The evil one wants our homes broken up and people confused, hence the agenda to confuse and divide. This is because the family is the idea of God and strongest unit and building block for God’s kingdom and work and our country. So agendists throw out confusion generators to the masses through marketing and entertainment and media, throw out porn at everybody, throw out confusing topics to kids in school and ram all this down everyone’s throats every chance they can. They are pawns in denial of the enemy of God. They are agents of evil. And Godly parents must avoid all this crap. They must solidify their homes and pray together, study truth together, hold tightly to each other, cling to God together. And if our children show signs of confusion, teach them the clear truth yourself and withdraw them from that class or school entirely and teach them. Our jobs as parents is primarily to raise up our children in the Lord. We own that position. It is ours. We have to be more concerned about doing that job and holding our families together in the Lord than any discomfort we face in doing said job. God will provide but we need to do our part.❤
I know and understand now from my own life and experience why Jesus calls us sheep and not co-shepherds with Him. Sheep are really dumb, hard-headed creatures. They follow blindly, even to fall off a cliff. They bleed and whine and beg even if what they want is horrible for them. They fall for wolves in sheep’s clothing. Sheep need direction. They will literally eat their grass roots and all until there is no grass to propogate and they starve, so have to be moved around conatantly.
I digress, the bigger story is this. Job. I get Job. His story is our story but with a great man who made right decisions but still had to be put straight by God in thr end. He got more than what he wanted. He got everything then nothing then more than he had with everything. And it was to prove a point.
Job started with good decisions and God blessed him for it. The devil wanted to put him down to size, jealous of him and how much God had given him or something or just wanted to bring down and destroy a good man because he’s evil. Regardless, God allow the test, first with all his stuff and then his body illness. He left him with 4 well-meaning but incorrect friends and one nagging fish wife. And Job said the one thing that proved his worth as a righteous man. He said (my paraphrase), “Can I rejoice in only the good things God gives and not the bad?” And that attitude is epic and contrite and amazing. He also wished for God to tell him if he sinned somehow to deserve this. So God did. He told Job what’s up and how enormous He is and that we cannot comprehend why He does what He does. And God of course is always right. So to show Job who n is n really in charge through it all, God gives him health and double what he had before materially and 10 more kids.
God is in charge. He is huge and we cannot comprehend why He does what He does and hoe much is His design versus our bad choices or sins. We take the good with the bad. That is our act of contrition to the Lord. It is our salvation. We are contrite of heart and so can accept Jesus’ forgiveness and sacrifice for our sins. Then we accept a permanent (Lord willing and with His help) state of contrition to accept whatever comes our way. And God rewards this obedience and praise and thanks by blessing us, either now or in and with heaven. We have eternal liven in luxury for bowing low.
And if we consider this story in light of our own, it is very clear why Job is a book in the Bible and why Jesus considers us sheep and the importance of contrition and trust in God for every little thing.❤
If no one is being the light,
That is your job
Be the light.
If no one n is speaking the truth,
That is your job.
Speak the truth.
If no one is worshipping God,
That is your job.
If no one is forgiving and letting go,
That is your job.
Forgive and let go.
If no one is serving others in need,
That is your job.
Serve others in need.
Others may be content with selfishness.
That’s not your job.
Just be selfless.
Others’ sins are not your concern,
Just don’t sin.
Be God’s child.❤
In a world of selfishness, lest we fall into that hated narcissistic trap, we must be sure to remind ourselves and our children that other people still matter. We will not revive them to humanity and our Maker God by ignoring or acting spitefully go these sad ones who think the world revolves around them. Only love changes these hardened hearts. That doesn’t mean we cater to their demands while bowing low and allow them to treat us horribly. It means we can bow low in secret and say a prayer for them. We also can say no with a smile in love for them to have a chance of realizing their behavior is unacceptable. Maybe they keep being obeyed so think it is OK to be a bully jerk to people. Maybe we can help by helping them without it being one of their demands or giving them an encouraging word or note and perhaps make them think. Perhaps all of the above or perhaps all we may have a chance to do is smile or say a quick prayer or be polite and nice. The thing is to remember that these people are in need of love, in need of God, lost. People with God are humble and nice and treat people like they matter. So that is our job, no matter how we are treated. Maybe we can plant a seed to selfish ones and God can use that. You never know. But always best to do our job and He will reward us for trying to help His lost baby.