Good day to each of you reading this lesson on the above subject.
Before we get into the lesson, here are some more strange but true facts by Samantha Weaver:
Greenland sharks don’t reach puberty until they are 150 years old.
The first hoop skirt was worn by Queen Juana of Portugal, in a bid to hide the fact that she was pregnant.
In 1984, New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon got drunk and decided to spontaneously call a general election, which he lost.
And, the oldest customer service complaint was written on a clay cuneiform tablet in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago. In it, a customer named Nanni complains that he was sold inferior copper ingots.
Yes, you never know, but this bit of information might come in handy one day.
Here, in the USA we are moving past one week of the new President and the actions of both the Congress and the Senate.
As you are aware, the finger pointing, back stabbing, and name calling has begun on both sides of the parties while the general population watches. The impeachment of Past President Trump will begin a second time in the next few weeks in which our “lawmakers” will be engrossed in talking more to be heard and to make a name for themselves.
By the way, guess who is paying for all this talking? You are correct, you and I in America are paying for this possible impeachment and what will the American tax payer get from this possible impeachment?
I turned to the New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible and found the work fool found 66 times—six being the sign of Man according to Evangelist Ed. Vallowe in Biblical Mathematics and Number in Scripture by E.W. Bullinger.
Let’s begin in Psalms 12: 1-4 (NIV)—Help, Lord for the godly are no more, the faithful have vanished from among men. Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue that says, “We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips— who is our master?
Many foolish people have said there is no God and have tested the USA by having rid of the Ten Commandments and Bible reading in the schools. These minorities have succeeded in taking away prayer to God in the public schools and have brought forth the idea that “God is dead” so live for today and enjoy the moment.
God says in Psalm 53: 1-4 (NIV) The fool says in his heart. “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. God looks down from Heaven on the sons of men to see if there any who understand, any who seek God. Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Will the evildoers never learn— those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?
So, why is it, that we have turned away from the very fabric of our upbringings and into a society where evil is good and good is evil? Why don’t those whom we elected not call upon God? And who is our master, the lips of those who flatter and boast or God who is master and creator of all?
God says in Psalms 92:6-7 (NIV) The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand, that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed.
Let’s go back to when those presently in office were running for office—as we listened to their speeches and looked at their platform did, we consider the following about each person?
Turn to Proverbs 6:16-19 (NIV) There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
As you read the above, remember that we, like Christ, must hate sin and that it is our responsibility to put those in office who are like minded.
Do we have those elected whether they be locally, state, or federal offices who have haughty eyes? Merriam-Webster dictionary describes haughty as:
Arrogant, assumptive, chesty, high and mighty, highfalutin, important, lofty, lordly, pompous, pretentious, self-asserting, stiff-necked, superior, and uppity and so many more.
Have we elected those who have a lying tongue? Do we have men and women of character or would they rather lie to cover up the truth or their own misgivings?
Have we elected people who shed innocent blood? Abortion is murder and this is innocent blood—where are our judges and our elected officials and why haven’t they enforced God’s laws on murder and the punishment for murder.
Per my previous columns, God’s laws have placed two or more people witnessing murder or the person committing murder and saying that he did it to receive death. Turn to Isaiah 1:21 and 59:7 for more on the shedding of innocent blood.
Have we elected those that have a heart that devises wicked schemes? Have we placed those in power that devise wicked schemes for their own personal gain? Do they gain personally or for those who elected them?
Have we elected those who have feet that are quick to rush into evil? Let me use an analogy—has the temptation of eating the forbidden fruit so enticing, that it clouds the judgement when making decisions. Will the decision benefit me? Will my peers view this as evil that is good and good that is evil?
Have we elected those that have become a false witness who pours out lies? Why is it that a lie becomes the truth or that one wishes to move up the pole of power to bear false witness against another person or people.
Have we elected those who stir up dissension among brothers? Why do we put up with those elected officials who divide and conquer? Why do we have elected officials who talk more and do less, spread dissension, yell and scream at each other, and, in essence, have become the fool or fools.
The book of Proverbs talks about the fool in depth and I for one, think many or most of our people in Congress, the Senate, our Judicial system have become foolish in their ways.
Turn to Proverbs 8:13 (NIV) To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance (haughty eyes) evil behavior and perverse speech.
Based on the individual records of those in office, is this the type of behavior that our officials present?
Please take the time and read Proverbs 10 in length (32 verses) for these proverbs from Solomon. Solomon and others collectively covered a wide range of topics to provide practical wisdom for Godly living at every stage of life.
Fellow Christian, you are under attack by Satan and his agents—Everything you say and do is under the microscope for Satan would love nothing better than to turn you to his side. He wants you to think that sinners have more fun and that we enjoy sin for sin is all about self and what makes you happy no matter the price.
This has become the age of say more and do less—Remember when someone said to you that their word was their bond and they did what they said—Thank you father, we have many men and women who do as they say and say as they do—Let us not lose that bond and Do more and say less for as they say, tell the world what you have done, after you did it.
May you Bless God in all that you do and speak.