Echoes from the Campfire

“I must set my mind to knowing some men in the west are not of God’s people.  They are from Satan.”
–Paul L. Thompson  (When Preaching Is Hell!)

“What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?”
–2 Corinthians 6:15 (NLT)
Has the world gone crazy?  And listen, for sure it is not going to get any better.  I saw where the first baby born without gender identity took place.  Yep, that’s right.  The parents (and the state) agree that “assigning gender at birth is a human rights violation.”  Crazy!
Years ago I said that there would be a greater and greater attack on the roles of men and women in society.  Clamoring for equal rights they now have want to be able to exchanges genders, and therefore, exchange roles.  What ever happened to the days “when men were men, and women were glad of it”?  Women don’t want men today, why should they when they can become one either physically, emotionally, or willfully?  And men wanting to become women?  Crazy!
Lord, help us through the jungles.  We are lost and the vines and vipers are threatening to destroy us.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
“He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.  He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.”
–Proverbs 15:31-32

The natural person puts up a wall around himself that regrets godly reproof.  Over and over again in the past few years I have heard students and adults say, “That’s only your opinion,” in regard to the Scripture.  No, it’s God’s opinion; it’s right here:  book, chapter, verse.  But again they exclaim, “That’s only your opinion.”  They completely disregard God’s Word, and it will be to their detriment.
People today much prefer words of flattery or encouragement, and there is a time for that, but only when it is due.  When a person is in error they need to be rebuked and reproofed.  People need to hear truth, instead of “fake news” about themselves.  Every issue of our lives should be examined against the backdrop of God’s righteousness and His Word. 
Fluff and flattery that isn’t worth a nickel should be put aside.  Someone has said “The rebuke from God’s Word is not nearly so painful as the rebuke of actual experience.”  Good, biblical advice is not to be scorned.