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8-31-2017  Are You Double-Hearted?

David said: “Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak” (Psalm 12:1-2 NKJV). In this day of “political correctness,” right-words are shouted down and right-actions are condemned. The “godly” and “faithful” may resort to idle speech and flattery “with his neighbor,” hiding within his heart the knowledge of what’s right and the fact he is wrong. This “double heart” is one of sin, guilt, and misery. Christians should pray: “Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts” (Psalm 28:3 NKJV). “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so” (Psalm 107:2 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#faithful, #godly

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6-11-2015 Are You Double-Hearted?

David said: “Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak” (Psalm 12:1-2 NKJV). In this day of “political correctness,” right-words are shouted down and right-actions are condemned. The “godly” and “faithful” may resort to idle speech and flattery “with his neighbor,” hiding within his heart the knowledge of what’s right and the fact he is wrong. This “double heart” is one of sin, guilt, and misery. Christians should pray: “Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts” (Psalm 28:3 NKJV). “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so” (Psalm 107:2 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#faithful, #flattery, #godly, #idle-speech, #political-correctness

Legacy and The Female

     If you could be known for anything—what would you desire to be remembered for? Would you like to be known as a philanthropist? Would you like to be known as a caring and loving person? Are you already known as one who has more interest in your family than anything else? Would you like to be known for being good, frugal, and virtuous?

Ladies, if you have any godly wisdom here is what you will be known for: you will be known for one who loves and is devoted to the Lord; one who loves and is devoted to your husband (if married); as one who loves and is devoted to the children. All this in that order! As a wife your desire is to not only save your own soul (Philippians 2:12), but the soul of your husband (1 Peter 3:1-6). As a mother you are one who is insistent on the children learning the Lord’s way and not the way of activities others in this world engage. As a Christian, you should be known as a godly woman the Lord could count on to serve Him in His church. If you love the Lord you will be known for all this. RT

 

#female, #godly, #legacy

Kids First, Marriage Later — If Ever

From NPR, comes the above article heading.

The beginning of the article http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128265730 states:

Quote: “Federal data from 2007 says 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, a trend experts say is especially common in middle-class America. In one St. Louis community, the notion of getting married and having children — in that order — seems quaint.”

The woman in this story (Colleen Segbers) confesses that she didn’t mean to get pregnant six years ago with her daughter, Gwen.

She states:

“It was an afternoon of Budweiser beer and the hot sun,” she laughs. “It happened. It was OK.”

Brethren, it’s no laughing matter. When 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, there is something terribly awry with that statistic. As members of the Lord’s church, we need to be stressing the importance of the institution of marriage, training our young men and women about the responsibility of bringing children into the world under the guidance of godly parents which make up the home.

Note the reason why the couple mentioned in this article finally married:

“After her daughter was born, Segbers did marry Gwen’s father. She loves her husband, she says, but they didn’t get married because they had a baby together or even because they were in love. They did it so she could have insurance.”

They only went through a ceremony was because she could have insurance. Is that a viable reason to get married?

No wonder immorality is rampant in our country today. May God help us to teach our young people the moral principles found in God’s word.

#article, #awry, #beer, #children, #godly, #heading, #institution, #marriage, #parents, #responsibility, #sun, #training

Who I Miss Most?

This is an easy question to answer – my grandmother. She’s been gone from this life since the summer of 1989, but her godly influence still speaks to me in my mind and spirit today (Hebrews 11:4).

Thank you Lord for godly women, in Jesus’ name, Amen!

#godly, #grandmother, #influence, #life, #live, #mind, #spirit, #summer

Preparing for Your Own Godly Home

Am listening to Bro. Mike Bonner’s presentation of how to prepare and have godly homes. It’s one of the best presentations I’ve heard in a long time, and heartily recommend you listen to it, if you haven’t already done so.

http://swcofc.org/lectureship/2009-lectureship-honoring-christ-calling-for-godly-homes/

#biblical, #godly, #home, #preparation, #presentation, #principle

The secret of a good family life? Ron, S…

The secret of a good family life? Ron, Stephen, Laura and Joy have pretty well nailed everything down regarding a godly family life. The only thing I might add, is the concept of being a godly role model for our children. Children are going to model their lives after someone. It’s better for them to have godly parents and grandparents as role models, than Elvis, Britney Spears, or Madonna.

My parents and grandparents were my role models. They were godly people who took me to church when I was just a baby. Both my parents and grandparents were involved in the work of the church. They provided me with an example of how married folks should work together as a team. They were role models for morality, teaching me not to lie, cheat, or steal from my fellowman.

My grandmother read her Bible every day, and we often discussed its contents. She would tell me that the Bible has the answer to all of life’s problems, and so it does.

The bottom line is this: Children need (and want) someone to be their role model. What better persons could there be as role models, than parents and grandparents? (cf. Genesis 18:16-19; 2 Timothy 1:1-5; 2 Timothy 3:14-15).

#bible, #church, #example, #godly, #grandparent, #parent, #role-model, #team