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Conduct Most Important   2 comments

Conduct Most Important

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandfather used “professor” in a way which has fallen out of common use in my generation.  He referred to

professors of religion,

meaning those who profess a certain religion, not one who teaches religion at an institution of post-secondary education.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY, YEAR A

THE FEAST OF SAINTS WILLIGIS, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF MAINZ; AND SAINT BERNWARD, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF HILDESHEIM

THE FEAST OF SAINT DOSITHEUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF SAINT POLYCARP, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF SMYRNA

THE FEAST OF SAMUEL WOLCOTT, U.S. CONGREGATIONALIST MINISTER

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“He that doeth righteousness is righteous.”–1 Jno. 3, 7

I.

All religion issues in conduct.  When explicit professors of religion to live accordingly. as does God.

II.

“Keep them from the evil.”  This is negative but very important.  He came to save us from our sins.  “One that feareth God and escheweth evil?”  Job 1, 8

III.

Loves men.  This is identical with love of God.  “He that loveth God, loves his brother also.”

“He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”  1 Jno. 4, 20

IV.

Doing good.  This is the practical expression of love.

1.  Kind in our general attitude toward men–not critical, cold, harsh, but gentle and wishing all men well.

2.   Charitable toward others.  Ready to minister to their needs as we are able.  It is a great grace.  We can’t do all that is needed, but we can do something and that will help them and us.

Men rightly judge us more by what we do than by our profession.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted February 23, 2014 by neatnik2009 in 1-3 John, George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L

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Job   1 comment

Job

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Job 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-care-of-the-soul/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/conduct-most-important/

Job 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-care-of-the-soul/

Job 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-promises-of-god/

Job 23:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/the-problem-of-suffering/

Job 38:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/arresting-mans-attention-mid-the-strife/

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Posted November 14, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Guide Posts A-J

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The Care of the Soul   3 comments

1 Peter 2, 11

1.  We are only sojourners & pilgrims here.  For a while we tabernacle here, but this is not our permanent abode.  Our care must be to further ourselves spiritually.  Conduct here relates to this & the future life.

2.  The soul is of supreme importance.  This is man’s glory over the lower animals.  Morals determine destiny.  “The soul,” not “the flesh,” is of greatest worth.

3.  There certainly are “lusts”–desires that war against the soul.  It is a fact of revelation & everyday experience–see 1 Jno. 2, 13-17.  We must be open-eyed here.  We have enemies and must be on our guard lest they harm us.

4.  Our lives should be wrought out carefully for the good of the soul.  Every tendency that is away from God should not be allowed.

In all bodily exercise and mental conquest all that hinders the soul’s highest development must be outlawed; the direct conquest of the vices of the heart is supremely urgent.

5.  Do it also for the sake of your influence (v. 12).  Else you will be a stumbling block.  Live so that God can boast of you to the devil himself–Job 1, 8 & 2, 3.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT