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August 29

"Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of GOD is not bound."   2 Timothy 2:9

"… the assault on truth takes its toll, while an eager world cheers its defeat."


One of the clearest evidences of sin’s insanity is the outright eagerness all around us to call good bad, and bad, good.  “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil …”.  To say that we live in confusing times doesn’t do justice to the depth of depravity coming out of every closet, seeking to be justified.  “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light …” Ungodly men under the indictment of an all righteous GOD have consistently chosen the course of denial down through history.  When Eve wanted to justify her sin, it was that evil serpent’s fault; when Adam was cornered, it was not his bad, but GOD’S for “the woman WHOM THOU gavest to be with me”.  When Abraham sinned with Sarah’s handmaid Hagar, they justified it.  When Jacob lied to his father Isaac, he justified it.  When Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, they justified it.  When Moses missed out on the promise land for his anger, he justified it.  When the riotous mob before Pilate’s praetorian screamed for the blood of their MESSIAH, they justified it.  When the Romans arrested, and eventually beheaded the greatest evangelist the world has ever known, they justified it … and this same genetic trait can easily be traced right down to us today.  There is enough spent each year litigating man’s unwillingness to be truthful, to assuage the national debt; and yet man holds tenaciously to his grip of self justification!  “… for truth has fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”  We thrive it seems, on lying to ourselves regarding evil and its consequences; and with each lie, the assault on truth takes its toll while a jeering world cheers its retreat.  Praise be to GOD, and in spite of all this, there is a thin bloodline of truth suspended over the chasm of Hell to escape all this.

“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer … shall be blessed”.  All who come to Liberty’s Law with their warrants of sin, and handcuffs of assumption, will find the tables turned, and that which they came to bind, will turn out to be their Judge to sentence.

“The SPIRIT of the LORD GOD is upon ME; because the LORD hath anointed ME to preach good tidings to the meek; HE hath sent ME to bind …” 

For Love of Country
 James Abram Garfield  (1831-1881)
(20th President of the United States)
"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.  If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature ..."

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