Today’s Scrip-Bit 14 July 2012 Proverbs 16:3

Proverbs 16:3.    Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
And the beat goes on; hot, muggy and dry! Yes Friends, that’s how the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be. And it’s playing havoc with the crops, starting to drive up food prices. The weather system in our world has certainly gone awry, with more abnormal happenings every day. Why is that eh? Could it be that our constant polluting of the atmosphere has finally reached a stage where all the chemical garbage we spew into it is beginning to take effect, with significant abnormalities, now becoming the norm? No doubt about it! Global warming and our unwise environmental actions do play a part in the vagaries of today’s weather patterns. How much of a part our foolish actions play, I don’t know, because there’s also another side to the equation; the divine hand of God. God’s hand is undoubtedly involved in the many abnormal natural disasters we’ve been facing all over the globe for the last few years. But are we heeding any of these warnings? Sadly not. It’s amazing how people will agree that the weather systems are indeed changing, having recently become more volatile and unexpected, but fail to agree on why, and what to do about them. Friends, I humbly submit that the first two things we need to do to bring about some positive change is to stop putting so much poisonous stuff in the atmosphere, and then return to a God-centred lifestyle. Or as our Bit so wisely states: ‘Commit (roll off) thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.’ Isn’t that how the Israelites were first established? Isn’t that how many of the world’s great nations, including the now backsliding U.S.A. were founded; on the worthy principles of Almighty God? So why have we turned away from God eh, more intent on removing Him completely from our society, than at any time in history? How did Lucifer and his evil cohorts become so powerful, while God is becoming a lesser presence every day? Unfortunately my people, I have no answers for those serious questions, but the reality of God slowly drifting out of our society, in favour of Lucifer’s fleshly and worldly norms is a sad and agonizing fact. The important thing though my brethren, is that we believers in and followers of Jesus, are the ones who have to stand up and be counted, be the main force in turning this ungodly, unpalatable situation around. Just think about the foul, inhospitable, erratic world our grandchildren will inhabit if we continue down this foolish, evil, ungodly path we seem so intent on travelling. We need to start thinking with our hearts and not our heads. That’s called LOVE, Friends! And the first action we need to take to enable us to put serious LOVE into play, is recommitting ourselves and our works to the Most High God, as our Bit advises. Bruh David says it loud and clear in Psalm 55, a cry against deceitful friends. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer (permit) the righteous to be moved (shaken).’ (Ps.55:22) That’s truth at its finest my people! And Jesus, when talking about one master, made it absolutely clear that His heavenly Father should be that one: ‘Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for (do not worry about) your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not life more than meat (food), and the body than raiment (clothing)?…But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow (do not worry about tomorrow): for the morrow shall take thought for the things of it self. Sufficient unto the day is the evil (trouble) thereof.’ (Matt.6:25, 33-34) Ah mih breddren, why is that so difficult for us to accept eh, when there are so many historical precedents, beginning with Abraham’s journey from his homeland, to Israel’s escape from bondage in Egypt, to the founding of the U.S by the Pilgrim Fathers, it’s dramatic rise to power and prominence, and now it’s catastrophic fall from grace, because God is no longer the uppermost factor in its hallowed halls, schools and homes. What did Cousin Sol say about that situation? ‘Where there is no (prophetic) vision (or revelation), the people perish (cast off restraint): but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.’  (Prov.29:18)  And that’s the living truth Friends, as is being borne out by the devastating calamities being suffered by a world that’s irrationally and bombastically turned away from the ONE and ONLY TRUE God. Oh my people, I’m just a lowly scribe, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out where we’ve gone wrong, and unfortunately are continuing to go wrong. Now here’s Peter’s prescription for a successful transformation: ‘Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.’ (1 Pet.5:6-7) Oh Friends, truer words were never spoken! But the long and short of the story is that where the divine laws of the Living God are not subscribed and conformed to by the majority of  of its citizens, that society will soon decline and decay from lack of divine guidance and blessings, as well as the imposition of divine punishment. History has proven that many times over! So I don’t know what else to say to get us to smarten up and get faithfully and diligently driving that great engine of LOVE in the LOVE Revolution, for it’s only through that great and wonderful emotion of God that we stand a chance. Much LOVE!…he who has ears to hear…let him hear…for the warning is loud and clear…