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Mild Moses

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m is for mouth
and
mild
(and
Moses)
and
me…

Moses was a waterboy and a player; simultaneously…and (m is for) meek. (i suppose You already know Your consonants and vowels, huh? DUH!😉)

“Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth . . . Seek meekness.”​—ZEPH. 2:3.

THE Bible describes Moses as being “by far the meekest of all the men on the face of the earth.” (Num. 12:3) Does this mean that he was weak, indecisive, and afraid of confrontations? That is how some might describe a meek person. But such an idea is far from the truth. Moses was a strong, decisive, and courageous servant of God. With Jehovah’s help, he confronted the mighty ruler of Egypt, led perhaps 3,000,000 people through a desert, and helped the nation of Israel conquer their enemies.

We do not face the challenges that Moses overcame, but each day we must deal with people or situations that make it difficult to be meek. However, we have a powerful incentive to develop this quality. Jehovah promises that “the meek will possess the earth.” (Ps. 37:11) Would you describe yourself as being meek? Would others describe you that way? Before we can answer those important questions, we need to know what it means to be meek.

Am i meek and mild?!…
EXPRESSIONS EXPLAINED: Meekness. People who are meek are gentle when dealing with others and remain mild-tempered even when provoked. Humility. People who are humble are free of pride or arrogance; they view others as being superior to them. When referring to Jehovah, humility means that he deals with those who are inferior to him in a loving and merciful manner.

Meekness is like a beautiful painting. In what way? Just as an artist combines a number of appealing colors to produce a painting, we must combine a number of appealing qualities to be meek. Prominent among those qualities are humility, submissiveness, mildness, and inner strength. Why do we need those particular qualities if we want to please Jehovah?

Only humble people will submit to God’s will. Part of God’s will is that we be mild. (Matt. 5:5; Gal. 5:23) When we do God’s will, we make Satan furious. So even though we are humble and mild, many people who are part of Satan’s world hate us. (John 15:18, 19) As a result, we need inner strength to resist Satan.

The opposite of a meek person is someone who is haughty, shows uncontrolled anger, and does not obey Jehovah. That describes Satan perfectly. No wonder he hates meek people! They expose the flaws in his personality. And even worse for Satan, they prove that he is a liar. Why? Because no matter what he says or does, he cannot stop meek people from serving Jehovah!​—Job 2:3-5.

It takes a LOT of inner strength to be meek, mild and humble in today’s (look at me/listen to me/do what i want immediately: cause i’m so great, right, important, angrily-aggressive) world!…

How did Moses respond when he was treated without respect?

When given authority: It can be a challenge for those who have authority to remain meek, especially when someone they oversee treats them disrespectfully or questions their judgment. Has that ever happened to you? What if a family member acted that way? How would you respond? Consider how Moses dealt with that situation.

Jehovah appointed Moses as leader of Israel and allowed him to record the laws that governed that nation. There was no doubt that Jehovah was backing Moses. Even so, Moses’ own sister and brother, Miriam and Aaron, spoke against him and questioned his judgment in choosing his wife. Some men in Moses’ position might have become angry and vengeful​—but not Moses. He did not become offended easily. He even pleaded with Jehovah to end the punishment of Miriam. (Num. 12:1-13) Why did Moses react that way?

Moses had allowed himself to be trained by Jehovah. Some 40 years earlier, when he was a member of the Egyptian royal family, Moses was not meek. In fact, he had been so quick-tempered that he killed a man who he judged was acting unfairly. Moses assumed that Jehovah would agree with his actions. Jehovah spent 40 years helping Moses to understand that he needed more than courage to lead the Israelites; he needed to be meek. And to be meek, he also needed to be humble, submissive, and mild. He learned that lesson well and became an excellent overseer.​—Ex. 2:11, 12; Acts 7:21-30, 36.

When treated disrespectfully, do not become easily offended. Humbly acknowledge any faults you have. (Eccl. 7:9, 20) Submissively follow Jehovah’s direction on how to handle problems. And always answer mildly. (Prov. 15:1) Family heads and overseers who respond that way please Jehovah, promote peace, and set an example of how to be meek.

Excellent example of 3 Hebrew boys/ Young men: aka by Babylonian names:  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.​—Dan. 1:7

Consider the example that three Hebrew exiles​—Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah—​set for us. The king of Babylon commanded them to bow down to a large image of gold. Mildly, they explained to the king why they would not worship the image. They remained submissive to God despite the king’s threat to burn them in a blazing furnace. Jehovah chose to save those men immediately, but they did not presume that he would do that for them. Rather, they were willing to accept whatever outcome Jehovah would permit. (Dan. 3:1, 8-28) They proved that meek people are truly courageous​—no king, no threat, and no punishment can break our resolve to give Jehovah our “exclusive devotion.”​—Ex. 20:4, 5.

13 When our loyalty to God is tested, how can we imitate the three Hebrews? We humbly trust that Jehovah will care for us. (Ps. 118:6, 7) We answer those who accuse us of wrongdoing in a mild, respectful manner. (1 Pet. 3:15) And we absolutely refuse to compromise our friendship with our loving Father.

Stressed out? (and the Greater Moses)…

When dealing with stress: All of us feel stress for a variety of reasons. We may have felt it before taking a test at school or performing a particular task at work. Or we become stressed just thinking about a medical procedure we might need. When we are under stress, it is difficult to be meek. Incidents that normally do not trouble us might begin to irritate us. Our words may become harsh and our tone cold. If you have ever felt stressed, consider the example of Jesus.

15 During the final months of his life on earth, Jesus was under intense stress. He knew that he would be executed and that he would suffer terribly. (John 3:14, 15; Gal. 3:13) Some months before his death, he said that he was distressed. (Luke 12:50) And just days before his death, Jesus said: “I am troubled.” We can sense his humility and his submissiveness to God as he poured out his feelings in prayer: “Father, save me out of this hour. Nevertheless, this is why I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” (John 12:27, 28) When the time came, Jesus courageously handed himself over to God’s enemies, who executed him in the most agonizing and humiliating way possible. Despite the stress, despite the suffering, Jesus meekly did God’s will. Without a doubt, we can say that Jesus is the most outstanding example of someone showing meekness under stress!​—Read Isaiah 53:7, 10

[excerpted readings: Seek Meekness and Please Jehovah w February 2019]

Strong, Courageous, “Real” Leaders/Real Men…(e.g., Moses) & in particular: Jesus…self-controlled mild & meek under extreme stress and distress!
4/16/19 @ 10:07 p.m.
{a p.s. just in case: to tie in the dance clip a bit:…in tap: the triple time step, etc. is difficult to master…(where are my old tap shoes?…i miss tap/dancing)…not that i could manage now with my healing boo-boo leg;)…a tricky step…takes practice, precision, discipline, etc…same with certain leadership qualities…in the dance of life, etc.}
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water boy won/(one) aka ((w)on(e))

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So let the one who thinks he is standing beware that he does not fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12)

world spiritual desert

water boy v. player

(one/won)

just cause One may pass out ‘water’/’beverage’…(to the dangerously dehydrated–)

splash~~~

humble reminder: don’t get all high and mighty–boy, (didn’t make the water!)…;)

neither is w.b. player, eh?!

(the scene (of this world) is fast changing)

some of us are dehydrated and parched that

we consider consuming urine & sand.

spiritual renal failure (outcome)

what are You drinking?! (passing out?)

You’re own urine?

or

pure, clean, sparkling water, hmmmm

(4/15/19 @ 5:05 p.m.)

 

(editing 4/16/19 @ 3:11 p.m./published 3:14 p.m. 4/16/19)

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anti

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question for consideration:
(and what am i deeply pondering this a.m.?!)

is being anti God being anti human?!

being opposed to God or anti-God is de facto opposition to humanity…

my analysis…seems to (fast and slow) boil/burn down to:
hate
or less/er love
or lack of love
or…
poor-low quality love or misdirected-fake-counterfeit love/fake-misdirected-counterfeit loyalty

(arrogance v humility)

reminds of verse: de jure

If anyone says, “I love God,” and yet is hating his brother, he is a liar.+ For the one who does not love his brother,+ whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.+ 21 And we have this commandment from him, that whoever loves God must also love his brother (1 John 4:20-21)

to be anti God thereby anti Human is anti Logic aka

opposed to god = opposed to human(ity) = opposed to (basic) logic or

opposed to human = anti logic = opposed to God

anti god = anti logic = anti human

anti logic = anti human = anti God

(getting hard nosed now;) and succinctly specific:))

anti-TRUE-God-Yahweh and anti-(Son-Of-True-God)-Christ = Anti Human = Anti logical (i.e. accurate knowledge/applied wisdom/truth)/ = Anti emotional (i.e. agape-superlative love)/ = Anti justice (i.e. fairness/righteousness)/= Anti power (i.e. sovereignty)

de jure and de facto (occur) simultaneous(ly)

(it’s a circuit loop)
e.g., house construction

reading:

The one who constructed all things is God.​—Heb. 3:4.

Worldly thinking ignores or belittles Jehovah’s guidelines, and its influence could gradually weaken our faith. Today, we all are exposed to worldly thinking. It is promoted on television, on the Internet, at work, or at school. In many countries, it is not unusual to hear people say that they do not believe in God; they consider themselves to be nonreligious. They may not have examined the question of God’s existence carefully, but they are drawn to the idea of being free to do as they please. (Ps. 10:4) Others may feel worldly-wise when they say, “I can have high principles without believing in God.” Is the claim of unbelievers that there is no Creator based on logical reasoning? When looking to science to determine whether life was created, a person can easily get lost in a fog of information. But in reality, the answer is simple. If a building needs someone to construct it, how much more so do living things!

{Yep, i am a learner, obviously, eh?…reminder: but am nobody’s sucker!

(aka ain’t accepting/believing/buying: pseudoscience, pseudo-religio-spiritual-fake-food, pseudo-knowledge/pseudo-education!)}

4/11/19 @ 12:44 p.m.

reference reading excerpted:

[Reject Worldly Thinking! w November 2017]

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Divine ‘Law’

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Mostly I am interested in Divine Law.
This law is truly ‘Just’ and beneficial and logical and loving.

Mostly my first question is consistently ‘why’ (?) then predictably “why not?”..;)

Another answer…/reason “why”  and “why not” …the so-called ‘theory‘ of evolution is unacceptable/illogica/illegal(?) to me: it b-r-e-a-k-s a fundamental/natural/easily-observable law…

i can’t “see” [it]…which refers to legal “acceptance”…related readings:

On the basis of related historical evidence, some scholars believe that, in transferring land, the buyer was shown the land from a vantage point, the exact boundaries being designated. When the buyer said, “I see,” he indicated legal acceptance. When Jehovah gave Abraham the promise of receiving the land of Canaan, Abraham was first told to look in all four directions. Abraham did not say, “I see,” perhaps because God said that he would give the Promised Land to Abraham’s seed, later on. (Ge 13:14, 15) Moses, as the legal representative of Israel, was told to “see” the land, which, if the view just discussed is correct, would indicate legal transfer of the land to Israel, for them to take it under Joshua’s leadership. (De 3:27, 28; 34:4; consider also Satan’s offer to Jesus at Mt 4:8.) Another action appearing to have similar legal flavor was: walking across the land or entering it for the purpose of taking possession. (Ge 13:17; 28:13) In certain ancient documents, the number of trees on a piece of land was listed at each real-estate sale.​—Compare Ge 23:17, 18.

The Earth and all creatures/beautiful-breathing-fragile-life upon…real-estate. (Of who/what does ‘evolution’ take possession?)

Please:) check out this excerpted reading for further explanation: my highlights. Make sure to read cited Scriptures!

Jehovah God is designated as the Source of law, the Supreme Lawgiver (Isa 33:22), the Sovereign, delegating authority (Ps 73:28; Jer 50:25; Lu 2:29; Ac 4:24; Re 6:10), without whose permission or allowance no authority can be exercised. (Ro 13:1; Da 4:35; Ac 17:24-31) His throne is established on righteousness and judgment. (Ps 97:1, 2) The stated will of God becomes law to his creatures.

Law of Divine Creation. One of the definitions of law given in Webster’s Third New International Dictionary is “the observed regularity of nature.” As Creator of all things in heaven and earth (Ac 4:24; Re 4:11), Jehovah has established laws governing all created thingsJob 38:10 speaks of a “regulation” on the seaJob 38:12, of ‘commanding the morning’; and Job 38:31-33 calls attention to star constellations and to “the statutes of the heavens.” The same chapter points to God as governing the light, snow, hail, clouds, rain, dew, and lightning. Continuing to chapters 39 through 41, God’s care for the animal kingdom is shown, and the birth, life cycles, and habits of animals are attributed to regulations laid down by God, not to any evolutionary “adaptation.” In fact, in the very creating of life-forms, God incorporated the law that each was to bring forth “according to its kind,” making evolution impossible. (Ge 1:11, 12, 21, 24, 25) Man also brought forth sons “in his likeness, in his image.” (Ge 5:3) At Psalm 139:13-16 the embryonic growth of a child in the womb is spoken of, its parts being written down “in [Jehovah’s] book” before any of them actually existed. Job 26:7 describes Jehovah as “hanging the earth upon nothing.Scientists today attribute the earth’s position in space primarily to the interaction of the law of gravity and the law of centrifugal force.

Supreme Sovereignty & lèse-majesté…a legitimate lesson of law:

Jehovah was identified in the Law as absolute Sovereign and also as King in a special way. Since Jehovah was both God and King of Israel, disobedience to the Law was both a religious offense and lèse-majesté, an offense against the Head of State, which in this case was against the King Jehovah. David, Solomon, and their successors on the throne of Judah were said to sit on “Jehovah’s throne.” (1Ch 29:23) Human kings and rulers in Israel were bound by the Law, and when they became despotic they were law violators accountable to God. (1Sa 15:22, 23) [excerpted readings: Insight on Scriptures, Volume 2, Law]

For consideration:
Those versed in the law and who “see” accept Yahweh as Legal/Absolute Sovereign…may view ‘evolution’ (and its promotion/education/inculcation reckless) as lèse-majesté…aka lawless and God dishonoring.
3/26/19 @ 7:11 p.m.
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