Thursday, April 23, 2009

Take Heed

By Uvoh Onoriobe
April 23, 2009

When I saw this photo, so many thoughts ran through my mind. I seek a caption.

There are many things "men of God " will not do yet Jesus delights in those things.

In most places the set man seats on a golden chair. These plastic seats are preaching to me big time.

When I see the opulence in which some of our Christian leaders swim some times while countless others are suffering, I wonder.

Many no longer preach "if only in this world we have hope , we are of all men most miserable".

It's 4am and am sleepless. Take Heed is what I hear. I looked some up. Let us take heed. There is another person reading this that needs to make a definite change before it is too late.

Ex 34:12 -
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

De 4:9 -
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

De 4:23 -
Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

De 11:16 -
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

De 12:13 -
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:

De 12:30 -
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.

Jos 22:5 -
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Jos 23:11 -
Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.

Job 36:21 -
Take heed, regard not iniquity.

Ps 39:1 -
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

Mal 2:15 -
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

Mal 2:16 -
For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

Mr 4:24 -
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Mr 8:15 -
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Mr 13:5 -
And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

Mr 13:33 -
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Lu 8:18 -
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

Lu 11:35 -
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

Lu 12:15 -
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Lu 17:3 -
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Lu 21:8 -
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Lu 21:34 -
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Ac 5:35 -
And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

Ac 20:28 -
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Ro 11:21 -
For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

1Co 3:10 -
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

1Co 8:9 -
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

1Co 10:12 -
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

Ga 5:15 -
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Col 4:17 -
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

1Ti 4:16 -
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

Heb 3:12 -
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

2Pe 1:19 -
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Take a listen to Kirk Whalum's Lord I want to be a Christian

It reminded me of good days. That is my plea. Make it yours.


Akin said...

This really brings it home. It hits right at the heart of the matter.

Take heed....unto thyself....

It is never take heed...unto thy neighbor...

It is to me personally. A call for me to first get rid of that LOG in my own eyes before going huffing and puffing about the speck in my neighbor's eyes.

Thank you so mcuh Uvoh.

XtianDoctrine said...

That's so true.

Queen 5 said...

Ummmmm....This is a great reminder.I am to work out my own salvation with fear and trembling.Yet this race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong.