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Sowing Discord 

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. 

What does it mean to sow discord among brethren? Is it something that one should take lightly? Of course not! Rather, it is something that every saint of God should be aware of and avoid. Sowing is defined as planting seeds on or in the earth.  The word discord means a lack of agreement or harmony between persons, things or ideas.  It represents something out of balance.  When put together the two words mean to initiate ill or corrupt thoughts in the mind of someone, (that can later develop in one’s heart).  They mean to create ungodly or negative thoughts about someone else. 

When a seed is planted, it does not remain a seed, but it germinates or goes through a growth process. It takes root, grows until it emerges through the top of the soil, and continues to grow. Although starting small, a seed can grow until it becomesas large as the largest tree. The same can happen when evil spiritual seeds are planted into someone’s heart. They grow the same as natural seeds grow. They do not remain seeds, but they germinate, and sometimes turn into very large issues such as bitterness, animosity, ill feelings, hatred, and many other venomous things. 

Sowing discord is a deceitful act because it is done through sneakiness, lies, and using gossip in a way that makes the guilty party appear to be the better person. It alters how people think about others and creates mistrust. It can initiate bad judgements, can cause one to voice disparaging comments about a person who was once a devoted friend. It can spoil sound relationships among family members and close friends. 

There may be times when jealously creeps into a person’s life, causing them to resort to sowing discord. There may also be times when a person feels threatened by another and discord is sown to try to discredit the individual. These acts are unacceptable with God. 

There are many reasons why discord is sown but there is never a good reason to do it.   It is so much better to use wisdom and talk to the person or persons involved, rather than use maliciousness and create chaos for self-satisfaction. The positive way to handle a situation is to first pray for spiritual guidance, then communicate with the person, discussing the matters of concern. God hates sowing discord among brethren, and He condemns it (Proverbs 6:19). It is more favorable when a discordant spirit has been detected to immediately discardit. Don’t let ‘it’ become enflamed! 

Let us Pray:  Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for allowing us to understand what sowing discord means. I pray that You will help us to keep an understanding so that we will never fall prey to doing the very thing that You hate. Help us to recognize its presence, wherever it may appear, and denounce it quickly, in Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Be About The Father's Business 

Time To Be About The Father’s Business 

***Now is the time to do what God has called you to do, do not wait for there are those that only you can reach. Be about the Father’s business for truly this is the only thing that will matter in the end. Not how much money we make, what position we hold, what awards we win, but what have we done for HIM?*** 

~~ And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:23 

~~I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4 

~~Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35 

~~And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Revelation 14:15

We Are The Light Of The World 

The Bible says, 

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:14,16 KJV  We are here after we are saved to win others to Christ Jesus, also of course to give Glory, Honor and Praise to Our Lord and Savior. 

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:23 KJV

What does Compel mean:? bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure.... So that means to try very very hard... We need to be about The Father's business.. We can see by the signs of the time, that we are running out of time.. Bring someone JESUS, for truly the fields are white and it is Harvest Time..

Think On Him This Morning 

As you get out of bed in the morning, be aware of My Presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts tend to be anxious ones until you get connected with Me. Invite Me into your thoughts by whispering My Name. Suddenly your day brightens and feels more user-friendly. You cannot dread a day that is vibrant with My Presence. You gain confidence through knowing that I am with you—that you face nothing alone. Anxiety stems from asking the wrong question: “If such and such happens, can I handle it.” The true question is not whether you can cope with whatever happens, but whether you and I can handle anything that occurs. It is you-and-I-together factor that gives you confidence to face the day cheerfully. Psalm 5:3. Psalm 63:1. Philippians 4:13

Love 

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (KJV) 

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Matthew 22:36-39 says,

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Jeremiah 31:3 says,

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Matthew 5:43-45 says,

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

John 3:16 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Submit Yourself to God 

James 4:7 

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. 

Revelation 2:4 

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 

James 1:13,14,21,22 

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 

2 Samuel 22:31 

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 

Psalm 9:10 

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 

Psalm 18:30 

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

Lead Me Lord I trust YOU 

Do we really trust God to lead us and guide us in all we do according to HIS will? Proverbs 3:5-6 says:

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Sometimes it may be hard to trust with all your heart, but try him and try to believe that he has your BEST interest in mind and knows what is best for YOU. Pray to HIM for daily strength in your trial.. and as you commune with Him you will start to feel that peace that only HE can give.

2 Samuel 22:31 ...As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

2 Kings 18:5 ...He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him

Psalm 9:10 ...And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

*** Take a few minuted this morning, and pray and just whisper, "Lord Jesus I TRUST YOU with everything that concerns me and my family!

Am I This Kind of Man? 

While studying Second Timothy, I ran across this quote from Chuck Swindoll. I had to stop and take stock. Am I this kind of Man??? 

“Second Timothy brings us to the brink of death, forcing us to consider its reality and how we might react when faced with it. Paul’s response instructs us still today. His mind was not on himself, dwelling on the injustice that had befallen him. Instead, trusting that God had him right where He wanted him, the aging apostle turned his attention to others, specifically to the church and to his young protégé, Timothy. 

Where do you hope your thoughts linger as you come to the end of your days?”

Treat Everyone Equal 

Just something to think about, how do we treat people? Do we treat all equal? Dear Lord help us to treat everyone the same, like your word says for us to do. Lets read a little from the bible about this matter..

James 2:1-9 KJV 

 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.  For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?  Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

Romans 2:11 says "There is NO RESPECT OF PERSONS with God"  He loves us all equal and what he does for me He will do for you. What He does for you He will do for me.. He don't love the one that has the good works more..

Lord help us to treat everyone equal, from the homeless person to the president. You never know you could be entertaining angels unaware. Hebrews 13:2 says "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."