Ok, now that I gained your attention with that provocative title let me jut say that consuming most of what Hollywood, or for that matter pretty much any source or modern entertainment, offer is like eating someone elses feces and agreeing to pay them to let you. My apologies for the bluntness and imagery but most of what is now produced for our consumption is just someone elses depravity being marketed to fools willing and eager to swallow it like pigs squealing for more slop.
Would you like a 5 gallon bucket of popcorn to go with that?
Talon’s Point of the Day is usually meant to be concise yet thought provoking. The author couldn’t be more pleased than to know someone else was impacted and willing to share the point with others, regardless of citation.
Today I was “followed” on Twitter by someone who’s profile reads “Find out what its like to be rich!” I don’t need to follow this person back. My Father owns ALL the silver and gold, period!
‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts.” – Haggai 2:8
So if you want to find out whats its like to be rich, may I suggest the following verses to begin true understanding: John 3:16-18, Mark 16:16, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8-9
Talon’s Point of the Day is usually meant to be concise yet thought provoking. The author couldn’t be more happy than to know someone was impacted and shared with others, regardless of citation.
There is natural physical beauty, and there’s false beauty that’s mere skilled presentation, and then there’s true (spiritual) beauty. True beauty is recognized by only a few, but to the wise they are the few who matter.
While I would prefer to comment on this particular verse, this day will not allow it. However, perhaps it’s best I do not and just let this verse speak for itself since it certainly doesn’t need my help.
“Let all those that seek You rejoice and be glad in You: and let those who love Your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified!” – Psalm 70:4 NKJV
Being humiliated is awful….Being humiliated for Christ is glorious.
“What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.” – Jesus, Luke 6:22 NLT
Talon’s Point is intended, with exceptions, to be both concise and thought provoking, often filled with philosophical double entendres meant to promote deeper consideration of a matter. It is often as or more concise than this description :-)
Beware of the pursuit of physical luxury for spiritual poverty is hiding just behind it. Seek first God’s kingdom and let him decide how much you actually need. All the rest chokes the Life out of you.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1 (Speaking of Christ)
” 18Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. ” – Jesus, Mark 4:18-19
China, Russia (I know, they claim to no longer be communist) and other communist nations torture and murder their own citizens for believing in God and you think America and Europe’s power hungry communists, ie socialists, ie democrats wouldn’t secretly love to do the same?
An example of the persecuted church in China
There is no such thing as “no strings attached.” There are ALWAYS strings whether you chose to see them or not and those string, no matter how small they appear, are strong enough to hang by.
The closer I walk to my Creator the more I find the bible phase “I’m a stranger in a strange land(1) has ever deeper meaning. Yet, as the line in the great Steven Curtis Chapman song “Not Home Yet” says “Let us not grow weary(2), or too content to stay.”
Exodus 2:22(1), Galatians 6:9(2)