June 25, 2021

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  1. This reminds me of the tenth commandment and the prohibition against covetousness. When we labor and toil just to “keep up with the Joneses,” all our work is done for our own glory, not God’s. Whatever is done out of pride and covetousness is sinful, meaningless and temporal. But what is done for the glory of God is eternal. I don’t think this truth could be made more clear than in this verse. How excellent is the word of God, like manna in our mouths! Grace and peace to you and yours, Kent.

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    1. Dora, you are absolutely right! It is the “keep up with the Joneses” or Kardashians trap that is prevalent in this world regardless which side of the globe and yes, it is a sin of covetousness amplified Facebook and similar apps. There is no debate that there are real and instantaneous news or information we can get, in a mountainful of troll disinformation, from these apps but it is also a window to something else i.e. keeping up with what the “neighborhood” has. True, it is also out of pride and it is very much sinful, meaningless, and temporal in the end. Instead, one should invest for Heaven i.e. developing faith and trust in JESUS CHRIST to save our lives from the wrath off hell/eternal punishment. Only the saving faith in JESUS can give us the assurance of a life beyond this transient one and prayers to GOD for strenthening one’s faith will be heard. A blessed day ahead to you and your family! 🎗

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      1. Mourning with you and your nation over the unexpected death of former President Noynoy Aquino Thursday. He was a man who commanded much affection. May you all be comforted in the Lord. 🎗🇵🇭

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        1. PNoy (ex-President Noy) was a brilliant, detailed, down to earth, ethical, and professional President we had that boosted the economy, increased the country’s global reserves, effective social programs and policies, and fought for our sovereignty on disputed islands. Right now, a lot are lining up to pay their repects despite these times. Dora, thank you and it mean a lot for us Filipinos who still believe in good and effective governance. 🎗

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        2. I remember him as a respected leader on the world stage during a difficult time in the nation’s history. May he continue to be a source of inspiration for today’s youth and future leaders. 🎗

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        3. True Dora, he was a respected President and someone dignified that we can be proud of in the world stage. These days, it seems my faith in some countrymen is not that high, as there are those who are either rabid or susceptible to fake and disinformation, talking about social media, thus perpetuating the opposite things. What happened to PNoy and the country is relevant to verses on Ecclesiastes. Also, it reminds us that no matter what legacy we have in this world, we all are dust. Dust in the wind. 🎗

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  2. Reflecting on the motive behind why we work hard is important. If it is only to feed our vanity, pride or covetousness, then that has to change. A good word today. have a blessed day ahead.

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    1. This is so true, Perth Girl! The mindset of all our labors is for GOD, doing it for Him and not, taking your words, only to feed our vanity, pride, and covetousness. This life here on earth, enjoyable and fulfilling may it be, is short and a way for us to: strive to sanctify our life through faith in JESUS CHRIST, by GOD the FATHER’s grace, and continuesly open to the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT. A blessed day in Perth to you and your family!

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    1. True Crissy! GOD’s Word is timeless. Even if civilization progresses, human condition is still the same and it is sinful. GOD’s Word makes sense on things of this world and calls us to faith in our Lord GOD and Savior, JESUS CHRIST. Blessings in the week ahead!🎗

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        1. Actually it was based on the song, tie a yellow ribbon around the ole oak tree and was a favorite song of the late President Noy’s parents who were icons of Democracy in the country. For me, its stands for decency in governance just like PNoy.

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  3. Condolences, brother. I have been trying to think what to say as in both verbal and written communication I am utterly awful in moments like these. You are right that everything: lives, resources, nations etc are all dust. The world is changing, enemies are becoming powerful and the masses are eating up. For those who are in Christ we know that our toil and very lives are not in vain but are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Praying for you, your families and your nation.

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    1. Mandy, thank you for consoling a part of the country, the other part aren’t… What was and is happening, the Bible has already provided insights including Ecclesiastes. Btw, thank you for your insights. True, our toil is not in vain if we do it for the glory of the Triune GOD. GOD has a plan for the country. We can only know when it happens. We trust GOD! Blessings to you, Nathan, and both your families! 🎗

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