The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent...(Proverbs 16:23) NIV
Greg version: "A wise man's heart guides his mouth" - Heart right, mouth right. It's as plain as that!
Seek First His Kingdom
Praying at lunch in desperation...
For His will or my will (control)
God said seek first the Kingdom...
Not my plan but His...
My plan; routine...His plan; adventure
Mine plan; labor...His plan; joy
His plan; unfolding...mine plan; folded up
One of the measures of a great man is not his life's circumstances but how he responds to his circumstances. How much a man obeys God in those circumstances is a measure of how much he loves God and how much God is in control of his life.
Why is it we can't get out of bed a little early to spend time with God but we can be up and gone before daylight (on a weekend no less) to hunt, fish or be the first one to a garage sale?
Why is it we have to see it to believe it, when He says to believe it then you'll see it?
Why is it we trust and seek the "gift" instead of trusting and seeking the "Giver"?
Why are so many lost when so many know "The Way"?
Godly men of integrity pay their taxes without lying, cheating, stealing or "fudgeing"!
If that pisses you off then this surely will!
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. (Matthew 22: 15-22)