I love mankind, it is people I can’t stand.
God gave Adam only one command to obey, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” Adam had the freedom to eat from any tree he choose, except one, the tree of knowledge; this was his only prohibition. Can you imagine having only one commandment. Some two thousand years later God gave Moses Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai but Moses and the Israelites were never able to keep them; they broke them again and again. By the time Jesus came, the Jews had hundreds of commandments but they had missed the spirit and intent of them all. God’s gave the law to benefit us not burden us. The law is to help us relate to each other in a loving way. When we love our neighbor like we love ourselves, we don’t take what belongs to him and that includes his wife. We certainly don’t take his reputation or his life. A Jewish lawyers attempted to entrap Jesus with the question: “What is the most important commandment?” Jesus gave a brilliant answer, He summarized all ten commandment into two: loving God and loving our neighbor. In other words, love fulfills all the commandments.
- I had a wonderful experience on church visitation last night. I stopped to see Randy Lewis who has been in a battle with cancer. Randy was getting ready to go to Church. He, Vickie, Hope and Caleb go to East Highland. We had a great visit with the family and closed with a pray huddle. Randy’s cancer is in remission. He looks good but my greatest joy is that he had come to know Christ personally. His family is thrilled and so am I.
- Another great LORD’s day. I enjoyed it and was thrilled to get to baptize two more precious souls: Harley Fields and Seth Fagan. I have the video of Seth if I can get it uploaded.
- Things looking up for our Saturday morning CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST with Senior Adults at Cracker Barrel. We have over 20 committed to coming. I am tickled.
- I think we might get some rain this week, PRAISE THE LORD. I have never seen so many dry ponds and creeks. I am excited about our chances.