Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossProv. 15:11 Even the depths of Death and Destruction are known by the LORD. How much more does he know the human heart!

We don’t know what it is like to die. It’s a once in a lifetime experience for us. There are no do-overs. We will live on, but in a totally different way than what we have known. Death is a mystery to us. God tells us some things to expect, but until we live it we will not know what it is like. What we do know is that God knows. He knows everything there is to know about death, all the glories of heaven and all the goriness of hell.

Every human being who has ever lived has been warned by God about death and destruction. He has ingrained in the human soul a sense of right and wrong. He holds each of us responsible for the knowledge we have been given. God purposely forbade Adam and Eve from eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge because He knew that man would not be able to handle the knowledge of good and evil. He knew that because of man’s nature once he knew what sin was like he would gravitate towards sin and fall prey to it. God tried to spare them, and us, the horrors of such knowledge, but obviously they would not listen.

There are no secrets with God. He knows every thought of the mind. He knows every intent of the heart. He knows what moves us to say and what we do. The Lord knows it all. Do not be deceived by those who would deny it. Do not be deceived by the foolishness of thinking that you can hide your thoughts from Him. What controls your mind comes from your heart and He holds you responsible for what He finds there.

Dear friend, you can fool people and you can even fool yourself, but you can’t fool God.

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About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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