“Women’s Beauty Sin or Curse?”

The great equalizer is “Conscience”

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10

A nice lady who was blogging about a beautiful specimen of a woman who could be a seductress and indeed had gone through several hardships over her feminine beauty in dealing with men or even in a love/romance relationship always being eventually disappointed, hurt and damaged but going on to fight the next battle with determination and a stubbornness to prove herself right. The blogger thought of her as a brave warrior because she kept dusting herself off and going on to the next skirmish or battle in life mostly in dealing with men as they relate to her beauty and femininity.  She asked why does the world look at this woman with contempt and judge her some kind of failure when it was the men and world that failed her!

Ways of the World docu

This blogger was asking what was this other woman’s mistake?  I think seeing the woman as not doing anything wrong was this nice lady’s misconception, as she isn’t perfect, so she must make mistakes!  The blogger continues saying, how in every relationship she, that most radiant beauty, was the victim by men and the world, how she was the one who was used, betrayed, abused ultimately causing her great suffering both emotionally and mentally; yet, the patriarchal world or society looks upon her and addresses her as a sinner!  Of course when we look at this circumstance clearly we have to know that we are all sinners, the men, women and the society or, ways of the world by which men and women can live by, or not let that become their trap and vicious cycle of try and fail over and over.

I believe this blogger was seeing this woman too much as a two dimensional being and agreeing with her failures due to seeing it as a matter of depending on self only; not seeking the higher calling for her being alive to begin with. This limiting perspective will only fail each and every time anyone sets themselves against the world and thinks they will find a way to beat it and come out on top by sheer determination or just learning how to fight the world harder, while perhaps learning the ways of the world better and go along for the ride. That will always lead to doom; and here is why in my humble opinion.

There are lines we must not cross regardless of personal perspective or even upbringing, because God will judge all human beings by what is truly in their own heart! What fills that heart is the sum total of all one’s life experiences, but, the great equalizer is Conscience and every person has one excluding the exception of a sociopath or pure evil which does exist. One must learn through life to choose carefully what actions or behaviors they display or elicit from others for that can become a pathway to temptation and sin which are the ruin of humankind from the original fall from grace when Adam and Eve transgressed God, who is God, the Omnipotent always right in all matters, no exceptions.  So, that is who we should attune our hearts to nothing else, not worldly fashion or promise nor the allures of fame and fortune nothing will bring everlasting peace and happiness to any soul unless it is through God Almighty the Creator of the universe and we broke humans.  It starts with humility and people today lack it sorely putting themselves and some others up on high pedestals, which is complete folly and some stay on that path thinking they are god-like which is what pagan ancient civilizations produced in Greece, the Roman Empire or Mayan among many other empires, which even went as far as human sacrifice in their evil behavior.  So yes, there is benevolence and there is actual evil in the universe and mankind is plagued with the dilemma of this dichotomy, the choice is up to each person, but, all have the opportunity I believe to turn things around before they are doomed!  The pure example of this is when God came as one of us to say this will be the only way to redeem the fallen sinners, if I God suffer their punishments and transgressions out of my eternal love, but, all they have to do is appreciate and accept this gift from God showing in their heart of hearts by faith in Him, that they believe in Him and will do His will not their own; which even while God Jesus was dying for all our sins on a cross an illustration of this forgiveness was made.

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When Jesus was on the cross, there were two criminals beside Him.  One of the criminals hurled insults at Jesus.  But the other one said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”  Jesus answered him, “Verily I say unto thee today, thou shalt be with me in paradise.”  Luke 23:43 That criminal did a lot of bad things in his life. But, God showed him right then that there is hope and Jesus is it, the Savior who will judge and forgive those who humble themselves and have faith in Him.

Dismus on cross docu

photo courtesy of: ICON Productions-Mel Gibson The Passion of The Christ

Does the bible give the names of the two thieves on the cross next to Jesus?  According to Nicodemus, their names are Dismas and Gestas.  Gestas made fun of Jesus, while Dismas rebuked Gestas.

What this tells us is we are the instrument of our own destruction or salvation “through Jesus Christby making the simple decision to turn to Jesus and ask for forgiveness or reject Him and be banished for eternity! biblestudyresources.org

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“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2,

Romans 8:20 says that all creation was subjected to vanity because of God’s curse. When Adam sinned, God cursed all that He had made (Genesis 3:17–19).  In other words, perfection was lost.  All of creation is now falling short of its original purpose; rather than working in harmony with God and creation, inhabitants of the earth have turned on each other and against God.  We still reel from the effects of that curse.  Everything meant to be right side up is upside down.  The chaos and insanity of the world as we know it are due to the fact that God has subjected creation to vanity until the time when it will be set free (Romans 8:21).

At the root of all vanity is self, which demands to be protected at all costs.  Self cannot co-rule our lives along with the Holy Spirit. God will not share His throne. That’s why Jesus calls us to die to self in order to follow Him (Luke 9:23).  Vanity is an enemy of the Spirit and must be constantly brought to the cross and crucified (Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:1–6). gotquestions.org/Bible-vanity

Lawrence Morra  6/25/2020

Women’s Beauty Sin or Curse?  We’re all Sinners, seeking God’s guidance, His will through Jesus Christ is the only way to turn from all sins of this world.  Amen.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/02/01/nightmares/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/03/08/this-life-is-an-unbelievable-awe-inspiring-amazing-gift/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/05/25/start-your-day-the-right-way-and-pray/

 

 

Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

26 thoughts on ““Women’s Beauty Sin or Curse?””

  1. Hi Lawrence ! Very interesting article.
    I think, though, that women’s beauty is usually neither a sin, nor a curse, but rather it is a blessing.
    I didn’t read the original blog you are referring to, but if a woman is victimized, or mistreated, there are usually complex reasons for this, such as that woman having low self-esteem.
    Everyone, of course, deserves to be treated kindly, and with respect. 🌷🤗

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    1. Hi Sally! Hey thanks you know I had to decompress in a sense and God gave me this nudge away from politics, NWO and all the humongous global diabolical woes afoot so that i can address my own sanity and needs, I’ve been through some very dark stuff that was out to kill me no doubt at all about that and tattered and frayed I’m at least not dead yet which is a hell of an accomplishment but a lot got bottled up in my medium sensitive frame which would have given many a hulk a stroke or some health destructive event and I’m not exaggerating or looking for attention at all but I find myself opening up about serious shit on here that I never imagined I would allow myself to do being more conservative and private about personal matters but a sense of urgency has prevailed and tells me my older way of saying I don’t want to be some internet bar-fly that sits and gets smashed while letting loose with the lips and spilling guts in a drunken stupor to some other bar-fly or strangers you meet in those places, and, because when a person is inebriated they tend to let go of their inhibitions so they open up the release valve and let her rip! I never had a problem being a serious non-stop talker being funny or serious and at least entertaining along the way but then I could with the right person open up and cry no problem because I’m that sensitive and I see the sadness especially now in humanity that is off the rails and charts as we all know! So there is that sense of urgency and why is it there, I’m not a genius but I have a high IQ and nobody can tell me that we’re not all in serious trouble and I’m going to believe them. I’ve personally been screwed blued and tattooed and kicked to the curb when they were finished with me and you know what I did took out my rosary a nice lady I met in Church gave to me which she got when she visited Medugorje; I talked to God many a time and then I would always get up use my brain and outsmart the devils that were trying g to take me down bit by bit, and once in a while I got up and said OK you @$&@ WADS if you really got the stones blow my brains out because that’s the only way you scum are going to shut me up or stop me, I will keep coming and coming on stronger and stronger until God decides to check me outta here! Getting too wound up and angry isn’t good for my health and I take no meds, zero now, but had been on several on and off when I was poisoned in the work place in a set-up horrific industrial chemical injury and then the ensuing aftermath of doctors and meds or tests and on and on being like an invalid, when prior to this detour hell ride was going so strong before it happened. But, because I didn’t do any drugs or smoke and not even really drink except on rare occasion I was in better health than guys half my age. Just several years ago I was reroofing my entire multiple roofed house in the hot summer sun stripping off two layers of old roofing with a roof shovel and then removing thousands of old nails, replacing some planks, roof flashing the works making for a completely pristine surface to not allow a single drop of water to permeate the roof because just one such leak will ruin timbers and the roof and then you are doing a portion of it over. But, my point is I was taking care of myself and would easily be on my way to living up to 100 barring the big C or a getting hit my a semi crossing a road! I was full of energy, but now in the wake of all the crap that went down fighting my own court cases on top of the physical difficulties; no freaking lawyers care about such convoluted and political trenches to help a poor average Joe get justice, they only want quick in and out fast bucks and on to the next victim or a huge retainer and even then with a case like mine they usually say maybe you need to find somebody young with lots of energy, and you know, who is willing to go the long haul and roll the dice maybe coming up with a win or maybe a long wait to see anything substantial especially not wanting to get in the deep political mire with the suckers I was up against; bad people and big ties to all the crap we read or see in many stories on the net some of which I have delved into here. I should be a lot more tired of even thinking about this stuff, but, I do what I have to do and what else am I supposed to do anyway, quit? I never QUIT, NEVER, But, lately all this madness in the world that is totally Helter-Skelter as I’ve also been saying on here; I really took a nose dive emotionally and perspective wise when this Dove I was helping along suffered and died and I was no more than 50 feet away that day. I’m not afraid to admit I cried and sobbed like a baby and I still want to cry, but, a lot of it has gotten out of now, and I finally turned that over to the Lord and said I know you are God, and with you anything is possible, so the innocent Dove like my dogs that died over the last dozen years a few of them which torn me up bad, but, then a nice lady whose husband was a retiring State Trooper who I had kept in touch with in another state after they got a pedigree dog from me out of a litter and when the mother of that dog died I went to pieces and who do you think called me out of the blue and never had, because, she is shy reaching out to people she doesn’t know being a quiet home body; yes the Troopers wife, and, she said she had a feeling and it told her to call Lawrence! I cried on the phone talking to her and then she said I’m sending you in the mail a copy of a prayer that the Trooper search and rescue teams carry with them and many pray it for the dogs, and along with that, Rainbow Bridge, which she read to me on the phone and I wept and thanked her and told her I will call when I can hold myself together, because I was so amazed and sure it was all divine intervention, no doubt about that! So, this is how it works, I get knocked more as I’m older than when I was a young buck, knocked around, and then something come out of the blue, all the time, one way or the other. This lady today who has a blog I never happened upon before came across my field of view and this one story on her blog site stood out and then I heard her saying in the Story how this woman was fighting an uphill batter with men, and the society, because they look at her as a sinner and wrong, and she was asking why what did she do wrong I don’t see anything she has done wrong, just being gorgeous is a crime? I ‘ve lived long enough to know it is a double edged sword for sure and beauty can be a nice asset and graceful, but, I tell you the truth even my own dad would tell me as a teen and later in my 20’s or beyond, “Larry you keep dating these very pretty women and look where you end up at square one over and over,” and some of them were very pretty or beautiful; not always enough on the inside though and so I was finding out how it all works, but, I was stubborn because my eyes like the beauty with their intelligent minds which all of them had, and I love to talk to a woman like that, and when I was young it was a joyful time for both of us, sorta like Roy Orbison singing Pretty Woman walking down the street the kind of woman I’d like to meet! I been there done that, and I was always a gentleman absolutely, I was just liking the company, and with respect; but now I see it can be a chore and a trap for both the man and the Lady. So, my dad would say as I was about to tell you five minutes ago lol, “find yourself a plain or maybe even ugly girl with a good heart and she will love you to the end of the earth, and stop wasting all this time.” He was right after all, dad knew better because in the end look at me not married and never was even about to, except way back in college days the gal I was steady with that I knew from middle school, and we were real cute together, and of course she was very, very pretty, with lots of brains and straight A’s double major kinda gal. But, life goes on and mine did in a few different directions; and it was all for the best anyway. Not getting married isn’t the end of the world, and, it isn’t right for everyone. A brilliant uncle of mine was tall dark and handsome and universities, grad schools and all, magna cum laude, but, he never married either, the only one in his family a big family that didn’t, sorta like me. So, anyway this nice lady blogger I try not to give out information without permission, so far and I can say she was defending this character she is writing about in her story but I saw how we are all sinners, not just this pretty woman, and then the light bulb about vanity lit up and how we can all succumb to it in one form or another and that if I met a younger woman like this character in the story I would say like a big bro, come on I’ll take you out to dinner and then we can sit by the ocean and talk like friends and maybe even like tight family. I would say you probably are too focused on exterior and what the world says about how you look too much, and, that is your brand or the LABEL you’ve acquired; so why not find out more about what inner quality or talent you have and exemplify or make that shine, not for ego or to be a winner, but, just to take that God given gift and make it a tool for God to allow Him to show you where and when to use it, so you make some difference in His plan not yours. That is where I am, it took too many years to get to this point the HARD WAY getting the bad lumps and things that nearly killed me and beat me up outside and inside, but, this damn Timex watch takes a lick-in and keeps on tick-in. SO FAR! I’ll add how I wish all this crap didn’t happen and I was where I was say 15 years ago maybe even 10, but, that is done and like a priest friend told me talking non-stop to him one day, he said, “what’s done is done.” So, here I am and I can see how I should put this all to good use, and, that is where this story the lady has going was where I genuinely wanted to help, and, I did so far, she liked all I said; and as you are aware about me who know me; I do say a LOT! The character is in a state of despair and maybe some rebellion because she has been used and excuse the term screwed over and that happens to many pretty girls and I hate that and would, I don’t care how big the guy is if he did that to one of my sisters or a lady I’m close over the years I might get killed trying but I would be at him big time. I’m no young buck here, but I’m fearless, more than ever especially with certain things. So, the problem over all is our fallen state and I would want the younger lady character or any age lady with a suffering situation to consider getting into a better state of grace with God and stop letting the sensationalism of life and the glittering gold or sparkly stuff rule her domain, and, if she is so physically beautiful be thankful bur never let it go to your head and don’t ever let it be your focus and rule your head and especially the heart and soul, or you will be in a big unhappy mess for sure.
      Hast La Vista Baby! I would say that to her if she said, oh shut-up!
      🌷🤗🖖🙏 🙏🖖🐕😁😉👍 🇺🇸 😇 🌟🌟✨💫🙏💗 ✝️ 💗🙏 🙏🐕🖖🙏 🙏🖖🌷🤗

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      1. Hi Lawrence !
        You are right when you say that although outward appearances can be pleasing, we are wise to cultivate those inner qualities of beauty, that are much more important. Inner beauty increases as years go by.

        The world sure has lots of difficulties, but God is always in charge, and he allows things to develop that we cannot always understand.
        As theologian J.I . Packers said, God has certain mysteries, and secrets, that he chooses not to share with us.
        It is warm here today.
        The crows are outside looking for some treats.
        I am getting to know them better, and appreciate their unique habits. Their song, however, is not melodious.

        I hope that you have a blessed day today.
        Despite its difficulties, the world is filled with so much natural beauty, and our Father in Heaven is in control.
        🤗🌷🐕🌎

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      2. Hi Sally…Very good keeping your focus on the present and exceeding good that still permeates all that has fallen from God’s original plan and through His grace it still evolves because if there wasn’t anything good worth salvaging here would God the Almighty who knows all things actually bother wasting His time or great love and power upon a fool’s errand, which many of we humans do all the time? God is the unfathomable and mystery beyond all that is mysterious, the incomprehensible; and look at us so limited and frail what could we actually expect to do in challenging such an awesome power; and teach it a thing or two!! I laugh actually when I think how we humans get so pompous and puffed up with ego and pride that takes us on tangents of folly and at times down some very dark and dangerous roads. I’ve done so, I know what the hell I’m talking about here and only by the grace and amazing love God has for me I’m still here to talk about it, and, offer a better me to Him in return for saving my unworthy ass. He has the plan and I figure He is saying I’m still a part of it and He didn’t give up on me many times, so I better not give up on me either. I just got the notion of how this world is full of vanity and we even trick ourselves into traps or snares of the devil almost automatically and God knowing all things; yes He is in control, so if He will not allow one thing or another, that is His decision and thanks be to God for His seeing all things and keeping us out of the worst things, and, perhaps allowing some suffering to shock or wake us up. I saw in this notion now how like a fun house in an amusement park with all the fakery and deceptive devises to play with our minds ad perceptions for laughs, we go into that house knowing there is an exit that we are going to come out of, because perhaps we’ve been here before with friends and had fun in the fun house, or we see the strangers coming out the exit laughing and having a good time! But, this life with so much Vanity is a Fun House that has an unimaginable number of possible paths or corridors we can pass through full of trickery and deceptions waiting to draw in the unwary or reckless traveler that will have no exit door or even a trail back to the point we entered by. Another notion comes to my mind of quicksand and how there are numerous pits of that stuff all over this deceptive man made crooked ways of the world, to trap any of us and suck down to the depths of despair or even oblivion. Crows are smart and very alert wise birds as I’ve observed them not trusting of men or even me who the wildlife know and trust to a point; because actually many other birds in the wild get to recognize me and don’t fly away, but, wait to see if I have treats and so they have a smidgen of trust toward me. Listen to those crows carefully maybe they are telling you and others something; they have a special sensitivity to this plane of existence we’re in now. Crows can be mean invading other smaller birds’ nests to steal the chicks or eggs, but, they also kick ass with the birds of prey who do far worse damage to the other animals so the crows run the bullies off and as I see them they are a sort for equalizer and I like them for that, just wish none of them were mean. Talk about this plane I was going to say a few minutes ago that Einstein as I’ve mentioned previously in other writings said that he was “in awe every day,” and that “God doesn’t roll dice,” with such an economy of words far beyond the way I am, he said there that he could see how the intricate design and proper place of things is such, because God establishes this order and leaves nothing to chance; and as you said is in “CONTROL ALWAYS.” It’s we who are not in control and screw up many times. Yes, I do enjoy our natural world, but, I know this is a mere minute fraction of what to expect beyond this where there is no fall or curse upon all things because of transgression, in other words having perfection and bliss constantly will make this seem like hell in my way of seeing things, for example the sad painful struggle of all living feeling beings here especially we humans who create massive pain for the world and all in it! I know in Scripture is tells us not to love our lives IN THIS WORLD, why; because it is fallen and doomed, so we should want our lives or souls to be where they truly belong and if we cling to the things of this world and start to worship this world or our own lives we will lose them. If we really yearn to be beyond here; and where God dwells, then doing that through Jesus we will save our life; that is the way! We have to for now, take the good with the bad, and do our best; so yes enjoying the good is fine, but, my problem with that concept is many people lose sight quickly of what the hell is really going on, and become deluded or even wayward quickly with the ways of the world, with this world and or themselves; then tripping into the folly and vanity of the Fun House. 🤗🌷🐕🌎

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      3. Hi Lawrence !
        Yes, I agree with your images of mirrors, and quicksand.

        We are given faith in the Lord as a free gift. And, of course, I wonder why God does not give this gift to everyone, but again, that is one of his mysteries that he has decided not to fully share with us.

        Discernment is also given to us as a Spiritual Gift. We are able to see the world differently, when our perception is enlightened by the Holy Spirit.

        Yes, God allows us to make some mistakes on our earthly journey, but he also gives us the ability to learn from those mistakes.

        I often think of the words from the Hymn Amazing Grace : ‘Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come,
        ‘Tis grace that’s brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.’

        Young people especially, due to their inexperience, make ‘mistakes.’
        However, God does not want us to focus on these, because he knows that we have already repented of them, and he has forgiven us.

        We cannot expect people who are not Christians to behave as Christians do.
        Yes, of course we are frustrated by the things that people do, but they demonstrate their lack of spiritual vision.
        And yes, Christians, of course, make mistakes too, only, hopefully, fewer of them.

        Hoping that you enjoy the day today.
        It is hot here, and the little song Sparrows are having great fun in the Sprinkler. 😁🌷

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      4. Hi Sally!!! 😁🌷Oh I love how you remind me again how God doesn’t share some or actually many things with us and I know why partly, because look what Lucifer did and look what many humans are doing in this world with power and high technology gifts of intellect he gave to us already that are immediately concocted or fashioned into weapons or means to overpower others and control them! Evil will take what God gives to us like what happened in the Garden with Adam and Eve; they had it made in the shade then the serpent tricked them into going awry taking something good and making it something bad or using it or abusing it , perverting what God gave gives each thing He creates its own distinct purpose and characteristics but the master of lies wants to twist and ruin the perfection and beauty that God puts forth so many humans are now minions of that antichrist or God mind-set. He can’t trust us with so much! Would a parent give child explosives or the keys to a vehicle and say go see what you can do with that! Like I say I see how we are given this opportunity by God merciful grace to even be so blessed to have this time to get our acts together and then all depending we will get all we need or what we deserve in due time! I know you read this today but nice to share anyway! The Lord’s calling — vocation — always presents itself like this: “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
        Yes: a vocation demands self-denial, sacrifice. But how pleasant that sacrifice turns out to be — gaudium cum pace, joy and peace — if that self-giving is complete!
        First of all you should worry about what God will say; then, very much in the second place, and sometimes not at all, you may consider what others might think. “Whoever acknowledges me before men”, says the Lord, “I too will acknowledge him before my Father who is in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father who is in heaven.”
        For all your learning, for all your fame, your eloquence and power, if you are not humble, you are worth nothing. Cut out, root out that self-complacency which dominates you so completely. — God will help you — and then you will be able to begin working for Christ, in the lowest place in his army of apostles.
        I loved all 15 but these three connected to me deeply because of my outlook the last few days and they seem to be speaking volumes to me at this time.

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      5. Yes, Lawrence, you write great wisdom here.
        I often read ‘The Litany of Humility’. It helps me a lot, and it reminds me that God requires humility of us.
        When we are humble, knowing that we are completely dependent on him, he allows us to work in bringing others to the Lord. 🌷😁🌎

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      6. Again Sally… with your economy of words you completely encapsulated what I was trying to convey in an essay, you did it perfectly and concisely! Like Einstein as I mentioned earlier with a few words you know he had thought out the bigger picture well so are you sure you’re not a distant kin to him? One may be surprised perhaps?
        Yes completely dependent on Him, then we can be truly agents of peace and doing His will; in order to be the disciples that we should be for Him, to be fishermen or fisher-women of people. Amen. 😁🌷

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      7. Hohoho…it wasn’t me I was comparing to Einstein! And, truly comprehensive genealogies can point out some unexpected genetic linkage in ones extended family lineage tree! But, even if I would agree with your perception of my intellectual faculties and go so far as to agree; it’s not really about what gifts one has, but, what they have done with it that matters to God in the end when all is said and done. So, it is a serious point here about our talents you brought up. What follows is how the Apostle Paul spoke to this point explaining it this way.
        “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” (NIV, Romans 12:5-8)
        Also, applicable is the story of the king who gave his three sons each their own plot of land to see what they could do with it and he went away telling them in five years he would return to see what each had done. Upon his return five years later there was some unhappiness as each son asked their father the king what he thought about what they did and who did better.
        “the oldest son spoke up, “But father,” he said, “which one of us did the best?”
        “The best?” the king asked, “What do you mean ‘the best’?”
        The youngest son replied, “Which one of us made the best use of our land? Which one of us did what was best for the kingdom?”
        The king stared at his sons a few moments. He answered, “You all did.”
        His sons were outraged. The middle son cried out, “But you told us you would be testing us! You wanted to see what we would do with our gifts!”
        The king nodded. “You’re right. I did.”
        The oldest shook his head, “Then who passed the test?”
        “You all did.”
        The youngest looked close to tears, “But how?”
        The king sighed and stared at his sons. He explained, “I gave each of you a gift, and each of you did what you thought was best with it. You’re grown men, and you took what I’d taught you about my kingdom and used what you were good at, what you enjoyed, and the land that I had given you to better the kingdom and strengthen its subjects. Each of you chose something different – as each of you are different and enjoy different things – but each of you chose something that was beneficial to my kingdom. It was never a competition to see who would do the best, but to see what you would do with what I had given you; whether you would truly contribute to the kingdom.”
        “It took his sons a moment to understand, but when they did they were overjoyed. The king hadn’t meant for them to work against each other, but rather to encourage, strengthen, and work with one another. When they realized this, they were relieved, and more than happy to continue working for the benefit of the kingdom.”
        But, all joking aside I appreciate the compliment, it means something coming from you especially; but, I have to say I feel the same way about you, Sally! 🌎😁🌷🐕
        Sometimes I have been known to be funny and that is the joker or clown in me, but, you already knew that!😁

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      8. Thanks, Lawrence, for the great story about
        the King and his sons.
        You are right, it is really important to encourage each other. We are all, of course, perplexed by all the bizarre things going on in the world, but the Lord says : ‘stay encouraged’.
        As the Bible says : ‘If God is for us, who can be against us? ‘🌷😁🐕

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      9. You’re welcome! Excellent Sally… to remind of us of that urgently needed point! Even the devil has no place near us if we are with the Lord having Him in our hearts and Scripture does tell us where Jesus is, he the devil flees in anguish and all of his weakness! So true, we do have to be so aware and discern being careful that we stay as strong in our faith as possible. And, being frail humans with our defects of course we are perplexed because the things going on are unbelievable when I think back to when I was a boy and things were so opposite and upbeat while America was planning space travel and all kinds of interesting stuff that I was always excited about; dreaming of becoming an astronaut or something, and good was abounding, still there was much sin then, but, let’s face it nothing like any of this ever in our modern lifetimes other than parents and grandparents dealing with the Vietnam War, Korean War and then WWII with all the death and destruction those must have been scary times to live through or actually witness and be involved in!
        Thanks for the good insights and help too!🌷😁🐕

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      10. 🌷🤗 🖖 🙏 🙏 🖖❤🌹🌈🌞 🙏 🙏 😇 😇 🙏 🙏💞🤗❤️ 🌟🌟✨💫🙏💗 ✝️ 💗🙏 💞🤗❤️ 🙏 🙏 😇 😇 🙏 🙏 🐕 😁
        Amen and lots of good stuff too!
        I actually don’t want to be o advocate being a pessimist but not a kill joy only to temper our exuberance with reality which is a double edged sword and it’s been sharpened as of late to be a razor sharp device that can slice the thinnest hair down the middle. Can’t chuck caution to the wind not ever. Vigilance! Discernment and remain sober we were warned.
        Ciao.

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    1. Oh hi I was about to shut down here and see you were checking it out; so some of my explanation I just left in that extremely long comment above says it all I should hope, and, a bit redundant so go figure look at me so sleepy head! Good I repeat myself in some things maybe? I’m fading; so will be back at this tomorrow for sure; thanks for reading it and finding some enjoyment, in it!
      Ciao.

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  2. Reblogged this on The Searchlight and commented:
    At creation, a woman’s beauty was a blessing I thought. However, over the centuries and time it has become somewhat a curse based on the use of beauty as capital for sin. Thanks for the striking and introspective post.

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    1. After the fall from the good graces of God transgression was on the map and anything is up to being used as capital for sin, the Way of The World now and the Devils game. The good news is, he will be shut down permanently at the appointed time and sin will be no more.

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      1. Absolutely. It is sure to happen as you said ” at the appointed time and sin will be no more.” That come sooner than expected at the rate sin and evil are occurring without let.

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      2. Exactly we know it is logical and so very appropriate that how the sins of the world are increasing now exponentially and in rapid succession everywhere with nothing being sacred anymore as my dear mother was even saying several years ago she sees the end coming soon. I agree with her perspective and over the last few years I’ve grown so painfully aware that it’s coming very quickly; to where it could be any day, week or month now and at most not many years. This is one of the many serious conflicts weighing heavy on my psyche lately and I have ups and downs, days where I can whistle and try to be like many years back and feel a little simple happiness but then all of this comes over me like a tsunami and engulfs me with pain and emotion. Just part of the way it is now and life in turmoil not stable like it could be.

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      3. Sure it does weigh heavy. It is especially so when this generation passes off every caution is fantasy of the old. It is indeed sad for us on their account. Larry, the world is tittering on the brink of destruction through the acts of those bedfellows with Lucifer. We keep praying God to save His faithful. Thinking particularly about the rise of falsehood is the saddest.

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      4. There is always hope but even for the faithful in these times of almost overwhelming wickedness, this “teetering on the brink,” it becomes extremely difficult to hold onto this hope; but God is God and there is no doubt that He will have His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Even so, our flesh lives are so weak or frail in this battle of powers and principalities here in the seen world and too in the unseen. I see the precipice opening wider and closer to our doorsteps.

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