Only By The Power Of Love And Wisdom From On High. It Never Fails. It Always Avails. None And Nothing Else Shall Prevail It.
But I Say To You Who Are Listening Now To Me—Wisdom:
In Order To Heed—Make It A Practice To …?
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 8:00 am
The Voice Of Wisdom Crying In The Wilderness Among The Multitude …?
In order to heed, make it a practice to love your enemies, treat well (do good to, act nobly toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred.
Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore the Almighty’s blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].
To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also.
And from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your undergarment as well.
Give away to everyone who begs of you [who is in want of necessities], and of him who takes away from you your goods, do not demand or require them back again.
And as you would like and desire that men would do to you, do exactly so to them.
If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the [very] sinners love their lovers (those who love them).
And if you are kind and good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same.
And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again.
But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant).
And you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.
So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these].
Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty.
Acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.
Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag].
For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:27-38. End of quote.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 8:25 am.
O People, People, People …?
Most of the above are simple things to do for many good-hearted ones like myself. Yes, I have always been good-hearted among my many faults, but!
“To invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore the Almighty’s blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].”
Hum! Try as hard as I could to abide in the WORD? Impossible! I got strike on the left cheek? I stroke the right cheek back harder and, pray blessings upon the striker? Ha! ‘Bless them Lord with a tone of bricks upon their heads! Make them feel my hurt tenfold!’