I think I see what you are saying, and I agree. I have been a little too broad sweeping in the rich. I don’t really mean that it’s a sin to be rich. It’s not all that are rich in this world’s material things that I’m against. It’s that so many seem to associate righteousness with this world’s riches. It seems that many are acting like by being righteous, they got rich, so that would make many of the poor think that they are poor because they are not righteous enough.
I have known people who had trouble getting to job because of transportation problems. They may be trying really hard to keep a job. I have known some who have lost their jobs because they had an old car that kept breaking down and making them late, or absent. I can understand that it is not the employer’s job to make transportation arrangement’s for employees. But many of these people (I’ve loaned my car a number of times to different people under different circumstances) know people who act like such fine Christians but treat others like they are just not good enough. I’ve known of people who had several cars who go to church, but wouldn’t give the time of day to a poor person.
This is getting too long. I’m against these preachers who act like- see how rich my God made me. It’s equating their richness to their spirituality. How could people say that their material wealth is connected to how ‘spiritual’ they are, when the Bible teaches so much against this material world? And this does not help poor people at all, because if these are rich because of ‘spirituality’ then that sounds like the poor are poor because they don’t have enough spirituality. And if these rich preacher are so rich because of their God, then who do they account for all the wicked people’s richness?
I apprecitate your interest in and sharing on my posts. Love ya', Steve
Thank you for your comment on my post, and may God bless you also as you continue to spread His message and lift the name of Jesus. Love ya', Steve
Thank you for considering my post. Considering answering your concerns, I felt it would take much time. However, as I copied and pasted passages to study in my today's Bible reading, I believe my latest post is the best answer I can offer to your questions. Love ya', Steve
Thanks for commenting on my post ,"The rule of St Benedict ." Marie
.. it is man who fears rejection for standing up for what they believe..especially if they believe they are prophets
i think that was true of me before the baptism in the Spirit . After the baptism in the Spirit I had the boldness to speak when needed . Marie
Thank you for reading my post. True, we don't always interpret everything the same way. I tried to explain my feelings a little better in an additional comment to my post behind yours. Whether we agree or not, I know that if you didn't care about what I had to say, you wouldn't have gone to the trouble of reading it and commenting. I always read your posts, and most of the time agree with you, but I'm not always sure if what I agreeing with is what you meant, and I'm not always sure I understand what your based on. But I know that you care enough about me to read, and I care very much about you. When I typically sign off 'Love ya', that could sound like a patronizing habit, but as best I understand, I do believe I love you. Steve
Christ will be all thats needed to heal, what we did not know
And I say many thanks to you . I needed to hear this . Marie
Thank you for adding me. I hope you're doing well. Have a great weekend!
Are the travelers aware of your need to leave after two days? If they're not, why arent they? Would some not show up, if they knew you'd be leaving them after two days? If that's what you feel, than you arent giving them all the info they should have for them to make their best decision. Best to tell the whole truth, then everyone feels good about the choice they make..
Hi LULU, the travellers are going to be here Friday , Saturday and Sunday they are leaving . What I want to do is leave early Sunday morning . They are all leaving after an elaborate brunch with friends and relatives . They do not need us . hee hee