Psalm 81:12 so I gave them up unto their own heartsí lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
Proverbs 8:4-11 unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear, for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness, there is nothing forward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Mark 4:19 and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in choke the Word and it becometh unfruitful.
I Timothy 6:9 but they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Titus 2:12 teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.
An arrogant prideful spirit shows that one lacks wisdom. We cannot make it in this world by ourselves. Everybody needs somebody at some point and some time in their lives. The old need help for their bodies slow down and for some in this day very early. We are taken down by drives that are common to man but prohibited by God. Man today is full of perversion. Their acts denotes rebellion to Godís Word, Will, and Way so the body that God prepared for them ages with the dirt it is made of rather than being preserved by the one that formed it. God wants those that love him to inherit the substance He prepared for them but we have to do something also; obey in the way that He possessed us in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
Arrogance means insolence, audacity, haughtiness, and pride. Arrogance is a haughtiness spirit that is prideful in nature. It causes the simple to want to be what they are not. It causes them to have desires that they are not qualified to have. Solomon in Proverbs 8:13 the fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the forward mouth do I hate exalts us to desire wisdom for the blessings it brings. If we desire what we have not wisdom for then we are void of the understanding needed to accomplish the work that goes along with our desires. When a manís ways please God he will of God obtain favor, automatically retaining the favor of man. We are to be disciplined with wisdom. It was with wisdom God built the world and He imparted his wisdom in man, his prized possession.
What has man done with this wisdom? They have killed, mingled with drinks that devour the mind, given them self to sexual perverted acts of unrighteousness; ate and drank things forbidden and disobeyed God in every area of life that counts against the soul. Man has swindled, tricked each other not God, deceived each other, defrauded the poor, duped their fellow man in business, and victimized the people in their corner by causing them to retain lies. Oh how simple we have become and why? Because of the spirit of pride that rages in us we have allowed our hearts and minds to not be swayed and unaffected by our actions. It is clear to us that we make plain our stand and if no one likes it that is their business. We donít care how things affect others; selfishness. We are incapable of showing love for we are conceited and lifted up. Everything is uncomplicated, bare, innocent, and artless. This is how an arrogant simple person filled with pride acts. They set aside wisdom, knowledge and understanding for a spirit of pride.
My concern is with my fellow Americans and my Country remaining on a strong foundation and that foundation is Christ. The principle on which our country was built on is righteousness and a love for God that no one could take away. It was built on trust in God. America praised God for all that He had done for them. This praise took America to the next level of greatness and freedom from bondage. If God has set us free we must remain free. America we take for granted the sacrifices our forefathers made through the finding of our great Country. We must remember that what they did was through humility, trust and faith in God. God gave them favor to obtain what we have today because they stayed faithful in all that He put their hands to do.
They came as family; today the family structure has been demoralized. Men and women in some cases donít desire each other but another one of the same sex. As open as it is now as far as my fifty five year old mind takes me, I can remember the foolishness as a child. I hated it then and still hate the sin especially since I understand the ramifications of such a lifestyle. I choose Christ to lead me to eternal life; that way is of the Devil that desires to take one to hell for eternity. Itís the choice and right of the individual yes just as it was Adamís right to choose to obey God too. Look what he caused to happen to us; his act brought forth death to the soul of man. The fact that two people of the same sex cannot produce offspring should tell us something is wrong. The Devil seeks to stop man from reproducing in the earth, why? It makes his job much easier; that means he doesnít have to seek to kill, steal, destroy, and deceive too many more people.
He has created a plan for us to screw ourselves up with God; just keep us from obeying Godís Will of reproduction in man. What do we think God gave us these reproductive parts for? Why are we so lame? Why do we deprive ourselves of Godís love through disobedience? We are arrogant, haughty and full of pride. We do what we want, when we want and how we want without realizing the repercussions of our sin. Yes that is what itís called; SIN. We have allowed the cares of this world to take us away from God. Greed has set in and a complete denial of man to do what they were created to do; PRAISE GOD. How can we praise God in true holiness when we are in sin? We canít; the Devil knows it why canít we see it? We will not put off concerning the former conversation of the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. Lust is prevalent even in the youth today and we are told to flee youthful lusts.
Rich blessing that was meant for the good of God has driven man to fall further into temptation and snares, too many foolish and hurtful lusts drowning us in destruction and perdition. The more we get the more we want; man is never satisfied. We have been and thatís not a maybe we were, taught that we were to deny worldly lusts and ungodliness. We are commanded that we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present would. But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. The lust of power can draw us away from God and his plans for our lives. When lust has been conceived in us it brings forth sin, we will lie, steal, cheat, deceive, falsely accuse and bring witness against the righteous. We will even accuse God; this is sin coming to a finish to produce death in man. We will do every evil work.
My sister, my brother we are strangers, pilgrims in this world transitioning to another world beyond here. Donít get caught up in this world and die that you donít live in the next world. Abstain from the fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. For all that is in this world, the lusts of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. The world will pass away as we know it with the lusts thereof but he that do the will of God will abide forever. Donít forget where we came from, and how far we have come or what it took for us to be here.
Arrogance will ride the simple but humility will raise the humble. Commit thy way unto the Lord and let Him direct our path. Stay in that path and walk as if we are walking on a tight rope. Donít look to the left or the right but continue in the straight path looking ahead to the author and finisher of our faith. America is the arm of God, a branch extended from the Garden of Eden and we donít want to do the sin our fathers did in ignorance. Man is much wiser today than ever. Our understanding is enlightened and knowledge is profound. There are no excuses for the way we carry ourselves in life. Itís time now to be aroused out of sleep; awake to the truth, be stirred in spirit to serve the true and living God. Letís gets excited and stimulated again to serve God.
America, in God we Trust, for God we live; in Him we live, move and have our being. We must articulate his Word where the world will hear and obey. Itís time to set our lives in Order that the world will once again follow us as we lead out systematically in peace. We must arbitrarily use discretionary and unscientific matter when it comes to God and His Authority given us in the earth. Set aside our thinking and ways, for they are not Godís ways or thoughts. Submit to His Will for our lives that He will be approved of. God has authorized, endorsed, confirmed, and advocated the lifestyle of man that they should be holy.
He accredits holy living and order to his kingdom. He allows us a chance and time to get our lives in line with his Word. Revelation 2:20-21 He gave Jezebel a time of repentance for her controlling ways over her husband, to teach and to seduce his servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols. The man is always the head and we must not usurp authority over the man. We must be careful of what we put our hands to do and our mouth to speak. We must regard Godís favor with esteem and admiration. What is appropriate in our lives well suited to Godís Word? Is it proper and fitting where it is set apart from all the rest we give up to follow Him? If not we must go to the wheel again and began the carving process over. God doesnít mind remaking us until we are perfectly fit to His liking.
God wants America back in right relationship with Him!