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UNFORGIVABLE SIN

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MUSINGS – February 23, 2019 UNFORGIVABLE SIN

Matthew 12:30-32 “Whoever isn’t with me is against me. Whoever doesn’t gather with me scatters. So I can guarantee that people will be forgiven for any sin or cursing. However, cursing the Spirit will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven in this world or the next. There is a sin that will never be forgiven, not in this age (the world) nor the next (heaven). That is bad news. That is VERY BAD NEWS! God doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act. (2 Peter 3:9) However, Jesus makes it very clear that in this one instance there is NO forgiveness. So what exactly is Jesus speaking about? We have to go back a few verses to Matthew 12:22-24. Jesus cured a demon possessed man who could neither see nor speak. When the Pharisees heard this, they accused Jesus of working through the power of an evil spirit. They at that point, spoke against (blasphemed) the Holy Spirit at work through Jesus. And that is the sin for which there it’s no forgiveness. All content (except quotations) ©2019 Thomas E. Williams

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU JUDGE

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MUSINGS – February 21, 2019

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU JUDGE Matthew 12:14-21 The Pharisees left and plotted to kill Jesus. He knew about this, so he left that place. Many people followed him, and he cured all of them. He also ordered them not to tell people who he was. So what the prophet Isaiah had said came true: “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, whom I love, and in whom I delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will announce justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or shout, and no one will hear his voice in the streets. He will not break off a damaged cattail. He will not even put out a smoking wick until he has made justice victorious. The nations will have hope because of him.” As we read yesterday, Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, breaking the rabbinical law, which was punishable by death. He had also, in their eyes, committed blasphemy by claiming that he was Lord of the Sabbath. They wanted to kill him so he left the synagogue and many people followed him. Imagine if a person came into your church, did something they you consider sacrilegious, and then left, taking most of the congregation with him. Do you now understand how the synagogue leaders felt? You would, most likely, be outraged and filled with hate towards that person who was leading so many people away from what you believe to be the true and righteous path. Before we judge the religious leaders of that day, maybe we should take a look at our own prejudices toward other denominations and sects. Remove the log from our own eyes. (Matthew 7:5) Visit my daily devotions blog Daily journal My sermons blog Random Thoughts All the blog posts in one place All content (except quotations) ©2019 Thomas E. Williams

BLIND AND MUTE

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MUSINGS – February 22, 2019
BLIND AND MUTE

Matthew 12:22-29
Then some people brought Jesus a man possessed by a demon. The demon made the man blind and unable to talk. Jesus cured him so that he could talk and see. The crowds were all amazed and said, “Can this man be the Son of David?” When the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man can force demons out of people only with the help of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons.” Since Jesus knew what they were thinking, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is ruined. And every city or household divided against itself will not last. If Satan forces Satan out, he is divided against himself. How, then, can his kingdom last? If I force demons out of people with the help of Beelzebul, who helps your followers force them out? That’s why they will be your judges. But if I force demons out with the help of God’s Spirit, then the kingdom of God has come to you. How can anyone go into a strong man’s house and steal his property? First he must tie up the strong man. Then he can go through his house and steal his property.

What a poor man this was that was brought before our Lord. He could neither see nor speak and demon possessed as well. What a true example of the lost in every generation. The unsaved are blind to the glory of God and speak no praise to His name, all the while held in bondage by the evil one’s deceits.

Jesus came to save all of us from the devil’s grip. He opens the eyes of the spiritually and physically blind and loosens the tongue physically and spiritually so that we may sing praises to God.

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WHEN IS IT RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT?

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MUSINGS – February 20, 2019 WHEN IS IT RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT?

Matthew 12:1-13 Then on a day of worship Jesus walked through the grainfields. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain to eat. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing something that is not right to do on the day of worship.” Jesus asked them, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his men were hungry? Haven’t you read how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of the presence? He and his men had no right to eat those loaves. Only the priests have that right. Or haven’t you read in Moses’ Teachings that on the day of worship the priests in the temple do things they shouldn’t on the day of worship yet remain innocent? I can guarantee that something greater than the temple is here. If you had known what ‘I want mercy, not sacrifices’ means, you would not have condemned innocent people. “The Son of Man has authority over the day of worship.” Jesus moved on from there and went into a synagogue. A man with a paralyzed hand was there. The people asked Jesus whether it was right to heal on a day of worship so that they could accuse him of doing something wrong. Jesus said to them, “Suppose one of you has a sheep. If it falls into a pit on a day of worship, wouldn’t you take hold of it and lift it out? Certainly, a human is more valuable than a sheep! So it is right to do good on the day of worship.” Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” The man held it out, and it became normal again, as healthy as the other. To help with understanding why the religious leaders were upset with Jesus and his disciples you need to know that, historically, there are thirty nine categories of work that are forbidden on the Sabbath. These regulations of labor have something in common – they prohibit any activity that is creative or that exercises control or dominion over one’s environment. I had a rabbi explain it by giving an example. If I were to move a chair around within the room in which it is located, I would not have worked, because I created nothing new. However, if I were to move the chair to another room, I would have changed the environment of both rooms, creating something new and that would be considered work. By removing the grain from the plant the disciples had “created something new.” And when Jesus healed on the Sabbath he had broken the rabbinical law, which was punishable by death. And when he proclaimed, “The Son of Man has authority over the day of worship.” He was claiming a divine right, that it’s to do what only God can do. In essence he was saying that It always right to do that which is merciful, even if it goes against the Law. Many centuries before, the prophet Micah declared, “You mortals, the LORD has told you what is good. This is what the LORD requires from you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to live humbly with your God.” This it’s exactly what Jesus was doing, showing mercy. Visit my daily devotions blog Daily journal My sermons blog Random Thoughts All the blog posts in one place All content (except quotations) ©2019 Thomas E. Williams

2019 February 21 Thursday

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2019 February 21 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Cedar Park, and Leander, Texas

41°and cloudy. It reached 51° under an even cloudier sky. The clouds got darker and lower as the day progressed.

What a lovely sunrise … somewhere but not here.

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I had my annual wellness test this morning and Ella had an appointment for a different concern. It was at our local physicians associates. I have a bruise from the blood draw. That doesn’t usually happen.

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Our next stop was at the Over the Hill Gang.

54 people for lunch. We had a new couple, Kerri and Susan, who say with us today. They are Liberty Hill residents who live near the high school.

They did not stay for games after lunch, but we did.

I had ordered a prescription refill this morning and Ella also had a prescription after her doctor visit this morning. So, after we finished our games, we went to Wal-Mart in Cedar Park. I dropped Ella off at the door closest to the pharmacy and then took Rudolf the red nose pickup to refill his gas tank.

The short shopping trip over we went home and stayed.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 20 Wednesday

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2019 February 20 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

36°and hazy in the morning.

We went to our Grandies meeting this morning there were only 11 of us today which is quite small for this group. A remarkably large number our members were at doctors or in the hospital. I guess that kind of goes with the age group we’re in. We stayed and played canasta afterwards. Sandi, Pat, Ella, and I them went to Chicken Express for lunch.

After lunch Ella and I went homeuntil it was time for Ella’s physical therapy.

While Ella was getting worked on, I took am enjoy LP bottle in for a refill. It needed to be tested and recertified. It past and was issued a new sticker and was refilled for $21.

I also purchased some paraffin to use in a simple candle stove. A clean tuna can with tightly rolled corrugated cardboard inserted and then filled with melted wax.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 19 Tuesday

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2019 February 19 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Taylor and Austin, Texas

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Roses in bloom inn the middle off February still surprises me.

The food was deliciousand the beef rib was the size of a roast.

Also do you see the smokein the air?

It was great to see Arik and the grandkids even for a little while.

Tuesday night prayer meeting was a little lite. Pastor John, Ella, and I were all that were there.

G’night and God bless.

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