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    He shall feed his flock like a shepherd....
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  1. heartstrings added a post in a topic: The Hand   

    Ezekiel 1649 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
    Notice it says nothing about "giving alms" or welfare. it says "strengthen the hand". I believe the hand, in the Word of God, speaks of our abilities; it's how we "do" things;  It's what we use to "work". What made me think of this was a "meme" I just saw on Facebook. https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/s851x315/11159521_1058194100907385_6059812711479116386_n.jpg?oh=696d5f7282de7e43a67205fda012e319&oe=559D206F
    ...and I was thinking. You know, the only reason most of these "hispanic" descendents of the Native Americans come here is for an opportunity for a better life than what they have in Central America and Mexico. They're here to stay. I would suggest that the very root, of our economy, is in agriculture. Without it our country would grind to screeching halt very quickly. I know much of it is high tech and mechanized with stuff like hormones, genetic engineering, drone field surveillance and GPS guided tractors. But there is still a lot of "grunt" labor which has to be done; and not just in agriculture.. Back when I was a kid, we "white kids" and "black kids" did a lot of the manual  labor. But I beleive there is a higher percentage of the present generation who have not been conditioned, raised, to do those things. How often do you see a fat Mexican? Anyway, America is on the verge of being a modern-day Sodom. We're already there. Would it be better if "conservatives" found a way to "strengthen the hand of the poor and needy", instead of alienating them? Not only that, but the consequences of not doing it include them later voting for wicked liberals like Obama or Hillary, who are really just in it for the votes and the power. What do ya think?
  2. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Headed in the right direction?   

    that's good to know. it's amazing.
  3. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Headed in the right direction?   

    I'm no medical expert by any stretch, but have they figured out how to even restore a damaged spinal cord yet? let alone splice two together? If not, how could such a "composite person" move?
    That page reminds me of a "National Enquirer" type of news.
  4. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "archaic" Word Useage   

    Leviticus 27 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the Lord by thy estimation.
    I had always associated "singular" with grammar and that it meant "one" as opposed to "plural". But in Leviticus 27, it means bizzare, odd" extraordinary, peculiar etc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/singular?s=t
    "Jephthah's Vow", in Judges chapter 11, definitely qualified as a "singular vow" as outlined in Leviticus 27:1-13
  5. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "archaic" Word Useage   

    ​I know what you mean; I had similar trouble with this one.....
    And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. Genesis 24:64
  6. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "archaic" Word Useage   

    I re-read it and must admit; I'm not very clear on how all this transpired; even though I breed livestock myself. I keep my ram separated from my flock all year long, then turn him in with the flock in August, and leave him there 2 months. This year he bred all 46 ewes except one and that was because I had separated her because she was not in breeding condition. But all that is pretty straightforward and all the offspring of mine are brown with black markings.. According to laws of genetics, if I introduced a "ringstraked" speckled or spotted ram into my herd, we would have some spotted babies.
    So let me see if I get this straight:
    1. They had one big flock of multicolored and solid colored cattle(sheep and goats).
    2 The solid-colored cattle were apparently more desirable.
    3. Jacob agreed to take only the muliti-colored animals for his wages.
    4. So Laban, being the selfish, double dealing shyster that he was. took all the spotted/streaked animals from the herd, so they wouldn't breed sheep for Jacob and carried them away "three days journey"
    5. I can understand that two solid-colored animals can produce a spotted one(for Jacob) because of recessive genes and all that; but I don't understand the role the "rods" played in all this.
    6. Jacob is the one who put the "stronger cattle" in with the "rods" so, yes. I can understand that he was "looking out for #1" in this part.
    7. The only supernatural thing I can perceive here is God doing something via the "rods". Can someone explain more?
  7. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Still Undecided?   

  8. heartstrings added a post in a topic: God is in the business of fixing cars too...   

    Oh yes, definitely pray about everything
  9. heartstrings added a post in a topic: God is in the business of fixing cars too...   

    Have you tried a bottle of Lucas in the transmission? http://www.walmart.com/ip/16777815?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227017563094&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=42534259352&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=81191014952&veh=sem
  10. heartstrings added a post in a topic: Television - Is it growing moral decay in the USA?   

    All you have to do to see the moral decline is watch an old "Father Knows best" or "Leave it to Beaver" then watch one of the sitcoms they have now.
    What do they have now?
  11. heartstrings added a post in a topic: To give up homeschooling feels like failing   

    ​My Wife felt like that quite a few times too. But all three of ours were homeschooled, they all graduated, two went on to technical school and graduated there, and all three have great jobs. Our daughter is the admin. assistant/secretary for the county tax collector, oldest son is the superintendent for a construction and maintenance company, and youngest son is a roadway designer for the FLDOT. And if anyone has ever told you that homeschooled kids don't know how to get along in society; that probably depends on the parent/teacher. All of our kids have an abundance of friends and get along just fine. I'm praying that God leads your family and works things out for you.
  12. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "'Oops, I missed a step' Salvation."   

    The Bible says that God will give us wisdom and understanding if we ask Him for it. The Bible will give us knowledge if we search for it. It explains God's "sovereignty" too. But what is to explain about free will? God gives us the freedom to choose our own way or His way. He did it from the beginning when He told Adam not to eat of "the tree of knowledge of good and evil". Adam made his choice and men have been doing it ever since.
  13. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "'Oops, I missed a step' Salvation."   

    Here's an example:
    The Babylonians chose to attack the Southern Kingdom of Judah and carry them into captivity. God allowed it to happen because of Judah's sin, but He later punished the Babylonians for doing it. The Jews chose to sin, God allowed punishment for it. The Babylonians chose to mistreat God's people, God allowed it, and then punished them for it. Man chooses his way, God is in control of the outcome.
  14. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "'Oops, I missed a step' Salvation."   

    ​Proverbs 16:9
  15. heartstrings added a post in a topic: "'Oops, I missed a step' Salvation."   

    Sorry if I misunderstood.

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    1As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?