Lo and behold… to the ears and hearts of men,
it is from the mind a man decides wrong or right
but in light of God’s calling to us throughout the
ages, know it was God that came to Earth in sight
of men and all mankind, to die to the sins we were
born to and to rise again in resurrection… in life
eternal and not an eternal death, this is where man
sees what he wants to… to see hate in such strife
but God has given you, Oh man, a choice (free will)
to believe in Him or not, He will honor your choice…
so don’t think for one brief second God hates you
unless you seek to kill His own or His holy voice.
So choose you this day, Nay, this very hour… to
What you would believe or not, for it is much better
For God to see what choice you have made, and
For your Brother to know you follow it ‘by the letter.’
In 2 Corinthians 3:6 , “the letter” means the Mosaic law as a written law.
Isaiah 56:8 KJV
8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
[Below come through this link… and click through the bottom of the page for ‘Commentary Critical’ on this scripture above.]
house . . . for all people—or rather, “peoples.” No longer restricted to one favored people ( Malachi 1:11 , John 4:21, John 4:23, 1 Timothy 2:8 ). To be fully realized at the second coming ( Isaiah 2:2-4 ). No longer literal, but spiritual sacrifice, namely, “prayer” shall be offered ( Psalms 141:2 , 51:17 , Malachi 1:11 , Matthew 21:13 ).
It is by, through and from the grace of God Himself… there is nothing you can do to earn this. You can set about doing the will of the Father… and know this is what is required of us- to show our love for Him (Jesus) is sincere. We do works not to earn anything but the works we do come by our faith in Him and our love to be returned.
[This is found here and listed below… ]
Once a person begins to comprehend the heart of holy love, then there is no response other than an outward orientation, in worship and service (Hebrews 12:10, Hebrews 12:14 ). Both Testaments attest that nothing less than holiness will fully satisfy the nature of God. Thus, redemption is not complete in deliverance alone. The believer is set free in order to become like the One who redeems. It is his will that his own would be like him in every respect.
Warning and Encouragement
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
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despise not–literally, “Do not hold of little account.” Betraying a contumacious spirit of unbelief ( Hebrews 3:12 ), as “faint” implies a broken-down, weak, and desponding spirit. “Chastening” is to be borne with “subjection” ( Hebrews 12:9 ); “rebuke” (more severe than chastening) is to be borne with endurance ( Hebrews 12:7 ). “Some in adversity kick against God’s will, others despond; neither is to be done by the Christian, who is peculiarly the child of God. To him such adverse things occur only by the decree of God, and that designed in kindness, namely, to remove the defilements adhering to the believer, and to exercise his patience”.
The call of God… seen below, and from here.
In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, to Jews and Gentiles alike ( Matthew 28:19 ; Mark 16:15 ; Romans 9:24 , Romans 9:25 ). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable if they reject it ( John 3:14-19 ; Matthew 22:14 ).