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When one believes the truth, the desire erupting within such a one is to follow it’s every sacred dictate in every instance no matter the length of the journey in so doing. Holiness becomes the main goal and the burning desire is to achieve it foremost above everything else, irrespective of what obstacles that may come while so doing. Correctly so, are we indeed commanded to worship Yahweh in spirit and in truth (John 4:22) and to seek first the kingdom of Yahweh and His righteousness with the promise that everything else shall be added unto us (Matthew 6:33)?
    King Solomon is a prime example, in that, instead of asking for or desiring power, the life of his enemies or some other desire that would have in turn reflect the self pleasing desires according to the fleshly nature, he rather asked for wisdom and knowledge, considering the magnitude of such a great nation that Yahweh allowed him rulership over, realizing that it is only with Yahweh's wisdom and knowledge from above that he'll be most capable in such a great undertaking.
    So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high places that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of Elohim, which Moses the servant of Yahweh had made in the wilderness. But the ark of Elohim had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. Moreover the brazen alter, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of Yahweh: and Solomon and the congregation sought to it. And Solomon went up there to the brazen altar before Yahweh, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burned offerings upon it. In that night did Elohim appear to Solomon, and said to him, Ask what I shall give you. And Solomon said to Elohim, You have showed great mercy to David my father, and have made me to reign in his stead. Now, O Yahweh Elohim, let Your promise to David my father be established: for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this Your people, that is so great? (2 Chronicles 1:3-10)
    Having made such a choice which was so well pleasing and acceptable to our heavenly Father Yahweh, so much and much more he was being blessed with, imagine, in this life even as the wisest and richest king who ever lived in such great splendor and glory.
    And Elohim said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of your enemies, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people, over whom I have made you king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted to you; and I will give you riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had that have been before you, neither shall there any after you have the like, 2 Chronicles 1:11-13.
    Hebrews chapter 11 lists just a few, by name, of the many faithful, whose priority was the kingdom of Yahweh above everything else, even if it meant losing their lives would have been the outcome for so doing.
    Matthew 6:33 quotes our Savior Yahshua to have commanded,
    Seek ye first the kingdom of Yahweh and his righteousness, and everything else shall be added to you.
    When one allows the fruits of conversion unto a righteous living to correctly fall into place throughout his/her life, only then, truly, will the lifestyle of such a one be deemed by our Creator and seen in the eyes of men not as one who worships for worshipping sake, but as one who is indeed worshipping in spirit and in truth.
    Yahweh is spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth, John 4:22.
    A mind to withdraw from the task which has been signed up to and discontinue the journey is far from being thought of but instead, the mind is to persevere, taking heed of our Savior’s Luke 9:62 warning:
    And Yahshua said to him, No man, having put his hands to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of Yahweh.
    This same Luke 9:62 warning was later reiterated in the New Testament letter to the Hebrews:
    Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him, Hebrews 10:38.
    For those who are not living their lives in harmony with the lifestyle that leads to eternal salvation, it is no big deal, nor is it their concern that so many people are living without a concern for our Creator’s concern for us. They as well live in that very same unconcerned state of ignorance. However, it is out of a concern for us that He sent His Son down to this earth to die in our place, that His Son would bear in His body the death penalty that we deserved for our sinning against Him.
    For Yahweh so love the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For Yahweh sent not His Son into the world to comdemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved, John 3:16-17.
    For when we were yet without strength, in due time the Messiah died for the unrighteous. For scarsely for a righteous man will one die: yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. But Yahweh commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, the Messiah died for us, Romans 5:6 8.
    We are told in the Bible that “the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23). Not willing that any of us should perish eternally (2 Peter 3:9) since every single one of us is a sinner in totality and such is the penalty for sins committed against Him, he gave us His only begotten Son that we should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16), wherein the Apostle Paul continues in Romans 6:23: “…but the gift of Yahweh is eternal life through Yahshua [the] Messiah our Sovereign.
    The condition in all of this is laid down for us in John 1:12:
    But as many as received Him (Yahshua), to them gave He (Yahshua) power to become the sons (children) of Yahweh, even to them that believe on His name (Yahshua).
    What becomes of them who do not believe, even on His name Yahshua?
    He that believes in Him (Yahshua) is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of (Yahshua) the only begotten Son of Yahweh, John 3:18.
    Proving that the Creator of the universe does exist is evidenced in the fact that we as humans do come about with new inventions and create in the creating likeness of our Creator. So the Bible is indeed true that there IS a Creator who created heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, including us whom He has created in His image and likeness. The creating power that is in us to invent new things into existence is indeed according to His creating image and likeness in which He created us. Our ability to create things should be seen as proof that creation is a fact and NOT fiction nor a myth. For it is NO fiction or myth that we have the ability to create and bring new things into existence.
    And Elohim said, let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness:… So Elohim created man in His own image, in the image of Elohim created He him; male and female created He them, Genesis 1:26 27.
    Shouldn’t we believe that our Creator does literally exist and that we should believe in His existence and the salvation that He has provided to us through the death of His Son Yahshua that we might be saved from His impending wrath against the doers of evil, if only that we would accept Him through His Son as the priority in our lives until the end?
    May our goal and hungering in this life, most of all, be after the truth of Yahweh’s word, His true characteristic and righteous living. We shall be saved into His eternal kingdom with our hunger filled, IF we DO.
    Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled, Matthew 5:6.

-Augustus Paul

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