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The Tragedy of Life



For I know that the Lord is great Psalm 135:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

The longer we walk with Christ, the more we get to know Him (although, we will never really get to know everything about Him because there is just too much of Him to ever have the time to learn it all).

The more we get to know Him the greater He becomes to us. This greatness it exhibited in His love, power, wisdom and provision of which there is none to compare. \

“The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.” William Barclay  

Jehovah reveals Himself to us in many wonderful and awesome ways every day. Because of this revelation we should be drawn towards Him and the deeper the desire to obey Him. After all, it is because He loves us that He wants the best for us.

Therefore, should we not follow the advice of the all knowing God to direct every aspect of our lives?

The reason fools reject Jehovah is because of arrogance and greed. The advice Jehovah blesses them with does not suit what they selfishly desire in their lives so they foolishly reject it and arrogantly follow their own thoughts (which are influenced by the world around then and he who influences the world is satan) to attain what they greedily want. The end result of this pathetic attempt is a worthless life with a huge hole in their heart because that can only be filled with Jehovahs love (which He only blesses those who belong to Him with).

There is no such thing as atheist, there is only intentional idiots. Joseph a son of Jehovah      

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah GELAH RAZ (Revealer of Mysteries) for all of the amazing ways in which You reveal the mystery of You to me. It is truly awesome the manner in which You reveal Your majesty, wisdom, love and compassion. I exalt You in the name of Your awesome Son Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Author: ropheka

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

36 thoughts on “The Tragedy of Life

  1. Thanks for your like of my article, “The Twinkling Of An Eye;” more is on the way!

  2. I like your quote, Joseph. 🙂

    • Which one?
      The one in the photo is oh so very true. Jehovah blessed me with the Holy Spirit as my teacher. He has taught me more than anyone could in any seminary.

      The second one is a very sad tragedy. Those are arrogant folks that refuse to accept Jehovah. They believe in Him, they also, sadly, deliberately ignore Him.

      • I was referring to the second quote, but actually both quotes are excellent. The second one is sad, but it is still true nonetheless.

        How are things with you this week? Still praying for you, my friend.

      • Everything is going along fine thank you.

        It has been about two months since quitting smoking (by Jeovahs grace).

        How are you?

        You are in my morning prayers every day.

      • Praise God! I will continue to pray for your endurance, peace, and joy each day, and also that your relationship with your mother continues to strengthen (with thr help of the Lord).

        I am well — thank you for asking. I have been working a lot of hours lately on my job, but I’m grateful for wonderful colleagues in interesting work, so I am counting my blessings. Thank you for so faithfully praying for me – I appreciate you!

      • Thank you for your prayers. They are needed and appreciated.

        Please do not work too many hours. That causes burn out. I am glad you have a good working environment. It makes your assignments that much more enjoyable as well as doing interesting work.

        I am happy to continue to pray for you.

      • I am in full agreement with you, Joseph – I have no desire to work long hours ongoingly. Last week, several things just went wrong unexpectedly, and it required several of us in the office to devote more hours to the project than we normally would have done. However, I receive your warning — I have no desire to burn out on this project or any other, for that matter!

        Do let me know if you have any new prayer requests. Otherwise, I will continue to pray for that which you have shared with me already.

      • I am glad you do not emulate the Asians that regularly work sixteen hours seven days a week.

        Thank you for your continued spiritual support- prayer

      • I’m trying to work a more regular schedule for sure – things are much better this week! – but where I live, it seems more normal than not that people work long hours.

        Just prayed for you! Have a good evening.

      • It seems like that is the new normal. Perhaps that is why there is so much stress in the world today.
        Folks need to pace themselves. The more work you do, the more work your boss gives you to do. It is a never ending circle. I always excelled at what I did and informed my boss that one reason for this was because I spent time with my God. He is more important than your company. If you want to fire me that is okay because my God will find me a better work place. It shocked them and they shut up.

        Than you for your prayers and I just finished my morning prayers for you as well.

      • There is wisdom in what you say! In every job I’ve had these past few years, I make it clear that I take a day of rest — even when things are very busy. I have been questioned and harassed about this habit in the past, but I know that the consequences are far worse for me physically, emotionally, spiritually, AND professionally if I do not take a day of rest. Further, our days should be characterized by balance – we are not meant to go go go all the time.

        I have observed that the more you do on the job, the more you are given. I believe that having healthy boundaries and priorities is key. It’s taken me awhile to learn this (countercultural) lesson, but I’m grateful for the Lord’s patience with me.

        Grateful for you as well, Joseph! Remain strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!

      • It took me a few years to learn as well.

        I was just reading about that today. Many echoed your sentiments exactly. The more you are willing to do, the more they give you to do (without any pay increase of course). When you stand up and go looking for another job you get one that pays better and has less working hours. This is repeated every few years. It seems the new norm.

        I am grateful to you as well for being my prayer partner.

      • That is the truth. Funny how the Lord will not force us to see the error of our ways – He waits for us to come to our senses. A Gentleman in every sense of the word.

        And yes! We are prayer partners, and that is a gift from the Lord. I’ll keep praying until there is an update — and even then, I’ll just pray with a different focus.

      • I like when you stated that Jehovah is a gentleman because that is what He is.

        Thank you for being my prayer partner. It is good to have someone to pray for and someone to pray for me. That is Christian teamwork at its best.

      • Yes, we are on the same team, as we have the same Captain. 🙂

      • And what a leader He is. I will always try to follow Him where ever He commands.

      • Amen, my friend. Well said.

      • Thank you.

        How is the job going? Are you getting the proper rest?

        We are having yo yo weather here. One day it is plus fifty and sunny, the next it is -10 and a blizzard, the next it is 40 and raining and the next it is 30 and freezing rain. It is crazy. I am using Fahrenheit because that is what you use in the states and what I grew up using.

      • Thanks for asking. Yes, I am resting — I was completely exhausted on Sunday, and today (Monday) as well — I only worked for about ninety minutes (the rest of the team was wiped out, too). I am curious to see what the Lord does next with my work situation (He’s definitely up to something.).

        Such wild weather for you, Joseph! (and thank you for using Fahrenheit) How do you cope with such extremes?

        It mostly rains here — such is winter in Northern California. 🙂

      • Glad you are resting.

        I preferred northern California to southern California.

        We are Canadian so it does not bother us old foogies who are used to it.

      • 🙂 I share your views about Southern California, although I do love San Diego, and it’s always been a dream of mine to visit Santa Barbara.

        It sounds like you are completely unfazes by the weather!

      • I really like San Diego and spent about a week at a hobo village there. It was clean, quiet and safe. San Diego is very beautiful.

        Santa Barbara is very clean and beautiful but expensive.

        I have spent a lifetime in this weather so very little obthers me, except the humidity and heat in the summer.

      • I share your view of San Diego! Wonderful place. ☀️ Santa Barbara is still on my wish list of places to visit.

        I hope things warm up for you soon! We are being inundated with rain, but I remind myself that even the rain is an answer to prayer (California was deep in drought for much of last year). I just miss seeing the sun! 😕

      • I think it is funny.
        One day we have a blizzard, the next a monsoon, the next arctic like weather. Is climate change not interesting?

        When you go to those places may I suggest you stay at a hostel? They are inexpensive, clean, the staff recommends interesting places to go and you meet interesting folks from all around the world.

      • Wow, what a mix of weather! My father lives in Virginia and says the weather is quite variable there, too (although not as extreme as where you are).

        Thanks for the tip on hostels! I’ll need to remember that the next time I do some traveling. 🙂

      • It sure is crazy weather.

        I would like to hike some of the trails in Virginia.

        Hostels are great

      • You are a hiker! That is something I’ve never really done.

      • I used to hike the West Coast Trail (on Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada) every spring to get in shape for coastal tree planting.

      • That must have been quite a journey, both physically and spiritually.

        I am much more of a recreational walker. 🙂

      • It was indeed.

        Now that I have quit smoking I walk five miles a day. It will be nice when the good weather comes, and the bike will be brought out.

        There should be really good hiking trails in Northern California. I really liked the coast.

      • You take a walk every day, even in the freezing weather?

        I look forward to resuming my walking what’s the weather gets warmer here (cold air and asthma do not go well together).

        Still praying for you! I’m glad to hear that your resolve to not smoke is staying strong!

      • Asthma suck, I had it when a child. Why not move to one of the desert states with the hot dry weather. It would help your asthma greatly.

        I love walking in the cold. It brings a snap to the walk. It is the rain that is difficult to walk in.

        Thank you for continuing to pray for me. I walked into the corner store to purchase a pack a couple of days ago and wrestled with it and then decided not to buy. I have gone too long now to go back. You are in my morning prayers every day

      • Praise God that you resisted and did not purchase the pack! I will continue to pray. Thank you also for praying for me.

        Alas, I’d have a tough time in a desert, too (very cold nights, mansoons, etc). It will just take some time for me to fully recover from the effects of the fires combined with cold weather — by California standards, that is!

      • Yes the desert is cold at night but the air is dry.

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