How do I treat so-called “criminals” ?
How do I treat so-called “non-criminals” ?
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 16 Have the same attitude toward others as toward yourselves; do not set your mind on lofty things,*(or “cultivate lofty ideas”) but be led along with the lowly things. Do not become wise in your own eyes.
17 Return evil for evil to no one.Take into consideration what is fine from the viewpoint of*(or “in the sight of”) all men. 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men. (Romans 12:15-18)
4 This can represent completeness in form or function, as in the expression “the four corners of the earth.”—Revelation 7:1; 21:16; Isaiah 11:12. [excerpted article: What do Numbers Mean in the Bible?]
In God’s Word, the number four is often used to denote that which is all-embracing, or complete. [excerpted Pure Worship of Jehovah Restored as Last, Summary of Clarifications]
hmmmmm, HOPE(ing) NOT…but this has the ‘alive’ (monster??)movement signs…(hand(s) wiggling, dentrite(s) tingling)
of a BAD rash?!
needing some heavy-duty potent cream.
the kind of “mind” rash that won’t easily go away…
makings of mind viruses/mind rashes…communicable diseases…picked up by arrogant mobs or poorly sanitized public schools/institutions or other private/public? political places where (sick? healthy?) minds may gather/openly idle.
You know how when you send off your kid to (prison)/school…they come back with attitude(s), bad language, immature/deadly/gossipy ideas and literal lice, chicken pox, pink eye??…
Yeah, man/woman we all think we are playing “God”…but which God??
our individual-self-directed-will on the reality landscape…free will reign…three choices present:
1. my will
2. the will of the people (very broad spectrum of sick and of health: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, psychological)
3. God’s Will
a. True/Good God? b. Fake/Bad God?
and the doing of: the choice:
1. my will…with what result(s)??
2. mob will…(collective will of the people both sick/healthy)..result?
3. God’s will…consequence?
the positives/the negatives
Cause looking around/aka deeply analy-zing…yep, it’s a zinger!! at a lot of human…(selfish?) solutions…piecework…(aka peace? work, yeah, right)…various forms of government/organization/big religion/big business/policy…the product…(the benefits/the cons)…and overtime…short, medium, long…term:
Ultimately: evidence of history: modern and ancient (individual/collective)…IF we are not very cautious/careful and selfless…when we let our own free will reign supreme and the will of the people via (i.e. forms of government/leadership including democracy, etc.)…and the will of a fake god…bottom line: you end up with a monster & Frankenstein’s rash…corrupting and eating away…rotting, festering flesh…gangrene!
That’s partially why…years ago…(at 12/16)…i made dedication then a vow…of disowning my own will…and to work very hard each day at the doing of God’s will…the TRUE GOD…of love: Yahweh.
the greatest quest…in my life…searching for Truth and Yahweh.
He created light, BEAUTY!…and everlasting sustainability of real life.
(post to be? continued? may be.)
the curing cream: intense bible study/application
(agape in action)
11/16/18 @ 12:14 p.m.
a p.s. “Abijah”
Whatever its exact nature, Abijah’s goodness was noteworthy. First, it was genuine. This goodness was “in him”—that is, in his heart. Second, it was exceptional. Abijah exhibited this goodness even though he was “in the house of Jeroboam.” One scholar says: “It is a great commendation for men to retain their goodness whilest they live in bad places and families.” Another says that Abijah’s goodness was “conspicuous . . . , just as the stars are brightest when the sky is dark, and the cedars are most beautiful when surrounding trees are leafless.”
Most important, the words of 1 Kings 14:13 teach us something beautiful about Jehovah and what he looks for in us. Recall that something good was “found in” Abijah. Jehovah evidently searched through Abijah’s heart until He found a trace of goodness. Compared to his family, Abijah was, as one scholar put it, the lone pearl “in a heap of pebbles.” Jehovah cherished this goodness and rewarded it, granting a measure of mercy to this one member of a wicked family.
“ALL hearts Jehovah is searching, and every inclination of the thoughts he is discerning.” (1 Chronicles 28:9) Those inspired words were meant to fill us with appreciation for the depth of Jehovah’s interest in us. Jehovah looks for the good in our hearts even though we are far from perfect. [He Looks for the Good–Draw close to God, w July, 2010]