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God’s Word For Today, 4-28-17 CHOOSE LIFE!

CHOOSE LIFE!

‘ . . . I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days:  (Deut 30:19-20)

Make the RIGHT choice!

Place your trust in God; let God direct your life.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the  LORD, and depart from evil.  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.'(Prov 3:5-8)

Choose the right path and go in that direction; follow Jesus who will show you the way to go.

Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  (John 14:6)

‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  (Mt 7:13-14)

Believe in Jesus and Live! 

‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (John 3:16)

Obey God’s Word and be blessed!

 Jesus said,

‘If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. . . he will guide you into all truth . . and he will show you things to come.’   (John 14:15-17; 16:13)

I pray that you have already made the RIGHT CHOICE to FOLLOW JESUS .  If you haven’t done so, DO SO TODAY.

 ‘Now is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.’   (2 Cor 6:2)

GOD BLESS YOU!!!

NEW ON TAB BAR- SHOFAR eBook

You can find my eBook posted  from July 21, 2012 to Dec. 28, 2012 in the Side Bar CategorySounding the Shofar eBook and Related Posts.  But you will have to read backwards since it is in descending order.  OR you can follow the chapter links posted on SHOFAR EBOOK on the TAB BAR.   (As of 7-16-13 I have started and will be adding all of the chapter links.)

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https://heulu.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/sounding-the-shofar-a-recap-2/  Posted 7-14-13  The reasons for my blog and eBook.

https://heulu.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/sounding-the-shofar-exhortations-for-the-end-times/  Introduction to the eBook.

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF ‘SOUNDING THE SHOFAR’ eBook

  • INTRODUCTION- Why I wrote the eBook and its purpose.
  • Chapter 1 God Is Faithful- God loves us and desires fellowship with us.
  • Chapter 2 Pleasing God- We please God by loving Him, loving His Word and obeying Him.  And He blesses us.
  • Chapter 3  The Power of God’s Word- God reveals Himself to us through His Word which builds our faith; the importance of the Word of God
  • Chapter 4  David, A Man After God’s Heart
  • Chapter 5 Worship and Praise
  • Chapter 6 Kingdom of God Mysteries
  • Chapter 7  Watchmen on the Wall
  • Chapter 8 The World and Church Today
  • Chapter 9  How God Feels About Us
  • Chapter 10 Choosing to Please God
  • Chapter 11 Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done
  • About the Author (Read my ‘Home’ and ‘About’ in top bar)

SEE TAB BAR-  SHOFAR EBOOK

SOUNDING THE SHOFAR- Exhortations for the End Times

This post was written July 20, 2012 and has been edited, mainly to add links.  I have learned a few things about blogging- about links, and how the Tab bar and Side bar work since being a newbie a year ago.

My eBook-

Sounding the Shofar- Exhortations for the End Times

(Original post 7-20-12; edited 6-25-13)

I published an eBook, Sounding the Shofar-Exhortations for the End Times in early 2012.  I plan to post excerpts from the eBook under the Category, ‘Sounding the Shofar eBook and Related Posts’, the reason being that I know of folks who can’t buy it, or don’t want to pay amazon.com $3.39 for an electronic book.  I originally wanted to publish a FREE eBook, but I didn’t have any experience with self publishing. Trafford Publishing Company helped me through the whole process at a reasonable cost.  Now that I know how to blog, I can make my book available to anyone who visits my blog site!  And that should be no problem since I own the copyright.

If you would like to read a description and chapter preview, you can do so in the sidebar BLOGROLL- Sounding the Shofar eBook.  The Table of Contents is in this post-https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/sts-ebook-table-of-contentschapter-3-gods-word/

I will start by posting the Introduction and Chapter 1 about why I wrote the ebook and the faithfulness of God and having a relationship with Him.  Some Filipino pastors and teachers are using copies of my manuscript for teaching, for sermons, and for radio ministry especially because I have used many Bible scriptures in the chapters.  And if you so desire, you too,  can also use any or all portions of the eBook, without my permission.

I am almost done with writing another book, Sounding the Shofar- The Enemy in Our Midstwhich is about the reality of Satan, his devices and strategies, and how to resist him.  Every believer in Christ needs to learn what the Word of God says about our common adversary!  This book won’t be published, but instead will be posted on my blog site. The first chapter will have my personal testimony of how I became a believer in Jesus Christ.  LOOK IN ARCHIVES- JAN 2013 for posts on DECEPTION and APOSTASY.

There is also a Facebook Group called Sounding the Shofar.

Thank you for viewing my blog site!

Visit the Facebook Group!
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How to Know Right From Wrong

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I believe that the often heard expression, ‘knowing right from wrong’ is an incorrect manner of speech, a misnomer.  The only way to know the right things to do is to have been taught and shown the right way, not the wrong way.  In today’s society, many children and youth cannot know or practice what is right when they have mostly known wrong behavior or they have not been taught or trained in correct behavior.  Adults can be included, too because many adults are self-serving, dishonest, greedy and motivated by their own interests, and this cuts through all socio-economic levels.

But how can youngsters and youth who live in homes with profanity, disrespect for people and property, bad manners, alcoholism, drugs, violence, sexual promiscuity, or other disorders and dysfunctions, etc. really be expected not to behave otherwise in society, if that is all they’ve known?  Stealing, bullying, rudeness, deviant behavior, and violence seems to be in their nature.  In the news I read about a parent and young adult son arrested for fighting and ganging up on some unfortunate soul for what they perceived to be a slight offense against them.  I also read about a father-son team caught in a drug bust, doing drugs and peddling drugs together.

When I was doing  research for my master’s thesis about the implications for curriculum design based on early prosocial development, I read studies made on the backgrounds of incarcerated felons.  One outstanding common factor in their lives was that they frequently grew up in home environments which did not foster positive self esteem or support their prosocial development.  They did not learn about respect and responsibility; they did not learn about the virtues of honesty and common courtesy; they had no manners and acquired no social graces.

If children from a young age through the age of accountability are not given proper training in character development and social skills training, their behavior will be reflected in their youth and adult life.  Society will either benefit from their proper upbringing or could be burdened by the costs for their rehabilitation and incarceration.

THE RIGHT WAY

Proverbs 22:6 says,

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  

This verse says a lot about training children in righteous living according to God’s standards.  Well mannered and respectful children who have received training from their parents, as well as other good role models, including Sunday School teachers during their formative years of development, are likely to be righteous adults who can make a contribution to society.  I like the King James Version of this verse because it uses the word, ‘Train’.

The New International Version says,

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” 

Giving children ‘a good start’ surely sounds like good advice and is commendable, but it is nebulous.  How do you give a child a ‘good start’?  A child born into affluence may have a head start in his educational career and the means to reach his aspirations to succeed in the corporate world.  If this is the right way and includes learning honesty and kindness to others and good work ethics, that would be great!  But what exactly what does “Start children off on the way they should go” mean?  And “on the way” to WHERE?

So the words “Train up a child in the way he should go” is much more SPECIFIC which involves not only ‘teaching’ with words,  but also TRAINING by teaching AND demonstration, WITH repetition in correct behavior by good role models.  The verse in Proverbs 22:6 is about training ‘in the way’ which is God’s Way as Jesus taught and demonstrated for us by providing many Biblical examples and by the way Jesus Himself lived His life.  Jesus said:

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. . .”   (John 14:6)

Jesus is our example, our role model, even as Christian parents are the role models for their children.  God’s Way is the right way, the only way and by His Biblical standards which are the guidelines for us to live by.  True believers in Christ do not compromise or follow the  standards of the world when they are contrary to God’s Word.  Man’s way or the world’s way of thinking is to “do what is right in one’s own eyes”.  (Judges 17:6; 21:25)

BUT the Bible way is to love God and love His Word and obey it; it is to love good and to hate evil, to love what God loves and hate what He hates.  To know right, one must be taught and shown the right way of doing things.  We do not “know right from wrong”, but we know what is wrong from knowing what is right.  This is what the problem is for many in the world today– they don’t know what is right.  Right or wrong is all the same to them and many behave as though they do not “know right from wrong”.  Evil has become good and what is good is now evil (Isa 5:20).  The world needs Jesus to show them THE WAY.  Without Jesus, multitudes will continue the broad way that leads to destruction:

 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  (Mt 7:13-14)

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.  (Proverbs 14:12)

Related Reading:

These posts are from my eBook, Sounding the Shofar- Exhortations for the End Times.  CHAPTER 2, PLEASING GOD- LOVE GOD, LOVE HIS WORD AND OBEY HIM

https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/sts-ebook-chapter-2-pleasing-god/

https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/measuring-prosperity-and-success-sts-ebook-chapter-2-pleasing-god-cont/

God So Loved the World- Blog Update

To all Shofar viewers of God’s Enduring Love and ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets’, all 78 visitor countries and recent new countries: Colombia, Algeria, Qatar, Serbia, Somalia and Panama-

GREETINGS in the name of Jesus Christ, who is LORD of all, and is EMMANUEL- God with us!  We love you and God loves you! ♥ ♥ ♥

This is a message from Jesus to us:

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.             (John 14:1-7)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. . . (John 14:27-28a)

Jesus intercedes for you and I as He spoke to His Father when his work on earth was done:

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. . .and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  (John 17:20-21, 23b)

Jesus came to seek and save the lost.  (Luke 19:10)

God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”                (2 Pet 3:9b)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  (John 3:16-18)

My eBook- Sounding the Shofar

(Original post 7-20-12; edited 6-25-13)

I published an eBook, Sounding the Shofar-Exhortations for the End Times in early 2012.  I plan to post excerpts from the eBook under the Category, ‘Sounding the Shofar eBook and Related Posts’, the reason being that I know of folks who can’t buy it, or don’t want to pay amazon.com $3.39 for an electronic book.  I originally wanted to publish a FREE eBook, but I didn’t have any experience with self publishing. Trafford Publishing Company helped me through the whole process at a reasonable cost.  Now that I know how to blog, I can make my book available to anyone who visits my blog site!  And that should be no problem since I own the copyright.

If you would like to read a description and chapter preview, you can do so in the sidebar BLOGROLL- Sounding the Shofar eBook.  The Table of Contents is in this post-https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/sts-ebook-table-of-contentschapter-3-gods-word/

I will start by posting the Introduction and Chapter 1 about why I wrote the ebook and the faithfulness of God and having a relationship with Him.  Some Filipino pastors and teachers are using copies of my manuscript for teaching, for sermons, and for radio ministry especially because I have used many Bible scriptures in the chapters.  And if you so desire, you too,  can also use any or all portions of the eBook, without my permission.

I am almost done with writing another book, Sounding the Shofar- The Enemy in Our Midst which is about the reality of Satan, his devices and strategies, and how to resist him.  Every believer in Christ needs to learn what the Word of God says about our common adversary!  This book won’t be published, but instead will be posted on my blog site. The first chapter will have my personal testimony of how I became a believer in Jesus Christ.

There is also a Facebook Group by the name  Sounding the Shofar.

Thank you for viewing my blog site!