Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

AGOODWALK

 ” So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” (Genesis 5:23,24)
COMMENT: Most of us would say that living 365 years would be quite a lengthy life for sure! However, if you lived during Enoch’s time you might have a different idea. Let me give you some examples of the longevity of some of this gentleman’s contemporaries: Methuselah – 969 years, Adam – 930 years, Seth – 912 years, Cainan – 910 years. However, Enoch and Noah were the only two people written in the Bible to have “walked with God”. From that information, I gather that it is not the quantity of time spent on this earth that counts . . . .it’s the quality. Some time ago my Pastor, Amos Dodge, told the congregation about a good friend of his who died at an early age but had used his time effectively and efficiently. Pastor Ron Mehl built a church from 15 to over 6,000 members, the largest church in the State of Oregon. He also wrote 10 books including the best seller, “God Works the Night Shift”.  None of us know how much time we have left on this planet, so wouldn’t it behoove us to “redeem the time” so that we can hear Jesus utter the words we all long for: “Well done, you good and faithful servant”?
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Luke 19:17 and Ephesians 5:15,16
WISE SAYING: IT IS NOT THE DURATION OF YOUR LIFE, BUT THE DONATION.
POST SCRIPT:  I just got a letter from an inmate who wants a pen pal. He is a Christian but his family members will not correspond with him. He wrote and told me that he is in a cell by himself for 23 hours a day and he has a couple of decades to spend there.  If you would be interested in becoming a pen pal, please let me know.
Gene
Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire   
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I want to take this time to thank The Holy Spirit for the way that He has allowed the truth , the wisdom and the power of the Word to flow forth from all of our sites.  I want top especially thank my dear dear friend; a true Man of God; Mr. Gene McGuire for his faithful work, compassion, generosity , wisdom (of course) , faithfulness and friendship!  If you know him then you know what I mean.  He is a man after God’s own heart!  Thank you Gene!

 

 

 “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” (James 1:2)

COMMENT:  Are you like me? When I first read that Scripture I couldn’t make heads nor tails out of it. When hard times come, I should be happy? Secondly, If I take the Word at face value, everyone should be in possession of great patience because trials and tribulations are integral parts of life. I now have a fuller understanding. When trials come, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we must “employ” patience and endurance. That way long-suffering will be cultivated. I think the joy comes from seeing the Fruit of the Spirit being manifested in our lives.

SCRIPTURE STUDY: Psalm 40:1, Galatians 5:22,23 and Hebrews 6:12

WISE SAYING: A SETBACK IS JUST A SETUP FOR A COMEBACK