+2"If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation." Luke 19:42-44. From the crest of Olivet, Jesus looked upon Jerusalem. Fair and peaceful was the scene spread out before Him. It was the season of the Passover, and from all lands the children of Jacob had gathered there to celebrate the great national festival. In the midst of gardens and vineyards, and green slopes studded with pilgrims' tents, rose the terraced hills, the stately palaces, and massive bulwarks of Israel's capital. The daughter of Zion seemed in her pride to say, I sit a queen and shall see no sorrow; as lovely then, and deeming herself as secure in Heaven's favor, as when, ages before, the royal minstrel sang: "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion,...the city of the great King." Psalm 48:2 In full view were the magnificent buildings of the temple. The rays of the setting sun lighted up the snowy whiteness of its marble walls and gleamed from golden gate and tower and pinnacle. "The perfection of beauty" it stood, the pride of the Jewish nation. What child of Israel could gaze upon the scene without a thrill of joy and admiration! But far other thoughts occupied the mind of Jesus... (to be continued...) More
isn't taking the suns energy a type of pollution? you are taking all the energy the sun can give, especially when MILLIONS of people choose and are switching to it? it does save us money in the long run ( a plate is worth $2000 minimum, that is not cheap and you need at least four or five plates each house that is at least $50,000 for 10 homes 20 homes it would cost $1000,000.00) it cost more to buy a solar panel than it does paying for your electric bill, in a shorter time. so even though it may seem we are paying nothing towards our natural energy bills but paying for the panels is pricier. and at the end we destroy the earth by using the suns energy, and that mean less photosynthesis for the flora's and that mean no food for faunas and that means we run out of food and water.
Suppose the Earth were going to be obliterated 10 minutes from now. How would you use those last 10 minutes?
-1"God's Love for Man" Nature and revelation alike testify of God's love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and...[Show All] refresh the earth, the hills and the seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator's love. It is God who supplies the daily needs of all His creatures. In the beautiful words of the psalmist: "The eyes of all that wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat [or food] in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing." Psalm 145:15-16. God made man perfectly holy and happy; and the fair earth, as it came from the Creator's hand, bore no blight of decay or shadow of the curse. It is transgression of God's law - the law of love - that has brought woe and death.Yet even amid the suffering the results from sin, God's love is revealed. It is written that God cursed the ground for man's sake (Genesis 3:17). The thorn and the thistle - the difficulties and trials that make his life one of toil and care - were appointed for his good as a part of the training needful in God's plan for his uplifting from the ruin and degradation of that sin has wrought. The world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses. "God is love" is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green - all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy. The Word of God reveals His character. He Himself has declared His infinite love and pity. When Moses prayed, "Show me Thy glory," the Lord answered, "I will make all My goodness pass before thee" (Exodus 33:18-19). This is His glory. The Lord passed before Moses, and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin." Exodus 34:6-7. He is "slow to anger, and of great kindness" (Jonah 4:2) "because He delighteth in mercy" (Micah 7:18) (to be cont'd...) [Show Less] More
"We are all put on earth with a job to do." Is that true...or just placating to those who lead uninspired lives?
+16Why on Earth are there hospital advertisements...if I get myself hurt it ain't like I am gonna show up at the Home Depot🙄 More