“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it. Proverbs 30: 5-10 NIV
The heart of humble speaks!
Think for a moment about the speaker in this passage of scripture and then read the entire chapter. Agur–acknowledges his human failings and speaks to them to others.
He understands The Word of God and warns people about attempting to change it.
He understands that lies and falsehoods–however they are cloaked with deceptive language are not acceptable.
He understands that neither riches or poverty will make a difference in how God treats people.
He understands what most people–especially our politicians, don’t–the deceptive practices–on behalf of both parties–are not acceptable to God.
Though my thoughts this morning were not to make a political statement with the scriptural reading, this fits so well, especially in light of the so-called, “regret” uttered by a person who smirks as he speaks. No humility shown whatsoever and no real apology made about all the things he’s said. And in the next breath, focuses his attention on his opponent to talk about her.
What was even more amazing to me was to see his new campaign manager, lie with a straight face, but her eyes gave her away along with the false smile that didn’t come from within.
The humble heart–speaks from the heart–and the sincerity is seen and heard. The humble heart–when it knows a wrong has been committed, will apologize–specifically–to the wrongs done. The humble heart–seeks private as well public exoneration of any act in which they are sincerely sorry about and want to make amends. The humble heart–does not seek public attention for acts of charity or compassion. The humble heart–knows God and wants to please Him, not people or a political party.
That’s what the humble heart does!
When we see what people do–in the public eye–we know whether or not they have read The Word, understand The Word, and live The Word. We know, by what we see and hear–who truly has a humble heart and who doesn’t.
Americans are smarter than some give us credit for. We know humility when we see it and when we don’t.
“The humble heart–when it knows a wrong has been committed, will apologize–specifically–to the wrongs done.” I must tell you to stop and think about accusing Trump of not being humble…and of admitting he was wrong… Hillary Clinton has lied to us repeatedly over and over about Benghazi…about not sending classified e-mails…and about not receiving money from foreign countries for the Clinton Foundation, for favors granted them our government !!
Hillary has not apologized for her drastic and self funding mistakes…but instead denies any wrong doing, when absolute proof has been given by the FBI…
Your constant post about this election, with a one sided view blinded to the truth is not making you look good in the eyes of your readers… I tell you this in truth and love, and don’t expect to see it posted to your blog…
Blessings in Christ, bruce
As much as I love you–with the love of the Lord, I must admit I do not understand why you feel the need to “chastise me” for what I think.
I am not accountable to or for you. This blog–was developed for me to air my thoughts–about life and living according to The Word. If my thoughts don’t align with yours, that’s an issue only you can remedy. I have never thought to think about the mindset of others or to indulge in writing what I think they may want to see.
Truth–from anyone’s perspective–is a matter of perception and experience. Your perceptions and experience are obviously different from mine. I do not think–at any time–that I’ve attempted to tell you what to write or what not to write. I have told you, explicitly, that neither you or nor anyone else will determine what I say about this current political cycle. ALL POLITICIANS LIE–THAT IS A TRUTH NO ONE CAN IGNORE.
Now, since I didn’t mention Trump by name–deliberately–if you feel that strongly about the things I say, go talk to the candidate and make sure he knows–not everyone shares the clouded view of him that some do. I am by no means a stupid or foolish person and anyone with a brain can see through the shenanigans we’re seeing with a “so-called pivot” in order to deceive the masses.
If you don’t care to see how he deliberately misleads people–so be it. That’s something your conscious will have to resolve–not mine. I will continue to say exactly what’s on my mind since I cannot read the minds of others.
Having said all that, I have to reiterate that your constant monitoring of what I say is the height of arrogance since I did not start this blog to please you and in fact, didn’t know you when I started writing. It is wonderful to find people who appreciate my thoughts being expressed on this blog, but if they don’t appreciate my thoughts, they don’t have to read them and I’m sure–many don’t. So I’d appreciate it– if you would be so kind as to stop–with the unmitigated gall–attempting to tell me what I can or cannot write.
When God speaks to me and tells me to stop writing about Trump or anyone else, I have enough Holy Spirit residing in me to hear Him; I don’t need your advice about what I write. Until I hear God speak to me about what I should stop writing, you’re wasting your time and emotional energy trying to control what I write. I would have thought you knew better than that. That tone–thinking you’re superior to me–doesn’t work for me.
I have no problem with your comments being seen on this blog and wouldn’t delete them. If those who read my blog want to know who I’ve been referencing in other posts about someone trying to deter me from saying what I think, now they know who it is. If other readers are offended by my perception of truth as I see it, they are free to write their own comments as well. Just remember this–we have not shared life experiences and it is because of those life experiences that all people have a different perspective about things.
Love to love you,