Be Content With Who God Made You
By David J. Stewart | November 2013
Psalms 139:14, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Photo to right: consequences of using steroids to build muscle tissue. The veins are being pushed out by the over-inflated muscles in the person's right arm. How sad!
God created the human body magnificently. Psalms 100:3, “Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves...” How excellent is the name of the Lord Jesus in all of the earth! Genesis 1:31, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Everything that God created is very good. That's what the Bible teaches... VERY GOOD!!!
Yet, mankind never seems to truly be happy, grateful or content with what God has given us. Life, health and freedom are a gift from God. We are blessed. Psalms 145:9, “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” People these days are so unhappy. This is largely in part because of our Madison Avenue culture in America, where everyone is trying to “Keep Up With The Joneses,” a popular cliché which originates from a 1913 comic strip titled “The Joneses,” which ran in American newspapers for 26-years.
America's Obsession With The Human Body
The photo above is really sad. Body builders are some of the most unfulfilled, unhappy and lonely people on the planet. Over the years all that muscle converts to fat. Body builders workout to be seen by others. Their motives are largely selfish (although for personal fulfillment as well no doubt). Unless they're showing off their trophy body at a party or contest, body-builders eventually find themselves very lonely and overwhelmed with serious health problems, particular liver ailments. Steroids destroy the liver over time, causing premature death in many athletes, such as Walter Payton of the Chicago bears (one of the greatest football players in history). All drugs (poisons) attack the liver. That's why people quickly die from eating poisonous wild mushrooms, that is, because the liver dies.
Note: NEVER eat wild mushrooms unless you know exactly what you are eating. MANY people and their loved ones have died or gone blind permanently. I love mushrooms, but from the store! I really like Shitake and other Asian and exotic mushrooms. On the Big Island in Hawaii, mushrooms grow up the sides of trees and other vertical objects. Since the weather in the rainforest parts of the island is humid tropical, fungus (mushrooms) grow naturally. Local Hawaii residents are encouraged and taught if interested how to plant and grow their own giant mushroom gardens. The mushrooms on the BIG ISLAND are huge, some two feet across!!! It's very interesting! Yummy!
All drugs are a poison, foreign substance, to the human body. In small quantities, the liver can handle the drugs. But in larger doses the liver fails and the person dies. Every year in the U.S. 105,000 people die just from prescription medications.
Although I've never had much interest in professional sports, Walter Payton is one of my favorite athletes. He died at age 45. I remember watching Payton's signature body dive over a pile of opposing players to score a touchdown in the end zone. He'd literally jump over everybody. Payton could bench press 400 pounds 10 times, but unlike many body-builders, Payton remainder limber, which is important for true well-balanced health.
Many men and women have been caught up into the body building craze in America. There's nothing sadder I think than to see a women with bulging muscles. Of course, most of them are childless and will remain childless.
“If you ever got to know the blessing of sharing and of giving and of being kind to people, you'd never want to hurt anyone again.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled: "Be Ye Kind One To Another.”
Tattoos Are Everywhere
Naked Tattoos is one of the most popular shows on TV. Honestly, those people belong behind bars for promoting public indecency (and they would have been incarcerated a century ago). Tattoos are 100% unbiblical. The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1st Corinthians 3:16-17). God lives inside the believer's human body. Tattoos are of the world. There is no debate. Tattoos are commonly associated with sexual sins, crime and drug abuse. Many tattoo shops even use the words evil, sin and wicked in their titles. There's nothing uglier than to see a woman in her 50's with tattoos on her neck, arm, et cetera. Those marks testify of wilder days of unrestrained sin, recklessness and rebellion again God in her youth. Tattoos speak for the Devil, showing that he owns your body.
If God wanted us to have markings as slaves do, then He would have put them there. Satan marks his own, showing that they are slaves to sin. But God has created us free, and with a freewill to serve Him or not serve Him. As for me and my house, we WILL SERVE THE LORD (Joshua 24:15).
The Delusional Fantasies Of Feminism
Unless taught as a young woman to act, dress, talk and behave like a lady, mother and the weaker vessel as the Bible teaches (1st Timothy 5:14-15; 1st Peter 3:7), girls grow up to become as masculine men, hard, tough, decisive, alienated from motherhood. I've seen it happen time and time again. Women go down a career path direction, or work factory jobs year-after-year to pay the bills, and then one day realize that their life has passed them by. They're now 55 years old with no family, divorced three times and have nothing to show for their life. The Devil promised them a life, but they got an existence, nothing more.
Illegal steroids are easily obtained via numerous websites that discreetly ship the products from foreign countries. Any body-builder knows where to get the steroids, obvious from their use of them.
Case in point, 307,000 U.S. women underwent breast enlargement surgery in 2011. There's is nothing shameful about women having small breasts, but modern American culture punishes women who don't have big breasts. Statistics show that women with larger breasts are more self-confident, score higher on placement tests and in general get paid more per hour than women with smaller cup sizes. That's American society, all based upon outer appearances rather than inner character.
God has made mankind a little lower than the angels, magnificent in design and the object of God's unconditional love...
Psalms 8:3-9, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
Feminism is the rot of any society. It is because of the evil influences of feminism that lesbianism, public nudity, fornication, abortion and every sin imaginable has flourished around the world, especially in places like America. Most women don't know enough about the evil nature of feminism to grasp the dangers that it possesses for all women, and the men and children adversely affected by it. It is not a coincidence that America has the highest divorce rate on the planet. Nor is it a coincidence that homosexuality is being relentlessly promoted by the television networks. A group of wicked people have decided that America is going to become the next Sodom and Gomorrah, and it certainly has today! SIN CITY Las Vegas is just the starting point. That filth has already spread nationwide. Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington states. Everything unholy is associated with Marijuana, the gateway drug to heroine, opiates, crack cocaine and other forms of substance abuse. Where is America headed?
Luke 17:26-27, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.”
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