Ozark Christian Living

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The Hindsight of Foresight

February 18

 "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."  Proverbs 16:25






"... forsaking this Mirror will, without question, beget an eternal misfortune."









Has it ever occurred to you that the only person whom we never knowingly deceive is ourselves.  We are convinced we are right in any given matter or else we would change, would we not?  Pride may blind and influence our reason, but the perception always seems right.  In regard to the present, future, and eternal; all things "seemeth" just fine; and from the Garden to now, man left to himself, has consistently misjudged himself.  Born in sin, we are selfish, subjective, and biased; thus only a sinless, selfless, objective, and candid SAVIOR can help.  When we at once glance into the Word of GOD, our perception has the opportunity to be forever changed.  HIS Word is held as a Mirror, allowing us to view our present and past; and if embraced, the Mirror becomes a Gospel Glass magnifying our vision into the future and eternal.  If rejected though, the Mirror is removed, and a man is returned to his fallen and delusional state of perception.  Hindsight is only 20\20 if we are honest at the Mirror!  I question whether breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck, but forsaking this Mirror will, without question, beget an eternal misfortune.  "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of CHRIST, WHO is the image of GOD, should shine unto them."

Christian, are you faithfully holding forth the Mirror of life?  "For we are unto GOD a sweet savour of CHRIST, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. ..."  The willfully gullible will one day unwittingly arrive at the House of Mirrors only to be turned away unto the house of horrors (cf. Revelation 20:11-15).  Those who choose "a way", by default loose "the Way", and though it "seemeth right" to them, it ends in the "ways of death".

"I am the Way, ... no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by ME."

For Love of Country
William Penn (1644-1718)
(Founder of Pennsylvania)
"Make and establish such laws as shall best preserve true Christian and civil liberty, in all opposition to all unchristian ... practices.  I eyed the LORD in obtaining it and more was I drawn inward to look to HIM, and owe it to HIS hand and power than to any other way.  I have so obtained it, and desire to keep it that I may not be unworthy of HIS love.  GOD that has given it to me through many difficulties, will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation."

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