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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Don't Self Destruct. Read your Bible.

Don’t you love it when some agency or group spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to come up with some profound realization that you already knew about?

Live Science has an article listing the top 10 Paths to Self Destruction. After reading them, I thought about the fact that if these guys had just read their Bibles once in a while, they could have discovered these truths without spending all that money!

Here are the top 10 ways to self destruct according to their research. Beside each one I’ve listed some verses of Scripture that we can all adhere to and avoid these paths to self destruction.

1.Consistently get less than 7 or 8 hours sleep a night

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” Proverbs 3:24-26

2.Don’t get yearly physicals

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” I Corinthians 6:19

3. Don’t exercise your brain

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

4.Be promiscuous

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.” Mark 10:7-8

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.” Proverbs 5:18

5. Drive everywhere you go, without a seatbelt – and eat and talk on the phone while you’re doing it

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” I Corinthians 9:24

6. Drink lots of alcohol

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1

7. Stay stressed out

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Philippians 4:8

8. Watch lots of television

Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.” Proverbs 4:15

9. Smoke tobacco
10. Eat fat-laden, sugar-heavy junk food in large quantities

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” I Corinthians 6:19

Man always thinks he makes all the discoveries and has all the answers. But God says

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?” Jeremiah 8:9

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At 10:12 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

Mama ER will have heart surgery from 12:30 p.m. to around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Going to be with her in the morning, then I'm going to work for a couple of hours rather than just sit around and worry, then I'll go back to the hospital.

(Exact times provided for those to whom "intercessory prayer" means something. As usual, rosaries, good karma, soft-and-squishy high-church prayers, holy-rolling pew-jumping praying in tongues, neo-hippy vibes and happy-happy thoughts cheerfully accepted.)

At 3:13 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

ER-You're right, I do believe in intercessory prayer, matter of fact I run a blog community prayer chain. Would you like me to put it on the chain?



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