Good Intentions in reality Aren’t Always Good!
(Proverbs 22:1 KJV) A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. (Ecclesiastes 7:1 KJV) A good name is better than precious ointment; and the Day of death than the day of one’s birth. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/most-politicians-civil-and-public-servants-think-the-rules-dont-apply-to-them/
A bad reputation even brings one great personal sorrow.. It now does not take anyone too long time to realize how many of our mostly self serving politicians, ministers, civil and public servants are big liars while they claim they are there to work on our behalf.. Their high, above average salaries confirm this truth too.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of … For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3
The fault itself does not lie in the money, but in them that desire it. How they sell their souls at all costs to get the money. Now the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity. The road to Hell, arrogance is paved with an attitude of-
full of hot air
on ego trip
too big for one’s britches
Does this describe some of them to you too?
God’s warning The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions!
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness'” (Matt. 7:21-23).
1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
Isaiah 13:11 – And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Luke 18:9-14 – And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Mark 7:20-23 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Proverbs 27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”