God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rules - 3:10-11

10.  Avoid idleness as a resting pillow of the devil & a cause of all sorts of wickedness.  Be diligent in your calling so that the devil never finds you idle.  Great is the power the devil has over the slothful, to plunge them into all kinds of sins, for idleness gives rise to every vice.  It was when David was idle on his housetop that he became an adulterer (2 Samuel 11:2-5).


11.  Strive at all times to be respectable in your clothes & have nothing to do with the vexing pomp & display of raimnet.  It is a great vanity to spend as much on one suit as would clothe two or three persons.  If you in your old age were to think back to how much time you spent merely to adorn yourself, you could not but grieve that you ever loved such vain display.


Read often in God's Word, & you will find many warnings against pride.  You will see that no sin was punished more severely than pride.  It changed angels into devils, & the powerful King Nebuchadnezzar into a wild beast.  It was because of pride that Jezebel was eaten by dogs (2 Kings 9:30-37).

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1 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

"...A resting pillow of the devil...." I like that....Amazing that something so grounded in biblical teaching can have so much relevance today.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin