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You Be Careful Out There-You Hear!!?? 8/28/16
Be Careful Out There-You Hear? 8/28/16




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

For those who LABORED faithfully in my music department at GHC, they will remember and be glad for two TV series that came on Thursday nights-

HILL STREET BLUES

SAINT ELSEWHERE

They well knew my devotion to both shows and well knew that I always tried to end our THURSDAY NIGHT REHEARSALS in time for me to get home to watch.

There was NO DVR in them ancient days!!

My favorite show, however, was HILL STREET BLUES.

One line, oft repeated, stands out in my mind even today.

It was the scene where the grizzled, old and balding sergeant charging the police officers to"

" BE CAREFUL OUT THERE-YOU HEAR!!??"

And yes, that is excellent advice as we ALL should "BE CAREFUL OUT THERE-YOU HEAR!!??"

But our Bible gives a very different charge:

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

CAREFUL-from <G3308> (merimna); to be anxious about :- (be, have) care (-ful), take thought.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

NOTHING-including the irregular feminine medemia , may-dem-ee'-ah , and the neuter meden , may-den' ; from <G3361> (me) and <G1520> (heis); not even one (man, woman, thing) :- any (man, thing), no (man), none, not (at all, any man, a whit), nothing, + without delay.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

In more modern words:

BE ANXIOUS ABOUT NOT EVEN ONE (MAN, WOMAN, THING), NONE, NOT (AT ALL, ANY MAN, A WHIT, NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesus said it better when he summed it up:

Matthew 6:25 (KJV)
25  Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

" TAKE NO THOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE!"

THOUGHT-from <G3308> (merimna); to be anxious about :- (be, have) care (-ful), take thought.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

Please note CAREFUL and THOUGHT both are derived from the same Greek Word- MERIMNA!!!!!!

I have another confession to make on these pages-I WORRY TOO MUCH!!!

SMILE and I am the preacher!!

I go to the hospitals often and when I get home I worry that the same illness that struck the person I visited will strike me!

Someone has a car accident and I try to drive more defensively!!

When I conduct funerals I am ANXIOUS to learn the age of the deceased and what did they die of!!!

ITS NOT FUNNY!!!

But the TRUTH is we CANNOT always "BE CAREFUL OUT THERE, YA HEAR!!??"

AMEN!!??

The BLESSING/ANSWER is in the Word of God:

Psalm 127:1 (KJV)

1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

No matter how well we eat, exercise, drive defensively, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE, "IT IS GOD THAT GIVETH THEE.........!!!"

Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV)
18  But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

To quote AGAIN from my second favorite book, THE DISCIPLINES OF LIFE:

  ''The theater of this drama is ourselves; the mind may forge a circumstance into a shackle, or it may lift us into the sphere where events are plastic."

THE HUMAN MIND!!!!

MAY FORGE A CIRCUMSTANCE INTO A SHACKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or as Mark Twain wrote:

" I HAVE HAD A LOT OF TROUBLES IN MY LIFE, BUT THANK GOD-MOST OF THEM NEVER HAPPENED!!!"

Beloved, THANK GOD TODAY "that MOST of YOUR troubles, cares/thoughts NEVER happened or WILL happen!!!

Psalm 127:2 (KJV)
2  It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.  

" It is VAIN/USELESS for YOU-YES YOU!- "to rise up early, to sit up late,to eat the bread of sorrows.......!!!"

Jesus said:

Luke 12:25 (KJV)
25  And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

There is that SAME Greek Word again:

THOUGHT-from <G3308> (merimna); to be anxious about :- (be, have) care (-ful), take thought.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

I'll make a deal with YOU today-OK?

You PRAY for me to stop WORRYING and I PRAY today for YOU to stop WORRYING!!!

TODAY, let's have "FAITH IN GOD!!!"

Mark 11:22 (KJV)
22  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  

AMEN AND AMEN!

GOD BLESS YOU!


PASTOR DOUG

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