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Lamentations 4:16

The anger of YHWH
hath divided them;
he will no more regard them:
they respected not
the persons of the priests,
they favoured not the elders.

As one who watches daily and one who observes much, I see division more and more.  It grieves my heart to witness all the fighting amongst YHWH’s followers.  It grieves my heart to witness such disrespect towards messengers of His Holy Word.  It grieves my heart to watch ego and pride push forward and humility and grace be shoved to the back. It grieves my heart to view those trying to be teachers denying the Word while being shown an error in their teaching.  It grieves my heart to watch those who utilize scripture in love be sworn at and attacked by “Christians”.  It grieves my heart greatly when I witness a humble heart being beaten down by the unlearned.  And what grieves me ever so much, is witnessing those who get the spark in their hearts for YHWH and then run to and fro.  Those who carouse on social networks looking for friends and just agreeing with just everyone.  For if they disagree, they  may lose their new friends or following.  To those, my heart gives a heavy sigh.  For the lukewarmness is a death.  It is better to be hot or cold.  Deny hardheartedly or seek the truth hardheartedly.  It is better to be either, than to be lukewarm.

Revelation 3:16
So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

For those with a humble heart, who are pure in their seeking and wise in their responses, this is not for you.

What is for you, however, is a gratitude.  It is the gift of seeing those whose heart is pure and seeking the path.  It is the gift of witnessing struggles and strife with a softened yet strong heart instead of a cursing tongue.  It is the gift of honesty and joyfulness.  Like a Grandmother watching her grandchild learning to walk.  First those baby steps come with struggles. Those wide arms of love reach out to those outstretched little hands saying, you can do it!  Then as time goes by, the joy of watching them run independently in excitement.  For they have learned how to now be free.  Independent in a way known only to the child at the moment.  Such joy it is!  For we all start in the same place…learning to take baby steps. Learning to walk…and learning to run towards their freedom!  How many will ever understand that Scripture IS Freedom!!! For you who do, my heart smiles.

Proverbs 9:8-9
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee:
rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

No one is good but One.  But we can certainly try to attain goodness by being faithful and following the commandments.  Know His Name and Love.  Yes, love can come in ways that society will claim as foul.  However, that is societies claim.  For offense is taken by ego and pride while wisdom can be gained by shoving those bad boys aside!  Yet rebelling against the Word of YHWH is what is truly foul.

Would it not be nice to actually trust the words of man?  It is something our ancestors took pretty seriously.  A man was his word.  If he did not keep it, he was a fool not to be trusted.  Yet today, it seems the world is filled with fools who can not keep their word even 5 minutes after they gave it.  Many of our ancestors listened, paid close attention and worked exceedingly hard to gain character and trust.  Yet today, in all our wisdom, we choose not to listen.  Choose to answer a matter before fully understood and claim we know it all.  Yes, instead we scream foul at the teachers who have served long hours, days, years through their own learning and findings.  Yes, we know better than they who took up their crosses and have been beaten again and again by we ignorant fools calling them the foolish ones.  The stone casters we can be.  It seems we all are politicians!!!  Yet, are we without sin?  I dare a single one of us to say yes.

Psalm 94:8
Understand, ye brutish among the people:
and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

It grieves my heart to see so many cry how much they want to learn, how they want to understand scripture, yet slap scripture clear across the face and snarl at it rather than look at it with pure eyes and a wonder of what is the lesson that I must learn?

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction,
that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end

So, I ask….”What does scripture say about grief?”
If you know not the answer, may I suggest you go look it up.



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