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Isaiah 66: 3-5

But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man;
            He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog’s neck;
            He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine’s blood;
            He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol.
            As they have chosen their own ways,
            And their soul delights in their abominations,

      So I will choose their punishments
            And will bring on them what they dread.
            Because I called, but no one answered;
            I spoke, but they did not listen.
            And they did evil in My sight
            And chose that in which I did not delight.”

      Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at His word:
            “Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name’s sake,
            Have said, ‘Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy.’
            But they will be put to shame.

 

El que sacrifica buey, es como si matase un hombre; el que sacrifica oveja, como si degollase un perro; el que ofrece presente, como si ofreciese sangre de puerco; el que quema incienso, como si bendijese a un ídolo. Y porque han escogido sus propios caminos, y su alma amó sus abominaciones,

también yo escogeré sus escarnios, y traeré sobre ellos lo que temieron; porque llamé, y nadie respondió; hablé, y no oyeron; antes hicieron lo malo delante de mis ojos, y escogieron lo que no me agrada.

Oíd palabra de Jehová, vosotros los que tembláis a su palabra: Vuestros hermanos que os aborrecen, y os echan fuera por causa de mi nombre, dijeron: Jehová sea glorificado. Mas Él se mostrará para alegría vuestra, y ellos serán confundidos.

 

Hypocrisy can be a terrible thing. There are many, and I have been guilty of such, who try to tell others how to do it-how to live in God’s ways, but they do not look in the mirror of their own souls. None of us completely know what all God is doing. He uses the simple things to aggravate the worldly wise things.

It is quite evident in this that we should follow God’s path for our own lives, but do not necessarily think that your neighbor should follow that same path.

It is our position to share our gift of grace with others, in love…but not to tell them how they need to live the life God has for them.

The law is the law….and Grace is grace-the gift of our wonderful Savior!

 

 

 

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1 Timothy 2: 1-4

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Exhorto, pues, ante todo, que se hagan súplicas, oraciones, intercesiones y acciones de gracias, por todos los hombres; por los reyes y por todos los que están en eminencia, para que vivamos quieta y reposadamente en toda piedad y honestidad. Porque esto es bueno y agradable delante de Dios nuestro Salvador, el cual quiere que todos los hombres sean salvos, y vengan al conocimiento de la verdad.

We are to pray for all, not just some. Whether we like the ones who are in government or not, we should still lift them, and their decisions up to God. We cannot assume that God is using them for evil. God has a plan and it is our duty to pray, and let Him be God.

 

 

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Nahum 1: 7-8

The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.

But with an overflowing flood
he will make a complete end of the adversaries,
and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

 

Bueno es el SEÑOR,
          una fortaleza en el día de la angustia,
          y conoce a los que en El se refugian.

 Pero con inundación desbordante
          pondrá fin a Nínive,
          y perseguirá a sus enemigos aun en las tinieblas.

 

God does know who is with and who is against Him. Some may be able to “fake” there way in this world, but God knows. My only hiding place is God. My only comfort is God. Everything I have is from God, and I can only praise God. All honor and praise to God!

 

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John 21: 1-6

After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.

      But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.” And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.

 

Después de esto, Jesús se manifestó otra vez a los discípulos junto al mar de Tiberias, y se manifestó de esta manera:  Estaban juntos Simón Pedro, Tomás llamado el Dídimo, Natanael de Caná de Galilea, los hijos de Zebedeo y otros dos de sus discípulos.  Simón Pedro les dijo: Me voy a pescar. Ellos le dijeron: Nosotros también vamos contigo. Fueron y entraron en la barca, y aquella noche no pescaron nada.  Cuando ya amanecía, Jesús estaba en la playa; pero los discípulos no sabían que era Jesús.  Entonces Jesús les dijo: Hijos, ¿acaso tenéis algún pescado? Le respondieron: No. Y El les dijo: Echad la red al lado derecho de la barca y hallaréis pesca. Entonces la echaron, y no podían sacarla por la gran cantidad de peces.

 

In many cases, we try to do the Lord’s work on our own….without Him.

We need to follow Him and His leading. It may seem like a no win situation, but that is when Jesus works best. Are we trusting Our Lord? Just because we think the fish are in one place, when He tells us to cast in another, we must.

 

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Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

 

El hombre fiel abundará en bendiciones,
          pero el que se apresura a enriquecerse no quedará sin castigo.

 

Blessings are sometimes thought to be riches or material goods. I have learned there are many more blessings than things like that. Just the birds singing are a blessing. A smile from a little child is a blessing. A salute from a soldier is a blessing. The laughter of our mates is a blessing. Yes, sometimes money or a material item can be a blessing, but only when we realize it came from our Heavenly Father. Many who are rich are miserable, because they are always trying to protect those riches. Yes, Proverbs have many answers, do you read them consistently?

 

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Isaiah 28: 9-13

“Who does the Lord think we are?” they ask.

“Why does he speak to us like this?

Are we little children,

just recently weaned?

He tells us everything over and over—

one line at a time,

one line at a time,

a little here,

and a little there!”

So now God will have to speak to his people

through foreign oppressors who speak a strange language!

God has told his people,

“Here is a place of rest;

let the weary rest here.

This is a place of quiet rest.”

But they would not listen.

So the Lord will spell out his message for them again,

one line at a time,

one line at a time,

a little here,

and a little there,

so that they will stumble and fall.

They will be injured, trapped, and captured.

¿A quién enseñará conocimiento,
          o a quién interpretará el mensaje?
          ¿A los recién destetados?
          ¿A los recién quitados de los pechos?
 Porque dice:
          “Mandato sobre mandato, mandato sobre mandato,
          línea sobre línea, línea sobre línea,
          un poco aquí, un poco allá.
 En verdad, con tartamudez de labios
          y en lengua extranjera, El hablará a este pueblo,
 al cual había dicho: Aquí hay reposo, dad reposo al cansado;
          y: Aquí hay descanso. Pero no quisieron escuchar.
 Por lo cual la palabra del SEÑOR para ellos será:
          Mandato sobre mandato, mandato sobre mandato,
          línea sobre línea, línea sobre línea,
          un poco aquí, un poco allá,
          para que vayan y caigan de espaldas,
          se quiebren los huesos,
          y sean enlazados y apresados.

Do we actually think we know more than God? We act like it quite often.

God is orderly; He is a God of order. Today’s world may have some wondering, but it isn’t God that has caused the chaos and disorder, it is us humans. It is our greed; it is our jealousy; it is our lying, cheating and stealing. It is our sin.

God will bring us back to Him, and He will do it in what seems harsh ways. He will allow extreme circumstances to make us realize that He is the one who we worship.

Look around at the world and its stresses. It can be fixed, not by judges, juries and executioners, but by we humans falling down and worshiping Jesus. It is through prayer and calling to our mighty God we will be able to overcome.

Time to turn off the tv, the internet and all the other items that are taking away from time with God.

This post is not pointing fingers–well, yes it is…I am pointing the fingers at myself.

We have a great and awesome God who loves and cares for us–Precept upon precept and line upon line, He will bring us back. We can do it the easy way or the hard way–either way

HE WILL!

 

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Psalm 102: 1-12

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Lord, hear my prayer!

Listen to my plea!

Don’t turn away from me

in my time of distress.

Bend down to listen,

and answer me quickly when I call to you.

For my days disappear like smoke,

and my bones burn like red-hot coals.

My heart is sick, withered like grass,

and I have lost my appetite.

Because of my groaning,

I am reduced to skin and bones.

I am like an owl in the desert,

like a little owl in a far-off wilderness.

I lie awake,

lonely as a solitary bird on the roof.

My enemies taunt me day after day.

They mock and curse me.

I eat ashes for food.

My tears run down into my drink

because of your anger and wrath.

For you have picked me up and thrown me out.

My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows.

I am withering away like grass.

But you, O Lord, will sit on your throne forever.

Your fame will endure to every generation.

Plegaria de uno que sufre, cuando desmaya y expone su queja ante el SEÑOR. Oh SEÑOR, escucha mi oración, Y llegue a Ti mi clamor.

No escondas de mí Tu rostro en el día de mi angustia; Inclina hacia mí Tu oído; El día en que Te invoco, respóndeme pronto.

Porque mis días han sido consumidos en humo, Y como brasero han sido quemados mis huesos.

Mi corazón ha sido herido como la hierba y se ha secado, Y hasta me olvido de comer mi pan.

A causa de la intensidad de mi gemido Mis huesos se pegan a la piel.

Me parezco al pelícano del desierto; Como el búho de las soledades he llegado a ser.

No puedo dormir; Soy cual pájaro solitario sobre un tejado.

Mis enemigos me han afrentado todo el día; Los que me escarnecen han usado mi nombre como maldición.

Porque he comido cenizas por pan, Y con lágrimas he mezclado mi bebida,

A causa de Tu indignación y de Tu enojo; Pues Tú me has levantado y me has rechazado.

Mis días son como sombra que se alarga; Y yo me seco como la hierba.

Pero Tú, SEÑOR, permaneces para siempre, Y Tu nombre por todas las generaciones.

 

God has a plan. We sometimes just do not comprehend why we face hardships or difficulties, but His plan is true and sure. As we go through difficult times, let’s look upon Jesus and his endurance of the Cross. Nothing we are facing is even close to what He faced.

There is a reason, and our blessings will come. Trust and Faith in the Almighty is our main objective. If we do that, all will be well, because God’s plan will prevail.

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Ecclesiastes 11:5

As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

Como no sabes cuál es el camino del viento, O cómo se forman los huesos en el vientre de la mujer encinta, Tampoco conoces la obra de Dios que hace todas las cosas.

There are those times when we think we completely understand God, and we have the world by the tail. It is usually at that moment when things start to come unraveled and fall apart. Why? Because we don’t have it all down pat! If we did, we wouldn’t be on this Earth. Who are we to question God? Who are we to argue with the way He wants things done? Do we know better? God forbid!

Father God, I ask your Holy forgiveness for the times I think my way is better. Please keep guiding and blessing me. Your way is the only way; the only way to glory and true freedom. Oh Father, thank you for your precious love of me.

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Psalm 80

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
and come to save us!

3 Restore us,a O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!

4 O Lord God of hosts,
how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears
and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh among themselves.

7 Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!

8 You brought a vine out of Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared the ground for it;
it took deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 It sent out its branches to the sea
and its shoots to the River.b
12 Why then have you broken down its walls,
so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
13 The boar from the forest ravages it,
and all that move in the field feed on it.

14 Turn again, O God of hosts!
Look down from heaven, and see;
have regard for this vine,
15 the stock that your right hand planted,
and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.
16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down;
may they perish at the rebuke of your face!
17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
18 Then we shall not turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call upon your name!

19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts!
Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

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1«Al Músico principal: sobre Sosanim-edut: Salmo de Asaf» Oh Pastor de Israel, escucha: Tú que pastoreas como a ovejas a José, que habitas entre querubines, resplandece.

2Despierta tu poder delante de Efraín, y de Benjamín, y de Manasés, y ven a salvarnos.

3Oh Dios, restáuranos; y haz resplandecer tu rostro, y seremos salvos.

4Jehová, Dios de los ejércitos, ¿Hasta cuándo mostrarás indignación contra la oración de tu pueblo?

5Les diste a comer pan de lágrimas, y les diste a beber lágrimas en gran abundancia.

6Nos pusiste por contienda a nuestros vecinos; y nuestros enemigos se burlan entre sí.

7Oh Dios de los ejércitos, restáuranos; haz resplandecer tu rostro, y seremos salvos.

8Hiciste venir una vid de Egipto; echaste las gentes, y la plantaste.

9Preparaste el terreno delante de ella, e hiciste arraigar sus raíces, y llenó la tierra.

10Los montes fueron cubiertos de su sombra; y sus sarmientos fueron como cedros de Dios.

11Extendió sus vástagos hasta el mar, y hasta el río sus renuevos.

12¿Por qué has derribado sus vallados, de modo que la vendimien todos los que pasan por el camino?

13La estropea el puerco montés, y la devora la bestia del campo.

14Oh Dios de los ejércitos, vuelve ahora: Mira desde el cielo, y considera, y visita esta viña,

15y la planta que plantó tu diestra, y el renuevo que para ti afirmaste.

16Está quemada a fuego, asolada: ¡Perezcan por la reprensión de tu rostro!

17Sea tu mano sobre el varón de tu diestra, sobre el hijo del hombre que para ti corroboraste.

18Así no nos apartaremos de ti: Vida nos darás, e invocaremos tu nombre.

19Oh Jehová, Dios de los ejércitos, ¡restáuranos! Haz resplandecer tu rostro, y seremos salvos.

This Psalm is so beautiful. A song of desire for God to come down and be in the hearts of man. To be our breath, our life, our whole being. We cannot live without God. If He is not within, we are without; we are dead without Him. Sure our heart may be beating and we may be walking, but without Him, we are zombies. Sing this song today. Praise our God!

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Colossians 4:5-6

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive  so that you will have the right response for everyone.

Anden sabiamente para con los de afuera, aprovechando bien el tiempo.  Que su conversación sea siempre con gracia, sazonada como con sal, para que sepan cómo deben responder a cada persona.

Many don’t actually “listen” to our words, they watch our actions. If we act and treat others with God’s leading and wisdom, those people will want to have what we have. Think before you act and speak…better than think-PRAY!

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