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Ignorance

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True born again, Spirit filled, Bible reading, consecrated, Christ centered Christians often shake their heads and ask, “What is going on with our country?  What has happened?  This is not the America I grew up in.”

The answer — ignorance!  Ignorance was the major characteristic in Noah’s day.  It was the major characteristic in Jesus’ day, and it is the major characteristic in our day.

Jesus said in Matthew 24:37-39, “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.  For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them away; so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” (NASB)

Paul wrote to the Church at Rome, “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be…

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Jealousy

He that is jealous is not in love. [1]

“Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.” Song of Solomon 8:6b (KJV)

The word “jealousy” comes from the root word for “zeal” and means to burn with an intense fire. There are actually two forms: a legitimate jealousy based upon love, and an illegitimate jealousy based upon envy. Legitimate jealousy sparks when someone you love, who belongs to you, turns his or her heart away and replaces you with someone else. The Bible describes God as having this kind of righteous jealousy for His people.
The illegitimate kind of jealousy is rooted in selfishness. It’s to be jealous of someone or “moved with envy.” When you were married, you were given the role of becoming your spouse’s biggest cheerleader. Both of you became one and were to share in the enjoyment of the other. But if selfishness enters the picture, any good thing happening to only one of you can be a catalyst for envy rather than congratulations. Love is not jealous of the other’s success but is the first to celebrate it. [2]

There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy. [3]

[1]. Saint Augustine
[2]. Kendrick, The Love Dare Day By Day
[3]. Lope de Vega

The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 65

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“Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”
Matthew 22:21 (NASB)

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