Monday, October 27, 2014

Mon Oct 27th Todays News

Today is the anniversary of Democrat Governor Lilburn Boggs of Missouri, in 1838, signing the executive order 44 allowing the extermination of Mormons. The order was rescinded in 1976 by the 47th Governor of Missouri Christopher Bond, a GOP man. Boggs lived the rest of his years in fear of assassination. He had declared Mormons as fighting a war against Missouri. But Boggs order should be seen in modern terms as being disproportionate. In Boggs' defence, there was still slavery in the US and he would have felt urged to treat Mormons harshly. It isn't really a defence. 

The end is nigh!

Only 37 days to go before the end of the world according to CSIRO chief scientist Professor Penny Sackett. Yet the chief difference between a skeptic and a warmest seems to be years of research. A skeptic is more knowledgeable. And warmest scientists seem to be well remunerated for their crackpot theories. 

ABC and ALP Balance?

Well remunerated ABC former host complains about others doing what he does. Jonathon Holmes was a Media Watch host who would post questions late on a friday for a Monday broadcast. Quadrant had done similarly when it compiled its list of ABC stars remuneration packages. But Holmes was never appropriately balanced in his reporting, often being side tracked with having to hit and hurt Rupert Murdoch. 

A new ABC chief would be better than the present one. All they need be is balanced. 

Victoria's conservative government are in trouble according to polls. They have an effective leader and their policy is positive with a vision for the future, while the ALP have shown nothing worthwhile. But with media siding with ALP in almost all media, the choice for voters will be hard. 

ALP know their policy was wrong and caused deaths, but they refuse to change, and obstruct legislation that saves lives and is more compassionate and fairer. ALP like to kill. For those living elsewhere, the issue is to do with migration by boat to Australia. Conservatives had ended the mass drownings and piratic exploitation of desperate economic migrants in 2002 with the Pacific Solution, allowing routine refugee checks on the migrants off shore of Australia. But the ALP claimed that was not compassionate. So the ALP took down the Pacific Solution in '08 and the result was many died and many tens of thousands were exploited by pirates, paying some $10k or $20k each to come to Australia. The abysmal policy of the ALP meant $billions were spent housing and caring for survivors whom were placed in camps for years at a time. The new conservative government has ended the expensive misery, but the ALP are desperately holding onto their murderous policy. 

Fighting savages

Rehana died fighting for her people against terrorists. She was Muslim. She was a Kurd and part of a female unit of fighters. ISIL are disturbed by the female fighters, because their 72 virgins in heaven myth is nullified by being killed by a woman. Rehana had a righteous spirit, and she has many friends. 

Some really disgusting, obstructive and insane people are bigoted non Muslims. But they aren't the terrorists killing, raping and torturing people. 

MLB World Series Update
SF Giants have blown away KC Royals 5-0, with the Giants Pitcher Bumgarner, pitching a nine innings shut out. Giants are a win away from taking the series, while Royals are two wins away.  

from 2013
ALP having a crisis of honesty. The election is over, so ALP can say what they think and feel. Apparently Gillard, who didn't want Abbott to win, didn't want Rudd to win either. Rudd wanted to win, but didn't expect to, and wouldn't change policies to make the ALP more effective. Shorten can change leaders as easily as his mind, just can't see the point in changing *anything* because the voters expect the ALP to be incompetent and dangerous and that is what the voters voted for if they voted ALP. Some of the ALP's most effective ministers were in fact journalists paid to be independent. While they could always be relied on to spread the meme most favourable to the ALP, they are now confused by conservative policy and don't know how to evaluate the performance of the first fifty days, but believe the ALP were right to jump over a cliff for the NBN, AGW belief, mining tax and general murderous incompetence. The new ALP deputy believes she is a woman, when she once believed she was as good as any man. Penny Wong now believes that debt is bad for government. Conroy now believes that the NBN was badly conceived but the press should be restricted from reporting it. Nick Champion voted with Greens on every issue before the election, and would be still, but the ALP lost and he now says it was not such a good idea to be linked with Greens. Roxon agreed that Rudd was a bastard and should never have been leader, although he had had her full support as PM. 

Bad ALP administration has resulted in corruption of academic progress in schooling. Not merely the calls to lie about global warming and bush fires from senior administration, but the very act of teaching and learning reading has been corrupted by a fad. Average and exceptional children with excellent home support may progress normally with whole word reading, but there is a substantial number of children who don't, and they need a technique for attacking words which current educational standards don't cater for, as evidenced by the substantial number of children graduating from high school illiterate .. unable to write a sentence, or a letter, or read an administrative form requiring their birthdate and signature. Of course, abysmal left wing preaching permeates the courses in all key learning areas. 
This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at

Or the US President at
or or

Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may; I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed

Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.

I have begun a bulletin board (http://theconservativevoice.freeforums.netwhich will allow greater latitude for members to post and interact. It is not subject to FB policy and so greater range is allowed in posts. Also there are private members rooms in which nothing is censored, except abuse. All welcome, registration is free.

Happy birthday and many happy returns Maxine StaufferSophie MirabellaHelen Le and Duncan Rowland Born on the same day, across the years, along with
921 – Emperor Shizong of (Later) Zhou (d. 959)
1703 – Johann Gottlieb Graun, German violinist and composer (d. 1771)
1782 – Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
1811 – Isaac Singer, American businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, 26th President of the United StatesNobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1932 – Sylvia Plath, American poet (d. 1963)
1939 – John Cleese, English actor, screenwriter, and producer
1952 – Roberto Benigni, Italian actor, screenwriter, and director
1953 – Peter Firth, English actor
1964 – Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer
1978 – Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean-English violinist
1986 – David Warner, Australian cricketer
1999 – Haruka Kudo, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
October 27Labour Day in New Zealand (2014)
The Amstel flowing through Amsterdam
The count has named it. We inflicted a tactical defeat, but have no strategic advantage. We will be restored. Good is sometimes crushed. Bosox won something. Let's party. 


Tim Blair – Monday, October 27, 2014 (2:40pm)

Doomsday draws near
The planet has just five years to avoid disastrous global warming, says the Federal Government’s chief scientist.
Prof Penny Sackett yesterday urged all Australians to reduce their carbon footprint. 
Sackett – now the former chief scientist – issued her five-year warning four years, 10 months and 24 days ago. Meanwhile, previous claims that global warming would cause hotter European winters may now be disregarded, because global warming has decided to make things colder instead:
The risk of severe winters in Europe and northern Asia has been doubled by global warming, according to new research. 
The science is unsettled, as usual.


Tim Blair – Monday, October 27, 2014 (2:33pm)

An entertaining exchange between ABC supporter Jonathan Holmes and Quadrant‘s Roger Franklin.


Tim Blair – Monday, October 27, 2014 (2:31pm)

He’d be an excellent choice
Sky News boss Angelos Frangopoulos is being touted as the leading contender to replace Mark Scott as managing director of the ABC. 
Angelos would be an even better managing director of a privatised ABC.


Tim Blair – Monday, October 27, 2014 (1:58pm)

Anti-terrorist warrior Rehana, credited with more than 100 Islamic State kills, has reportedly been captured and murdered by jihadists:


Third Bush even better

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (8:24pm)

An even better Bush than the past two, some say:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who’s running for office in Texas.

The difference between a warmist and a sceptic? A few years and some research

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (9:12am)

I do wish the warmists on the ABC at least tried to catch up with the science. It took years before Mungo MacCallum, in this case, caught up with the news that the atmosphere hadn’t actually been warming, but he’s still not caught up with the news that his excuse has been trashed, too:

But the problem with the so-called global warming pause, spruiked by the sceptics beloved of The Australian, is that it doesn’t make sense; the heat has to go somewhere. The extra heat is not going away; the question is just how and where in the land, sea or air it is being stored - possibly in the deep oceans, possibly through some other method we have not yet discerned. The pause may be no more than a statistical blip, to come back and burn us when we have been lulled into the security desperately hoped for by the miners and Abbott.
But NASA questioned the ocean excuse weeks ago:

Scientists have noticed that while greenhouse gases have continued to mount in the first part of the 21st century, global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising along with them, said Nasa.
Some studies have suggested that heat is being absorbed temporarily by the deep seas, and that this so-called global warming hiatus is a temporary trend.But latest data from satellite and direct ocean temperature measurements from 2005 to 2013 “found the ocean abyss below 1 995m has not warmed measurably,” Nasa said in a statement.
Why do so many warmist commentators feel not the slightest need to acquaint themselves with the latest facts? Why does the ABC feel not the slightest need to fact check them?
(Thanks to reader handjive.) 

A year 12 lesson: a failed exam can’t stop you

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (8:54am)

AT this time of year, we dads are meant to say if you study hard, the results will come.
But they don’t always. Some students who’ve been knocking their brains out over their year 12 exams are going to flop.
And that’s when we dads switch gears and say forget exams and the uni course you were counting on. There are plenty of other ways to get ahead and get happy.
We don’t like to admit that before the exams in case you slack off, but it’s something we notice more the longer we live.
It’s funny how long it takes for things to click with some of us. I quit journalism twice, thinking I’d never get the hang of it.
True, plenty of people would say I still don’t amount to much. So let me give you a far better example to tell you to never give up.
(Read full article here.)   

Labor admits turning back boats works but still won’t promise to do it

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (8:43am)

Labor admits what it used to deny - turning back the boats works. But it still wants to give Indonesia the right to veto the policy that saves lives and stops illegal immigration:
The opposition immigration spokesman [Richard Marles] gave his strongest indi­cation yet that if Labor was ­returned to office it might not ­jettison the centrepiece of the ­Coalition’s border protection.
Labor would need to be convinced the policy was safe and not erode the relationship with Indonesia, Mr Marles said…
We have no doubt at all about the impact of the turnback policy,’’ Mr Marles said…
The two tests that needed to be met included ensuring safety at sea and guaranteeing “this ­arrangement does not erode our relationship with Indonesia’’.
“If there was a situation where Indonesia was co-operating with this policy, I think that is a complete game-changer,’’ he said.
Is there any sign that our relationship with Indonesia is today damaged in a practical way by the Abbott Government’s boat policies? So why won’t Labor promise to keep doing what works?
Is it because the Left just hates to admit it was utterly and lethally wrong?
Labor’s Bill Shorten and Richard Marles in the Guardian in November 2013:

The Coalition government’s boat turn-back policy has failed and its foreign policy is in disarray, Labor says… Opposition immigration spokesman Richard Marles says it’s now plain that turn-backs are not happening… “It was inevitably going to fail. And that’s what we saw yesterday…
The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, said the government’s boat policy was in serious trouble. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the Coalition’s boat person policy is absolutely not working,” he told ABC television.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard in October 2012:

Mr Abbott is peddling a myth to the Australian people. He knows Indonesia will not agree to facilitate tow backs, and he’s trying not to be exposed as telling the Australian people something that can’t and won’t work.
Law lecturer Azadeh Dastya, an associate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, in July 2013:

A bad copy of a ‘’tow back’’ policy that has not worked and is unlawful in the US context, is not going to be the silver bullet the Coalition is looking for.
Former ABC host Monica Attard in The Hoopla in October 2013:

“Turn back the boats” may just disappear in the fog… It will be because there comes a time when every new new prime minister sees the vast and dangerous gulf between sloganeering in opposition and the responsibilities that come with high office.
Former ambassador Tony Kevin in Crikey in June, 2013. 
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s pledge to turn back asylum seeker boats to Indonesia is unworkable and dangerous… Surely, it is time now for Tony Abbott to cross navy towback off his list of asylum seeker deterrence policies.
Ben Eltham in New Matilda in July 2013:
So what exactly is “towing back the boats”? Can it be done, and will it work? The answer depends on who you ask, but most informed opinion seems to support the Government’s view that the policy is dangerous and potentially illegal...
Melissa Phillips, honorary fellow at Melbourne University, in The Conversation in April, 2013: 
People fleeing violence and persecution in Syria, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, are quite obviously leaving because of insecurity in their countries. Rhetoric from politicians about deterrents and “stopping the boats” is targeted at the Australian voting public and not prospective asylum-seekers. We know that in the asylum policy, deterrents simply do not work.
Arja Keski-Nummi in the Sydney Morning Herald in June 2013:
The flood of asylum-seeker boats travelling to Australia will continue under a Coalition government, according to a former senior official in the Immigration Department who says Tony Abbott’s plan to turn back boats and reintroduce temporary protection visas will not stop the dangerous journeys.

Arja Keski-Nummi, a fellow at the Centre for Policy Development and former head of the refugee division in the Immigration Department, said ... ‘’If they’re in government, they’re going to own the issue and they’ve made a lot of promises, that I frankly can’t see that they can fulfil. And the main one is stopping the boats,’’ she said.
Professor Damien Kingsbury in the ABC’s The Drum in October 2012:
In short, the ‘tow back’ proposal was and, in so far as it continues to be defended by Opposition speakers, remains a policy disaster… The ‘tow back’ policy, then, can now be expected to be quietly sidelined.  

Bigoted non-Muslims aren’t the real problem

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (8:34am)


LAST Saturday was National Mosque Open Day, with mosques showing visitors there was nothing scary about them.
It was a nice gesture, and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison helped by visiting Sydney’s Lakemba mosque.
In Melbourne, the ABC broadcast from a mosque to show how nice Muslims were.
But why has the ABC never tried this hard to demystify Mormon or Sikh temples?
Truth is, this effort was driven by fear — and the National Mosque Open Day, well-meaning though it was, missed the point.
It implicitly suggested if Australians reached out to Muslims we’d have less trouble. True, but is Australian ignorance of Islam the key problem?
(Read full story here - at end of first column..) 

Napthine in strife

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (8:25am)

Victorian Labor leads:

LABOR is holding an election- winning lead over the ­Coalition with just 33 days until voters head to the ballot boxes — 52-48 ahead
But the Liberals believe they have more votes in the seats that count. 

Remembering Whitlam

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (7:33am)

Former Howard Government minister Amanda Vanstone:
Whitlam did some great things, but at the end of his term the economy was a wreck and thousands of workers had lost their jobs. Australians wanted reform but not coupled with chaos. The impact on the lives of Australians was deep, painful and lasting.
So why is it that this man, flawed like the rest of us, has etched a place in our hearts? He spoke to us. Remember that speech that commenced: “Men and women of Australia”? He spoke to the aspirations of many Australians who wanted their country to be more than a former colony of the United Kingdom. He spoke to those of us who wanted Australia not so much to discard its past but to grasp its own identity and future. He challenged the status quo and forced us all to think. And many in my generation loved him for that.
The ABC and Labor today have more affection for Gough Whitlam than his own ministers had. Errol Simper:

Back in July-August 1992 ... [there] was to be a reunion of the 27 members of Whitlam’s second ministry and they were to dine at the Randwick AJC function centre in Sydney. Gough’s frenetic first ministry had, of course, consisted of himself and his deputy, Lance Barnard…
It transpired that 10 had declined the Randwick invitation. Some declined fairly bluntly; they simply didn’t want to be there. Others more diplomatically pleaded prior commitments. Five — Lionel Murphy, Rex Connor, Jim Cavanagh, Gordon Bryant and Frank Stewart — had died in the intervening 20 years.
So, just 12 of the 27 showed up. You’d see what we mean about polarisation....
The late Lionel Bowen, for example, named as Whitlam’s postmaster-general (and destined to be deputy Labor leader under Bob Hawke), told us: “I’ve said I won’t go (to the reunion). As far as I’m concerned we were rightly applauded for getting elected. But we should also be castigated for buggering it up."…
Rex Patterson, Gough’s minister for northern development ... recalled things this way: “He (Whitlam) was the best leader of the opposition I’d ever seen… But I wouldn’t have any comment to make about his prime ministership."…
Moss Cass (environment) snubbed the reunion. He said: “There has always been a tendency for the media to portray Whitlam as a god and I wonder if he finally came to believe he had to behave as a god. The fact is Gough didn’t have the answers any more than anyone else did.”
Terry McCrann:
While I would describe Costello as Australia’s best treasurer, Keating remains in my judgment our greatest treasurer.
The distinction plays into the assessments of Gough Whitlam…
It goes to the issues of greatness and governance; to why one can reasonably, indeed necessarily, and I would suggest unavoidably, describe him as one of our greatest Australians, a great prime minister, but also our worst.
That is, until Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard came along to jostle for the title… The measure of greatness to me is of great things done; that of good, better, best, of good governance achieved.
As I wrote about Keating, he was our greatest treasurer in the same way Napoleon was the greatest Frenchman…
Whitlam came to power at a time of ferment as the postwar social and economic consensus that had driven a quarter century of ever-rising prosperity and evolutionary social change was collapsing…
Most of the great — or damaging — initiatives of his government were coming irresistibly. Many of them, as Gerard Henderson, who is old enough to remember the reality and not just the myth, has pointed out, had already been “coming” under the previous coalition governments, going back even to the early days of Menzies.
And, yes, Whitlam and even more his genuinely well-meaning but hapless treasurer Frank (father of Simon) Crean was ambushed by the OPEC breakout that saw the price of oil quintupled in a single stroke, and the end of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates. It ... is entirely fair to say his government — rather, the out-of-control individual ministers — acted with catastrophically irresponsible promiscuity…
The question is one of what do you want out of a treasurer, a leader: greatness or governance?
Gesture or practicality? Symbolism or reality? Intention or achievement? Left or conservative? 

Opposite Day: warmists now say global warming causes colder winters

Andrew Bolt October 27 2014 (7:04am)

Global warming - dud predictions

Global warmists say these colder winters were caused by global warming:
The decline in Arctic sea ice has doubled the chance of severe winters in Europe and Asia in the past decade, according to researchers in Japan.
Sea-ice melt in the Arctic, Barents and Kara seas since 2004 has made more than twice as likely atmospheric circulations that suck cold Arctic air to Europe and Asia, a group of Japanese researchers led by the University of Tokyo’s Masato Mori said in a study published today in Nature Geoscience.
How strange. Not so long ago the warmists insisted the opposite was true - global warming meant warmer winters.
Paul Homewood:

As recently as 2011, Julia Slingo and her [UK Met Office] team published an extremely thorough paper, “Climate: Observations, projections and impacts"… It made the following points:-

- Analysis of mean temperatures in the UK showed a warming trend during the winter months of 0.23C/decade....
... Analyses with both models suggest that human influences on the climate have shifted the distributions to higher temperatures…
So, to summarise, the Met Office believed that winters have been getting warmer, and that the [cold] winter of 2010/11 was caused by a natural event, the Arctic Oscillation, and, but for “human influences”, would actually have been a fairly average winter…
In 2009, Dr Myles Allen, head of the Climate Dynamics group at Department of Physics, University of Oxford told the Daily Telegraph, during another spell of bad snow “...If it wasn’t for global warming this cold snap would happen much more regularly… “

Meanwhile Dave Britton, a meteorologist and climate scientist at the Met Office, said: “Even with global warming you cannot rule out we will have a cold winter every so often. It sometimes rains in the Sahara but it is still a desert.”
Even Bob Ward, PR man for the warmist Grantham Foundation, keen to stop people thinking that cold winters did not mean global warming had stopped, said “Just as the wet summer of 2007 or recent heat waves cannot be attributed to global warming nor can this cold snap”
Over in the US, they were just as keen to keep on message. An article in Phys.Org, “Experts: Cold snap doesn’t disprove global warming”, which was published in January 2010, had this to say:-

...experts say the cold snap doesn’t disprove global warming at all – it’s just a blip in the long-term heating trend. “It’s part of natural variability,” said Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. With global warming, he said, “we’ll still have record cold temperatures. We’ll just have fewer of them.” ...
It seems to me that these these theories, that global warming will lead to colder winters, need to pass three tests before they can even cross the starting line:-
1) Explain how winters were as colder, or colder, and as snowy or snowier, in earlier periods such as the 1960’s and 70’s, when the NH was cooling, and Arctic ice expanding.
2) Explain how winters grew milder in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, at a time when the earth was warming, and Arctic ice was declining.
3) Prove what was wrong with earlier models that predicted milder winters. 


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"The mind is the attribute of man. When man is born, he comes into existence with only one weapon with him- The reasoning mind." | The Fountainhead
.. the brain grows on you - ed

not a great distance between winning and losing, and yet a gulf. Evidenced by Iron Man Tony Stark. - ed
Pastor Rick Warren

Attraction is easy. Love is hard. Love is hard because it’s the opposite of our natural selfishness. It’s putting others’ needs before my own. (Great Photo by James Stilley)
In less than 2 hours (at 4 pm Pacific Time) I will share an INSIDE LOOK at the secrets of Saddleback's health and growth. The message will be called "REMEMBERING TO BE THANKFUL"

The average church stops growing after 15 years. Yet Saddleback, at 33 years old grew another 3000+ in attendance this year, WHILE planting new churches and sending thousands of members overseas on the PEACE Plan.

I encourage any pastor or church leader to watch this weekend's message when I give a insider's report to our congregation on the first 3 years of our Decade of Destiny. You might pass this on to your church leaders who might be interested. God bless you! Pastor Rick YOU CAN WATCH HERE;


There is a very, very tall coconut tree and there are 4 animals, a Lion, a Chimpanzee, a Giraffe, and a Squirrel, who pass by.

They decide to compete to see who is the fastest to get a banana off the tree.

Who do you guess will win?

Your answer will reflect your personality.
So think carefully…
Try and answer within 30 seconds !!!
Got your answer?
Now scroll down to see the analysis...

If your answer is:

Lion = you’re dull.

Chimpanzee = you’re a moron.

Giraffe = you’re a complete idiot.

Squirrel = you’re just hopelessly stupid.


Obviously you’re stressed and overworked.
You should take some time off and relax!
Try again next year.!

Author unknown

I chose lion .. reasoning that the others would surrender any banana to survive .. dull, but effective - ed

The unvieling of the official William Jefferson Clinton presidential portrait (HL)

The Lewinsky Legacy lives on forever and ever.>



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“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon


"Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house."
Haggai 1:9
Churlish souls stint their contributions to the ministry and missionary operations, and call such saving good economy; little do they dream that they are thus impoverishing themselves. Their excuse is that they must care for their own families, and they forget that to neglect the house of God is the sure way to bring ruin upon their own houses. Our God has a method in providence by which he can succeed our endeavours beyond our expectation, or can defeat our plans to our confusion and dismay; by a turn of his hand he can steer our vessel in a profitable channel, or run it aground in poverty and bankruptcy. It is the teaching of Scripture that the Lord enriches the liberal and leaves the miserly to find out that withholding tendeth to poverty. In a very wide sphere of observation, I have noticed that the most generous Christians of my acquaintance have been always the most happy, and almost invariably the most prosperous. I have seen the liberal giver rise to wealth of which he never dreamed; and I have as often seen the mean, ungenerous churl descend to poverty by the very parsimony by which he thought to rise. Men trust good stewards with larger and larger sums, and so it frequently is with the Lord; he gives by cartloads to those who give by bushels. Where wealth is not bestowed the Lord makes the little much by the contentment which the sanctified heart feels in a portion of which the tithe has been dedicated to the Lord. Selfishness looks first at home, but godliness seeks first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, yet in the long run selfishness is loss, and godliness is great gain. It needs faith to act towards our God with an open hand, but surely he deserves it of us; and all that we can do is a very poor acknowledgment of our amazing indebtedness to his goodness.


"All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again."
Ecclesiastes 1:7
Everything sublunary is on the move, time knows nothing of rest. The solid earth is a rolling ball, and the great sun himself a star obediently fulfilling its course around some greater luminary. Tides move the sea, winds stir the airy ocean, friction wears the rock: change and death rule everywhere. The sea is not a miser's storehouse for a wealth of waters, for as by one force the waters flow into it, by another they are lifted from it. Men are born but to die: everything is hurry, worry, and vexation of spirit. Friend of the unchanging Jesus, what a joy it is to reflect upon thy changeless heritage; thy sea of bliss which will be forever full, since God himself shall pour eternal rivers of pleasure into it. We seek an abiding city beyond the skies, and we shall not be disappointed. The passage before us may well teach us gratitude. Father Ocean is a great receiver, but he is a generous distributor. What the rivers bring him he returns to the earth in the form of clouds and rain. That man is out of joint with the universe who takes all but makes no return. To give to others is but sowing seed for ourselves. He who is so good a steward as to be willing to use his substance for his Lord, shall be entrusted with more. Friend of Jesus, art thou rendering to him according to the benefit received? Much has been given thee, what is thy fruit? Hast thou done all? Canst thou not do more? To be selfish is to be wicked. Suppose the ocean gave up none of its watery treasure, it would bring ruin upon our race. God forbid that any of us should follow the ungenerous and destructive policy of living unto ourselves. Jesus pleased not himself. All fulness dwells in him, but of his fulness have all we received. O for Jesus' spirit, that henceforth we may live not unto ourselves!

Today's reading: Jeremiah 9-11, 1 Timothy 6 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Jeremiah 9-11

1 Oh, that my head were a spring of water
and my eyes a fountain of tears!
I would weep day and night
for the slain of my people.
2 Oh, that I had in the desert
a lodging place for travelers,
so that I might leave my people
and go away from them;
for they are all adulterers,
a crowd of unfaithful people.
3 “They make ready their tongue
like a bow, to shoot lies;
it is not by truth
that they triumph in the land.
They go from one sin to another;
they do not acknowledge me,” declares the LORD.
4 “Beware of your friends;
do not trust anyone in your clan.
For every one of them is a deceiver,
and every friend a slanderer.
5 Friend deceives friend,
and no one speaks the truth.
They have taught their tongues to lie;
they weary themselves with sinning.
You live in the midst of deception;
in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,” declares the LORD....

Today's New Testament reading: 1 Timothy 6

1 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves.
False Teachers and the Love of Money
These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs....


[Ĭd'dō] - affectionate, festal, favoriteor his power.
  1. Father of Ahinadab, and one of Solomon's purveyors at Mahanaim (1 Kings 4:14).
  2. A descendant of Gershom, son of Levi (1 Chron. 6:21). Called Adaiah, and ancestor of Asaph the seer (1 Chron. 6:41).
  3. A son of Zechariah and a chief in David's time of the half tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan (1 Chron. 27:21).
  4. A seer who denounced the wrath of God against Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and who wrote a book of visions (2 Chron. 9:29; 12:15; 13:22).
  5. Grandfather of the prophet Zechariah (Ezra 5:1; 6:14; Zech 1:1).
  6. A priest who returned from Babylon (Neh. 12:4, 16).
  7. The chief at Casiphia through whom Ezra obtained help. He was a Nethinim (Ezra 8:17).
  8. A man who put away his foreign wife (Ezra 10:43). Jadau is a corruption of Iddo.

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