praise is why i breathe

Whrn david said “let everything with breath praisr God” little did i know that praise why breathe

Have not noticed that only the living can praise God. Then you will discover that praise is why we exist.

Each one of us has an apointment wit with death only official window to eternity until rapture.

Before we meet our appointed time, we must coninue to praise

Because praise id why breath

Afterthought 1.

There is nothing I disapprove of more than supervisors and managers who shout and scream at their subordinates! I also disapprove of a management style filled with threats. As far as I’m concerned, people who shout and scream, as well as constantly make threats to dismiss or demote a subordinate, are “violent” and “incompetent.”  I have no need for such people. These are bad habits passed on from colonial rule when grown men and women were treated as “boys” and “girls”!  Let’s not perpetuate such behavior as management; it’s oppression. Always treat others with dignity, even if you are upset with them.
By Strive Masiyiwa

THE PRICE AND PREVENTION OF ADULTERY”

Proverbs 5:1-23

INTRODUCTION

1. Occasionally I hear very disturbing news:  someone I know has committed adultery…
   a. Who I thought was devoted to their spouse and their Lord
   b. In some cases, it is a preacher, elder, deacon, or Bible class
      teacher
   c. Sometimes leaving spouse and children to live with their
      adulterous partner

2. My reaction is usually, “What are they thinking…?”
   a. How can they do such a thing to their spouse and children?
   b. How can they turn their back on the Lord who died for them?
   c. Do they not know the terrible consequences of adultery?

3. Though not a pleasant subject, it is necessary to be frequently
   reminded of…
   a. The terrible price of the sin of adultery
   b. How one can prevent the sin of adultery

[One of the best places to turn to is the book of Proverbs.  In Pro 5:1-6, we find a warning against the bitter end of adultery (please read).  Continuing with Pr 5:7-14 we are told of…]

I. THE PRICE OF ADULTERY

   A. IT CAN COST YOUR WEALTH…
      1. Solomon pleads with his children to stay away from the immoral woman – Pr 5:7-8
      2. His first reason:  “Lest you give your honor to others- Pr 5:9a
      3. He reiterates:  “Lest aliens be filled with your wealth, And
         your labors go to the house of a foreigner.” – Pr 5:10
      — Alimony and child support can eat away at your finances

   B. IT CAN COST YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH…
      1. Solomon’s second reason:  “…and your years to the cruel one.”
         – Pr 5:9b
      2. He adds:  “And you mourn at last, when your flesh and body are
         consumed.” – Pr 5:11
      3. Bacterial STDs (e.g., chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea) are often brought on by immorality
      4. Viral STDs (e.g., genital herpes, Hepatitis B, AIDS) are incurable
      — Sexually transmitted diseases can eat away at your body

   C. IT CAN COST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH…
      1. You will be filled with self-recrimination:  “How I hated instruction, and my heart despised correction! I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!” – Pr 5:12-13
      2. You will not forget what your parents, teachers, preachers, and true friends told you
      3. As you recall the violent affects of divorce on your spouse (and on your children who will likely suffer the worst), you will berate your stupidity! – cf. Mal 2:16– Your conscience can eat away at your peace of mind

   D. IT CAN COST YOUR REPUTATION…
      1. As suggested by these words:  “I was on the verge of total ruin, in the midst of the assembly and congregation.” – Pro 5:14
      2. People do not take lightly the sin of adultery – cf. Pro 6:27-35
      3. Can a person be trusted who would lie to their spouse?
  — Your unfaithfulness can eat away at your reputation

[Adultery destroys one’s wealth, body, soul, and reputation.
Forgiveness is possible (1Co 6:9-11), but many affects of adultery
continue throughout one’s life.  Much better for one to take to
heart…]

II. THE PREVENTION OF ADULTERY

   A. LOVE YOUR SPOUSE…
      1. Rejoice with the wife of your youth; be enraptured by her love
  – Pr 5:15-19; cf. Ec 9:9
         a. Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church – Ep 5:
            25,28
         b. Wives, learn to love your husbands – Tit 2:3-4
      2. Why be enraptured by an adulteress (adulterer) and seductress
         (seducer)? – Pr 5:20
         a. One’s true character is revealed by their immorality
         b. If they commit adultery with you, they are likely to commit
            adultery against you!
      — Enraptured love is commanded, which means it can be learned (and relearned)

   B. LOVE YOUR LORD…
      1. The Lord is omniscient, and sins will have their effect – Pro
         5:21-23
         a. He sees all – Pr 15:3
         b. God will judge fornicators and adulterers – He 13:4
         c. When one sins against the Lord, their sins will be exposed
            – Num 32:23
      2. How much better to love the Lord, and be loyal to Him
         a. He looks for those loyal to Him – cf. 2Ch 16:9; Mt 22:37
         b. Joseph’s devotion to God prevented him from being tempted
            – cf. Gen 39:7-10
         c. The Lord blessed Joseph because of his faithfulness – cf.
            Gen 39:21; 41:50-52
      — Those who love the Lord foremost, love their spouses forever!

CONCLUSION

1. The price of adultery is terrible…
   a. Which too many learn by sad experience
   b. Which all can avoid by heeding God’s Word

2. The prevention of adultery is possible when our love is in the right place…
   a. Loving the Lord with all our heart
   b. Loving our spouses with God’s blessing

Do not destroy the lives of so many with misdirected affection…!
(Culled from an internet source)

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The warrior psalmist

2. THE MINISTRY OF A PSALMIST
King David was a warrior, a prophet, a king, and a psalmist. By the end of his reign he had built an
orchestra composed of 4000 Levites musicians (IChronicles 23:1-5). Of these, 288 were specifically anointed to prophesize at the kings command and praised the Lord with the instrument he
specifically made to praise the Lord. (I Chronicles 25:2-7). These 288 were psalmists who
prophesied by giving thanks and praising the Lord.
As mentioned earlier we are seeing the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the restoration of
David’s House. Praise and prophetic worship is one of the most integral parts of it. The time has come for the church to participate and become involved in the apostolic and prophetic ministry God has begun.
A psalmist is much more than a praise and worship leader or a choir director. He is like a painter with a blank canvas. Music is his
paintbrush and the environment, the atmosphere is his canvas. He paints the mood in which the
Holy Spirit is to move among His people. He hears music in his spirit and transfers it to his
instruments. Sometimes his canvas takes on the mood of healing, sometimes gladness, sadness, laughing in the spirit or whatever the need is. The
psalmist has to be sensitive to what the Spirit is leading him to and flow in accordance. He creates the heart/mind set called worship so the church can begin to praise God.
As a preacher and teacher of God’s word, I have been to a lot of places and seen many different things. Many times when the Word of God is ministered, it is like throwing a ball against the wall. It bounces right back because the people are not receiving it. In other places, the Word flows like the honey on the comb. This disposition is made possible by the praise and worship
leader. The psalmist prepares the mind frame for the congregation to receive from God. He does it by praising God with instruments and song. To sing psalms is to have a musical conversation with God. The psalmist or song leader interprets that conversation. Sometimes the song comes from God and other times the song is from man to God. Sort of a gift to Him. Isaiah Chapter 5 teaches that God sings. The prophet takes the
role of a psalmist through which God interprets the song. To be a song leader is a serious role.
Many churches try and imitate one another or just follow what seems to be the trend. But one must
follow God’s lead in selecting a song leader (psalmist) for it is an honor to be in God’s service. “And no man taketh this honour unto
himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.” Hebrews 5:4
Culled from a friends work.