EXPLORING GOD’S WORD

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD — Selfishness!

a/ Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife, but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall prosper.
b/ Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; and come and follow Me.”
c/ Mark 8:26 And He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”
27 And Jesus went out with His disciples into the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, “Who do men say that I am?”
d/ Luke 12:15 And He said unto them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
16 And He spoke a parable unto them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.
17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room to store my fruits?’
18 And he said, ‘This will I do. I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there will I store all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease; eat, drink, and be merry.’
20 But God said unto him, ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee. Then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
[ also read Luke 16:19-31 ]
e/ Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than himself.

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REACHING OUT!
On this sunny warm day,
I got up and opened God’s word,
and I asked the Holy Spirit,
to guide and direct my thoughts,
teach me His truths,
and to open my eyes
to see the truth.
O, Lord guide my steps,
to talk the truth with fellow mankind;
to walk and to share to fellow mankind;
how we may aid them,
how we teach them,
and how we can be friends,
that communicate in love.
Then these words, precious words,
wonderful words came to mind;
words from great hymns like:
” Great is thy Faithfullness”,
” How Great Thou Art”,
and ” Amazing Grace”.
It will be by your Amazing Grace
that we can do these tasks!
~ Winston Staples

JUST WATCHING!

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I am watching the clouds floating bye my window and these thoughts came into mind!

The clouds float in,

the clouds float out,

The sun peaks in,

The sun peaks out;

The weather man says rain,

To that there is some doubt.

There is sin within,

and there is sin without;

Our behavior as we walk,

may cause others to doubt!

God’s Son shines His light in,

God’s fruit of the Spirit flows out;

So believers let us walk,

Walk in the spirit,

as directed by the Holy Spirit,

living in Christ producing no doubt!

~Winston Staples

One of My Favorite Bible Chapters!

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1 Thessalonians 2 King James Version 

For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:

15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

20 For ye are our glory and joy.

SHARING A PSALMS!

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Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV) 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

JUST THINKING

I sit here thinking,

about a place I long to be,

where I went,

on my four wheeler,

for a quiet place for me.

It was by an old beaver dam,

where the ducks swim,

where I sat and prayed,

and spend precious time,

in this quiet time with Him.

I watched in the evening,

cool evening, the beavers swim.

I would meditate on God’s word,

while I watched the sun go down;

Just listening to the birds,

Oh, how special, this quiet spot,

quiet spot so special with Him!

So, my friend, I pray for you;

that some time each day,

you will find a quiet spot,

a special spot with Him too!

~ Winston Staples