Thursday, March 08, 2007
oh to build like god said
A bit of bible rhetoric, but you can scroll down easily to my bite of rhetoric, I can't put it first as that would make it less applicable message at the end?
Got to have the Disciples have the first word.
"Matthew 7: And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine"
"The parable of the wise and foolish builders appears twice in the gospels, both accounts of which have been represented below for the purpose of comparison. As we study the parable of these two builders we will read a story to which any of us who have ever built anything can relate, even children understand what flooding can do to a sand castle. Yet from this story we can also learn valuable lessons on our preparation for eternity. It is easy from these simple, everyday words describing the obvious necessity of the proper design of a house to leap to Jesus' intended lesson of properly building one's own life in such a was as to be prepared for the storms and trials of life."
"Matthew 7:16-27 - "By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
"Luke 6:43-49 - "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn-bushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."
"The parable of the wise and foolish builders makes up the closing remarks of Christ's discourse known as the Sermon on the Mount. The sermon itself took place as great crowds of people were following Jesus throughout the region of Galilee and He sat on a mountainside and began to teach them. "
Let me have prophecies: if things do not change to reconstruct our coast line in Louisiana, y’all in the north will be really f’d when we can’t get gas and oil to you and ya'll freeze to death - not our problem. That is your choice when you vote for Iraq over LA and America. YOU deserve to die from frost bite for not being pro- american - you are being pro Irag - and will now go to hell... but at least it will be warm there...
Evidently y’all don’t care as you vote for Bush and his expenditures instead of investing in America.
God forbid we spend money on the Louisiana infrastructure to maintain gas and oil from the gulf - when we spend a trillion on Iraq and have Bush going to Latin America to tell them how generous we are.
Though we are at different ends of the country does not make us less American.
Well I am a bit concerned about New Orleans with relationship to the bible... but I hope that MY City, a home of great music and culture will survive the biblical thought and the lack there in of the rest of America.