Echoes From the Campfire

He’s got worms in his craw where the sand should be.”
              –Alan LeMay  (The Searchers)

    “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.”
              –1 Corinthians 2:14 (NLT)
Maybe you’ve known people like that–their insides are full of worms.  Instead of doing the right, instead of being steadfast, determined, and caring, they want everything for themselves no matter whom else it hurts.  They’ll worm in here and worm in there, until something that was once good is now full of their worms.
    People who are very anti-Christ have these worms.  They know it all.  They think the Christian is foolish, moronic, but they can’t see the truths of Scripture.  They mock God, they say there is no God, oh, but God says He will not be mocked and the day that they need Him, that is when he will mock.

         “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge.
         23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
         24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,
         25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke,
         26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes,
         27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
         28 Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
         29 Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord.”
                     –Proverbs 1:22-29 (NKJV)

In truth, those individuals are not to be hated for who they are or for what they do.  Instead, they should be pitied.  Their arrogance will bring them down.  They will slide down their own slippery ways.
    We’ve traveled some this year and next week we’ll be heading back home.  I enjoy traveling this vast, wonderful country of ours.  I found the following from some of my reading this year.  Don’t forget about those wormy people, but take a moment to reflect on the creation of God.

         “You can’t live under this sky, having it as a sort of next-door neighbor all the time, and not lose a lot of pretensions.  What good are high places to a man if he’s not satisfied?  Why fight for something you’ve got no heart in?  And what more could any man want than this?  Look at the prairie sweeping off there.  It’s mine to ride on.  I sleep sound at night.  I go out in the morning and look at the sun coming up and I feel as if the day was made for me and nobody else.  A fellow loses himself and his troubles.  Time doesn’t count.  Everything marches along slow and a man lives slow–which is the way folks ought to live.  What’s better?”
                     –Ernest Haycox  (Free Grass)