“God, I Thank Thee, That I Am Not As Other Men Are,….” & “God Be Merciful Unto Me A Sinner.” – The Pharisee & The Publican©


And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

Two men went up to into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful unto me a sinner.

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Luke 18: 9-14 KJV

The difference between the two? Their heart.💕 

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7 KJV 💕

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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The Term Open Marriage Is Fornication & Adultery©


The term Open Marriage is ‪#‎Fornication‬ &‪#‎Adultery‬

And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. – Matthew 19:5-6 (KJV)

And said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united firmly (joined inseparably) to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (separate). – Matthew 19:5-6 (AMP)

‪#‎leteverymanhavehisownwife‬
‪#‎leteverywomanhaveherownhusband‬

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have have own husband.

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 

The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. – 1 Corinthians 7:2-4 (KJV)

But because of the temptation to impurity and to avoid immorality, let each [man] have his own wife and let each [woman] have her own husband. 

The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights (goodwill, kindness, and what is due her as his wife), and likewise the wife to her husband. 

For the wife does not have [exclusive] authority and control over her own body, but the husband [has his rights]; likewise also the husband does not have [exclusive] authority and control over his body, but the wife [has her rights]. – 1 Corinthians 7:2-4 (AMP)

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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Today’s Inspirational Verse©


Today’s Inspirational Verse© consists of verses in two different versions;translations. Enjoy!

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. 

Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. 

Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. 

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. 

And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? 

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. 

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. – Proverbs 5:15-23 (KJV)

Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well. 

Should your offspring be dispersed abroad as water brooks in the streets? 

[Confine yourself to your own wife] let your children be for you alone, and not the children of strangers with you. 

Let your fountain [of human life] be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], and rejoice in the wife of your youth. 

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant doe [tender, gentle, attractive]—let her bosom satisfy you at all times, and always be transported with delight in her love. 

Why should you, my son, be infatuated with a loose woman, embrace the bosom of an outsider, and go astray? 

For the ways of man are directly before the eyes of the Lord, and He [Who would have us live soberly, chastely, and godly] carefully weighs all man’s goings. 

His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked man, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin. 

He will die for lack of discipline and instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he will go astray and be lost. – Proverbs 5:15-23 (AMP)

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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Today’s Inspirational Quote©


Dear Married Men,

It is therefore evident that you and I have nothing in common! Even friendship is off limits because I believe that a good found relationship/marriage is based off a good sound friendship!
The bible clearly states: He that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing. So if you haven’t found the good in your wife, you definitely won’t fnd it in me or any other woman for that matter. Time to do some soul searching, (prayer is the key, faith unlocks the door) A husband and wife should compliment each other! It takes two, you both must work at it together! ‪#‎HappyWifeEqualsHappyLife‬

Ladies: Love yourself enough and don’t sell yourself short/cheap stating to his wife: “He came to me because you couldn’t/didn’t give him what he needs”! smh Come on ladies do you honestly believe that he will find it in you? Ijs‪#‎AbsolutelyNot‬

-Same goes for married woman-

I am wonderfully and beautifully made and coming with the whole package, and I most definitely need/deserve and gotta have the whole package! God is preparing him and me for greater!!! ‪#‎IBelieveIt‬ ‪#‎IReceiveIt‬ ‪#‎InGodsTimingOnly – Regina Lee

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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Today’s Inspirational Verse©


Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. – Matthew 5:27:30 (KJV)

#Apostolic #Holiness #Sanctification #Purity

Until Next Time,

Bridget

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