To stand and but reach out to
the moon… a pantomime to life
giving light, a reflection, this is
to turn our back on where is life
found and what sustains it or to
be ostracized at the duration, life’s
completion, thinking naively to be:
in the know, right in an assumption,
even more clever than people God
has chosen over all others… fixed
in mind as a star in the sky but it
says in the scripture… the word is
God breathed and not inspired by
the created ones, angelic or human,
and to deny God His authority over
man is to make mankind into God
or godlike to become, so conditional
to this belief is to feel threatened if
it’s challenged, to demand penalty of
such questioning… to exactly respond
with angered pride, vengeance to be
forced, contrived or conveyed as right…
the human ending to be justified and
sought as no light is seen or if even
the moon would suddenly reach back…
with a hand to still life and steal hope.
Ecclesiastes 12:12 (NIV) Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
Deuteronomy 4:2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.
[The words below come from here, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete)]
That which is written, and thus recommended to us, is of divine origin. Though it comes to us through various hands (many wise men, and many masters of assemblies ), yet it is given by one and the same shepherd, the great shepherd of Israel, that leads Joseph like a flock, Ps. 80:1 . God is that one Shepherd, whose good Spirit indwells the scriptures, and assists the masters of the assemblies in opening and applying the scriptures. These words of the wise are the true sayings of God, on which we may rest our souls. From that one Shepherd all ministers must receive what they deliver, and speak according to the light of the written word.The sacred inspired writings, if we will but make use of them, are sufficient to guide us in the way of true happiness, and we need not, in the pursuit of that, to fatigue ourselves with the search of other writings (v. 12). If the end be not attained in the use of those books of scripture which God has blessed us with, neither should we obtain the end, if we had twice as many more; nay, if we had so many that the whole world could not contain them (Jn. 21:25), and much study of them would but confound us, and would rather be a weariness to the flesh than any advantage to the soul. We have as much as God saw fit to give us, saw fit for us, and saw us fit for. Much less can it be expected that those who will not by these be admonished should be wrought upon by other writings. Let men write ever so many books for the conduct of human life, write till they have tired themselves with much study, they cannot give better instructions than those we have from the word of God.
Colossians 3:5-10 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
[The King James Version, for the sixth verse above, is found below.]
Job 35:10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
Where is God my Makers? For God said, Let us make man, us, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Psalm 119:31 I hold fast to your statutes, LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
Psalm 119:39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
[Found below comes from here in abstract, on Psalm 119.]
When men rail at God’s government of the world it is our duty and privilege to stand up for him, and openly to declare before him, “thy judgments are good”; and we should do the same when they assail the Bible, the gospel, the law, or the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. But we must take heed that they can bring no truthful accusation against us, or our testimony will be so much wasted breath.
[Below, an abstract from here, on Deut 4.]
in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God–either towards the destined close of their captivities, when they evinced a returning spirit of repentance and faith, or in the age of Messiah, which is commonly called “the latter days,” and when the scattered tribes of Israel shall be converted to the Gospel of Christ. The occurrence of this auspicious event will be the most illustrious proof of the truth of the promise made in Deuteronomy 4:31.