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Ahh, to have a good name…

22 July, 2010

Well it’s almost lunch time here…so…

Here’s some food for thought.

It seems that one thing this world’s system is doing to people, along with destroying America is, to try to ruin people’s good name.

If you can’t make payments on borrowing (finance charges above 10 per cent is usury and should be illegal IMHO) because you need certain things to live and Big Business holds it all, your name gets graded, and ruined (probably).

Credit and Business are working hand in hand to keep people as debt slaves. They know that Americans, above all other nations, will try to live at the precipice of ‘beyond their means’. This isn’t fair to those just scraping by, or to those who able to keep their pledges to repay, for that matter.

So, forcing some people to not trust in God, and play along with the world’s system…(think about this for a sec.)

of making it’s pockets bigger at the expense of others’ lives, who, possibly starve, burn or freeze (depending on where they live), etc.- to death…in America of all places…well, we used to have a good name

Please, as you go about today, look for opportunities to help – to do something good you haven’t done before – as the ‘financial peeps’ are always doing – looking for the best, immediate return on their investments.

The most immediate ROI (return on investment) one can make into another’s life is a smile. That smile almost always brings that immediate ROI, another smile for you, from the other person…think about it.

The Word of God. Learn it, Love it, Live it. Here’s the soup de’ jour….

Proverbs 22

1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.

6 Train [a] a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

vs. 6 parents…this is why the world stinks today…

7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.

12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!” or, “I will be murdered in the streets!”

14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD’s wrath will fall into it.

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

Sayings of the Wise

17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,

18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.

20 Have I not written thirty [b] sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,

21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?

22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.

24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,

25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.

26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;

27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.

28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.

29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.

Footnotes:

a. Proverbs 22:6 Or Start
b. Proverbs 22:20 Or not formerly written ; or not written excellent

Cheers!

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5 Comments leave one →
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    27 March, 2015 04:17

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    14 December, 2014 04:33

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  3. 21 October, 2014 13:42

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    7 July, 2014 04:09

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  5. 22 July, 2010 19:48

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