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Beware of the dogs
The roving packs that eat whatever food they find
That live on tasty gossip and scraps of disjointed information
That roll over on fly blown carcasses,
Scenting themselves with the scandals of fallen souls
Vomiting out the carrion that revolted their stomach
Then eating it again as though it was some new thing
Beware of the dogs, don't give that which is holy to them.
Beware of the evil workers
Those who with impunity smite their fellow servants
And are intoxicated with the liquor of their own importance
Those that covet the wealth of their poor fellow brethren
Thieving and killing- just to heap it on their own consuming lusts
They lay snares, provoking, hoping to trip one up
Watching every thing one says just to bring a railing accusation
Beware of these evil workers, use your lamp watch your step
Beware of the concision
Those who will cut you down to size
And for self vindication point out the faults in others
Considering themselves holy, more righteous and pure
Fasting twice a week, giving tithes of all their possessions.
Who give their consent willingly, itching to cast that first stone
While the un-condemning Christ sits writing, deaf to the accusations
Beware of the concision -the uncircumcised in heart and ear
Watch and be sober
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling
Take nothing for granted, Let him take it for himself.
Search to see if these things are the truth
Be persuaded and unwavering in your in convictions
Let your Yes mean Yes and your No means No
Be always ready to give and account of your reason for hope
Watch and be sober don't be tempted to let down your shield.
20 July 2008
Php 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Have you ever seen a dog sniff something on the ground then roll on it,
Have you ever seen a dog eat its own vomit
1Ki 22:38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.
Isa 56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Psa 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Exo 22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
3Jn 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil,
but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil
hath not seen God.
Mat 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
1Th 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Jas 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Joh 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Psa 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
Psa 141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Luk 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
Luk 11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Isa 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
What does concision mean? A lot of translations
say it means mutilation but it literally means to down cut or cut down, indicating
that- that which did the cutting is now above or more elevated. Something like
the phrase cutting off at the knees.
Act 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Luk 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Joh 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Act 22:20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
Psa 35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always
obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out
your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Jas 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Mat 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
© Stephen Share 2008
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