A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man. Proverbs 12:2, New International Version
You’re not as smart as you think.
Is it just me or do you experience it too?
It seems as if everyone is out for the con. Many merchants try to sell you their products promising a new and improved you. Yet even after spending a lot of money, you are the same you.
Where I live almost everything is pirated. Oh sure it will have the logo on it and the salesman or woman will swear it is original, but after careful examination you discover it is fake.
How about someone who pretends to be your friend, just because they want to con you into giving them something you own.
Again, here it is important to learn English. The locals all pretend to be your best friend as long as you are willing to teach them for free. When you smarten up and justify inform them you expect to get paid, they look at you like you are crap and then throw you away like yesterdays garbage?
Does it ever make you want to throw your hands up and quit being a nice guy or girl?
Please do not give up.
The important thing to remember is that God promises to reward us for our behavior.
If we do good we receive good, if not in this life, in our eternal life in Heaven.
If we do bad, we have fiery coals of retribution poured upon us. Again, if not in this life, than in the eternal life in Hell.
This is a warning and a blessing.
Which are you going to reap?
As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it. Job 4:8 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
Which crops are you sowing, the crops of righteousness or, the vile filthy wicked crops of the devil?
Prayer: Please Jehovah El Shaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) give me the strength to always walk the walk of the righteous and not give up in living a holy life dedicated to You. In the name of our great leader Jesus Christ I pray. Amen
(editors note: this was written when I was a teacher in China which was a few years ago)
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing
Photo and article @ Joseph a son of Jehovah 2020