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10/28/14 2:47 P

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Thank you for taking the time and energy to post this note. I hope you will continue to heal and get well! I've prayed for you but if our Lord didn't answer prayer, it wouldn't matter. I am thankful He has and does answer prayer.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee.

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10/28/14 11:08 A

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On the tenth of this month I found out that I had colon cancer. Since then I have undergone surgery. The doctor was able to remove all the cancer making me 100% cancer free.

The recovery has been going well. I have undergone a lot of pain but each day has been better than the last. God is good and has walked with me every step of the way. The scripture “I will never leave you nor will I ever forsake you” has new meaning for me.

I have missed making my post each morning “A word from the Word” and am looking forward to posting again. I still need a few more days to recover.

Thanks for your prayers.
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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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10/13/14 11:50 P

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For those who read Herb's daily message "a word from the WORD"...as he said his messages from the WORD won't be here for the next couple of weeks.

In the mean time, let's remember to pray for this man of God. We all need others to pray for us at times.

Jeremiah 32:17

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10/13/14 1:01 A

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Rules for the Sabbath...

Jesus taught by showing those he was teaching something they could hopefully understand. He asked them a question which is something you often do!!
He asked what man is among you that shall have one sheep and it fell into a ditch on the Sabbath day...will you not lay hold on it and lift it out?
Then he asks another question..how much than is a man better than a sheep?

I am very thankful Jesus thinks the way He does. He sees us as having worth. If He didn't think we had worth He could have called ten thousand angels, to destroy this world and set Him free. The song goes on...He could have called ten thousand angels, but He died alone for you and me.

There is much wrong with the picture of a sheep being important enough to lift out of a pit, but the man who had a diseased hand is not important.

I'm so glad God doesn't think that way.
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Herb, (my brother), I will be praying for you daily!!!

God bless you abundantly!! Take time to heal and rest.

Thank you for being my friend. I'll be looking forward to your return!







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10/12/14 8:15 A

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October 12 - - - Rules for the Sabbath

Matthew 12:11-12 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

Jesus said, you wouldn’t think twice to rescue a sheep that had fallen into a pit on the Sabbath. There rules for the Sabbath allowed certain exceptions in regard to what could be done. Work done when there was some great need was allowed, like a man’s sheep falling into a pit. We’re talking about money now.

First of all we need to understand that this was not God’s law governing the Sabbath. You have a sheep that has fallen into a pit that is all right to take care of and we have a man whose hand is diseased who needs a healing that is not all right to take care of.

Tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

The man with the withered hand had a need and Jesus saw that need. Aren’t you glad that Jesus takes care of needs? Aren’t you glad Jesus takes care of our needs?

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A word from the Word will not be posted for the next two weeks. Pray for me.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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10/11/14 9:50 P

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A time for Worship and Rest....

When I read what you said after "What does this mean?", I sorta relaxed.

"A day of rest, a day of worship and a day for man to enjoy." "The Sabbath was made to serve man!"

I'm going to write these two sentences on paper and put them here on my desk as a reminder. I know this but I don't always behave like I do, or think as though I believe this.

What you said right before those two sentences is super!! ...the Sabbath wasn't made to rule the person or to be a burden to man.

Praying for all those in our military and their families is a great idea. I have but it's been quite a while....so I will.

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10/11/14 8:19 A

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Thank you so much for your prayers.

A word from the Word

October 11 - - - A time of Worship and Rest.

Mark 2:27 - And he (Jesus) said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

What does this mean? This simply means that the Sabbath was not made to rule the person or to be a burden to man – It was meant to be a day of rest, a day worship and a day for man to enjoy. The Sabbath was made to serve man

God created the Sabbath as a day of rest. Exodus 20:8–11 (ESV) 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant.

The Christion Church has set aside Sunday and their Sabbath but in today’s culture where so many must work of Sunday we need to take a close look at this. Each of us needs a Sabbath in our lives. We need to set aside one day in the week to rest and give worship and praise to God. Many churches today have Saturday night Worship for this reason.

But then again shouldn’t every day of the week be a day of worship and praise to God.

“The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath”.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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10/10/14 10:31 P

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As I was sending my reply to your message, I noticed this!! I can't tell you how much I care!!

I will certainly be praying for you and if it's ok with you, when I post tomorrow's message, I will ask my friends on Facebook to pray along with me. I'll just tell them your name is Herb.

Remember there is nothing, absolutely nothing too hard for our God!!!

I'll make a note on Tuesday on my calendar about this!!
Yes, I will understand if you don't send messages for awhile.

May God bless and keep you and help you get well A S A P!!!

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10/10/14 10:21 P

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God's law and man's law..

This is very interesting. I hope to be more aware if or when I hear someone teaching a man made law.

Of course some man made laws are good, like speed signs and rules we need to follow to drive safely.

But those that cause others to sorta walk on eggshells aren't from God, but from man.

That's interesting that this was just something the Pharisees had created and 'called' it 'law'!!!

Thanks brother Herb!!
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Our daughter Donna and her son (our grandson) Elliott will be leaving tomorrow evening. It's been soooooooo good having them here! I am sure I'll miss them even more than I do when I go home after visiting them.








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10/10/14 10:06 P

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Dear Friend.

Today I found out that I have cancer of the colon. The doctor tells me that it is in the early stage and will be easy to remove. I will be entering the hospital for surgery on Tuesday. I send you this note in request for prayer.

If you do not see a post in the next few weeks I hope you will understand. I will be posting until I enter the hospital. "I will see victory in this by the Word of God"

Herb Augustine.

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October 10 - - - God law and man’s law

Matthew 12:9-10 9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

Does the value of life overrule all rules and regulation? Does the value of life overrule the law? Two very good questions.

Suppose you saw someone drowning and then you saw a sign saying no swimming would you break the law and swim out and try to save the person drowning or would you obey the law and let the person drown?

That’s a real stupid question. Of course we would break the law and try to save the person who is drowning but isn’t that exactly what we are seeing here in this scripture.

We see the Pharisees demanding that Jesus keep the law of the Sabbath and let the man with the withered had remain sick. We see Jesus setting aside the law and ministering to a person who is in need.

I said setting aside the law I didn’t say breaking the law because this was not even a law. This was simply something that the Pharisee had created and called the law.

I’m so glad that we don’t have all of those man made laws in the church - - - or do we?

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October 9 - - - Here or There

Philippians 1:21 For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

In Philippians chapter 1 verse 21 we read this powerful statement made by Paul

In living we have many things that we may rejoice in. We may rejoice in God’s love in that He sent Jesus the Christ to die for our sins. We may rejoice in God’s love in that God provides for our daily needs. We may rejoice in God’s love in that God not only hears our prayer but answers them. We may rejoice in God’s love in that he provided His Holy Word to instruct us, His church to encourage us, His Holy Spirit to teach us and friends and love ones to walk with us. Then again if one dies, we may rejoice in God’s love by being with Jesus the Christ forever in His presence.

A Sunday school teacher asked this question to the children in her class. Who wants to go to heaven? All raised their hands except one little boy Johnny. Johnny she ask, don’t you want to go to heaven. The little boy answered “oh yes. Then she asked, why didn’t you raise your hand and Johnny answered, I thought you meant right now.

Yes I can understand what the little boy was saying but I can also understand what Paul was saying.

Paul is saying that it is good to be here but it also will be good to be there.

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10/9/14 12:37 A

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Thinking is as bad as doing..

What do I think? I think you're right. My thinking needs to be in line with God's word just as my doing does. There's a verse...Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight my strength and my redeemer. (That's not a quote)

Thanks Herb!


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October 8 - - - Thinking is as bad as doing

Proverbs 24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
The Living Bible says it like this 8 To plan evil is as wrong as doing it.

Wow I never saw this before. Do you mean that to think about doing it is just a bad as doing it? If that be the case I not only need to get my doing in line with the Word but I also need to get my thinking in line with the Word.

What do you think?

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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10/7/14 10:56 P

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I am very thankful Jesus represents us in the new covenant.

So even though we take the Lord's Supper in remembrance of Jesus, when Jesus told the apostles about the Lord's Supper, Jesus had not yet been sacrificed as atonement for our sin. So we see Jesus using the bread as His body and the wine as His blood, the body and the blood of the Lamb of the Lamb that was yet to be sacrificed.

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Thanks again Herb! I'm glad you're my brother!

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October 7 - - - The New Covenant Meal

“26 So Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)

As we gather at the Lord’s Supper Table we are partaking of the New Covenant, the covenant between God and man. At the Lord’s Supper table we find God as one party of the New Covenant and Jesus who is representing us as the other party of this New Covenant. The covenant between God and man that can not and will not ever be broken.

In this Covenant Meal we call the Lord’s Supper we have Jesus giving Himself as the covenant sacrifice. A covenant meal must have a Covenant Sacrifice. But the Lamb had yet to be sacrificed. Jesus had not yet been nailed to the cross. Jesus had not yet been sacrificed as atonement for our sin. So we see Jesus using the bread as His body and the wine as His blood, the body and the blood of the Lamb of the Lamb that was yet to be sacrificed.

“26 So Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)

Jesus said take and eat of this sacrifice – the binding together of man and God in Covenant.

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Conditional Covenant...

I think I've been living under the conditional covenant. I know I am saved beyond a shadow of a doubt. How can one who is a child of God get themselves so messed up and end up living under the old covenant. (the word "under" is a really good descriptive word)

Thank you for all the help your messages have brought me.

Our daughter is here and in the living room with my husband and her son. I'm going to join them.

Thanks again brother Herb!!!

I forgot to tell you Donna fixed my computer!!! She's a whiz!

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October 6 - - - Conditional Covenant

Exo 19:3 and Moses went up the mountain to meet with God. The LORD called to him from the mountain and told him to say to the Israelites, Jacob's descendants: 5 Now, if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own people. The whole earth is mine, but you will be my chosen people, 6 a people dedicated to me alone, and you will serve me as priests." 8 Then all the people answered together, "We will do everything that the LORD has said," and Moses reported this to the LORD.

The word Old Testament means Old Covenant; in the Old Testament we see that the covenant between God and man was a conditional covenant. God said you keep my commandments, the Ten Commandments, and I will keep you as my people.

The only trouble was that they could not keep the commandments. They could not keep the commandments and we cannot keep the commandments. When we broke the first command we fell out of covenant with God.

But I have good news. The good news is that in the New Covenant (New Testament) Jesus has kept our part of the covenant for us. Jesus lived a life in complete obedience to God and then when He had completed his life on earth he gave it to us.

Jesus filled all the conditions of the covenant for us and then at the Lord Supper Table we together partake with Him of the covenant meal.

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October 5 - - - The New Testament Covenant

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

THE LORD'S TABLE IS A COVENANT MEAL. It is a covenant meal between God and man. It is the binding of the New Covenant between God and man but what makes it even greater is that Jesus keeps our part in the covenant.

In second Corinthians (5:21) it tells us we exchange garments with Jesus. “Jesus who knew no sin he (God) made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him. Jesus took our garment of sin and gave us His garment of righteousness.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Now if that doesn’t make you want to dance - - - - - -

See you in church

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October 4 - - - The Wedding Covenant

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

We see a symbolic picture of this Covenant meal today as the bride and the groom feed each other from the wedding cake. This is not just something silly that the couple does even thou we often try to make it so. This is a symbolic picture of a covenant meal. The marriage covenant binding the two as one “till death do ye part”.

In this covenant the bride and the groom become one and the two families also become one – the bride’s family now becomes the groom’s family and the groom’s family now becomes the bride’s family. Then everything the groom has now becomes the bride’s and everything the bride has now becomes the groom’s.

They are no longer two but now are one by covenant with each other in marriage. The same thing takes place at the Lord’s Supper table. We become one with Jesus.

John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. Jesus spoke these words to His disciples at the Lord’s Supper table.

Now how good is that?

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Covenant between Jonathan and David..

When I first read verse 3 I thought it said Jonathon loved him as his own son. Bur it says he made the covenant because he loved him as he loved his own soul.

That's really interesting that the exchange of robes meant they would protect and care for the other's family.

I didn't know....there's a lot I don't know! But in this case I didn't know about this covenant between Jonathon and David was so strong that Jonathon chose to help David....when there was a dispute between David and Jonathon's father Saul.

This does show the strength of a covenant.

You don't know, but the Lord knows how good this was for me to read this. So, tonight I'll say thank you Lord and than thank you brother Herb!!

I've discovered another 'part' of my problem. I need to live from my heart and not think so much.
When I think too much I obsess and that is exhausting!! Thanks again!









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The internet service was down late yesterday! I didn't expect it to be back this morning but it seems fine!

Our daughter is visiting us from Oregon for a week. She's flying in tomorrow.

Be back later (I hope).

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October 3 - - - Covenant between Jonathan and David

1Samuial 18:3-4 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 4. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

David and Jonathon entered into a binding covenant. In this scripture we see the binding of the covenant between David and Jonathon by the exchanging of robes– the exchanging of garments – the exchanging of swords and girdles.

The exchanging of robes – There robe symbolized being the head of their family – so by exchanging their robes they were saying they exchanged family’s meaning that each would protect and care for the others family.

Then we have the exchange of garments – they exchanged garments or everything they wore – that meant that everything they owned now belonged to the other.

Then they exchanged swords and bow and girdle - meaning that David’s enemies now became Jonathon’s enemies and Jonathon’s enemies now became David’s enemies. This is why when the dispute came up between David and Jonathon’s father Soul, Jonathan chose to help David. This shows us just how strong a covenant between two parties could be. – A covenant was even stronger then blood relations.

At the Lord’s Supper God entered into Covenant with man. The Covenant between David and Jonathon was a strong binding Covenant but the Covenant between God and man is even a greater binding Covenant.

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October 2 - - - The Covenant Meal

Gen 31:45 So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a monument. 46 Then he told his family members, “Gather some stones.” So they gathered stones and piled them in a heap. Then Jacob and Laban sat down beside the pile of stones to eat a covenant meal.

The covenant meal was done to seal the covenant between the two parties. A covenant was a binding contract. It was a binding agreement that could not be broken.

This was often done between two nations or tribes who felt that they needed the support of the other in regard to a threat of an aggressor. So the two of them would enter into covenant and then they would bind this covenant with a covenant meal

The Lords Supper is that Covenant meal binding the New Covenant between God and man. For the next few days I thought we might look at this Covenant meal between God and man.

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A call for help...

I've read the Psalms and never noticed these verses! I wonder if that's because I didn't need to see them at that time.

These are super verses for me right now. I'm thinking of staying in His word longer and praying these verses may help me too. I need to get back to the "quiet times" with Jesus I once had.

Thank you brother Herb!

P S I got this in an e-mail...

Daily Word of Hope
The Daily Word of Hope Devotional

Bible Fact: God used dust to form the first man (Genesis 2:7).

† The Rock of Ages †
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. Isaiah 26:3–4 AMP
How did I get caught up in this mess? Many times have I asked myself that question. It would begin with a thought, which if I dwelt on it, became a desire. Before long, what started as a "harmless" thought had matured into a full-blown reality. Where the mind goes, the body soon follows. If the mind stays in the gutter, your spirit will soon be covered in slime. It all begins in the mind and our thought life guides our future actions.

When we constantly think about the troubles of tomorrow, we become anxious, worry and soon end up in tears. It robs us of our energy, time and strength. Don't let that be you; make the most of today. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matt 6:34). Isaiah said that God would guard and keep in constant peace, the one whose mind is kept on Him. When you are focused on God, you will overcome. Nothing coming tomorrow is too difficult because nothing is impossible for God (Luke 18:27).

Focus on God today and what He has for you, His promises and His word. Stop worrying about tomorrow and fight to keep your mind out of the gutter, if it drifts there. God is unchanging, loving and all-powerful, truly the Rock of Ages. He is able to take care of you, no matter how bad the situation looks, and He will.
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October 1 - - - A call for Help

Psalm 70:1-5 (TLB) 1 Rescue me, O God! Lord, hurry to my aid! 2-3 They are after my life and delight in hurting me. Confuse them! Shame them! Stop them! Don’t let them keep on mocking me! 4 But fill the followers of God with joy. Let those who love your salvation exclaim, “What a wonderful God he is!” 5 But I am in deep trouble. Rush to my aid, for only you can help and save me. O Lord, don’t delay.

How many times have I prayed this prayer and how many times did God answer me by rushing to my aid. God is a God of His Word always doing what He said He would do.

What a mighty God we serve.

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Let's talk it over..

This verse meant a lot to me this morning when I read it plus off and on all day. I asked the Lord to show me how to reason together with Him.

Herb, I am so glad you write these messages!! They helped me me going.

Not only is His IQ infinity He has infinite understanding!! That's in either Palms or Proverbs.

Herb, this last period of time has been, as I think you know, difficult. I think I've learned something....I sure hope I have.

One thing I HOPE I've learned is to stay in His word daily!!

His word is absolutely true. He said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee and He won''t. He gave His word on that.

Also I have a new idea about my writing. I am going to write for 5 minutes or so about absolutely anything...germs, mice, anything. A friend of mine suggested this. Then after that five minutes, I will hopefully and prayerfully write my story.

My story isn't an easy story to write so I've resisted writing it even though I knew the Lord wanted me to write it. But with the five minutes to get my feelings written down or whatever I want to write about out on paper, I think I 'could be' (almost) ready to write.


We went to an apple orchard today with about 20 other seniors from our church. I met two special ladies there. One lady and I started talking as we looked at dish towels that had fun things written on them. One of those said something about families not being 'normal' because normal is a setting on a clothes dryer. During those few minutes we got close enough to hug before going out separate ways.
Later on I saw a couple of our friends who happened to be there with people from their church.
I walked up and told the people sitting with the man of this couple, that he is one of the nicest men I know. Then I said, I love his wife even more than I love him. Then I noticed the lady I had spoken to earlier was sitting at the same picnic table with our friend. We said hi. As I began to walk away the man friend of ours said, she's shy. lol He meant for me to hear him.
Then I looked back and called to the lady, "lady in pink", and she turned so I asked what her name is, she said Janet and I said I'm Darlene. That was special.

Then as I was picking up a pumpkin roll, I began to open my purse and the lady behind the counter said you pay up front. I said I knew that....I just have a lot on my mind. She said, I understand, I do to. She was serious.....so I asked her name and she told me her name is Marie. She asked my name. I told her I would pray for her and she said she would pray for me too. I said, (I guess to assure her) I mean it and she said I do too, your on my list. The look on her face was serious.

I am so thankful I met Janet and Marie!!!


Psalm 145:9

The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all
His works.

NKJ

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September 30 - - - Let’s talk it over

Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”.

This is one of the most amazing verses in the Bible! God says to me "Let's reason together”.

Imagine! God who’s I.Q. is infinity wants to "reason" with me!

All I can say about is -- WOW what a God we serve.

What do you think?

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Thank you for reminding me that you're praying for me. That means a lot.

What a God we serve...

His thoughts are "precious" and "great". As has often happened, tears fall when I read your messages. His word touches me.

I don't want my heart to harden!! I do have hope.

Reading that he thinks of me brings more tears. But maybe I need these.

I hope the Lord hasn't given up on me. That's what I'm concerned about now.

Thanks again and again and once more!

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September 29 - - - What A God We Serve

Psalm 139:17-18 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

The Living Bible says it like this - 17-18 How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.[a] And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!

When things are going well God is thinking about me. When things are not going well God is thinking about me. Every place I go and in everything I do God is their thinking about me. There is never one moment, day or night that God is not thinking about me.

To think that the God that created the universe is thinking about me constantly all day and all night long, that God never turns His thoughts away from me is almost to much for this little mind of mine to comprehend.

All I can say about is -- WOW what a God we serve.

What do you think?

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Wisdom and knowledge...

In our Sunday school class I think we get both wisdom and knowledge.

I have asked and will continue to ask the Lord for wisdom concerning how I've been feeling.
This could be depression but I don't know for certain.

Thank you brother Herb.



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September 28 - - - Wisdom and Knowledge

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

I have known a few in my life that have had very little education yet were very wise. I have also known a few who were very educated yet did not know to come in out of the rain. There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.

Don’t get me wrong I am for an education. I feel that it is very important but what we’re talking about is the difference between wisdom and knowledge.

Knowledge comes from learning and study. Knowledge comes from schooling and books. Knowledge comes from having experience in doing but Wisdom comes from God. - - - - Big difference between Wisdom and Knowledge.

If you want knowledge then seek it out by schooling and study but if your want Wisdom James tells us we are to ask of God “that giveth to all men liberally”.

See you in church

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emoticon God's Word knows just what to say and when to say it. Thanks Darlene.

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Even the darkness is not dark...

I am glad darkness isn't dark to God. I hope He will show me what to do and where to go.

Jesus is the light of the world. I am thankful I know this because I know Him.

I finished reading Philippians today and read several chapters of the Psalms. I hope the Lord will use this time in my life for good....cause it's tough!

I'm thinking journaling may help some. There was another time in my life when writing things down on paper helped me a lot. Writing down my feelings helped too.

I will continue to read God's word and I'll stay in the Psalms.

I just read this and wanted to share it with you....

Daily Meditation for 24th of September 2014 God Does Not Shame and Reject
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He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Isaiah 40:29
Grief is exhausting. Physically we are fatigued. Mentally we are spent. Emotionally we are drained. Spiritually we are crushed. Weariness seems to cast a shadow over all of life. We drag through the days. We are without strength and without power.
Our bodies need to be refreshed with sleep and recreation. Our minds need to be stimulated with hopeful thoughts about our future. Our hearts need to be soothed. Our spirits need to be infused with a desire to engage in life again.
God comes to us in the weariness and weakness of grief with gifts of strength and power. God does not shame us for our weakness. God does not reject us for being too weary to function. We may be tempted to refuse God's gifts either because we want to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, or because we don't believe we are entitled to receive good gifts. But, nevertheless, God offers us good gifts in seasons of grief. God offers strength and power. When we can admit our need and are ready to be honored by the Giver of these gifts, they can be ours.
I am weary, Lord.
Sometimes I think I am suppose to stay weary.
I do not feel entitled to be strong.
And sometimes I want to manage without your help.
I don't feel that I deserve help.
Thank you for your offer of strength and power.
Give me strength today.
Give me the power I need to make it through this day.
Give me the grace to accept your gifts.
Strengthen and empower me as I grieve today.
Amen.
Copyright Dale and Juanita Ryan


Thanks brother Herbert.




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September 27 - - - Even the darkness is not dark

Psalm 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

All of us have had those times in our lives when it seemed as if we were walking in darkness. A time when we could not see or know what to do or where to go.

That is the time when we need to turn from the darkness and turn to the Light. God is Light and in God there is no darkness. To God the darkness is as light. God always know what we should do or where we should go.

Next time you find yourself in darkness simply look up and see the light of God.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.


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God is able...

Ephesians 3:20-21 is wonderful.

I've heard what you said here before...when we look back, we're amazed at what God has done. Yes, it would be good if we had foresight to have the faith, understanding and vision to know God can and will do great wondrous things in our lives, if we will only allow Him.

One day at a time, I hope I will allow Him to work in my life. I've heard, I can't, He can, I'll let Him. Now I need to keep putting this to practice.

Thanks again Herb!



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Herb, thank you!!! Thank you for telling me this happens to all of us. I sure was feeling alone.
I imagine others do too, when they lose their joy, or joy is covered by other emotions.

Thanks for telling me about this happening to David. I'm going to read the Psalms next.

I have talked to the Lord about this but I will more.

You are a real good brother!! Thanks!

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Darlene, You said, "I hesitate to say this, the truth is I seem to have lost my joy. It may be because I have so much on my mind". This happens to all of us at times. David wrote several Psalms about how he had lost his joy.

I found that when this happens to me the best thing I can do is to go to my prayer alter and talk to God about it. God understands.


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September 26 - - - God is able

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

(NRSV) - Now to [God] who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish far more than we can ask or imagine, to him be glory.

I believe too many times that we forget that it is God who is able to accomplish “those things within us”.

Sometimes when we look back we stand amazed at what God has done in our lives but don’t you think foresight might even be better than hindsight. If we could only have the vision and understanding and the faith to know that God is a God that can and will do great wondrous thing in our lives if we will only allow Him.

What do you think?

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The importance of God's word...

If it wasn't for God's word, no one could know Jesus.

Several years before Jesus saved me, one of my aunts told me the words in red in her Bible are Jesus's words. Of course knowing about Jesus didn't get me saved. The Spirit of God used the word of God to convict me of sin, convince me Jesus could help me and I was comforted when I got saved.

I've been slack in reading His word lately. I listened to a preacher a couple of days ago and his sermon was really good...but that's not the same as reading God's word. This morning I read a few verses in Philippians 4 and then talked with my husband about one of those verses. I remembered the verse I found Thy words and I did eat them and they became the joy and rejoicing of my heart.
That isn't a quote...

Herb, I hesitate to say this, the truth is I seem to have lost my joy. It may be because I have so much on my mind.

Thank you brother Herb!





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September 25 - - - The Importance of God’s Word

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Just how important is it for us to know the Word of God? I believe that in order to know the power of God it is important to know the Word of God. How can we live and move in God’s power if we do not know God’s Word?

2Ti 3:16 -17 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Jesus said, “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God”.

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Every good and perfect gift is from God.

After I read this this morning I was thinking about these things you mentioned.

Those you pointed out are wonderful. He sent His angels to care for us. He sent His Spirit to dwell within every believer. His church encourages us and His word guides us. Thank you very much for these precious reminders. It's awesome that every time we speak He listens...we make a request and God responds. The next one is very assuring...God will never let us be tempted too much or stumble too far!!

The next section is wonderful too. God is there to wipe our tears from our eyes. God will hear a love sonnet. And as much as we want to see God, God wants to see us even more.
We are chosen, claimed and even more and more...

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Good morning! I want you to see that I changed your message when I posted it on my home page in Facebook. I hope you won't mind. If you'd rather I didn't change them at all, I won't.
If I wrote something I would want someone to tell me if they changed it, therefore I want to tell you.

A word from the Word

September 24 - - - Every good and perfect gift is from God.

JAMES 1:17
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.'

Just Look at the gifts God has given us:
God sent his angels to care for us.
God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us. God’s church to encourage us.
God’s word to guide us...
Anytime we speak, God listens.
We make a request and God responds.
God will never let us be tempted too much or stumble too far.
Let a tear appear on our cheek, and God is there to wipe it.
Let a love sonnet appear on our lips, and God is there to hear it.

As much as we want to see God, God wants to see us even more....we have been chosen by Christ.... Christ has claimed us as his beloved. - - - - And even more and more and more - - - - -
- - - Every good and perfect gift is from God. - - -
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September 24 - - - Every good and perfect gift is from God.

JAMES 1:17 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Just Look at the gifts God has given us: God sent his angels to care for us. God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us. God’s church to encourage us. God’s word to guide us... Anytime we speak. God listens. We make a request and God responds. God will never let us be tempted too much or stumble too far.

Let a tear appear on our cheek, and God is there to wipe it. Let a love sonnet appear on our lips, and God is there to hear it. As much as we want to see God, God wants to see us even more....we have been chosen by Christ.... Christ has claimed us as his beloved. - - - - And even more and more and more - - - - -

- - - Every good and perfect gift is from God. - - -

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Invitation to the thirsty...

When I read the verse about His word not returning to Him void, it reminded me of signs in front of churches.
I don't know why these signs don't have God's word on them instead of something to get people's attention or something supposedly funny. Since His word doesn't return to Him void, it makes sense to me to have a good verse about salvation on the sign. How about, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved!!!
I tend to be on the serious side so it may just be me. Sometimes I'm too serious.

I need to memorize Is 55:12. Thanks Herb!

I hope Anna had a really nice birthday





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Happy birthday to Anna!!!

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September 23 - - - Invitation to the Thirsty

Isaiah 55:12 11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

The 55 chapter of the book of Isaiah is an Invitation to those who are thirsty, thirsty after the things of God. Matthew 5:6 says it like this. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. - - God’s Word will do what God’s Word says it will do.

So let me give you God’s Word for you today “you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands”.

May your day be filled with nothing but blessings - -

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(Happy Birthday to my wife, Anna)


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God's plan of prosperity...

"plans to prosper you and not to harm you"

There was a time when I was kinda scared what the Lord would want me to do so I talked to a lady I admired about this. She said she believes God's will is tailor made. I know this has been true with my volunteering because I'm part of the place now, a small part but none-the less a part. I fit in there.

"thoughts of peace and not of evil" Thank you Herb!!



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September 22 - - - God’s plan of prosperity

Jeremiah 29:11 - New International Version - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I believe God does have a plan for our lives. It tells us here that the plan includes prosperity.

How do we measure prosperity? Do we measure it by the amount of money we have or how successful we are or do we measure it by the peace, happiness and contentment we have in our lives.

The King James Version says “thoughts of peace, and not of evil”.

What do you think?

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God said it...

I like that song! The one I know says, God said it and I believe it and that settles it for me!!

It has meant more than I can say to know, without a doubt, because God said He would never leave me nor forsake me, He will not ever leave me nor forsake me!! When God says something He keeps His word.
I'm sure I've said I'd do something and didn't follow through, but God is faithful to us and to His word.

I never noticed the words, "Does He speak and then not act?". That's a new one for me.
Just recently before I went outside, I told Annie (a sweet toy poodle), that I'd be right back. When I came in she greets me as though she hasn't seen me for at least a week. Anyway, I said, I told you I'd be right back. When I said that to Annie it reminded me that Jesus said He would come back and receive us unto Himself (those aren't His words, but something similar to this).

I asked my Sunday school teacher if he would do a study at our house. I'm thinking during the day would be good. His first name is Jim.

Thanks brother Herb!!!!


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September 21 - - - God said it

Numbers 23:19 - God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

You have heard it said that God can do everything. Well that is not true, it tells me right here in this verse. God cannot tell a lie nor can the Son of Man, who is Jesus, change His mind.

If there is one thing we can be sure of is that everything God speaks in His Holy Word is true. So why is it that when we have a need we fret when all the time we know that God said that “He will provide for all our need according to his riches in Glory”.

I love it where it says “Does He (God) speak and not act”. God does not speak empty words. I love the little song we use to sing as a child.

God said it
I believe it
And that’s good enough for me.

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The older son...

I can understand the older son's feelings of perhaps jealousy, because his brother had asked for and received his inheritance and spent it, while he stayed home and worked. But we need to be merciful in spite of our feelings. This isn't easy at times!

Thanks for pointing out the older brother saw this through eyes of justice where the father saw it through eyes of mercy. That helps me!!

Wow, when the father pleaded with his older son, it sounds as though his son was very angry at his father. I love the way the father responded. "you are always with me, and everything I have is yours...but we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found".

That sorta reminds me of how our heaven Father would respond.

It would be wonderful if everyone in all churches treated each other with love and mercy.
Especially mercy. I'm going to ask the Lord to make me more merciful. Not just in caring more but in showing my concern.

I'd end this....The older son apologized to his father for speaking to him the way he did. Then he walked into the house and gave his brother a big hug. His little brother cried and then they both cried. The father wrapped his arms around both of his sons!!!

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September 20 - - - The Older Son

Luke 15:25-32 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. 25 When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ 28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in.

The parable is all about mercy and grace. It’s all about receiving sinners with forgiveness and love. It’s all about coming home and being received.

Then all of a sudden we see un-forgiveness, the un-forgiveness of the older son. It doesn’t seem to fit into the picture.

The older brother is looking at what’s happening through the eyes of justice. This is not fair. What gives him the right to? The father is looking at what is happening through the eyes of mercy.

We must be very careful when we cry for justice. Justice points in both directions, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ “

Did the older son remain outside angry or did he show forgiveness and join the celebration. There is no ending to this parable. Jesus lets the Pharisees write their own ending. Recall how this all began - - - Luke 15:2 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man (Jesus) receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

How would you write the ending?

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A ring on his finger..

I think it's great the father told the servants to quickly bring the robe, ring and the sandals for his son's feet. He probably knew how important it was for his son to realize he was still his son and part of the family.

I'm thankful the Lord gives us assurance that we are His. Shortly after I got saved one day I realized I wasn't sensing the Lord's presence and I missed that. My nose was running at the time so I asked the Lord if He would let my nose run now and then to remind me that He's still with me. (This may seem silly but it wasn't at the time.) God answered my prayer. My nose would be completely dry and suddenly run. Then later the same thing happened. I love remembering this time in my life!

Yes, God is a God of mercy and grace.

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September 19 - - - A ring on his finger


Luke 15:22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

The ring that was given to the returning son was not just a ring but a signet ring, the family ring of authority that gave the son power to use the family name.

The son returned with nothing. The son had nothing to give. This is the way we come to God. We come with nothing to give but we are received by Jesus placing on us the robe of righteousness and the ring of acceptance into the family of God.

God is a God of mercy and grace.


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The robe of righteousness...

I wonder if the father had the best robe put on his son so people in the community would realize the father had completely accepted this son.

I can relate to what the son was saying about not being worthy to be his father's son.
I am not worthy to be my Father's daughter, BUT His Spirit lives within me even when I'm discouraged. Therefore I have hope. Jesus said He would never leave me nor forsake me....not just me, but each of us that are His.

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September 18 - - - The Robe of Righteousness

Luke 15:22-24 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

After returning home all the younger son could say was “he is not worthy to be the father’s son”. But the father restored the son to his rightful place in the family.

The father put shoes on his son’s feet. A slave would not have worn shoes. The father placed a robe on the shoulders of his son and a ring on his son’s finger.

The robe covered the rags that his son was wearing. We too when we come to Jesus receive a robe, the robe of righteousness’. In order to enter into God’s grace and God’s reward we must be clothed in righteousness. Since we have no righteousness of our own we must accept the righteousness of Jesus as our righteousness.

21 For He made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Jesus took upon himself our sin and gave to us everything we need to be right with God. Jesus kept the law for us and placed the robe of being right with God upon our shoulder not covering the rags of sin but removing the rags of sin forever.

Jesus made us RIGHT WITH GOD.

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The father welcomes the son...

The father had evidently been watching for his son. I can imagine the fear and shame the son felt as he was coming home. I've felt both fear and shame and that isn't easy by any means.

His expecting to face his father's and his brother's anger had to weigh heavily on him. And on top of that, thinking the whole community would reject him, (and forever!)

It took courage for him to keep walking home. Especially since he was afraid and felt ashamed.

I can imagine the relief he felt when seeing love in his father's eyes!

Thanks again Herb!!!



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September 17 - - - The father welcomes his son

Luke 15:20-24 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

As the son comes closer to his home, he would most likely be feeling fear and shame. He had left the family and community, and lost everything. He was expecting to face his father’s and brother’s anger. He also expected the community to reject him.

Any Jewish man who lost his money among foreigners would face the Kezazah (literally “the cutting off”). The Kezazah would be performed by breaking a clay pot at the feet of the man as visual symbol that the community rejected him forever.

I could imagine what the son was thinking when he saw his father running to him at a distance, I believe he must have been struck with fear. When the father drew close the son saw joy instead of anger.

Joy is what the sinner finds when he draws close to God in repentances.

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The son is starving...

It looks like what the son was going to tell his father was true but he wasn't planning on telling him the whole truth. That can make a huge difference. If someone tells me something I expect that it's true. My expectations are my part of the problem.

I hope the son meant what he said. Either way the father was going to celebrate him coming home.

"Just as I am" is a wonderful song and a good reminder that Jesus accepts us as we are! We don't have to be a certain way or try to be perfect, because we can't. I can only be me. Jesus makes the difference!

Thanks so much for praying for me!!!! I feel lots better than I did yesterday at this time!
Thanks also for this message! I thought I knew about the prodigal son before you began this study, but I was wrong!






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September 16 - - - The son is starving

Luke 15:16-19 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee. 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

The son is starving. He was so hungry that he would gladly eat what the Hogs were eating. Offer you must hit bottom before you ever start looking up.

It says that “he came to himself”. He got his thinking right. Often when we allow sin to control our lives we lose sight of what is right. He began to think of the one place that there is bread.

The son’s reason for going home was TO EAT. He prepares a speech that he feels might work to get him food and to save face.

People come to Jesus for many reasons. Some come to Jesus because they don’t want to go to hell. They are not sure they want to go to heaven but they only have two choices and heaven seem the better of the two. Other comes to Jesus because they are seeking God in their lives. I believe the most important thing is that they come to Jesus.

I love the old Hymn “1 Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidd'st me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.”. Yes we come just as we are and Jesus changes us into “the very image of Himself”

I don’t know the number of times I hear someone say, When I get my life together I’ll come to Jesus. What they need to do is to come to Jesus and let Jesus get their life together.

Jesus can do this you know.

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Sin brings more sin..

Well, I learned something new again! I had never thought about the prodigal son feeding the pigs as anymore than that.

I didn't relate the fact those pigs were unclean!!

In heaven there will be no more sin!! Hallelujah!

Thank you for each and every message you leave here. I hope others will respond to these too.

Herb, I'm not sick but I have a low grade fever and I'm tired. God bless you!!


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September 15 - - - Sin brings on more sin.

Luke 15:14-16 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

When the son wasted all his money and a famine strikes the distant land, he is forced to work feeding pigs.

Leviticus 11:7-8 And the pig, because it has a cloven hoof that is completely split, but will not regurgitate its cud; it is unclean for you. You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.

Not only was this the lowest thing that a Jewish man could do but it was also a sin for a Jewish man to eat or even touch a pig. Jesus is showing that sin often leads to more sin and even greater sin. As you see in the above scriptures the younger son had allowed himself to be drug into the pin with the Hogs.

Sin often does this, if you don’t believe me just look into the alleys of our city at those who have allowed sin to destroy their lives.

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The return of the prodigal son...

Romans 6:23 was used by the Spirit of God shortly before I asked the Father to send Jesus into my life.

I 'heard' three verses, or parts of three verses. "In the beginning God" was the first part of a verse I 'heard'. Then I 'heard' "the wages of sin is death" and than "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". Each part was spoken twice.

I just realized there might be a connection between me hearing God's word spoken twice and something I do these days. When Jesus shows me something in His word or I hear something more than once and it's Biblical, I usually take note of that and hopefully listen.

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September 14 - - - The Return of The Prodigal Son

Luke 15:13-14 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

It says that when the younger son squandered all his money on wild living a famine came. Wild living and sin will bring famine into a person’s life, spiritual famine but often also a physical famine. It has the power to destroy marriages, families and friendships. It has the power to destroy jobs and bank accounts but most of all it destroys our relationship with God.

Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sin destroys but Jesus restores. Sin separates us from God but the blood of Jesus brings us back into fellowship with Him.

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So he divided his property among them...

The older son here reminds me of one of our daughters. She respects me and cares! She is exceptional. I can't even say how much she means to me.....but we have another daughter who hasn't spoken to us for months. She means no less to me than her sister.

It's hard when one child leaves...whether they leave town or our life. I haven't cried here for awhile but here come the tears! I've found tears helpful more times than not.

The daughter that treats us with respect and cares about both of us isn't prayed for any more than the daughter who isn't speaking to us. At times it may be the opposite.

One is going to visit us the beginning of October and we are going to have a small get together while she's here.

I would love to see our other daughter drive up in our driveway! I would hug her so tight!!
Like the father waited for his to return, we believe we need to wait.

Thank you Herb!!!






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September 13 - - - So He Divided His Property Between Them.

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

It says that the father “divided his property between them” The younger son had his shear and the older son also had his shear. It was not unusual for this to be done. This was often done when a father became very old and was no longer able to take care of the estate. When this was done it became the reasonability of the sons to take care of the father and the family business.

So the younger son left but the older son stayed and took upon himself the reusability of taking care of the father.

In this Jesus shows that there are those who run from God and those who run to God seeking after the things of God, trying to do what is right, trying to live a good life that is pleasing to God.

The younger son ran from the father the older son ran to the father.

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The father granted his son's request..

Hi, my computer is acting up so I'm making this short. It's been acting up for awhile and lately it's been more often. It was frozen a little while ago.
If I don't reply to a message, it's because of this computer.

So then the Pharisees were listening to Jesus tell these parables. You probably said that before but I forgot. But in spite of the shame this brought on the father, he allowed his son to have his way. That probably hurt him very deep.

I love the verses in John you quoted. I would like to memorize those two verses. I may already have them memorized. I knew both of them I just wasn't sure how verse 17 began. I need to remember that last part too...but that the world through Him might be saved.

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September 12 - - - The Father Granted His Son’s Request.

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

So the Pharisees are waiting with anticipation to hear the response of the father. Waiting for the father to respond to the sons asking for his part of the estate.

How would the father react would it be with anger, would he refuse the sons request. We have already seen that such a request was the same as wishing his father dead.

In order to grant the sons request the father would have to sell a great deal of his property because most of his wealth was held in land, not in a bank. There would also be shame because of the statement such a request would make to those who were his friends and neighbors. However, the father’s response was to grant his son’s request. The father allows his son to have his way.

God gives us a freewill allowing us to make our own decisions. We can choose to love God or we can choose not to love God.

God gives each of us a freewill to choose because that is the only way love can become real. We enter into God’s love and God’s salvation by choice. God provided salvation for all of us in the Lord Jesus Christ but we must choose to receive it.

John 3:16-17 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

God provided everything needed for salvation - - - “whosoever believeth in him (Jesus) should not perish” - - - The choice is our

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A son's inheritance...

That's interesting that the word inheritance isn't used. Now I understand that's because he didn't want the responsibility that would be his is he received the inheritance.

I just got this in an e-mail...

Luke 11:11
"If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
NKJ

I wonder what I'd say (or think) if one of our kids asked for their share of what we have. That would be tough!! I hope I'd say I'm going to pray about that, and than wait for an answer.
Saying no to one of our kids isn't easy but sometimes it's necessary.

I have been dragging my heels concerning a responsibility for many years. I know my heavenly Father understands because He has infinite understanding, but I don't want to drag my heels any longer!!

I have my story written now but it's not complete and it's not fully edited.

We bought a used motor home a few weeks ago and we're planning (Lord willing we'll be going) to Arizona the end of November for three months. I'm going to make copies of the pages I've already written and if I haven't read them before we leave, I'll read them on the trip.
I hope to see the mistakes and places where I want to add something easier with it on paper, than I do on the computer screen.

The motor home is a 1995 Southwind Storm by Fleetwood.

I just now got this in an e-mail and since I didn't send this yet, I'm adding it. It's from Gracethrufaith.com.

The Conviction Of The Holy Spirit
jack, 2014-09-11 00:00

Q. I have a question from a friend of mine. He asked me if He is Saved if he sometimes feels no remorse what so ever for sinning even when he knows its wrong. He says the only thing he gets is a “maybe I shouldn’t do this” feeling and that it often goes away. Please help me answer him!!

A. I’ll answer this assuming that your friend really is saved. The feeling of remorse we get after sinning is called the conviction of the Holy Spirit. If we ignore it long enough, this conviction will grow weaker until we no longer feel it. This means we will have frustrated God’s effort to help us live lives pleasing to Him. It’s called living a defeated life. It doesn’t mean we’re no longer saved, but it does mean we may have caused our fellowship with Him to be interrupted.

One of the points in the Parable of the Prodigal Son was when he withdrew from his father and went off on his own, he didn’t stop being his father’s son, but he lost the blessings that had been part of the relationship. As soon as he came to his senses and turned back to his father the blessings were restored and it was like he had never been away (Luke 15:11-32).

It’s the same with us. If we stop listening to the guidance of the Holy Spirit we will become unable to hear Him, and we’ll be on our own. We won’t lose our salvation but we will lose many of the other benefits of the relationship. A simple act of confession it all it takes to restore us (1 John 1:9). As long as it’s sincere we’ll be restored and it will be like it never happened.


Thank you Herb and thank you also for your prayers.











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September 11 - - - A Son’s Inheritance

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

If a son were to ask his father for his inheritance before the father’s death, the son would be the same as wishing his father dead.

If we look carefully at the scripture the word inheritance is not used. It says “give me my share of the estate”. Accepting the inheritance meant accepting the responsibility of providing for the family. The son is not looking for responsibility but for the money and the good time that he might have with it.

Sin does not carry with it responsibility. Sin is all about one’s self. That was the sin of Lucifer that brought about his fall. “13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High”. Isaiah 14:13-14

Sin is all about I, my, and me.

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The prodigal son...

I didn't realize all three parables were Jesus's answer to the Pharisee's question about why He receives and eats with sinners.

It's interesting that all three parables had to do with Jesus coming to seek and save that which was lost. The lost sheep...the shepherd left the 99 sheep and looked for the 1 until he found it. The lost coin...the woman swept her house and searched till she found it. She wanted her friends and neighbors to celebrate with her. The lost son..the father kept looking until he saw him and he went to him and then had a party to celebrate his son being back home.

I think placing blame on another started in the garden of Eden. The woman You gave me...etc, ...the serpent....etc.
Taking responsibility for our actions is tough!!! (notice those 3 exclamation marks)

There have been times (actually just recently (AGAIN) when I wished I could have blamed someone, but I knew my own actions or lack of action was the problem, not another. It took me quite awhile to face the truth about this particular thing.

Thanks brother!!!

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September 10 - - - The Prodigal Son

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

This is the third in the trio of parables given to us in the 15th chapter of Luke. The lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son, three lost things all with the same message, For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)

In all three parables, Jesus is answering the Pharisees’ question about why Jesus “receiveth sinners, and eateth with them”. (Luke 15:2)

Jesus does not dwell on why the son wanted to leave. The “why” of his leaving is not important to the story, but rather the way he decided to leave.

I suppose we can learn from this. We are always ready to give reason why we do what we do. We are always ready to place the blame on someone else or something else when the blame really belongs to us.

How does the old saying go “the devil made me do it” will don’t you believe it the devil didn’t make you do anything you were the one who decided to do it. The why is not important what is important is that we “have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and we stand in need of God salvation found only in the Lord Jesus Christ.

God is a God of salvation and forgiveness. Jesus is God’s salvation. Jesus came to do for us what we could not do for ourselves.

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There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels..

I think it's good that you mentioned the following.."There is a celebration for every person who saved by the blood of Jesus. The salvation of Jesus is a one-by-one, person-by-person, name-by-name salvation."

I think many people understand Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, but they need to see salvation as a personal relationship with Jesus. As you said, one by one, person by person, and name by name.

I need to pray daily for those I'm fairly sure are lost sheep. I will write a list of people who are probably lost and need to be found!! I'll do this tonight or I may forget.

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September 9 - - - There Is Rejoicing In The Presence Of the Angels

Luke15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

These parables reveal God as a Searching Father, looking for the lost and rejoicing when they are found. God's character is mercy. That is the message of the cross, the message of a searching love.

The Bible says that there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels when a sinner repents. There is a celebration for every person who saved by the blood of Jesus. The salvation of Jesus is a one-by-one, person-by-person, name-by-name salvation.

We have been called to search for the lost. We are to have the same passion as Jesus for those who have never been saved. "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke19:10).

Jesus tells us we are to be scouring for the lost sheep, sweeping the house for the lost coin and upon finding them we are to celebrate with joy. The joy of a shepherd over his found sheep, the joy of a woman over a found coin.

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emoticon emoticon Darlene

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I'm glad you liked the song. Here's another good one. youtu.be/AHe_qmo3gX4

This is It is well with my soul. I like the pictures in this one!

Light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully..

This message speaks to me!! I need to talk with the lady next door. We've talked several times since they moved in but I need to pray and then go there...and hopefully tell her about Jesus or maybe it would be better to ask her if she knows Jesus personally. .
I'll ask the Lord to guide my words as I speak to her.
I also need to call a lady who goes to our church! I'm going to write down those two things on paper, and hopefully follow through! My follow through isn't so good!! I need lots of improvement in my follow through!
I remember one time years ago when I was going somewhere and I was very nervous about going there. A lady suggested that I ask the Lord to be with my words and my actions on this trip. I did and I didn't end up nervous t all.

Thank you brother Herb! I like calling you that...

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September 8 - - - Light a Lamp, Sweep the House and Search Carefully

Luke15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Palestinian homes often didn't have any windows. So to search diligently the woman needed to light a lamp. She swept the house thinking that maybe the coin was covered in the dust of the dirt floor. She searched high and low. Finally she spotted the shine of the coin in the flickering light. She reached for it and held it between her fingers. She was so excited that she rushes out and calls to her friends and neighbors. Come and celebrate with me for I have found the coin that was lost.

We do not know if it was a dowry or a wedding gift but we do know the importance of the coin.

I believe that this parable is a picture of what the church should be. Yes it is our job to take care of the needs of its members but what about the lost who seldom or never attend church? What about the husband who doesn’t come to church with his family? What about the people who live in the community? What about them? What about their spiritual welfare? What about those in our churches who have stop attending? Are we to go and search for them?

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emoticon Thanks I love the hymn you added.

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Thank you for your kind words brother Herb!

Parable of the Lost Coin...

It's interesting that after Jesus mentions what the lady told her neighbors..."Rejoice with me. I have found my lost coin" then Jesus says "in the same way, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Just as the lady who found her coin and wanted her friends and neighbors to rejoice with her.

I think Jesus may be rejoicing too over that one sinner that repents, and the angels of God are rejoicing with Jesus.

I'd probably stop searching earlier than this lady did because the coin she lost was one tenth of all she had.

Thank you again for being so kind.

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September 7 - - - Parable of the Lost Coin

Luke15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Jesus tells a parable of a woman who has ten silver coins and loses one. Now it is believed that the value of this coin to be a day’s wages. The ten silver coins might represent the woman's dowry. Now if the coin was valued at a day’s wage then in today’s money that would be most likely between $80 and $100. Now if she had ten coins that would be a dowry of about $1000. This would be given to the man whom she married. Now if she lost her dowry then the chances of her getting married would be very slim. So you can see the importance of finding this coin.

Others say it may have been a gift from her husband. It could have been a wedding gift compared to a wedding ring today. Can you picture the panic of a woman losing her wedding ring?

So with this in mind we can see the value of this coin. This was much more than some dollar store charm. Jesus uses the lost coin to show the value of one soul that is lost.

So my question would be, how long do you search for a lost wedding ring before you give us and stop searching?

See you in church

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emoticon I love shearing the Word but what I love even more is hearing you shear the Word. You don't know the joy in my heart hearing you each day as you add to "A word from the Word". It blesses my heart knowing you are being blessed and when your being blessed I'm being blessed. - - - .- - I know I don't tell you enough how much I enjoy your comments - - - - Your brother in Jesus, Herb

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Rejoicing over sinners repenting...

Now I can understand a little bit more why the father of the prodigal son had a party for him. For a long time I felt kinda sorry for the other son. He had been faithful. But his brother had seen the error of his ways and was coming home in a repentant manner.

I know another lady at our church who feels sorry for the son who stayed faithful to his father.

But just now see the son who was home was under his father's care all the time his brother was getting deeper and deeper in trouble.

That is wonderful that the saints in heaven celebrate when a sinner repents!!

It's sad the prodigal son's brother couldn't bring himself to celebrate with his father.

After reading "pray for our churches". I prayed for a lady I know at church who I have been thinking about visiting (phoning first), for much too long. Thanks Herb!!!

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September 6 - - - Rejoicing over Sinners Repenting

Luke 15:6-7 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

A time of celebration, the shepherd found his sheep. The shepherd calls his friends to celebrate.

In this parable the lost sheep is the sinner. This is in responses to the Pharisees grumbling about Jesus who was welcoming and fellowshipping with tax collectors whom the Pharisees considered to be sinners. What they failed to see was that they also were sinners and that Jesus also came in search of them.

“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth”,

Every time someone comes to Christ by faith the saints in heaven celebrate. - - - How great is this? Heavens eyes are always on the altar of salvation.

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The one sheep that was lost....

Unless I'm mistaken which I sure could be, I think Able was a keeper of sheep. So if he was, than it makes it more interesting that the Jewish people have always been shepherds.

One of our daughters got lost in a zoo and I was frantic! I had told the kids beforehand, if you get lost, find a family and tell them you're lost. She remembered to do that and they took her to a zoo official....who gave her ice cream! She has pleasant memories of this experience!!

I love the fact no blame was put on the lost sheep!!

I'm sure there are many people who visit our church who are hurting and seeking for help,

I hope to notice those that visit and tell them sincerely that it's truly nice meeting them.

Jesus would notice them. He may have led them there. I hope to keep that in mind.

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September 5 - - - The one sheep that was lost.

Luke 15:3-5 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

So with this Jesus begins to teach them using parables, the first being the Lost Sheep

The Jewish people have always been shepherds. Shepherding has always been a great part of their economy. The number of sheep a person owned determined a person’s wealth. So we see in this parable a person with one hundred sheep. A hundred sheep would be a fairly normal size flock for a small farmer. In this parable it speaks of one of the sheep being lost.

This does not seem to be much of a loss. After all he still has ninety-nine. But what did the shepherd do, “The shepherd leaves the ninety-nine to search for the one that is lost.”

Once when my children were very young one of them became separated from us in a store where my wife and I were shopping. Those few minutes that the child was lost we almost panicked. You can’t believe the joy when we found the child. Yes we scolded the child for straying away but we see in this parable no blame is placed on the lost sheep. The emphasis Jesus makes is in the seeking, the finding and in the celebration of joy.

Jesus is showing the Pharisees in this parable that the tax collectors and sinners are the lost sheep and He is showing them the importance of seeking and finding them.

When I look at this I think about those who wonder in and out of our church unnoticed. The single mother, the troubled child, the broken man. I can’t help but think that Jesus would never allow them to be unnoticed.

What do you think?

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This man welcomes sinners....

The first thing that comes to mind is, who else could Jesus welcome!

Thank you for letting me know that you understood what I said. I have a history of not saying or doing something when I wish so bad I would have. But that's past and I have prayed the Lord would help me know what to say if this type of thing happens again. So now I'm letting it go. As I've heard, let go and let God.

I like where you point out there's nothing passive about Jesus!!!! I'm pretty sure you've said that before!! That is encouraging. Since Jesus wasn't passive, I don't have to be. Maybe this will wake me up to saying what I need to say...

If anyone tells you that older people are stuck in their ways and won't listen to the gospel, don't listen to them. My uncle Joe asked Jesus to save him when he was in his 80's. next door neighbor was in her 80's when she asked Jesus into her heart and life. I think there's one more but I don't recall who!

Thank you again Herb!! I appreciate you leaving these messages!!!
I found this interesting.
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September 4 - - - This man welcomes sinners

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying , This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.,

Whenever we set in judgment on a person we are using ourselves as the measuring stick. The Pharisees were upset because Jesus was having fellowship with sinners. In Romans 3:23 it says that we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. You see when we use God as the measuring stick we all fall short.

Jesus not only attracted those who were religious, but also the downcast of Israel. A new crowd altogether, those that were looked down upon by the religious sect. So here we have two different groups of people rubbing shoulders together. The Pharisees considered the tax collectors sinners and unclean, and to associate with them would bring this uncleanness upon them.

Jesus is not only with this group of outcast men but He is fellowshipping with them by sharing a meal. There's nothing passive about what Jesus' was doing. Not only does Jesus go out of His way to receive those whom no one else would receive but Jesus sets down and eats and fellowship with them.

We see a picture of this in Revelation 3:20 were it says, “I stand at the door and knock. If ANYONE hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."

I would like for us together to look at the word ANY0NE in Revelation 3:20 The Rich and the poor, the old and the young, the learned and the unlearned, the word ANYONE means ANYONE.

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emoticon DARLENE I fully understand what your saying. I recall the old saying "if you can't say something good about a person then say nothing". A good rule to live by.

Thanks for your comments and your prayers.

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The pot calling the kettle black...

Thanks for telling us what the Greek word for murmuring means. Just yesterday I was talking with a lady who was at the D.M.V. when my husband and I were there. I like this lady so she and I ended up talking for awhile. She said something about another lady we both know...and it was negative. This was the first time I had seen this lady is 6 or more years. I just sat there and listened.
I wish I had said something such as, it's possible___ had a reason for doing what she did or saying what she said. Or I could have said, I like ___ so let's not talk about her. But I didn't. I think I said that's too bad or that's sad, but whatever I said didn't stop her from continuing.
Murmuring. Not only the one murmuring is responsible but those listening to the murmuring.
I hope to be prepared next time, if this kind of thing happens again. Maybe I will be after reading this and telling you about it.
I'll pray for both ladies!!

I can learn not to listen to murmuring. I'll ask the Lord for words to say if it happens again.

Thanks Herb!!


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