Scream It From the Roof-Top! By Don Twobears Lately, I have been writing more, concerning…
How Strange We Truly Are!
By Don Twobears
I believe, that most people want to have the necessities required for every day and then just a little bit more. Now it must be understood, that the extras would usually be of the Comfort variety, pleasurable, happiness creating, making one feel as if there has been a step up from the Status quo. It must be recognized, that humans are NOT the routine loving kind, we all would like to think we are. As a matter of fact, people despise the Routine, which makes me wonder why they hate change so very much. We are acutely aware the Change is the constant in our lives! Thus, one would think, we would be adept at dealing with change constantly, but NO…we seek the routine, but it must be quick and easy. I suddenly feel like a tennis ball! Back and forth and such.
Let me see here, what is the saying, “Variety is the Spice of Life?” We hate the four letter word “Work”, yet we spend so much of our lives in it. Well, that is true for most of us, there are some that make it their life’s endeavor to do as little as they can and then expect the greatest of returns, right?! I do remember as a very young boy, I was taught by my Parents, the “Value of Hard Work.” They wished to give me a good work ethic, but in the end it is still “Work.” We did not start off having to WORK so hard, yet is was the Sin of Adam and Eve that changed all of this. Genesis 3:17-19 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Now we know why we must work so hard for anything we get. Would it be worthy to note that “Sin” is the reason for all of our Misery?! Thus the reason for having a “Good Work Ethic.”
There is another reason we work as well, yet it has become the Bane of our Society…Money! Ya got have it right? For food and clothing and a house, to purchase a car and on and on! The rationalization of money is a very long list, yet we break our backs for it, burn out our minds for it, we dream about it, covet it, and for some they beat, murder and kill for it. Paper, that comes from trees, Ink that comes from Plants (In the beginning) and then someone put the two together and said it had value. Looking at money from this angle is strange in the least, but this is exactly what it has come to. Sadly for some, it has become their single most important factor in life, the acquisition of money! Some say it brings Power and Prestige, so on and so forth…it’s all an illusion my Friends! It’s hogwash at best!
You can’t buy Love or Happiness! Most everything that truly has any value, Money is NOT able to procure. 1 John 4:8 “He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.” Galatians 5:22-23″But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” If we are talking about the Spirit, then we must be talking about God, because that is the part of each of us, that was created in the likeness of God. So in the end, those verses…say it all!
If we look closely at this phenomenon, we see that moneys value comes by virtue of the Precious metals attached to it, usually held in some vault somewhere. It also was given value by virtue of the King saying it had value, even when there was no backing of Gold or Silver or whatever valuable jewels. Coins would have a certain amount of Precious metal injected into it, that also made it of value. Here is the Crux of the Matter, coins or Paper…came from what is natural to this planet, Trees, Certain Plants, Rocks and Metal that are “Naturally Occurring.” So then my question is this, if what is natural, is the origin of all money, shouldn’t it be God that states the Value of it?
Here is another, “0’s” (Zero’s) have no intrinsic Value, so if we put so many of these Zero’s after certain numbers, how does this raise the value of the money? The paper and the Ink have not changed any, we don’t have any sort of backing like Gold or Silver…hmmmm something sounds a little fishy here! Take a look at your Bills “Federal NOTE…as in Promissory Note?” Sounds like a LOAN, right?! Better yet, it sounds more like an “IOU!” So this is the reason to kill over it, to destroy ones Family over?! Is this just squirrely to me or What?! And then we read, Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
For a moment, lets think about all the things that are bad for us, that stand between God and us, now where does Money enter in all of this?! So now is the Money at fault here?! Nope! Money is simply an inanimate object and if there is a Precious Metal backing it, it’s still an Inanimate object as well! It still has no value and yet the “World” as we know it…lives on it or dies! Having said that, if we removed all vestiges of money, what would be left? Bartering among ourselves, that’s all. Therefore, if money is not the treasure we believe it to be, what is?!
Have you ever noticed, that despite Money or whatever, nothing is really different, Sin is still Sin, along with everything else! Sin then becomes the single constant in our lives and the only thing that stands between God and you and I. If life became very basic, Bartering and such, small communities, Sin would still exist and we would still be the Fallen Species of earth. The ONLY thing that could change that for the better, is the Blood of Jesus Christ on that Roman Cross! Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
We already know, if we are to live on this planet, each of us will have to “Work.” We know from Gods Holy Word the Bible, we will work by the sweat of our Brow! Isn’t that enough already, the Work, the toil, the sweat, the pain?! Why did we think we could capitalize on the situation by including a thing like Money?! As if things weren’t bad enough already! Arrogance…pure and simple Arrogance!!
Okay, you have the internet, smart Phones, video phones, whatever…your still asking questions! As it stands right now, we have far too many questions and too few answers! As a matter of fact, you and I have no idea what is going to take place in the very next few moments…and we think we are smart?! From what we have been talking about thus far, money is not what we thought it was, it surely is NOT the answer to Life. So…what is?! Once again, John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” There ya Go ya’ll…! The Truth!!
I simply have to say it again, IF you do not have the answers and you have far too many questions, then why do you not go to the Word of God and read the answers for yourself?! They have been there longer than 4500 years thus far, this Bible has never changed, man has yet to create anything, whom do you think is in-charge?! We have a “Pontiff…and he sure does Pontificate a lot”, yet that is not the truth, we have Politicians, yet they never speak the Truth either! Do you feel a little dismayed at our lives so far, obviously, we don’t know how to fix a single thing, right?! So why do we continue to rely on our own ideas?! That is “Insanity” at it’s greatest level!
Okay, one more. You know you must have air to breath, we have sent men to the moon, but they still had to take air with them. The air came from this earth, given freely by God Almighty! You breath in and then you breath out and you do so every day and night, without it you would die. How is it, that people can not see, or are never willing to accept that, God almighty gave us the air to breath. Then one day comes along and HE gives you one last Breath of air…and then you and the air stop! Man did not create the air, God did! Just like money and all your things, your body and the air you need…stays right here! And then people ask the question of whether or not there is a God…DUH!!!
The Poor and the Rich, die the same! You go from Conception to rotting in a grave, that’s Life in the Physical world. How ignorant to think that’s all there is! Actually it’s Blasphemy of the Lord God! You and I were given this life as an opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and for this you will have Eternal Life! If you choose anything else, you get what you asked for Eternal Destruction with Satan and his ilk! That’s Life wrapped up in a nutshell, it’s in the Bible! There is also a point in time, where Jesus Christ will return and take HIS people to Heaven in the Rapture and it’s just about here, any day now!
So where ya gonna be, what are ya going to do?! 2 Corinthians 6:2 “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” I see NO evidence about Yesterday or Tomorrow, think about it!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.