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12/21/2008 ~ Planted in God?


... in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted
by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit ... ~ Psalm 1:1-6

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Do you pOssess value or wOrthiness?
~ We live in a Godless world of spiritual deserts.
Congress will not help us achieve justice and morality.
Are country does not bear fruit to the glory of God.
Do you wish to be a TREE ROOTED in and for GOD?

... "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ..."
~ Matthew 5:2-11


A person blessed is one who thanks God for the hope of eternal life
~ no matter their circumstance.

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." ~ Exodus 20:16
             └─> Today liars are the norm.

... "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not
bear false witness," "You shall not covet," ... ~ Romans 13:9

                            └─> The man who walks in these is blessed.

GODíS WORD IS BLESSED

He gave us what we need to know.
/ | \                         
Do you DELIGHT in the Lordís righteousness?
What is the Lordís position on:

                                    ● Divorce?
● Marriage?
● Homosexuality?
... unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10


Do we choose the Lordís way or manís way?
Do you agree with the purity of God?
~ Obeying Him blesses future generations.

... Go up, you baldhead!" So he turned around and looked at them, and
pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. ... ~ 2nd Kings 2:23-25


Consensus of the youth is to rebel against authority.
Does society mock the followers of Jehovah?

Will it be well when He searches you out?
Or can you mock Him as one mocks a man? ~ Job 13:9


... God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. ...
~ Galatians 6:7-8


Although the truth has been delivered to all ...
Todayís world makes it fashionable to steal, lie, and to commit adultery.
Our society has caved in to the immoral.
Where is our nobility?

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in ... ~ Psalm 1:1


1. Walk with Sinners
2. Not Stand Against Sinners
3. Sits with Sinners
↑ Renders you unfruitful ↑

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:11


Television: Walking, one pauses to stand and then sits to watch.

Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits."
~ 1st Corinthians 15:33


Do not stand or go where sinners gather.

... to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, ...
~ 2nd Peter 1:5-7


We need to work on perseverance
- for this is where we are fruitful for God.
~ Steadfast Examples.  

... brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; ...
~ Psalm 1:3


For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish. ~ Psalm 1:6


Planted in the Laws of God?
                                    ● Do we trust God?
● Can we trust ourselves?

OBEY = FRUITFUL

Think about God daily Ė plant seeds.
His blessing will be in you.
                                                  └─> Integrity.

... like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden;
and it grew and became a large tree, ... ~ Luke 13:18-19


... "Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted."
~ Matthew 15:13


Follow God's word and you will be blessed.

... neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters,
but God who gives the increase. ~ 1st Corinthians 3:4-7




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Stand up against the works of Satan.
Prosperity or poverty, God will allow you to endure.

Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your
heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, ... ~ Psalm 37:4-6


Nobility is found in trusting Him.
GROW IN SUBMISSION TO HIS GOOD WORD
AND PEACE WILL ABOUND.




 

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