Admonition

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/10- “Choose To Live An Honorable And Circumspect Life And Thereby, Silence The Accusations Of The Mis-And Uninformed!” (1 Peter 2:15-16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/10- “Choose To Live An Honorable And Circumspect Life And Thereby, Silence The Accusations Of The Mis-And Uninformed!” (1 Peter 2:15-16)

Premise Question: How and what must we do, The Company of The Redeemed, in order to effectively silence the roar of those who would cast dispersions, utter or make foolish and unwarranted mis- or uninformed evaluations of us, by spreading false and foolish accusations/recriminations, thus, leading others and themselves to come to outrageous conclusions and faulty perceptions?

“It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.” (‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:15-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty fully intended that you have the capacity, with His enabling, to live your lives honorably and circumspectly, and that your lives should be accompanied by generous acts of kindness and doing good to everyone. Therefore, living this way will have the wonderful effect of being completely successful in squelching and utterly dismantling the prattle of the misinformed, as well as the uninformed—those who happen to lack sense, who are shortsighted, without any prudence or discretion. Choose to live your lives as those who’ve been liberated, set free, released from bondage, being a full fledged member in good standing, with all rights and privileges, of The Company of The Redeemed; but refuse to use your privilege of liberty to disguise, conceal, mask or camouflage an indulgent licentious lifestyle. For you are Papa God’s holy and uniquely chosen people—His bond servants; therefore, live, being wholly subject to Him and Him alone. (1 Peter 2:15-16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: In order for us, The Company of The Redeemed, to fulfill Papa God’s desire, will and purpose for us, of successfully combating, refuting, overcoming and silencing the roar of the mis- and uninformed people, who are wont and quick to be foolishly accusatory, in spreading false and misleading information, which cast unwarranted dispersions and recriminations against us; leading others and themselves to come to faulty, wrongful and outrageous conclusions and perceptions of us, we must choose to live our lives in an honorable and circumspect manner and way. Meaning: being truthful, conscientious, upright and forthright, ethically honest, principled, led by principles that are of good repute and are completely trustworthy, watchful, attentive, vigilant, careful, considerate, deliberately prudent, scrupulous, influenced by sage wisdom, always “above board,” open and transparent in all our dealings with those who would be subject to being accusatory and who are perhaps mis- or uninformed.

We must also come into the wonderful understanding and insight of just how blessed and free we are, having been delivered and liberated by Papa God, through His Son—Jesus Christ, who is our Redeemer, LORD and Savior!

But, we must never ever use our freedom, as permission, a reason, excuse or justification or a license to enter into or participate in any evil behaviors or activities that would be dis-pleasing to Papa God!

Remember, we are Papa God’s very own, redeemed, greatly beloved and most cherished bond servants, and it should be our greatest aim and desire to always be pleasing to Him, in all that we do and say! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/09- “Generosity, Humility, Thinking About Others And Their Interests, Is The Way We Ought To Go And Be!” (Philippians 2:3-4)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/09- “Generosity, Humility, Thinking About Others And Their Interests, Is The Way We Ought To Go And Be!” (Philippians 2:3-4)

Premise Question: How are we to comport ourselves, and what specific attitudes, behaviors and perspectives are we exhorted and strongly encouraged to have and exhibit towards others, in this life?

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Anything and anytime you choose to involve yourself in, or find yourself doing something in life, it’s extremely important that you make sure it’s not ever done with the attitudes of, “it’s all about me” and “how is this going to make me look and appear to others.” Nor should you ever display haughtiness or arrogance, by exhibiting a pompous, ostentatious attitude of superiority. Conversely, though, the most appropriate, and thereby, acceptable approach, perspective and attitudes to have and exhibit is to, with great humility and self-abnegation, choose to always significantly value others above yourself. You should do this, by making what is important and necessary to others, in their lives, a priority in your life, before addressing your own personal needs and interests. Each of us would greatly benefit by having these attitudes, with this most wise and prudent perspective and approach. For it’s not “about me,” it’s about others! (Philippians 2:3-4 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We are, as individual members of The Company of The Redeemed, exhorted and strongly encouraged to comport ourselves, in such a determined manner and fashion, that we exhibit attitudes, perspective and behaviors towards others, those we come in contact with in our daily sojourn, a selflessness, characterized by devotion to the care, concern welfare and interest of others, and that, without displaying any pretense or trying to impress and influence how or what they may perceive or think of us personally, but with true humility and grace, always being courteous, civil and generous, while showing great respect towards them, by never acting or exuding an air of superiority nor a sense of entitlement or conceit.

We should ever be looking to be involved and invested in others lives, in a positive and helpful way, by being fully engaged, with a willingness to participate in any way and on any level that shows sincere compassion, empathy and genuine concern, and which effectively meets, satisfies and assists them, while addressing the real needs of those we are deliberately making a significant valued sacrificial investment in, for the specific goal and purpose of truly helping and making an impactful life-changing difference in their lives, giving all the glory, honor and praise to The LORD.

So, being generous, walking in humility, while thinking about others and their unique and specific interests, by looking out for them, rather than only looking out for our own interests and needs, is truly the way we ought to choose to comport ourselves and the way we ought to go and be! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/06- “A Healthy Dose Of Constructive Correction Is Good For Anyone And Everyone!” (Proverbs 15:31-32)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/06- “A Healthy Dose Of Constructive Correction Is Good For Anyone And Everyone!” (Proverbs 15:31-32)

Premise Question: Why do so many of us have a difficult time receiving appropriately administered discipline, and why is it such an intense fight and colossal personal challenge for many to relent and submit to the process of allowing oneself to first, be open to intently listening and then, to be earnestly diligent, in becoming completely compliant and submissive to constructive, appropriate correction, when the resulting positive benefits always far outweigh the culminating negative consequences?

“If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:31-32‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Anyone and everyone, no matter who they are or from whence they’ve come, if they will give careful and thoughtful attention, being deliberate, as well as diligent in the application and action, in their lives, to The LORD’s life-giving, redeeming reproof, will always have a place at the table of the enlightened—those that are truly wise. Those though, who persist in their rebellious ways, by rejecting or ignoring completely The LORD’s perfect instruction, administered through His loving correcting discipline, hate themselves and are self-destructive; but those who choose to surrender fully to The LORD’s loving discipline, gains insight that sustains and retains their life, which causes them to forever remain in His glorious eternal presence—our tranquil and joyous eternal home. (Proverbs 15:31-32 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Everyone of us who are born into this world are members of the same family and species known as Homo sapiens—humankind, or as multiplied millions of individuals believe, the progeny of Adam and Eve; as we are the direct descendants and blessed offspring of the first of our kind, who having been divinely designed and uniquely created with perfection and for a great purpose, by Papa God Himself, but then succumbed to temptation and sinned, thereby, falling from perfection and into a sinful state, with a sinful nature, that they have naturally passed on down to everyone who has come after them.

So, we all have come by it honestly and quite naturally, so to speak, as we all are born with the same fallen sinful nature, and therefore, even at birth, already have a pre-disposed inclination, dispositional nature of resistance, rebellion, stubbornness, being obstinate and absolutely incorrigible, when it comes to appropriate discipline, training and beneficially good, constructive correction being administered into our lives.

Unfortunately for many, if when young, they do not have a correction in the direction their life is heading, by first, learning to listen, then to relent, submit and comply, (I refer to this as “corrected direction”) and then, by allowing themselves to be trained, developed, equipped and thereby, enabling them to grow to full maturity, (I call this “directed correction”) it becomes a much greater challenge later in life, and is most likely the very reason one would become so reticent, hesitant and stay downright obstinately stubborn, while having a adverse and negative reaction to discipline and correction when confronted and held accountable for any of their behaviors, actions or attitudes.

It is our embracing of and appropriate response to constructive correction and discipline, that determines the outcome of our life; who we may be living with, under what conditions we will be living, whether or not we will be living in harms way or growing in wisdom and understanding and enjoying a peaceful and flourishing life.

So remember, a healthy dose of constructive correction and appropriate disciple never really hurt anyone, although, at the time, while it is being administered, it may not feel good, be pleasant or very agreeable, but in the end, it will do its good work and divine purpose and shall therefore, produce a wonderful and bountiful harvest of righteousness! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/05- “Real Authentic Service Unto And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/05- “Real Authentic Service Unto And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)

Premise Question: With respect to our service to and worship of The LORD GOD Almighty, what is considered and regarded as being truly authentic, entirely appropriate, absolutely suitable and completely acceptable, by Him?

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

As a result and consequence of all things that are good, righteous and holy coming from Papa God, through Papa God and ultimately for Papa God, I urgently implore you, my greatly beloved fellow members of The Company of The Redeemed, to take in the full landscape of goodness that stretches out before you and completely surrounds you, with His magnificent, marvelous mercy, in panoramic vision, beyond your ability to see or comprehend fully. Now that you have been made fully aware of this wonderful knowledge, I strongly encourage you to live your daily lives accordingly; by diligently, with strong and complete devotion, offering up your bodies to Him—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in such a fashion, way and manner, that doesn’t focus on self-centered, self-seeking ambitions, to be spent entirely on your own pleasures and self-desires, but is a life that is, first and foremost, sacrificially, spent on pleasing The only true, pure and righteous, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in every area of your life; while also, serving and meeting the needs of others as well. In so doing, you display a true and honorable, being sensible, reasonable and the most appropriate way to show your authentic service to and worship of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Romans 12:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The only worship that is truly acceptable to The LORD GOD Almighty, is our genuinely heartfelt, authentically expressed, unquestionable loyalty and faithfulness, to always be fully devoted, in complete abandonment, in our praise and worship, our honor and total veneration of and for Him! For He is not ever going to be pleased with a cheap imitation or copy that’s half-hearted, convenient, non-offensive to others or based on what is acceptable and popular (trend or fad) with the present ruling majority.

In order for our worship to be totally accepted as being entirely appropriate and therefore, absolutely apropos, we must set ourselves apart from everything else; becoming sacred and reserved only for His holy and honorable use, in order to fulfill His divine will and purpose, bringing all glory, honor and praise to His Name.

For it is only when we are willing to accommodate The LORD GOD Almighty, by allowing and giving Him full and free rein in our lives, so that, His divine will and purpose for our lives, shall take full affect in our lives, that we are able to offer up a well deserved, being a more than reasonable and completely respectable, acceptably suitable, service and worship unto Him.

Remember, Papa God is not asking us to do anything that is unreasonable nor impossible, because with the help and enabling of The LORD GOD, nothing is out of the realm of possibility, as all things are possible, with Papa God, to those that believe!

Stay real, always be genuine and authentic, in your worship and service of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/04- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/04- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)

Premise Question: Why does, or would someone, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed—Papa God’s very own chosen and cherished, precious and dearly beloved people, ever choose to be a “people pleaser” over, or rather than, choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser?”

“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”
(‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

If you even think for one minute, that I’m the least bit interested in winning the approval and acceptance of fickle humankind, in any way shape or form, or that I will ever make a feigned attempt to have it appear to be so, through the appeasement and accommodation of people, then you are sadly, as well as gravely mistaken. Because the only one I want or need to please, and thereby, gain His seal of approval, is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! For when I endeavor to make it my ambition, my intent, focus or goal in life, to be acceptable and pleasing to people, first off, that’s always an endeavor that’s doomed for failure from the start. But most importantly, I then lose sight of my divine purpose and goal for this life! And then, as a direct result, I also lose my bearings, unction and credibility of what it means, and what it is to be a humble, faithful and honorable servant of The Most High Papa God. I must make a choice, as a faithful servant of The LORD. For I am either going to be a “people pleaser” or a “Papa God pleaser.” I can’t be both! It’s one or the other! So choose this day who you are going to please. (Galatians 1:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Why does, or would a person, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever choose to please people over choosing to please Papa God? This is a glaring and quite obvious question to be asked and answered; given the magnitude of the vast differences, along with the extremely divergent resulting repercussions, that will take place in a person’s life, when choosing to be a “people pleaser,” over and above, or rather than, choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser.”

There are a myriad of reasons, justifications, mitigating circumstances or situations that may be given or in fact, may be used to answer why someone may succumb or choose to please people rather than Papa God: Peer pressure, greed, pride, seeking the acceptance and approval of others, wanting to be loved and embraced by others, having a desire to be one of or part of the crowd, the feeling or need to be appreciated and adored, or to want the adulation, applause, recognition and praise of others, (fame) to fill up the void and lack of self-worth that is embedded deep within a person’s heart or psyche, or it may even be out of being fearful of others and what or how they may think of or perceive you.

It is not my intent, nor is it my true desire, to downplay, denigrate, insinuate, or in anywise, minimize the huge challenges and struggles that may confront a person, who is on their own particular path and sojourn in this life, whether it be imagined or real!

All of our hearts, our thoughts and compassion, our prayers and understanding support should, in great measure, go out to those who are living their lives in such a quandary and tumultuous state and plight. For all or any one of us, either has, or at some point, in our own particular and unique sojourn, perhaps, will experience the same challenges and struggles.

So we ought not to be so quick to make snap evaluations, conclusions or judgements. Remember the old saying: “until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, you may want to hold onto your final conclusion or judgement!” Better yet, if we have walked in their shoes, then perhaps, we should be the very first person to be an encouraging blessing of refreshing, comfort, peace and understanding.

Finally, for when all is said and done, and our time here in this life is over, no matter what the reason why was, it will definitely not ever be to our benefit, useful, or worth it, to choose to be a “people pleaser” over choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser;” but rather, it will most certainly be to our everlasting, never ending, eternal detriment! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/28- “Get Right And Stay Right—By Daily Walking And Staying In The Light!” (1 John 1:7)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/28- “Get Right And Stay Right—By Daily Walking And Staying In The Light!” (1 John 1:7)

Premise Question: Beyond being able to live in Papa God’s Holy Light, (even as Papa God is in The Light and in Him there is no darkness) as a result of receiving Papa God’s provision of salvation and a cleansing from all of our sin, and then, having the wonderful opportunity of enjoying great fellowship with others who are also living in Papa God’s Holy Light, what is it then, that we should be doing?

“But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” (‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

But, if you really want to be able to see where you’re going (headed) in life, without stumbling around in the dark, you’ll need to make it your daily habitual practice to live and walk in the light of Papa God’s holy presence—His Son, Jesus Christ, as He is the pure essence and only true source of Papa God’s holy light; being the authentic personification and exact representation of His Father—The Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! This then, allows us to experience true intimacy and close communion, not only with each other, but with The LORD GOD Almighty as well; because it is only the sacrificial blood of Jesus, Papa God’s only begotten Son, that washes us clean, purging and absolving us completely, clearing the way and paying the debt owed, by throughly removing all the shame, all the guilt and all of our transgressions of Papa God’s Holy Divine Righteous Law. (1 John 1:7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Get right: by receiving and accepting Papa God’s most merciful and gracious provision of cleansing and salvation, through the shed blood of His Only Son, Jesus Christ—The Light of the world!

Stay right: by making it your daily habit and practice, (a way of life) to live and dwell, walk and work, everyday of your life, in Papa God’s Holy Light!

Don’t ever pull away, fade away, stray or walk away, out from under Papa God’s Holy Light, but always pray and continue to stay, deliberately dwelling, devotedly walking and diligently working, by choosing to always daily live in Papa God’s holy light, the presence of His Son—Jesus Christ!

For as Papa God is living in The Light of the world—His Only Son Jesus Christ, so too, is The Light of the world now living in us, who have been called out of darkness, into His glorious Light, to become the changed/transformed children of The Light, in order to shine bright in the darkness, to then draw others out of the darkness into Papa God’s Holy Light!

P-L-U-G (People Living Under God) into the L-I-G-H-T (Living In God’s Holy Tent) by daily living your life in the light and presence of The LORD!

We, The Company of The Redeemed, are now called to be His personal representatives, His ambassadors of hope and of His Holy Light to the world; and therefore, now should live our lives by and through the empowering presence of His Light living inside of us; allowing The Light to shine through us, so that everyone can clearly see Papa God’s Holy Light! Get right and stay right by daily walking, staying and living in The Light! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/23- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/23- “We’ve Been Granted Freedom To Be Free And To Stay Free!” (Galatians 5:1)

Premise Question: Once any of us has been released from the bondage of sin, having been set free from the perilous darkness and certain death sentence, and are hereby, now a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, having truly tasted and fully experienced the real freedom that only Jesus Christ can provide, with all of its blessings and benefits, why would any of us ever choose to return to our previous state of hopelessness, held in captivity, and in bondage to our sinful plight?

“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

It is for our great benefit of individual personal liberty, that Christ has provided freedom to all who choose to become members of The Company of The Redeemed; granting them the ability to move freely, while enjoying all the rights and privileges afforded to them, because they’ve been released and set free from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and destruction. Therefore, stay strong, firm and resolute in the wonderful knowledge and blessed assurance of your freedom; not allowing yourself to ever become entangled by the strangling cords and heavy weights of the onerous obligations of an agency of oppression, that’s restrictive and controlling, by putting you, once again, back into restraints of bondage and captivity. (Galatians 5:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: What a great premise question for all of us to ponder, and to seriously, with grave sincerity, consider.

To expound upon the premise question even further; why would any of us, after having tasted and experienced The LORD’s goodness and gentleness, His mercy and kindness, His gracious favor, and real freedom, ever subject ourselves again to being under the influence and control of the brutal authorities, the powers of darkness and evil rulers of this world?

There are many reasons that can possibly be given, even some of them, could quite probably, fall under the heading of mitigating circumstances; but most, if not all of them, can be attributed to our own personal decisions and choices, our own actions, behaviors, thoughts, habits, practices and weaknesses, and especially, our own inappropriate personal desires!

Here are just a select few that we all need to be aware and extremely leery of, for our own benefit and well being, as well as, for the benefit and good of those around us: Isolation, insulation, arrogance and pride, being full of conceit, self confidence and pomposity, given to being slothful and lazy, lacking discipline and integrity, being anemic and weak, due to an insufficient prayer life, a lack of fellowship and intimacy with The LORD—through spending quality time in His Word and a significant and sufficient amount of time in worship and praise of Him, both personally and corporately, with other believers.

We are too prone to worry, self-doubt, self-hate, self-loathing, being fearful, full of anxiety, shame and remorse, allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by all of this and more, and then, becoming completely exasperated, whereby we end up yielding and then finally succumbing to failure and defeat.

Other mitigating reasons, valid or invalid, perhaps may include sleep deprivation, deception, falling prey to some scheme, snare or trap, thus becoming entangled in an intricate plan and web of deceit and despair, taken advantage of in a moment of weakness and vulnerability, thus becoming entrapped and ensnared by the actions, will and desires of someone else.

Or there is always the established sage wisdom and obvious accepted fact, that a fool and his money, as well as his good reputation, will soon be separated! Added to that sage statement is the one from Solomon: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so too, a fool returns to his own folly!”

But, we are not without hope! Even if we have fallen prey to our own devices or the devices and schemes of others or even life itself and all of its vagaries and vicissitudes! We can be set free, we are set free, we can continue to stay free, if we will not allow ourselves to once again be enslaved by our own devices, and thus, become subject again to the laws of sin, death and the rulers, principalities and authorities of this world! Blessings…
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