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Go to the ant, O sluggard

There are thirty-one chapters of proverbs and today is the 6th of November, have you read today’s chapter from your Bible?

Be encouraged to start your morning or at the very least, sometime that day, to read a chapter of proverbs dedicated to that day.

How does today’s chapter speak to you?

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,19 A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

  1. Pride
  2. Lying
  3. Murder
  4. Deceit
  5. Perversion
  6. Gossip
  7. Evil

Temptation is constantly crouching at the doors of our hearts ready to devour us, and many… sadly… are being devoured right before our eyes; I can’t think of a worse experience to pain endured than watching who you love reject their salvation; choosing rather to be consumed by six elements of hate, until finally converted to an abomination of evil that infested their soul for the devil’s household.

When the apostle Paul said, “…I die daily” (1 Corith 15:31) would have liked to have thought that that is what he meant when teaching the Corinthians the power of the gospel; that the experience of death is watching a person you love so dearly being sifted, ripped and torn apart by the sin that divides us from the God who saved us in Jesus Christ; Paul saw the spiritual nature of the human condition.

The trajectory is clear, the forecast is eternal separation from the purpose we have here and now by the apologetics of our faith we so desperately preach, and mean to practice.

I don’t mean to burden my fellow brothers and sisters in the faith by those words of sadness… forgive me that harm; it’s not said without experience, where there is sorrow, joy exists in hope for tomorrow.

We have work to do!

So go to the ant, O sluggard!

Why was she called, Woman?

Featured photo: Ben Jacobi www.bdjphoto.com 

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22 The Lord God [t]fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
[u]She shall be called [v]Woman,
Because [w]she was taken out of [x]Man.”

(Genesis 2)


In the providence of God, I understand the—woman for man—to mean something beyond the mechanical act of reproduction (be fruitful and multiply). Because, why not just continue to make men as suitable helpers for maintaining the garden? And the simple truth, I believe, is… Love. Is not the personality and nature of God defined as Love? But, with that understanding… I also see an appropriation for the order and governance of that nature, because of—what is evil; meaning that every aspect of creation (until the enacted fruition of Lucifer) was in perfect harmony with God. But what happens in the event any part of creation attempts to become apart from the Creator—what becomes the nature of that ‘part’ of creation? Or… If any created *being* attempts to be as god apart from the true God, then… What becomes the nature of that god? Because there is only One True God that is defined as Holy, Good, Truth and Love. A nature apart from that God, is evil!

So, is it not appropriate for there to be … set consequences, a course that leads to Hell for that which is evil? Of which is automatically entrusted and determined by the True God? (Because believe me, I’d rather it be me condemned not to believe for the sake of every other person to believe and be saved). But that reasoning is a result of what God has done and is doing in me because of believing in His Word as transforming my character into the likeness and image of Jesus. Not because I’ve attained righteousness. But because of an actual relationship with an eternal God through time with His Son (Word of God), it may sound crazy, but Jesus is teaching me about the meaning of what is true.

What had happened in the heavens before that imperfect occurrence on Earth? An evil influence (desires) manifested from the hearts of angelic beings that are now imprisoned until the time of the end. But at the beginning there was only… Harmony. The pure and holy form of intimacy between God and Creation, Man and Woman, Groom (Christ) and Bride that produces the light [or experience] of life in perfect harmony with God as Love. Do we as finite beings assume God is not love and alone because we refuse to see and not believe the ordination of God by the nature of our imperfections? How else is creation going to understand the process of its making if not by the revelation of Jesus? I mean, come-on! How are babies made? So then how does creation exist? The reason she was called “Woman”, I believe, for three reasons:

∞ Wisdom

∞ Love

∞ Life

Which, I think, these three combined produces an enlightenment to an intimate relationship with God. A woman is the answer to how our universe is expanding. The answer to every phenomenon and anomaly. The very Person of God functions as a marriage. An invisible God is manifested through the nature of creation (be fruitful and multiply). In more words… God is the nature of a perfect man and woman multiplying/producing the creation of everything. An invisible Spirit (seed) planted in the womb of Creation. And, it is by that nature of love, we exist! But this is only revealed by the name of Jesus because God calls Him, Son…

See you in the next segment…