, had strong backing from the population, and enlarged the borders of the kingdom. But even more impressive an examination of the lives of the kings of the Southern kingdom of David reveals those kings who were declared evil by the chronicler lived to be about 42.75 years old. Those who were judged good lived an average 55.50 years. The key to this discovery lies in the challenge of the book of Deuteronomy which declares that obedience brings longer life. Now lets see how many are able to locate that promise. (You will not need algebra).

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4-5-2018 – A Word to the Wise:  Has it ever occurred to you, or perhaps entered your conscious mind, this question. “Lord, my Savior, do you ever have to say on my account, Father forgive your child, they do not know, comprehend or understand the significance of what they have done, or said, or plan to do.”

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