Monday, July 7, 2014

A Good Tree

Swedish Proverb

             This is a good tree to plant in your mind.  Don't we all want more of the good things and less of the negative factors in life.
             'Fear less, hope more.'  Revelation 21;8  ''But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”   We have no reason to fear when God is on our side and more importantly that we are on His side.
             'Eat less, chew more.'  Proverbs 23;20  ''Do not join those who drink too much wine, or gorge themselves on meat.'  Take time to enjoy the smells and taste of your food because it sure beats that feeling of fullness afterwards.
            'Whine less, breathe more.'  Numbers 11;1  ''Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord, and when he heard them his anger was aroused.''  There should be more gratitude in our attitudes.
           'Talk less, say more.'  Ecclesiastes 6;11  ''The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?''  Keep it simple and to the point.
           'Hate less, love more.'  Luke 17;4  ''Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”  We should forgive others as quickly as we want God to forgive us.