Where is Wisdom?

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  Romans 12:2   “For the leaders of this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are swallowed up.”  Isaiah 9:16   Michigan, like other states, have recently passed a law that allows for recreational marijuana use.  In that law it allows cities and counties to decide whether or not they want to allow dispensaries in their respective areas.  Unfortunately this is likely the future.  Just how many more states will pass such laws before Congress ultimately deems recreational marijuana use the law of the land from sea to shining sea?   What should be, and still is, a hot topic in states like Michigan that have passed such laws, is an ongoing dispute between city and county councils on whether or not their respective areas are going to be directly involved in the racket or not.  In rural places in Michigan, such discussions have led to some small cities who have decided to allow dispensaries, both medical and recreational, to start and operate in their areas.  Why?   Well it is the future, don’t you know?!  One city council claimed that for years their city has been treading water and stagnant, but with this, they are going to breath life into their city and allow for growth, tax income and other economic incentives.  So while other neighboring communities state, rightfully so, that they want nothing to do with now legalized drug use, this...

Recycle the Heart

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former shall not be remembered, nor come to mind.”  Isaiah 65:17   “And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the flying creatures of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”  Genesis 1:28   “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”  2nd Corinthians 5:17   The other day I was on the internet and I saw something that had been posted about disposable one-time use plastic, in regards to the wastefulness of it.  I’m not in disagreement about when there is a better way to do something, that is both efficient and economically intelligent to do, than do it.  Certainly we live in a world that has a bunch of waste and our landfills are filling up.   There is a merit on keeping things cleaned up and being sensible.  After all, who wants to have to get their drinking water from polluted sources, have to live next to industrial waste or smell a gigantic landfill?  God said that we can subdue the earth, but does that mean that when we clear cut for lumber that we can’t plants some new trees for future generations?    Just how much pollution does war make?  How much waste is caused because of technological advancements that have been held back due to big oil?  As our society progresses on,...

Hold Fast

“Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.  But hold fast what you have till I come.”  Revelation 2:24-25   “Hold fast the form of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.”  2nd Timothy 1:13   “But test all things; hold fast what is good.”  1st Thessalonians 5:21   “Let us hold fast the confession of the hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”  Hebrews 10:23   Things are rough out there and they are getting rougher.  The Church must hold fast, those who are truly Christians, those who have repented towards God and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (Acts 20:21), must hold fast.  These are very serious times and there is no sign of them getting less serious, but on the contrary things may get numerous times more serious in times to come.  The apostasy is in full bloom, as was foretold in the Bible.    “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, being devoted to corrupting spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be partaken with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.”  1st Timothy 4:1-3   “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:...

Going Tribal

“Therefore Jehovah said, Whereas this people draw near with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men; therefore, behold, I will again do among this people something extraordinary and wonderful. For the wisdom of their wise ones shall perish, and the understanding of their intelligent ones shall be hidden.”  Isaiah 29:13-14   “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor put any etched marks on you: I am Jehovah.”  Leviticus 19:28   I’ve always been fascinated with first hand exploration accounts, particularly in tropical regions.  With that said, I have been diligently reading up on a missionary and explorer, David Livingstone.  If I happen to find an author to whom to read their exploration account, I always find either an unabridged or original work.  With the birth of my newborn daughter, I found myself in fast food lines to get some dinner.   Having been in restaurant management off and on for years, I have become accustomed to the general workforce that makes up the interior of these establishments.  It’s been a few years since I have been managing a restaurant, certainly things have degraded even a bit more.  So sitting in line waiting for my burger, cheese curds and medium chocolate milkshake, I couldn’t help but notice the odd similarities of first hand accounts of tribal behavior and our culture nowadays.  We are going tribal.   As I’m in line waiting the backdoor flies open, a young man emerging to take out the...