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GILL’S COMMENTARY FOR ISAIAH 59:19
“they that afflict shall be as the overflowing of the river Euphrates; by the word of the Lord shall they be broken;”
and Vitringa thinks there is an allusion to the river Euphrates; interpreting the enemy of the Ottoman Turks, Tartars, and Scythians, stirred up by Satan to distress the church: all this may be applied to the case of particular believers under the assaults of Satan their grand enemy; who seeks all occasions to disturb their peace and destroy their comfort, though he cannot ruin their souls; he comes in, not only into their houses where they dwell, and gives them disturbance there; and into the house of God where they worship, and does all he can to hinder them in attending on the word and ordinances, and to prevent all usefulness, edification, and comfort thereby; but he enters into their hearts, and stirs up the corruptions of their nature, and causes these to rise like a flood, which threaten with bringing them into captivity to the law of sin and death; and attacks them with violent temptations, suggesting that they are not the people of God, the redeemed of the Lamb, or regenerated by the Spirit, but are hypocrites, and never had the work of grace on their hearts; aggravating their sins, and telling them they have sinned the sin against the Holy Ghost, and there is no pardon for them; and at other times filling their minds with blasphemous and atheistical thoughts; all which come upon them sometimes with so much force, that it is like an overflowing flood that threatens with utter destruction; when the Spirit of the Lord within them, who is greater than he that is in the world, lifts up Christ as an ensign or standard to them; and directs them to his blood for peace and pardon, for the cleansing of their souls and the atonement of their sins; where they may see and read, in legible characters, the free and full remission of their sins, and an entire satisfaction to the justice of God for them; and he holds up and holds out the righteousness of Christ unto them, with which God is well pleased, his justice satisfied, and his law made honourable; and by which they are justified from all things, and secured from all charges and condemnation; and who also leads them to the person, power, and grace of Christ, to preserve them in grace to glory, to keep them from falling, and present them faultless before the throne of God; the consequence of which is a check to Satan’s temptations; an antidote to the doubts and fears he injects; and an abundance of spiritual peace and comfort; as well as it engages to fear the Lord and his goodness.
Life laughs at you when you are unhappy.
Life smiles at you when you are happy,
Life salutes you when you make others happy.
There is no way a kid will sit down with a stranger to discuss what challenges they are going through. The modern day parent is a total stranger to their children. Once the maternity leave is over, the parent and the child are separated forever. She goes back to work…The child is entrusted with a maid who can’t be trusted with the house. You lock your bedroom to protect your valuables but leave the baby with the maid!…
you come home in the evening very tired, no time to spend with the kid. At one and a half years, the kid is taken to baby care institutions. The kid is left there in the morning till evening when the parents are back. You pass by and pick your child, getting to the house your child is gets asleep. Over the weekend, you are either meeting friends or or in the salon. The cycle continues until the kid is in class 3 when they are whisked to boarding schools. Over the vacation you organise for tuition for the kids upto the last week. You only take them out for fun on the final weekend before they go back to school. That day we have no peace in social media.
The cycle continues until the young one goes to High school. Then you expect the teachers to perform a miracle. By now, you are at the top of the corporate ladder. You worked so hard to get there. But your son or daughter is a thug. You will spend all the money you accumulated and the rest of your time in rehabilitation centres for those kids. Believe what you want but the family structure was not meant to be a democracy where you share everything 50:50.
It is the responsibility of the father to provide for the family.
It is the responsibility of the mother to bring up the kids and keep the family together.
That’s not going to change just because everyone is educated. Let everyone do their job or we shall spend a lifetime solving problems we created.
It is schools closure time.
It is the mood that you are going to receive your sons and daughters from boarding school that will determine how much you will learn on what is making their grades go down daily.
I want to bring to your attention that there is alot of harmful learning taking place in school dorms. Homosexuality is the order of the day in boys dorms, lesbianism is the order of the day in girls dorms, there is silent bullying that has made your son or daughter to remain plump of late. Their is alot of drugs the students are using in dorms.
With all these sometimes one wonders if we should have boarding schools if they are agents of all this, anyway
Make him or her your good friend, check the types of tattoos she or he is having on different parts of his/her body, because most of our children have been introduced to devil worship while in highschool.
As a parent, you are responsible to the good future of your child. Make this holiday meaningful in terms of change of behavior for your son or daughter, do not just be harsh to them about their grades just because you want them to get the A mean grade and loose out on the real meaning of life, also be particular about his future life. Let him/her not get an A and die a drug addict, make the grades they get become meaningful in their future life.
Provide an opportunity for them to speak out.
Send to your fellow parent.
Everyone has a burning desire to be the best. To live his or her life in fullness, having accomplished all his wishes. However, many wishes are never met because of how things turn round and change the course.
A teen plans to be a celebrity who he gets twenty-five years, at thirty he is yet to become. A young man expects live to begin at forty, when he gets there things are far from his wishes.
Few people have managed to get what they wanted. Some miraculously escaped to achieve higher than expectations, maybe by having correct tools to unmask destiny.
Destiny is veiled and requires tools to unveil. Courage, focus, faith and hard work are some of crucial tools one must have to achieve an expected end.
Can’t be an aimless runner that ends everywhere,
Can be a decisionless decider who decides nothing,
Can’t be a songless singer with no song to sing,
Not a danceless dancer who dances to all dances.