TO THE READER
There are diver subjects in these devotionals. My main goal outside of honouring the Lord Jesus Christ and using the only Book he has preserved for an English-speaking people The Authorized King James Bible, is to be practical and spiritual in this present evil world. Your have adversaries1 John 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
I hope these are a blessing to you and anything that is good, truthful and beneficial is to God's credit and anything that is not is to mine.
Statement of Declaration: The author of this work believes without reservation, that the King James Bible is more than just a priceless work of literary art, which it is. But it is has indeed been preserved without error by God's providence as an infallible book that the common man in the English speaking world can hold and own, and the light it can give rest entirely on that man's faith in it and its Author. And all those who believe otherwise have either been duped, have an unclean motive, are just ignorant or see no issue of importance in having God's word readily available in an infallible form. No amount of linguist ability can give any extra light if there is doubt to its content, the Holy Spirit will not honour anyone that want to subject this English Bible to an inferior position.
A saved beggar from a dung heap.
1Sa 2:8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
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We live in an age of come-ons, hooks, lures, sales pitches, ploys, gimmicks, and out and out cons.
I once seen a Bible offered years by Tel-Evangelist Jimmy years ago, which read this Bible absolutely free with a love offering that was costlier then the “free Bible”. I forget if this one that stated that the cover was pure leather and in small print it read “sprayed on”.
It is no wonder our Lord used the words “be not deceived”.
Many years ago you could order a sure cockroach killer by mail. You were sent two small blocks of wood with instructions.
Using the words spoken by the weeping prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 12.6)"Believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee ".
There has always been cons and rip off artists and the most infamous was Satan himself with the sales pitch to Eve. We constantly have to watch our backside, our credit card numbers and the rest while we live in this present evil world.
Let us face it after a while of being ripped off, cheated, taken advantaged of and just out and out shafted we get rather leery of any offer especially with the word free attached.
Though as bad as secular consequence maybe nothing can match the spiritual.
Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Yet as in many cases the law of first mention defines the word freely (Gen.2:16) and the last time it is mentioned is shouting ground (Rev. 22:17).
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Gen 2:16-17)
Absolutely no strings attached, no buy one tree and get one free, Adam was told straightforward what was free and what was not. Adam of course later ate from the tree that has cost all his offspring dearly.
Is it innate in Adam’s that men reject what is truly free and pays for snake oil from the serpent with its false claim?
When our Lord Jesus freely gave with healing there were no fees of any kind. Unlike the physicians that drained all of the funds from the woman with the issue of blood, Jesus charged not and instructed his disciples to do likewise. Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
(Mat 10:8) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
I guess Jesus was the first with free socialized medical care.
The same can be said for salvation there is no hidden charge it is free. The reason it is free is because it has already been paid in full.
We lawbreakers are bankrupt before the Judge of the universe and when he offers a free gift many reject. In fact it is not a free gift according to Scripture it is the free gift (Rom. 5). Any other free gift does not compare.
Isa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.