Phew! When I listen to Jeff Foster and all the new trend of speakers teaching the multitude how to find rest, peace, joy, etc. etc.? I shiver! Such hard work to achieve what I have achieved by simply living in Your Presence listening to Your Spirit within my heart! No kidding. All the ways they practice, I do myself, but! their view of things and life? Honestly? It used to trouble me. Why? Because I sense a certain pride in all of their doings, very subtle, but it is there.
It all must go back to the amazing conclusion found by King Solomon and many others through the ages, including my own self. Perhaps a reminder to my own self on what to do? No need to wonder. No need in trying to figure out what comes next. No need to study and rack my brains to learn what I don’t need to learn. It is written,
The words of the wise are like prodding goads, and firmly fixed [in the mind] like nails are the collected sayings which are given [as proceeding] from one Shepherd. But about going further [than the words given by one Shepherd], my son, be warned. Of making many books there is no end [so do not believe everything you read], and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
(How true! Me? I quit it all since 1985. Now? I only hear the speakers and teachers, but! No need to struggle to listen to anything not coming by One Shepherd—my Father/Creator! He brought me into His Presence. He longs to bring you, dear Reader of these lines, the Father/Creator longs to bring you et all His created children back to Him, back home where we belong. Only in Him we can find true rest, joy and peace.)
All has been heard; the end of the matter is:
- Fear the Almighty [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].
- Keep His commandments
- For this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation
- The object of God’s providence.
- The root of character
- The foundation of all happiness
- The adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun and the whole duty for every man
For the Almighty shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil.
In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Master there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge
Reverent and worshipful fear of the Master is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death. [Joh_4:10, Joh_4:14
Just as I have been sensing for it all to be. I have no desire to chit-chat. In the chit-chat, I sense those idle words I will have to give an account of in the day of judgement.