OYB February 28

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Today´s reading:
OT: Leviticus 22:17-33, Leviticus 23:1-44
NT: Mark 9:30-50, Mark 10:1-12
Ps: Psalm 44:1-8
Pr: Proverbs 10:19

Today´s notable verse:

When words are many, sin is not absent,
but he who holds his tongue is wise.

Proverbs 10:19 (NIV)

Have you ever noticed that when we have a guilty conscience about something, we are compelled to talk about it? Whatever it was that induced the guilty conscience, whether we try to rationalize it, marginalize it, seek confirmation that it wasn't wrong, or confess it - we seem compelled to talk. I wonder if this proverb alludes to the same thing? I like the second half, and think it wise advice at any time. Being slow to speak (James 1:19) often reaps dividends.

The One Year Bible Blog asks:

Comments from You & Question of the Day - Based on Psalm 44:3 above - as you look back on your life and at the good things that have happened to you, do you think that these things occurred because of your own power or work alone? Or, do you think it is possible that God's hand was blessing your life through all of those good things - even if maybe you did not notice God was there at the time?

I know that God is at the root of everything I've accomplished in my life. Whether orchestrated directly by God, or simply a result of making use of the skills and abilities God has given me, He is the reason for any success I've had. I have no "power" of my own, but only the power of God working through me. In the words of Paul:

7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

II Corinthians 12:7-10 (NIV)

I try to make this attitude my own - and I'll be the first to admit that to do so isn't easy! But considering that pride may be one of the most foundational of all sins, understanding the principle of this passage is one of the most empowering in all of Scripture. When we learn this kind of humility, we truly allow the full power of God to work through us.

To delight in one's weaknesses might cause some to infer a lack of self-esteem in such a person - and they would be right! However, when one esteems oneself less in order to esteem God more highly, such lack of self-esteem is proper, good, and incredibly empowering. May I more and more become that kind of person!


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  1. They share Chris (8 years old) says:

    1Austrian Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis yet people have (mental) health problems because of their disfavor, illustrating the preditory purpose of this discipline, this individual.
    These people.
    Of course Hitler was Austrian. Glock, maker of the semi-automatic gun favored by the most ruthless of black street gangs, the Bloods and the Crips, is Austrian.
    RedBull Energy drink, Buwdeiser both Austrian.

    The Holocaust was foreshadowing, yet another example of the Jews sacrificing to help the disfavored::::
    1. 1492 exodus from Spain.
    2. Spread throughout Europe as clue to heathen Christians worshipping a false god.
    3. “Quasi-Holocaust claim” contradicting boss.
    The Apocalypse (or an Apocalyptic event) will be initiated by an Austrian. When the national referendum to allow foreign-born individuals to run for president is introduced I recommend you DEFY and vote NO!! In the years prior to this vote the gods will send POWERFUL clues suggesting the IMPORTANCE OF DEFIANCE.

    It will be the Koreans. There may not even be any invasion:::They gods will scapegoat them telepathically.
    Black people like the ones who terrorized Korean businesses during the 1992 riots in California will be executed. I have personal reinforcing evidence.
    This time the holocaust will be black.

    Italy’s boot is a clue showing the god’s intent with the Romans.
    Oshkosh. Oshkosh is a clue just as Lake Michigan and Green Bay are clues::::
    Oshkosh is the ejaculate clue:::Life springs forth from this city.
    Expect your traditional Second Coming of Christ to come from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Consistant with the possibility of matrilinial lineage it may be the mother’s family from the Lake Winnebago area fulfilling some “Manifest Destiny” bullshit theater::::You see Manifest Destiny all around you (corporate). Expect the white man’s god’s prophecy to be fulfilled.

    1. Corporate sourcing violently punished::::
    They suggest the whole “sourcing” era, where it is positioned that their brain-less clones obtained product from China and other Asian countries for the lowest possible price, will be punished violently if the gods elect to employ the “Chinese invasion” script.
    One of the reasons it was so important to get out before 1980 or before the end of each 20-year war-revelry cycle (1960, 1980, 2000, 2020, etc).

    2. Deception of Southern rednecks to blame for Republican control:::::
    Republicans, party of preditory disfavored, keep guns available. Easy gun availablility is an “open door” for the gods, a tool used to prey on the disfavored.
    Republicans, party of preditory disfavored, gave you the Clinton impeachment theater 1998.
    Republican loyalty is why noone cares that rednecks are set up for the slaughter.

    The Simpsons offered many clues to the disfavored, not the least of which the frequent references to “pack/mob mentality”.

    ANYTIME you feel “peaked”, experience craving or ANY thought disturbance where you want or like something irrationally (ex:::Halloween) IT IS THEM TRYING TO HURT YOU!!!!!! “MAgic” is used EXCLUSIVELY to hurt the disfavor:::The fuel of disfunction::::::addiction, homosexuality, crack babies.

    This isn?t about reals and clones. This is about the brains and the brain-less.
    This is the key which unlocks the god?s puzzle.

    Kosher is a favor bestowed upon the Jews. The South eats LOTS of pork and there is a oyster bar on every corner.
    It’s kinda like liquor stores in the ghetto. This is the kind of irony the gods laugh about.

    gods got rid of the retarded woman who lived across the street, prior to the fall of 2006 so your handiwork wouldn’t stare you in the face while there was so much attention.
    gods took similar evansive manuvers w/ bi-racial.

    Bill Clinton wasn’t impeached because he lied.
    Bill Clinton wasn’t impeached because he was orally copulated.
    Bill Clinton was impeached because it was 1998.

    Women are the favored gender:::Those who understand what it means to be a woman are already halfway there.
    The purpose of the masculinization of women of the last 40 years was to pave the way for The End.

    HOW TO PRAY:::1. I’m sorry for what I’ve done wrong. 2. I don’t want to sccumb to temptation and make any more mistakes. 3. I want to fix my problems. 4. Please don’t hurt me.

    We will ALL be held to the responsibilities entrusted to us, no matter what temptations contradict this.

    If you don’t do the right thing you’re going to do the wrong thing, and the right thing to do is to ACTIVELY fix your problems and pursue the favor of the gods.
    If you’re not working hard to fix your problems, if you don’t creatively work to get the hell off Earth then you will be consumed by it, by the reverse positioning-institutions they instilled as temptations::::popular culture, democracy, materialism.

    American space tourist returned after 13 days in space::::”The first thing he noticed about Earth is?the smell.” They don’t want people coming back. They WILL do things like this:::It’s intent is to prevent people from returning, either for favorite expeiences, sports, etc. and proof my Situation had to fail:::It woud have commanded much attention from the other planets.