Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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The scales of justice were balanced on that day Belshazzar ignored God and did not pray He thought that he was king on his own And that God did not put him onrepparttar throne

Promotion comes not fromrepparttar 143962 east orrepparttar 143963 west But God isrepparttar 143964 judge, he knows what is best He gives understanding and wisdom torepparttar 143965 wise Causes kings and kingdoms to fall and to rise

Trust inrepparttar 143966 LORD with all of your heart Keep his commands and do your part Be humble and know that God is in control He owns your life, your breath and your soul

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, various other articles and poems (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military

Its ok to Love

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

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are to be doing with our husbands and wifes? Are we not also to be doing this with our enemies and neighbors? Are we not to be doing this with ourselves? To love with all our Heart, that is who we are inside and not outwardly. We can always find people that will love us outwardly. This is a false love, a love that exists only forrepparttar moment. To love with all our Understanding, Understandingrepparttar 143927 needs and wants ofrepparttar 143928 other. Being there whenrepparttar 143929 other crys, for no apparent reason, being there whenrepparttar 143930 other is depressed or down and not knowing why. To love with all our soul,repparttar 143931 part of us who makes us an individual,repparttar 143932 thoughts,repparttar 143933 emotions,repparttar 143934 feelings, one for another. I have always said, I am who I am byrepparttar 143935 grace of God. To love with all our strength, loving torepparttar 143936 fullest measure that is within our ability. Jesus gave His life, knowing well that He would be able to take it up again unto Himself. We can Love, with all we are and still be assured that we are still in control of who we are. We do not have to give up our identity to love. We are still an individual, still able to make decisions based on what is right and what is wrong. Is Jesus stating, in John 10:17, that His Father would not have loved Him if He refused to berepparttar 143937 Sacrifice for man? No. Jesus is stating that no matter what His decision, His Father would always love Him. “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Can you love someone that doesn't love you, can you express love to someone else that refuses to return that love? Yes. Jesus did and we can. We don't have to be ashamed to express love. Expression is a way of venting our thoughts and feelings. To paraphrase a verse of scripture,repparttar 143938 love of God, andrepparttar 143939 love of man, is shed abroad in our hearts byrepparttar 143940 Holy Ghost. Just because others don't love you doesn't mean that you cant love them, just because others don't show love to you doesn't mean that you can show love to them. Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; becauserepparttar 143941 love of God is shed abroad in our hearts byrepparttar 143942 Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love isrepparttar 143943 fulfilling ofrepparttar 143944 law. We don't have to be ashamed to love. We can show love in many ways. Does a man love his children when he refuses to feed them, does a man love his spouse when he refuses to care for them, does a man love God when he refuses to serve Him? No. Refusing to feed, to care and to serve isrepparttar 143945 absence of love andrepparttar 143946 breaking ofrepparttar 143947 Law and notrepparttar 143948 fulfillment of it. There are many verses in scripture that state what love is,repparttar 143949 love of God,repparttar 143950 love of Spouse,repparttar 143951 love of neighbor,repparttar 143952 love of enemy andrepparttar 143953 love of Children. Lets not be afraid to love. ars

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