I’m joking, right? We should have figured out that someone giving us the rules for today and tomorrow is not a good feel. We might resolve to have our shields up the next time this person speaks to us when it turns out that the speech operates on the as-I-say not as-I-do level. Not a joking matter! Tongue in cheek is the nature of all the so-called fundamentals of obedience to all God has said, and the nature of the words of those who say they are the spitting image of God, with a grab bag that resolutely leaves God out of the picture.
How bad or good can life get to keep a person smiling or grimacing?
A greeting sets off alarms with terms like “no matter”, never always, and every because it is likely to be posing as general counsel. Why I should not have an emotional experience during a storm? Is there a soul who does not get lowered by “life”. Put another way; the person who does not humble himself will have God do it.
- No matter how adverse conditions are
- Never be down
- Always smile
- Every day is a blessing
We are going to forget, forbid, forcibly try to impress, and forgive. There is no guarantee of any of these, even if some sorcerer decrees and declares it. GOD himself assures us that each day has its trouble and that nothing will by any means permanently injure us.
No-one is ridding the world of serpents and scorpions
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. (Luke 10:19, NASB)Nothing ever does you wrong
What we say is chaff when disconnected from the words of Christ
People can’t use prayer to erase or reduce God’s program, such as essential sadness, sorrow, each day’s evil, and the very circumstances that contrast with inseparable divine love. Are we authorized to forbid people to weep and mourn? Do we presume to know how many and how intense the challenges are that we need to face? How dare some people talk about faith in God, when their distinct interests are the visible, the tangible, and the things people taste and eat?