Quid Pro Quo?

I have been here for eighty years now…

LaVada, at 80

I have had a good life… lots of ups and downs…  Through it all, I have to say that I have had very few times, if any, that I felt defeated, or totally alone.  I have always somehow felt “connected”…  I can only believe it is my Creator…the God of the Bible…the God (YHVH) of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. He was always drawing me to Him…causing me to seek Him and His Truth…His Way…His Life.   I can’t think of a time when I did not believe in Him.

Granted, there have been many times when I was NOT seeking Him or His Way!  Just thinking about that saddens me and makes me ashamed of myself!  Makes me repent! —see Acts 3:19

I watched a documentary recently on a group of guys in show business referred to as “the Rat Pack,” Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Peter Lawford… five guys from out of the fifties and sixties responsible, at least in part, (along with the gambling underworld of Chicago and Las Vegas and the movie moguls of Hollywood, etc.,) for the downward spiral of our culture.

I see that now…  But, of course, at the tender age of ten, twelve, fifteen, seventeen, and yes, twenty (by 1960)… I didn’t have a clue.

Observing those “stars” now, I can see their pursuit of fleshly desires, materialism, fame, fortune, etc. The  Bible says, There is a way that seems right to a man,  it’s end is the way to death.  —Proverbs 14:12

I look back now and I can see.  

It is amazing how your vision improves through the lens of the Word of God.  

The Word of God instructs us in how to live our lives.  In fact, “instructions” is exactly what the Hebrew word, “Torah,” means!   

If we would only seek His Truth… His Way…   

Psalms 119:142 tells us His Torah is the truth!  Yeshua, Himself, tells us He is the Way, the Truth AND the Life!  —John 14:6.

Read Deuteronomy 6:17-18… Deuteronomy 30:15-20 … Matthew 5:17 and, also… John 3:36. Belief and obedience are synonymous.

Why is it that we just don’t want to follow the Creator’s instructions, we just don’t want to obey?  

He says clearly, If you will do this, I will do that!  

Hmmm….. this for that?  Sounds like quid pro quo!

See you next time!


About Gene & LaVada

From the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Blanco, Texas, Gene and LaVada own and operate Menorah Music Internet Radio-MMIR, a gentle mix of country & southern gospel, Messianic & Hebraic Roots, blues, jazz, & bluegrass music. They host a home Sabbath Assembly every Sabbath Day, teaching the Biblical Roots of Christianity. Gene is the author of "TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: The Church in a Rearview Mirror - SECOND EDITION (The Battle For Beulah Land). Gene and LaVada have written and performed their music, based on the Scriptures, which has opened the hearts of many to the saving knowledge of the Messiah, Yeshua [Jesus, the Christ]! See "Truth or Consequences" at: http://www.amazon.com/TRUTH-CONSEQUENCES-Church-Rearview-Mirror/dp/0692602488/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459100442&sr=8-1&keywords=Gene+Triesch Visit & hear their music at-- https://www.menorahmusic.com/
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