Monday, November 13, 2023

How man governs


1 Peter 5:3

King James Version

3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, 

but being examples to the flock.

We've explored how GOD governs.

We've also seen how Satan governs.

Now, it's time to see how man governs.

These verses will shed light on the matter:

Ecclesiastes 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The words of the Preacher, 

the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, 

vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

King James Version

29 Lo, this only have I found, 

that God hath made man upright; 

but they have sought out many inventions.

Jeremiah 17:9

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9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Ezekiel 28:1-5

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28 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, 

Thus saith the Lord God; 

Because thine heart is lifted up, 

and thou hast said, 

I am a God, 

I sit in the seat of God, 

in the midst of the seas; 

yet thou art a man, and not God, 

though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; 

there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding 

thou hast gotten thee riches, 

and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick 

hast thou increased thy riches, 

and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Matthew 6:1-2

King James Version

6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, 

to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward 

of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, 

do not sound a trumpet before thee,

 as the hypocrites do in the synagogues 

and in the streets, 

that they may have glory of men. 

Verily I say unto you, 

They have their reward.

Matthew 7:3-5

King James Version

3 And why beholdest thou 

the mote that is in thy brother's eye, 

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 

Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; 

and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly 

to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Matthew 7:15

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15 Beware of false prophets, 

which come to you in sheep's clothing, 

but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 7:17

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17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; 

but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Matthew 15:18-19

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18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth 

come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, 

murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, 

false witness, blasphemies:

Mark 7:20-23

King James Version

20 And he said, 

That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, 

proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, 

deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, 

blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

23 All these evil things come from within, 

and defile the man.

Luke 12:2-3

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2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; 

neither hid, that shall not be known.

3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness 

shall be heard in the light; 

and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets 

shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Luke 22:24

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24 And there was also a strife among them, 

which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Romans 2:1

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2 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, 

whosoever thou art that judgest: 

for wherein thou judgest another, 

thou condemnest thyself; 

for thou that judgest doest the same things.

Romans 8:5

King James Version

5 For they that are after the flesh 

do mind the things of the flesh; 

but they that are after the Spirit

the things of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:14

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14 But the natural man receiveth not 

the things of the Spirit of God: 

for they are foolishness unto him: 

neither can he know them, 

because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 3:3

King James Version

3 For ye are yet carnal: 

for whereas there is among you envying, 

and strife, and divisions, 

are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

King James Version

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God? 

Be not deceived: 

neither fornicators, nor idolaters, 

nor adulterers, nor effeminate, 

nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, 

nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, 

shall inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

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4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past, 

that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, 

false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 

despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.

Titus 1:10-11

King James Version

10 For there are many unruly 

and vain talkers and deceivers, 

specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, 

who subvert whole houses, 

teaching things which they ought not, 

for filthy lucre's sake.

Titus 1:13-14

King James Version

13 This witness is true. 

Wherefore rebuke them sharply, 

that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, 

and commandments of men, 

that turn from the truth.

Titus 1:16

King James Version

16 They profess that they know God; 

but in works they deny him, 

being abominable, and disobedient, 

and unto every good work reprobate.

1 Peter 2:11

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11 Dearly beloved, 

I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, 

abstain from fleshly lusts, 

which war against the soul;

2 Peter 2:3

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3 And through covetousness 

shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: 

whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, 

and their damnation slumbereth not.

2 Peter 2:17-22

King James Version

17 These are wells without water, 

clouds that are carried with a tempest; 

to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, 

they allure through the lusts of the flesh,

 through much wantonness, 

those that were clean 

escaped from them who live in error.

19 While they promise them liberty, 

they themselves are the servants of corruption: 

for of whom a man is overcome, 

of the same is he brought in bondage.

20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world 

through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour 

Jesus Christ, 

they are again entangled therein, 

and overcome, 

the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

21 For it had been better for them 

not to have known the way of righteousness, 

than, after they have known it,

 to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

22 But it is happened unto them 

according to the true proverb, 

The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the 

sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

1 John 2:9

King James Version

9 He that saith he is in the light, 

and hateth his brother, 

is in darkness even until now.

1 John 2:11

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11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, 

and walketh in darkness, 

and knoweth not whither he goeth, 

because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 2:16

King James Version

16 For all that is in the world, 

the lust of the flesh, 

and the lust of the eyes, 

and the pride of life, 

is not of the Father, 

but is of the world.

It's really no surprise man governs this way.

He is under the dominion of CHRIST's enemy.

Who happens to be god of this world.

But we do have a choice.

If we want a better world, we follow the BEST leader.


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