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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/16- “Most Highly Favored Are You!” (Psalms 1:1-2)

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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: 08/16- “Most Highly Favored Are You!” (Psalms 1:1-2)

Premise Question: How many people truly follow the divine wisdom, the absolute great advice and Godly counsel, of this particularly wonderful psalm, which includes such a delightful promise, packed full of joyous benefits?

“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.” (Psalms‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Most highly favored, by The LORD GOD Almighty, are those who deliberately, and with great diligence, choose to not follow the ways, example and counsel of the rebelliously wicked, by walking and following after them in lock step, or being found to be standing with those who stand for nothing but lawlessness and unrighteousness—nor do they sit down to share a fellowship meal with those who have nothing good to say about anyone else, and are always being critical, ridiculing, divisive, judgmental and mocking everyone in a derisive way. But when they choose to take great pleasure in looking into, being fully engaged and enjoying the commandments and revelations of The LORD, as they make it their daily practice to continually spend time reflecting, in deep thoughtful contemplation, throughout each and every moment of all the days of their life, they are blest and filled beyond measure, with The joys of The LORD GOD Almighty. (Psalms 1:1-2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Only The LORD Himself is truly aware of how many of His children have followed this life-giving, wonderful advice and wise spiritual counsel contained in this psalm. But, from what I have observed and experienced from afar, as well as, up close and personal, over the course of my own life, I’ve seen two very different outcomes, depending entirely upon the choice of company one chooses to habitually and continually keep and “hang with” in their lives.

The decision to follow or not follow The LORD’S advice and counsel in this psalm, will be the determining factor in either experiencing horrible resulting repercussions, or the incredibly joy filled benefits of The LORD. For it is entirely up to us, as individuals, to not listen to or participate in, vile, disgusting talk, that all to often takes a wrong turn and becomes a charged atmosphere of thunderous ridicule and divisiveness, along with lightning bolts of criticism, judgmental attitudes and rude mocking of and about others.

Each one of us must make the prudent decision and wise choice of deliberately following, with great diligence, the wise counsel and advice given to us in this psalm!

Let us choose to not ever enter into conversations that belittle, tear down, decimate and destroy others. Rather, let us choose to enter into and be a part of conversations that build others up, protect, encourage, renew and refresh them, before and in the presence of others.

We will truly only be able to accomplish this if we will choose to continually spend time reflecting, meditating, considering and contemplating upon the life-giving Word of The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/16- “Beyond Our Comprehension!” (Romans 11:33)

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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: 07/16- “Beyond Our Comprehension!” (Romans 11:33)

Premise Question: Why is it that humankind has such a difficult time being able to grasp, with full comprehension, the vast incalculable riches of the immeasurable, and unfathomable, wealth of wisdom, knowledge and perfect judgements of Papa God?

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”
(‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:33‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

Oh the profundity, the complexity and vastness of the greatness of Papa God’s immeasurable abundance of His invaluable wisdom and marvelous knowledge—far beyond our ability to comprehend! For His method of making superbly perfect and great decisions cannot be understood or comprehended by searching them out even with great diligence, for they are completely unfathomable, and His course of action, of creating access to Him, is superior and undiscoverable, way beyond any knowledge or experience we may have had or ever shall have! (Romans 11:33 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We are not the first of humankind to struggle with being able to understand, with full comprehension, the immeasurable and unfathomable vastness of Papa God’s goodness, His love, mercy, grace, wisdom, knowledge and perfect judgements. In the Old Testament, Job was having great difficulty, as he was struggling and going through some unique and troublesome challenges in his life, so, in chapter 37 of Job, he decides to challenge Papa God’s wisdom; in the way Papa God chooses to do things and allows things to happen. What follows, in chapter 38 through to the end of Job, is Papa God’s response to Job’s thoughts and questions. He begins to pelt Job with a flurry of questions that Job is unable to answer. One of my favorites is: ““Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much.” (‭‭Job‬ ‭38:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬) And then, Papa God demands that Job answer them! I absolutely love Job’s response. “Then Job replied to the LORD, “I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.” (‭‭Job‬ ‭40:3-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬) Good answer, but Papa God wasn’t quite finished yet! For He goes on with another flurry of unanswerable questions, further challenging Job to answer them.

Here is Job’s final perspective, belief and response, which is not a bad perspective, belief and response for all of us to have, as well! ““I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you. You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’ It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about, things far too wonderful for me. You said, ‘Listen and I will speak! I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.’ I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.” (‭‭Job‬ ‭42:2-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Here’s the truth that the Prophet Isaiah got from Papa God: “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

And here’s the revelation of this truth that the Apostle John received, and that we ought to fully accept, trust and believe: “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

We, as humankind, are not going to figure it all out while here on this earthly plain. But one day, as has been shown in the scriptures, we will see and fully comprehend, for it shall be made crystal clear to all those who’ve put their believing faith and trust in Papa God and His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ!

PS. “I don’t know the why or the how, but I do accept that You, Oh LORD, must of had a very good reason, and therefore, one day, I know that I will understand completely.” (papadoncox) Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/05- “Building A House Of Wisdom For Life!” (Proverbs 9:10)

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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: 05/05- “Building A House Of Wisdom For Life!” (Proverbs 9:10)

Premise Question: Where do we begin, what do we do first, and then, after we’ve started, how do we proceed in building the structure of the house of wisdom for our life?

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭9‬:‭10‬ NLT)

It is extremely wise and prudent, on your part, to honor, with a reverential awe and respect, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, as it will be the most important and bedrock decision that you’ll ever need to make in life. And then, when you deliberately pursue and increase your knowledge of The Most High, it will give you strong support, great insight and understanding, as well as, a more excellent and preferred outcome in your life. (Pro. 9:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The beginning of being really smart, if you’re going to be a successful, wise and prudent builder, is to have a huge and healthy dose of holy reverential awe and honorable respect for The LORD Most High—who is The Sovereign Papa God Almighty! There is not a better way or place to start, in building your life house right. For it is the very foundation building blocks of all that is virtuous, good, right and holy, and is the firm and sure bedrock of a strong and overcoming faith, that’s built into the very structure of the house of wisdom for your life.

Papa God’s Word declares that a house that’s built by wisdom will become strong and stable, with great insight and understanding, and will make good sense.

And when knowledge of The Most High is diligently pursued and added, it will have a wonderful abounding effect, with desirable results and blessings of a life that’s securely built upon the bedrock of wisdom, rather than the disastrous results of building your life on any other foundation, which ultimately becomes nothing, as it is built on sifting sand. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/26- “‘I Did It My Way!’ Won’t Cut It, And In The End, Doesn’t Work!” (Proverbs 16:9)

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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: 04/26- “‘I Did It My Way!’ Won’t Cut It, And In The End, Doesn’t Work!” (Proverbs 16:9)

Premise Question: Given the vital information contained within this divine word of wisdom, why would anyone, but especially one who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever begin to presume or even attempt to do something on their own, without first consulting with The LORD and then submitting all of their plans to Him, for His wise input and approval?

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
(Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭9‬ NLT)

We all have the ability to create, conceive, formulate and design a scheme and plan of our own and by our own doing. We can draw up blueprints and choose our own course of action, to build, do and accomplish something. But, it is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty Himself, that directs, settles, determines and controls the degree of success and eventual outcome of our undertaking. (Proverbs 16:9 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Self-determination, self-made, did it my way, all by myself, all on my own, without the help or assistance of anyone or anything else; this attitude, approach, manner and way of doing things is neither prudent nor effective, and certainly is greatly diminished, when one does not utilize divine wisdom, good counsel and common sense.

Papa God’s Word gives us such clear and concise counsel, wisdom and sense, telling us that we can make our own plans, but only He can give us the right answer and result. (Proverbs 16:1) For if we will submit and commit all of our plans to Him, then He will ensure that our plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)

The LORD also tells us, that if He is not part and partial of the entire building process, whatever is being built, then those who are participating in the project are working for nothing, because it will not succeed! (Psalm 127)

So, the obvious and proverbial question is: Why would anyone ever attempt or presume to do anything, without the input, oversight, participation and approval of The LORD? Because, “I did it my way” won’t cut it, and in the end, doesn’t work! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/16- “The Smartest Thing!” (Proverbs 4:7)

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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: 04/16- “The Smartest Thing!” (Proverbs 4:7)

Premise Question: Can we, or should we even attempt to, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, successfully navigate the seas of life, and ultimately make good, right, just and wise decisions, that will have the desired and most preferable result, of us being able to thrive, flourish and survive in this life, without ever seeking after and actually be in possession of, in order to be led, guided, influenced and directed by, Papa God’s divine wisdom?

Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬ NLT)

Diligently pursuing and chasing after wisdom, with everything you’ve got, and with all your might, for the ultimate ideal purpose of being in full possession of it; in order to be led, guided, protected and directed by it in this life, should be your greatest ambition, and will prove to be the most important focus and the smartest decision that you’ll ever make in this life! And then, the desired result will be; that no matter whatever else you do in this life, you’ll always have the necessary acumen and wherewithal to grow and mature in ethical integrity, and also have the ability to see and judge things in a most excellent, honorable and praiseworthy way. (Proverbs 4:7 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The “Captain Obvious” answer to the Premise Question is: an absolute, NOPE! WISDOM-Seek it, ask for it, apply it, be taught and trained by it and don’t settle for anything less than Papa God’s divine WISDOM! For if you choose to do this, it will be the smartest, being the most brilliant, thing you ever do in this life and it will be a decision that will reward you with great benefits and one that you’ll never regret or have any residue of remorse!

There isn’t anything, in his life, more precious or that holds more value, or that will be more helpful and beneficial to you, than having Papa God’s divine wisdom leading, influencing, guiding, protecting and directing you in this life! For without it, you won’t be making very good choices and decisions and you will definitely not experience the best results for your life! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/16- “The Proof Verifying That We Truly Do Understand Papa God’s Ways!” (James 3:13)

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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: 03/16- “The Proof Verifying That We Truly Do Understand Papa God’s Ways!” (James 3:13)

Premise Question: What is the verifying proof that we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, truly comprehend Papa God’s holy and righteous ways?

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
(James‬ ‭3‬:‭13‬ NLT)

When you are diligently prudent, being filled with Papa God’s foresight and having a full awareness and comprehension of His methods, manner, His mode and His deliberate approach and practices, with regards to righteousness and humankind; it then becomes incumbent upon you to authenticate, verify and validate it demonstrably, with acts of kindness, a life full of ethical integrity and honor, while living your life circumspectly, with the meekness and lowliness, that comes only from Papa God’s perfect and pure wisdom from above. (James 3:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The proof, of course, starts with our love for Papa God, but our love for Papa God is verified only when we are obedient to His commands, (John 14:15) to not only love Him, but to love our fellow brothers and sisters, (1 John 3:11) as well as, others that are also members of humankind. (John 3:16) So, our love for others is authenticated and validated when we show respect and civility, through our expressions towards others, with acts of kindness and being involved in doing good deeds, without expecting anything in return. Our great declarations and proclamations, with glowing and flowing rhetoric, is not sufficient alone, in in itself. For it surely must be followed up, with our diligent actions and efficacious good deeds, and that, with great humility, concern and care. (James 2:14-19, Colossians 3:17) Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/26/15- “‘I Did It My Way!’ Won’t Cut It, And In The End, Doesn’t Work!” (Proverbs 16:9)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/26/15- “‘I Did It My Way!’ Won’t Cut It, And In The End, Doesn’t Work!” (Proverbs 16:9)

Premise Question: Given the vital information contained within this divine word of wisdom, why would anyone, but especially one who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever begin to presume or even attempt to do something on their own, without first consulting with The LORD and then submitting all of their plans to Him, for His wise input and approval?

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
(Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭9‬ NLT)

We all have the ability to create, conceive, formulate and design a scheme and plan of our own and by our own doing. We can draw up blueprints and choose our own course of action, to build, do and accomplish something. But, it is The Sovereign LORD God Almighty Himself, that directs, settles, determines and controls the degree of success and eventual outcome of our undertaking. (Proverbs 16:9 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Self-determination, self-made, did it my way, all by myself, all on my own, without the help or assistance of anyone or anything else; this attitude, approach, manner and way of doing things is neither prudent nor effective, and certainly is greatly diminished, when one does not utilize divine wisdom, good counsel and common sense. Papa God’s Word gives us such clear and concise counsel, wisdom and sense, telling us that we can make our own plans, but only He can give us the right answer and result. (Proverbs 16:1) For if we will submit and commit all of our plans to Him, then He will ensure that our plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3) The LORD also tells us, that if He is not part and partial of the entire building process, whatever is being built, then those who are participating in the project are working for nothing, because it will not succeed! (Psalm 127) So, the obvious and proverbial question is: Why would anyone ever attempt or presume to do anything, without the input, oversight, participation and approval of The LORD? Because, “I did it my way” won’t cut it, and in the end, doesn’t work! Blessings…
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