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May 31

"Two things have I required of THEE; deny me them not before I die:"   Proverbs 30:7

"... how many neglect to beseech for what they require."

 

 

 

 

The LORD is pleased when we come to HIM with desire, or even to inquire; but how many neglect to beseech for what they require.  "HE hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy GOD?"  While GOD commands much of us once we are HIS by new birth, the one dead in sin requires but two things if he is to live.

A) Honesty: "Remove far from me vanity and lies: ..." Our propensity to lie to GOD can be traced as far back as our Genesis "the man said, The woman whom THOU gavest to be with me, ... the woman said, The serpent beguiled me,". ... but what nobody said was: "I disobeyed, I sinned!"  If anyone is ever saved, it is because somebody has become honest enough to admit to GOD they are a liar at heart and the son of it.  "Ye are of your father the devil ... When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

B) Contentment: "give me neither poverty nor riches; ..."  This is indeed a rare quality; for the friction of constantly grasping at all things is lubricated only by the oil it consists of, and short-lived at best.  "Remember Lot's wife."  Salty pillars fare well in flame, and spare the undertaker his embalming fluid; but are entirely unfit for the kingdom of GOD.

We can and will exist eternally, but to live eternally as HIS in Heaven, we must have these two requirements from HIM before we die.  Would to GOD that men would visit 'Jacob's ladder' before it is too late.  There to go desperate for blessing, and come away with a new name indicative of a new nature ... and exhibiting the gimp of the GOD fearing to prove it.

"And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name."


For Love of Country
Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)
(23rd President of the United States)
"It is a great comfort to trust GOD - even if HIS providence is unfavorable.  Prayer steadies one, when he is walking in slippery places - even if things asked for are not given."


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