"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The rainbow

was part of the discussion last night at Bible study.  One person was so upset that the White House lit up in rainbow colors.  I told him I was not upset. 

God told us about the rainbow in the Bible in Genesis 9.

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

The rainbow was taken as a symbol by a group of people and it has been seen as theirs to flaunt or wave anywhere.  I see this as the typical attempt by the enemy(of God), as this enemy cannot create anything and must steal from God everything.

This group or type of people is not new.  They have always been around.  Oh and for the record, sin has been around since Eve was beguiled by the enemy.  That time it was with a tree God created, this time it is with the rainbow which God also created.

I see the rainbow as a promise.  I see the rainbow as something that reminds me of a great tragedy that must never be forgotten.  I do not see the rainbow as the symbol of sin no matter how hard I squint at it or how very hard sin tries to encircle it.

In Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

We need not wonder what evil thoughts and imaginations were happening.  We see them each and every day in the news.  The squashing of what God established does not change that God exists or that one day He will complete what He told us in His word.
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, Matthew 24:37-38

Like in the days of Noe, many will be unaware of what is happening or going to happen. I am saddened because it need not be this way.

Anyhow, as the world cheers by the ruling of the Supreme Court, I stand and look at the rainbow ever so present everywhere on the web and reflect about God and the promise He made and the promises He has made to what is going to happen.   


Oh and I love the rainbow.  I go out after every storm to see it, as it is such a creation filled with promise.  I am not changed by the world stage and the players therein.  I am and always will be a believer in the Bible.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My son

and his wife changed their names yesterday.  They decided they like the names Dad and Mom!

8lbs 9oz
21" long

Grandson #1
Isn't he wonderful??