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2/16/2020 ~ Keep

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Darkness is the terror of loss.
Material remains for the dust while spirit rises unto eternity.

All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as
keep His covenant and His testimonies. ~ Psalms 25:10


His testimonies and more importantly, His covenant now stands
before us all. Do we see the mercy He extends by revealing the truth
of good and evil, allowing us to choose one for the better or the ladder
for the worst. It is a condition of temporary time where souls realize
and decide who they will become.


... righteousness to children's children, To such as keep His covenant, And to
those who remember His commandments to do them. ~ Psalms 103:17-18


Remembering the sure goodness God declares holds the
strength of continuing family, and fortune all generations seek.


Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
~ Psalms 34:13


Single truths fill the word of God, instructing in what is best,
for the decency He wills for His eternal creation.


That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the
works of God, But keep His commandments; ~ Psalms 78:7


God has delivered life to know and to wonder.
The way of God is not so far off touching all that is.
Mortal faith is hoping for what is greater, adhering to His subjective call.


Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who
seek Him with the whole heart! ... ~ Psalms 119:2-5


His commands are a set of standards establishing
what is best, and good, for the unity of life in His creation.


Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts. ...
~ Psalms 119:134-136


In the United States of America today, how many follow the teachings
of the Bible, in which this country was founded, to protect those rights to
worship in freedom's light under the truths of God? Hypocrites plague the
corridors of blinded time where what was once sweet has become soured.
As infants need instructions to survive, so too divine intervention is part
of our spiritual rise back to God. Without God there is no survival.


... do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; For their
feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. ~ Proverbs 1:15-16


Running with thugs is like crud in the chest coughing on the self
with no devotion to share. No matter the pain one says he or she has,
the test of endurance is the mandate of God. One chooses
to climb or descend in heart or heartlessness.


... Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,
To deliver you from the way of evil, ~ Proverbs 2:11-15


The darkness of denying hearts, crooked in wickedness, will be revealed
by the actions that destroy them. Looking to the shifting lies of man to
absolve sin is not a substitute to what God has set in stone. Cool truth
refreshes all who drink of it. Barren is the wasteland of lies where all
are thirsty. Senseless water has no hold in the sand it disappears into.
His light is the reservoir of eternal salvation.


... walk in the way of goodness, And keep to the paths of righteousness.
~ Proverbs 2:16-20


Sorrow brings piercing chime's of weakness to be strong.

... "Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, ... ~ Proverbs 4:4-7


To achieve wisdom, memory of previous
understandings must not be forgotten.


... the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction
are the way of life, To keep you from the evil woman, ... ~ Proverbs 6:20-24


Parents, too often dismissed, carry many horns of truth.
The stubbornness of youth cannot see from above as it peers up from
below. Love builds bonds that lights the paths ahead, and protects
the soul from lies spewn among men. The greatest shield from a
contemptuous life is the love we have for God and others.


... call understanding your nearest kin, That they may
keep you from the immoral woman, ... ~ Proverbs 7:1-5


The keys to the treasure house have been given to all. Come is the call
to accept what has been freely given to live in the fullness He offers.


... A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; ~ Ecclesiastes 3:6-7


Time is Godís creation that limits experiences to the pinpoint
of the moment. Many hope for there, but God looks to see us
here, for what we are, not illusions of distant desires.
Contentment transcends the sky's highest plane.


Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep
His commandments, For this is man's all. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


God is the watchful servant who will judge
in the thunderous righteousness of His truth.


And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on hearing, but do not
understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'" ~ Isaiah 6:9


Many remain in a state of denial that God is, and He is
waiting to see who we become in thought and desire.


You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is
stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. ~ Isaiah 26:3


To achieve nirvana, one must believe in God
  In perfect peace:
         ⮡  Mind is stayed on You
                  ⮡  Because he trusts in You  

Unyielding peace can only come to those who fully trust in
His gifts and promises beyond the night where daylight never ends.


Expression has no clarity where words interfere
 ●  Mercy and truth come to those keeping His edicts
 ●  Keep from speaking deceitfully
 ●  Diligently keeping Godís word blesses one
 ●  Let not manís oppressions keep from obeying God
 ●  Do not keep with evil doers
 ●  Understanding keeps a soul from the evil ways
 ●  Walk in ways of goodness & keep to righteousness
 ●  Keeping Godís commands causes one to live
 ●  His rules light the way keeping one from immorality
 ●  Times declare what one should keep and or speak
 ●  Fear God and keep His ways for this is manís all
 ●  One can keep to things yet remain oblivious of God   
 ●  Perfect peace comes by trust in God

Each step reveals the path forward.

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"... if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." ~ Matthew 19:17

There is only One God who watches over the schisms of man.

He said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment of God,
that you may keep your tradition." ~ Mark 7:9


Deception creeps in our world of shadows. To follow man
is less than knowing Godís will as given in His word.


"But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard
the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience."
~ Luke 8:15


Seeking God is never-ending as He extends His eternal love. Past all
hardships, to hear causes our souls to rise in the glory of knowing.


But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who
hear the word of God and keep it!" ~ Luke 11:28


Noise brings life to sensation. To care is to want.
Hearing is the cautious dilemma of knowing right from wrong.
All need what is hard to do, to live under the righteous hand of God.


"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life
in this world will keep it for eternal life." ~ John 12:25


To submit to God, in view of our sinful regrets,
reaches to the summit of His own heart. Sacrifice to otherís
needs elevates freedomís depth past all distances.


"If you love Me, keep My commandments." ~ John 14:15

Love is the extent of acceptance.

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me,
he will keep My word; ... ~ John 14:23-24


As night is to day, dark is to light, and unsure is to sure,
it will be love over hate that will judge each one of us.


... let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice
and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 5:8-9


What is true cannot be changed, and habitual
sinful pursuits, void of regrets, inherits death.


... not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually
immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner--not even to eat with such a person. ~ 1st Corinthians 5:10-11


The company we keep declares our desires
   Not to keep company   
    with anyone named
     a brother who is:

              ● Sexually immoral
              ● Covetous
              ● An idolater
              ● A reviler
              ● A drunkard
              ● An extortioner

Climbing into the presence of good company builds characteristics of
sharing and gentleness, uncharacteristic in a greedy and selfish world.
Keeping godly associations pure is uplifting
in an empty world of descending morals.


Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep
the traditions just as I delivered them to you. ~ 1st Corinthians 11:2


To remember what God has delivered to uphold goodness should not
be forgotten or dismissed to the simple disgust of machiavellianism.


Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted
to speak; but they are to be submissive, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 14:34


... I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over man,
but to be in silence. ~ 1st Timothy 2:11-12


Godly traditions have the purpose to impose the greatest
respect, for ourselves and God, in our worship of God.


Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also
called and have confessed the good confession ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:12-13


To weed through malarkey and win the battle of truth
is no simple task without Godís own guidance.


... that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our
Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, ...
~ 1st Timothy 6:14-16


Tender is the shine brighter than light where Godís bosom is love for
our lives. Dreams cannot contend with what is more than all visible.


... keep oneself unspotted from the world. ~ James 1:27

Humble hearts able to shower love is where God takes notice.

... if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him," and does not
keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. ~ 1st John 2:3-4


Obedience aligns with His will to observe truth.

... we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments
and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. ~ 1st John 3:22


Do you keep what has been declared by heaven on earth?

... when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the
love of God, that we keep His commandments. ... ~ 1st John 5:2-3


Love is not a drudgingly static condition causing continuous sorrows,
but dynamic in itsí rising moment surpassing all before. Each breath
should deliver heightened appreciation for the grandness
of breathlessness ahead.


Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. ~ 1st John 5:21

Love of the material has no life in it. To love what is dead brings the same.
To be full one must recognize the Creator over the creation.


... praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking
for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. ~ Jude 1:20-21


If oneís true desire is to live eternally, what one is ďinĒ to declares the
outcome He will render, upon our return to His presence.
Without love of God, hope has little effect.


Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and
keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. ~ Revelation 1:3


God has given His own heart, and life, naked before us all.
Will we hear His call before time ceases and eternity begins?


Pain and sorrow brings depth of character
Those who desire eternal life keep to Godís word
People keep to traditions rejecting Godís commands
Blessed are those who hear the word and keep it
Eternal life is for those that love God over self
If you love God, keep His commandments
Keep to the principle of sincerity and truth
Keep to the traditions delivered by the Apostles
Let women keep silent and submissive in church
Keep oneself unspotted from the world
Only by seeking obedience can one know God
Keeping His commandments brings satisfaction
Keep from idols and worship of things
Blessed who read or hear and keep the word of God

Seeing truth is worthless unless regarded.
Fire and ice are not permanence to be had as the storms pass.


What one keeps to is passion's expression.

Darkness invades where fear is real.




 

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