The Devil’s Beatitudes

Devil's BeatitudesBLESSED are they who are too tired and busy to go to church on Sunday; for they are my best workers.

BLESSED are they who are bored with the minister’s mannerisms and mistakes; for they get nothing out of the sermon.

BLESSED are they who do not get to church on Sunday evening for they cause the world to say, “The church is failing.”

BLESSED is the church member who expects to be invited to his own church; for he is an important member to me.

BLESSED are they who gossip, for they cause strife and divisions which pleases me very much.

BLESSED are they who are easily offended, for they soon get angry and quit.

BLESSED are they who do not give their offering to carry on God’s work; they are my helpers.

BLESSED is he who professes to love God but hates his brother for he shall be with me forever.

10 Rules for a Happier Life!

happier life1. Give something away (no strings attached).

2. Do a kindness (and forget it).

3. Spend a few minutes with the aged (its priceless guidance).

4. Look intently into the face of a baby (and marvel).

5. Laugh often (it’s life’s lubricant).

6. Give thanks (a thousand times a day is not enough).

7. Pray (or you will lose the way).

8. Work (with vim and vigor).

9. Plan as though you’ll live forever (because you will).

10. Live as though you’ll die tomorrow (because you will die on some tomorrow).

Mother, Home, and Heaven

Mother, Home, and HeavenThese three words are most impressive words indeed. When spoken they summon to our minds images of comfort and peace and beauty untold. Today is a day in which many across our land are honoring mothers everywhere. It has been said that a home is not a home until a mother lives there. When times are rough and all seems lost mother is always there to help.

 

Jesus knew what it was like to have a mother, He knew what a mothers love was and even when He was suffering on the cross He showed care and concern for His mother! (John 19:25-27). Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

 

I am sure without a doubt that Jesus obeyed His mother and respected her and gave her the honor that she deserved. We, friends, are to have the mind of Christ (Phil.2:5). We are to strive to be like Jesus and I think it is fair to say that Jesus wants everyone to treat their mother with the honor she deserves. Paul in (Eph.6:1) tells us we are to obey our parents, mothers included.

 

The bible also tells us that the church is our spiritual mother (Gal.4:6). We are to respect and honor her as we would our own earthly mothers. We are to strive to protect her name, her reputation, and we are to show a genuine love for what she stands for here on earth. As many around us today show special attention to their earthly mothers, let us never forget that Jesus had a mother whom he loved and who loved Him as well.

 

Mother, home and heaven seem to go together as does everything that is wonderful pure and good. God has placed great honor upon the mother and has given her a great responsibility in the home.

 

Let us all honor our mothers as God would have us too!