* Editor's Commentaries - #104  Whom Will You Obey? 

What's the Question?  Stay 'tuned,' for the editor's answer.

.  In the USofA of Today it is commonplace outside of the church and within it for people to refuse to obey God; yet curiously it is also commonplace for people to choose to obediently submit to corrupt, sinful, arbitrary, capricious, unrighteous, unjust authority.

The question is: Whom will you obey?

In God's Holy Word it is written, "We ought to obey God rather than men."  [Acts 5:29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."]  Indeed we ought to obey God rather than men, but the opposite is the rule rather than the exception, i.e., multitudes of sinful men, women, and youths refuse to obey God, even while they willingly obey sinful man - why?

There are a number of reasons why people disobey God, including among others:

1. God is invisible, and thus presumably believed to be at least absent, and therefore not to be feared.

2. People do not believe in God.

3. People believe God will not respond, not react....

4. People believe "God is love," and that He therefore will not punish disobedience.

5. It is man's nature, i.e., sinful foolish human nature.

6. It is exciting, thrilling...to disobey without consequences.

There are also a number of reasons why people obey sinful manmade rules, regulations, laws, and thus authorities, including:

1. Fear of repercussions, e.g., punishment.

2. Peer pressure.

3. Desire to be liked, respected, honored, loved....

4. To do the "right thing."


To "put it in a nutshell," people believe they can disobey God with impunity, but believe that there will be very undesirable consequences if they disobey manmade laws.

.  God is no fool, no matter how great the multitudes are that with their actions demonstrate they believe that God is at least irrelevant, if not a fool, or nonexistent.

.  Man is pressed under by law libraries full of bad laws, unjust, unrighteous, ungodly, anti-God laws, but that does not excuse disobedience to God.  Many are enamored with the "rule of law," and view it as sacrosanct, sacred, holy; even while they do not hold such regard for God's Word & God's Laws.  Strange, but true!

  Occasionally I think while standing up, walking, or even chewing gum, though I can't say I necessarily do my best thinking while exerting myself in these ways - Editor/Ed.

Boys are so silly, I prefer to do my deep thinking, reflection, ruminating, and meditation, while I am reclining at length in the tub, preferably with several servants to attend to my every whim and need.  [One must be careful to only think in moderation while soaking, though, lest one should turn into a prune!]  Umm, I wonder if those silly hunky stone-age boys are thinking about me?  If they think they can use me like I'm some worthless disposable thing, they've got another thing coming! 

{No, bathing beauty.  If I had a lady like you to think about (but a little less "hard-bodied"), I wouldn't manage to think of anything else.  It is true, God does work in mysterious ways.}

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Al's secret to his superior thinking - sitting down.

 Ah yes, now I see the resemblance between Albert Einstein and CBM's Editor, they are both hard-bodied hunks (almost as if chiseled out of stone) and undeniably dreamers.



what's a hunk, am i a hunk too?  boy, i think that lady has the right idea, a relaxing soak in the tub home (toc)

ok you little feller, but while you are splashing around, pretend you are winston churchill, and not a seal.

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