Sunday, December 5, 2021

ENDING the PREOCCUPATION with SELF

 

Psalm 119:37

King James Version

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; 

and quicken thou me in thy way.


Enough with self.

What one thinks.

Who one is.

How one looks.

What one wants.

How many people like you.

How accomplished you are.

All that matters is GOD now.

King Solomon knew it.

Ecclesiastes 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The words of the Preacher, 

the son of David, 

king in Jerusalem.

2 Vanity of vanities, 

saith the Preacher, 

vanity of vanities; 

all is vanity.


John the Baptist knew it.

John 3:30

King James Version

30 He must increase, 

but I must decrease.


Above all, the LORD JESUS knew it.

John 12:49-50

King James Version

49 For I have not spoken of myself; 

but the Father which sent me, 

he gave me a commandment, 

what I should say, 

and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: 

whatsoever I speak therefore, 

even as the Father said unto me, 

so I speak.


GOD is ALL that MATTERS.

Self, is as nothing.

Our life is but a vapor.

James 4:14

King James Version

14 Whereas ye know not 

what shall be on the morrow. 

For what is your life? 

It is even a vapour, 

that appeareth for a little time, 

and then vanisheth away.


Only JESUS could give you the peace, and happiness, you seek.

His WORD is the ONLY TRUE SUBSTANCE.

Without which, we're all automatons.

Engrossed with self.

With fame, fortune, face.

Creating envy, pride, greed, malice, competition among people.

Even murderous rage, in others.

What a fruitless exercise.

So very unworthy of GOD, the FATHER.

Sez who that God cares how you look?

Or how much you have?

Or how accomplished you are?

Or how important you are in the world?

That doesn't matter to God.

He only cares you SEEK Him.

Psalm 14:2

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven 

upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any 

that did understand, 

and seek God.


That you BELIEVE in His Son.

Matthew 17:5

King James Version

5 While he yet spake, 

behold, 

a bright cloud overshadowed them: 

and behold a voice out of the cloud, 

which said, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased; 

hear ye him.


That you LOVE each other.

John 13:34

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; 

as I have loved you

that ye also love one another.


Only GOD loves us, the way we are.

Why else the perpetual mercy?

Why the constant love?

Why the never-ending forgiveness?

Why the legendary patience?

He did create us, in THEIR OWN IMAGE.

Genesis 1:26

King James Version

26 And God said, 

Let us make man in our image, 

after our likeness

and let them have dominion 

over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air, 

and over the cattle, 

and over all the earth, 

and over every creeping thing 

that creepeth upon the earth.


And that was that.

Genesis 1:27

King James Version

27 So God created man in his own image, 

in the image of God created he him; 

male and female created he them.


So, why are you trying to fix your face?

Why are you trying to fix your gender?

Why do you try to outdo each other?

Why are you not content with self?

Why do you modify what God gave you?

Can GOD make mistakes?

Stop feeding the ego.

It will never be fed enough.

Egos belong to the enemy of CHRIST.

That's why he fell.

You belong to GOD, don't you?

It's time to make a stand.

NOW.


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Updated 26 January 2022

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