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But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer. In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following. But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Pero el Espíritu dice expresamente que en los postreros tiempos algunos apostatarán de la fe, escuchando a espíritus engañadores y a doctrinas de demonios; que con hipocresía hablarán mentiras; teniendo cauterizada su conciencia; prohibirán casarse, y mandarán abstenerse de alimentos que Dios creó para que con acción de gracias participasen de ellos los creyentes que han conocido la verdad. Porque todo lo que Dios creó es bueno, y nada es de desecharse, si se toma con acción de gracias; porque por la palabra de Dios y por la oración es santificado. Si esto propusieres a los hermanos, serás buen ministro de Jesucristo, nutrido en las palabras de la fe y de la buena doctrina, la cual has alcanzado. Mas desecha las fábulas profanas y de viejas, y ejercítate para la piedad; porque el ejercicio corporal para poco es provechoso; mas la piedad para todo aprovecha, pues tiene promesa de la vida presente y de la venidera.
It is very easy to get caught up in what seems to be spirituality, but is actually law and stress. Don’t eat that, don’t drink this. Do it this way or follow my way.
The truth is, we need to follow God’s way–Jesus Christ’s way; we need to listen and follow the Holy Spirit. Just because everyone else is being vegetarians doesn’t mean you will get closer to Heaven by doing the same. There is only one way to Heaven–through Jesus’ amazing Grace.
Let God, prayer and God’s Word (The Bible) guide you. Many will try to have you follow their way–it doesn’t mean they are right. There is only one who has it completely right—Jesus Christ our Lord!
Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench;
so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right,
but a fool’s heart to the left.
Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense,
and he says to everyone that he is a fool.
Las moscas muertas hacen que el ungüento del perfumista dé mal olor;
un poco de insensatez pesa más que la sabiduría y el honor.
El corazón del sabio lo guía hacia la derecha,
y el corazón del necio, hacia la izquierda.
Aun cuando el necio ande por el camino,
le falta entendimiento
y demuestra a todos que es un necio.
This shows that a person can walk a life of wisdom, but one slip and a foolish action can be held against them forever. We must bow to God and seek His wisdom; His guidance, because we are all just fools without Him. Our wisdom is, in all actuality, just foolishness. I don’t want my life to stink, so I will allow God to have it.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Porque nuestra lucha no es contra sangre y carne, sino contra principados, contra potestades, contra los poderes de este mundo de tinieblas, contra las huestes espirituales de maldad en las regiones celestiales
We must always remember this scripture when we are tempted to argue or debate against people who are lost. We are not battling against people, but against forces that control them. We can only defeat these forces through prayer and the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Give the battle to God, and you will win!
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him
Al Señor nuestro Dios pertenece la compasión y el perdón, porque nos hemos rebelado contra El
No matter what we do, God is calling us back. He adores us. He longs for our worship. He cares for us so much that He allowed us to kill His only Son. Do we get it? Do we understand?
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Que te alabe el extraño, y no tu boca; el forastero, y no tus labios.
This proverb speaks quite well for itself, there is not a whole lot I can say that would make it any more clear. We need to lay our arrogance to the side. Our talents are not from our own merits, they are a gift from God.
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
SEÑOR, pon guarda a mi boca; vigila la puerta de mis labios.
Sometimes our mouths can speak some very damaging things. Our speech can be a very strong weapon; it must be handled accordingly. If we ask God to help us use our words properly, and to His glory, God will bless us.
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Ni tentemos a Cristo, como también algunos de ellos le tentaron, y perecieron por las serpientes.
Jesus cannot be manipulated. We are not to even try to manipulate Him. Jesus is God. God knows us and He will bless us if we walk the path He wants for us. Don’t tempt God!
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Palabra fiel es ésta , y en cuanto a estas cosas quiero que hables con firmeza, para que los que han creído en Dios procuren ocuparse en buenas obras. Estas cosas son buenas y útiles para los hombres.
Works don’t save us, only the grace of God saves us, but works are a part of what shows when we are saved. God will use us to show unsaved the way to everlasting life. That is why we are to maintain good works. All will work together to fulfill the Kingdom. God is with us if we just listen and obey Him.
1I will cry unto God with my voice, Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.
2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not; My soul refused to be comforted.
3I remember God, and am disquieted: I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah
1 Con mi voz clamé a Dios, a Dios clamé, y Él me escuchó. 2 Al Señor busqué en el día de mi angustia; mi mal corría de noche y no cesaba; mi alma rehusó el consuelo. 3 Me acordaba de Dios, y me turbaba; me quejaba, y desmayaba mi espíritu. (Selah)
Sometimes it feels like God is far away. He isn’t, it could be we are far away from Him. When we cry out, He hears us. I needed this today, and I believe there are others who also needed this Word. Be quiet and know that God is Lord and will take care of us.
Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.
Por falta de leña se apaga el fuego, y donde no hay chismoso, se calma la contienda.
It is gossip that causes the majority of problems. When gossip doesn’t happen, usually most problems soon fade away. Gossip has caused many of the most violent acts in history. Let’s all stay away from that evil thing called gossip.