Devotional Thought for Today- 06/09/2021

Philippians 1
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Philippians 1

CONTEXT: Chapter 1 includes a brief introduction (Philippians 1:1–2) followed by three key sections. First, Paul gives thanks and prayer on behalf of the Philippian Christians (Philippians 1:3–11). Second, he focuses on the expansion of the gospel (Philippians 1:12–18). Third, he emphasizes that, for the believer, to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:19–30). Along the way, Paul explains that how the Christian life is a reflection of what they set their mind on. He stresses the importance of rejoicing and joy and connects the faith to concepts such as glory.

Our text today would seem to be a verse that all peoples could get behind, but we would of course be wrong in our postmodern world. Think of it who would object to someone loving more, by using knowledge and discernment.

It is not until we apply the last word that folks take issue. You see they want you to love everyone (especially them), they want you to think you are smart (even if they think you are dumb and treat you as such) but apply discernment and you have crossed the line.

Discernment according to Webster’s 1828 dictionary is The act of discerning; also, the power or faculty of the mind, by which it distinguishes one thing from another, as truth from falsehood, virtue from vice; acuteness of judgment; the power of perceiving differences of things or ideas, and their relations and tendencies. The errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

Everyone applies this to their daily lives. We make judgments on what to buy, what is safe, who our kids should or should not hang out with, etc. These JUDGEMENTS are part of our normal routine and no one complains, until…

… once you start using your “smarts” and applying discernment, especially in a Biblical manner, then you are a Bigot, Racist, or some newfangled term I can’t keep up with. If you speak out against Abortion, any LGBTQ issue or anything the Bible says we are to stand up for you are labeled a troublemaker and accused of being judgemental.

Or maybe we are just dedicated Christians and believers in the Constitution, no matter the label.

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James Monroe, 5th President

American Minute with Bill Federer

James Monroe, 5th President “When the people become ignorant & corrupt … they become the willing instruments of their own … ruin”

James Monroe’s great-grandfather, Captain Andrew Monroe, fought as a Royalist on behalf of King Charles I in the English Civil War. He was taken prisoner, and in 1647, was exiled to Virginia. There Andrew acquired a farm, which grew in two generations to 1,100 acres, part of which was inherited by Colonel Spence Monroe. Spence signed Richard Henry Lee’s Westmoreland Protests in 1765 against the British Stamp Act. Spence’s son, James Monroe,  was born APRIL 28, 1758, and was baptized in the Anglican Church in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, the same country George Washington was born in…

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NOTE:

The quote in the headline (also found in the text of the story) is from President Monroe’s first Inaugural Address. It is a warning the U.S. has failed to heed. Here it is in full context:

Such, then, being the highly favored condition of our country, it is the interest of every citizen to maintain it. What are the dangers which menace us? If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against.

In explaining my sentiments on this subject it may be asked, What raised us to the present happy state? How did we accomplish the Revolution? How remedy the defects of the first instrument of our Union, by infusing into the National Government sufficient power for national purposes, without impairing the just rights of the States or affecting those of individuals? How sustain and pass with glory through the late war? The Government has been in the hands of the people. To the people, therefore, and to the faithful and able depositaries of their trust is the credit due. Had the people of the United States been educated in different principles had they been less intelligent, less independent, or less virtuous can it be believed that we should have maintained the same steady and consistent career or been blessed with the same success? While, then, the constituent body retains its present sound and healthful state everything will be safe. They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department. It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force. Let us by all wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.

James Monroe
FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1817

SCOTUS Fails to Blaze a Trial on Election Reform

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SCOTUS Fails to Blaze a Trial on Election Reform

“Befuddling.” “Inexplicable.” “Baffling.” Those are just three of the words Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas used to describe his colleagues’ latest response to the 2020 election. After three months of mixed signals, the justices finally turned down a case that had most conservatives holding their breaths — a lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s expanded mail-in balloting order. The issue, many said, was moot. But the dangers of lawlessness, Thomas fired back, is not…

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Jefferson Opposed Censorship of Opinions

Yesterday, January 16, 2021, was Religious Freedom Day here in America. Something almost completely ignored by the media. 

American Minute with Bill Federer

Jefferson Opposed Censorship of Opinions: Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom & How Courts have taken Freedom away!

On … we commemorate the … anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty.” – proclaimed President Donald J. Trump, January 16, 2018.

President Trump continued:
“Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God. On the coattails of the American Revolution, on January 16, 1786, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom … This seminal bill, penned by Thomas Jefferson, states that, ‘all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.'”

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News to Ponder (Various Sources)

CHRIS FARRELL: FAR LEFT INSURRECTIONIST MOVEMENT A “DREAM COME TRUE” FOR AMERICA’S ADVERSARIES

Americans are OUTRAGED over #Obamagate & Biden Corruption–WHERE IS CONGRESS? [VIDEO]

The Benghazi Cover-Up and Biden Corruption Scandal—Here’s What We Know” [VIDEO]

Tom Fitton: Understanding #ObamaGate Means Questioning Obama Directly! [VIDEO]

 


100PercentFedUp.com

“Incredibly, Donald Trump called me”…Father of 19-Year-Old Killed in CHOP Says He Got Condolence Call from President Trump…Not Seattle Mayor

Video: Hannity’s Heartbreaking Interview With Father of 19-Year Old Killed in Seattle’s CHOP

Fox News Doctor Calls Out Political Hype of Coronavirus Resurgence: “The politics of fear”

Delusional Left Criticizes Trump for Common Sense, Keeping Men Out Of Women’s Homeless Shelters

BREAKING: BLM Militant To Cop, “I Wanna Hang Him From A F**king Tree, Like He Do Us.”

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Costs NYC Innocent Lives, Claims $1B Cut to NYPD Isn’t Enough

Radical Gov Jay Inslee Hilariously Heckled Off Stage, Republican County Sheriff Tells Cheering, Mostly Maskless Crowd, “Don’t Be A Sheep” [VIDEO]

Justice For George Floyd??? Pitchfork Wielding Protesters March Into Hamptons…Demand Rich Stop Committing Suicide, Claiming Bankruptcy Over COVID Pandemic 

 


Grilled by Fox News host, GOP senator defends BLM

Star Parker: Democratic politicking killed police reform

Trump: Economy ‘roaring back’ after jobs report

Coronavirus cases on the rise…deaths not so much

Abortion giant rears its head against pro-life measures

Navy issues ‘absolutely outrageous’ order

Encouraging findings re: Youth and patriotism

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested

US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela

Release of NY driver who struck officers with SUV blocked

Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work

American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

Houston hospitals criticized for ICU reporting

Mnuchin: Trump supports wearing masks

 


Democrats Ramp Up Targeted Attacks On Trump – This One’s A Doozy

Black Lives Matter Leaders’ Troubling Money Trail Exposed

Record-Shattering Fundraising Hints To Landslide Re-Election for Trump

Police Officers Suffer Another Devastating Setback, Thanks To Democrats

Far-Left Rioting Has Ignited 2nd Amendment Support To Historic Levels

 


Pro-Life News ReportThursday, July 2, 2020

Top Stories
 CNN Lets Guest Call President Trump the “White Supremacist Terrorist in Chief”
 Supreme Court Reverses Ruling That Overturned Indiana Law Saving Babies From Abortion
 Mississippi Governor Signs Pro-Life Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome
 Supreme Court Denies Pro-Life Free Speech, OKs Laws Banning Sidewalk Counseling at Abortion Clinics

More Pro-Life News
 Leftist Group MoveOn Endorses Joe Biden Because He Supports Abortion on Demand
 Court Rules Catholic Church Must Pay for Killing Babies in Abortion in Its Insurance Plan
 Joe Biden Blames Coronavirus on President Trump, Falsely Claims He “Surrendered”
 Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill: We Must “Fight to Defend the Unborn”

To read the news, visit LifeNews.com

 


 

Stand 4 Life

Mississippi Governor Signs Pro-Life Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

The Right to Choose What, Joe? | National Review

Gallup poll: 70% of Americans still favor abortion restrictions

Judges: Ignoring The Constitution On Abortion Since 1973

New Data Indicate that Abortions Surged in Ireland after Legalization | National Review

Florida Governor Signs Law Requiring Parental Consent Before Girls Can Get Abortions

Woman sued St. Louis Planned Parenthood after three failed abortions for one pregnancy

Democrats Want to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortions for Military Veterans

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Iowa Abortion Law Requiring Waiting Periods, Ultrasounds

 


Blaze News

Outrage erupts after black cop hits black woman in her face. Video shows her race-baiting him just seconds before.

Christian college student questions BLM in viral video. Now college says she’s no longer enrolled — after a ‘disciplinary process.’

Rapper goes viral for decrying BLM: ‘It’s not our movement’ — it ‘was given to us by … George Soros and his f***ing boys’

Marcellus Wiley delivers passionate argument against NBA painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts

A group of neighbors release statement condemning McCloskeys for using guns to defend their home from protest 

 


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Not Only When It’s Easy: Arise & Stand

 


American Minute with Bill Federer

“The people are responsible for the character of their Congress…”  -Garfield’s warning at 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence
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Conservative Freedom Network

Huge: Per His Lawyer – Flynn Was Targeted

Terry Crews Comes Under Fire For Latest Comment

CCP-Style Social Credit Is Here

Watch: DeBlasio Defends Ban On Religious Gatherings

McEnany Condemns Intelligence Community Leaks

Dems Demonize Mt. Rushmore

Pentagon Joins The Chorus Of Others

Fauci’s Back With A Brand New China Virus

 


 

Yes, Virginia (and all the other States), There is Systemic Racism in America

Caution: Anything You Say Will Be Racist Somehow

Is the COVID Surge More Fake News?

The Coming Collapse of the Republic

The Huge Law Enforcement Scandal that Cries Out for Justice

Never Give an Inch