INSIGHTS and PROVERBS 1
by Boyewa T'Oritshe-Nunu
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PROVERBS & INSIGHTS
“Love is the beginning and end of the ‘Commandment’, the length and breadth of Obedience”.
“If the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, surely the Love of God is the end of wisdom”.
“If one seeks Love as one seeks a priceless, precious jewel….such shall find wisdom”.
“Sin is likened to a wicked woman who after being pregnant aborts the life in her womb because she delights in promiscuity, and cherishes the freedom of immorality than the discipline, and responsibility of righteousness”.
“He that desires and seeks after righteousness is like a woman in labor who about to bring forth a child, suffers birth-pangs for a period, but after the child is born, is filled with joy”.
“Righteousness exalts a person… but love fulfils the whole commandment”.
“Without faith righteousness is void”.
“Those that live by faith, live in Righteousness”.
“Those that desire to live righteously must be prepared to die the death that is necessary, in order to live”.
“Obedience is that narrow path that leads to discipline, integrity, honor, and glory…they that follow after it shall be led to righteousness”.
“They that seek righteousness please God and, them that love...must first love God”
“Blessed are those that love....they are the righteousness”.
“The weight of a man’s love for God is weighed on the scale of his neighbor”.
“They that live righteously are the great on earth; however those who live in love are ‘gods’ on earth”.
“Abraham was full of faith, God reckoned him righteous…Christ was full of love, and men equated Him as God”.
“It was the love of Christ that redeemed mankind…not his righteousness”.
“Love is the essence of human existence”.
“Like a sheep…dumb…on the way to be slaughtered…like a forlorn, weather-beaten lonely bird, perched on a withered fig tree….. in the middle of a desolate barren desert…
..so is righteousness….a state of helplessness…..of loneliness”.
“Better die in love… than live in sin”.
“Rather a fool for love….than be wise”.
“Men ought not to seek escape from dire circumstances…rather desire the fruitful knowledge it bears”.
“It is wise most often to deny earthly support….shun human succor….that my weaknesses be manifest….my vulnerability obvious, that divine strength might be perfected in my helpless state of imperfection”.
“A Christian is one completely dead to worldliness and Wholly alive to Godliness”.
“One is inspired to believe from the heart, and empowered to act from the mind; the heart cooks up intents -Good & Evil- , the mind serves it out”.
“Those that aspire to see the light must first grope through the dark, they must stumble; Likewise they that seek hidden treasures…….must rummage through debris….filth…be dirtied”.
“Where can the guilty run from the face of God?
Or what can cover a mortal from the sight of the Almighty?
His heart judges him…his conscience condemns him…..by this we understand that the Almighty is within, and without”.
“Conclusively, and confidently we say…. ‘He that inspires our motives, and purposes, is the selfsame that empowers our abilities, and actions”.
“Procrastination weakens the zeal…blurs the vision…..and unwittingly creates a slothful mentality…. eating deeply into other parts of a man’s life”.
“Many are they who strive daily to keep the commandments of God, but fall short daily because they seek the contents in His Hand –wealth, health, fame, money-
Yet a few keep the commandments effortlessly, because they seek the countenance of His Face -Love, Holiness, Righteousness, and Truth”.
“It’s okay to seek the hand of God…but better the face of God”.
“As the fisher man catches a fish…..hook …line and sinker, so has Christ caught us…..soul… spirit… and body”.
“As a tree without water withers, so is a cause without zeal”.
“As oil in a lamp fuels the fire, so does zeal ignite a cause”.
“As a fish out of water….is a vision without zeal; it shall perish in thirst”.
“God’s word in the present dispensation is all about what He had spoken and done in the past….which things were perfected in the invisible…manifested in the present and unraveled in the future”.
”He that obeys any one of God’s commandments, is given more grace to obey all of it;
but he that disobeys just one of it, is unable to obey any one of it”.
“When there is a passion to serve, it must be matched with the zeal to obey”.
“I am made to understand that by an act of obedience, two great things are accomplished; the fear of God is established, and the love of God manifested”.
“To depart from sin is to fear God; to obey God is to love of God”.
“He is a failure that hears and believes God’s words, but short on performance; obedience comes not by faith alone, but more so by performance”.
“One receives the Holy Spirit by faith, and by the selfsame faith it is retained”.
“He that abides in faith, same the Holy Spirit abides in”.
“It is said that they that obey the commandments shall find favor before mortals….it’s also true that they that do the biddings of God, mortals likewise shall do their biddings”.
“They that must be patient must first be disciplined…likewise they that desire to obey must first be patient”.
“The patient is like one expecting a priceless and great reward”.
“Those that are great in patience shall receive length of days from the Almighty”.
“Surely there is a wage for every labor and a prize for every sacrifice; sow in tears …..Endure…..harvest time surely shall come”.
“True fulfillment and lasting peace is found only in total submission to the will of the Almighty”.
“When God’s will becomes our sorrow and joy, our tears and consolation, our burden and comfort, our aspiration and ambition, our death and life….then is our obedience complete”.
“The uttermost labor mortals can render their creator is the ‘service of self-sacrifice; offering heart, spirit, and body as living sacrifices…. undefiled, and sanctified the highest worship, the purest adoration…a most glorious labor….the service of self-sacrifice”.
“Oh Lord! Delete from our hearts the desire, and hunger for the ‘temporal fruits of labor’…..rather fill our hearts with a fervent desire for the ‘eternal fruits of labor’ ”.
“Pay me oh Lord, as wages for my labor not with the fruits of labor, rather with the joy, and love for labor”.
“I pray oh Lord for humility in labor, rather than dignity in labor”.
“The love for labor is the strength thereof ….the joy of labor the ultimate fulfillment”.
“He labors early, quickens a vision”.
“I beheld some laboring much yet with very little to show….while some labor little receiving much….then I concluded that labor without favor is failure”.
“The issues of the heart are more abundant than the sands of the sea…... they are deeper than the abyss and endless as time”
“One came, crying…..‘I am wounded! I am wounded!’ I asked, ‘where’? He said, ‘my head! Oh God my head!’ I replied; ‘surely you can bare that’
“A second came, howling…..’I am pierced! Oh God I am pierced!’ and I asked, ‘where’? He said, ‘my foot! Oh my foot….my foot is pierced!’
I responded, ‘Forebear friend surely it shall heal’
“Then, came a third, wailing…..’I am broken! Oh God! I am broken!’ I asked, ‘where’? ‘My heart’ he mourned…’it’s my heart…Oh God! My heart is broken!’
“I pondered awhile, then I spoke, ‘a wounded head would bleed, a pierced foot would heal, but a broken heart who can bear’?
“Some came, shouting….’behold wickedness! Behold the wickedness of men!’; In my anguish I thought within me that since creation the wickedness of men has not ceased….yet the world goes on…surely we shall continue to bear”.
“Then others came, wailing….’behold wickedness….behold the wickedness of a woman!’....and my anguish multiplied…groaning within I remembered the wickedness of Eve, that her venom is deadly, more poisonous than that of a serpent; who can bare this, and I concluded that woe is man”
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