Black People : A Divine Solution??

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  1. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My husband and enthroned (King) Keita :) has recently been telling me that all of us as black people could rise and solve all our problems by simply following one short scripture. I told him that it wouldn't work but as i thought about it, I think he may be right. So I want yall to tell me what you think.

    He said that regardless of our so called dis-unity and various religions or anything else, that we would all begin to rise if we just followed "Proverbs 3:31" in the Bible where it states; "Do not envy the oppressor and choose none of his ways". Does anyone other than him think that it would work?
     
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    yes, i think it would work well.
    we need to get it up on some billboards or maybe a BET ad.

    "Do not envy the oppressor and choose none of his ways"
     
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    yup. seems to be a good solution. it would end motivation for allot of necessay things.
     
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    That's a great scripture that would serve us well. But I would suggest putting it in another context. Too many of us see the Bible as the white man's religion and would suspect anything that comes out of it. I can take what is good and leave the rest alone but people often go to extremes.

    Say like
    The oppressor may look good but that's just a look. When you try to get where you want to go by monkeying the honkey you're selling your car for gas money
     
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    River

    I agree.

    The Bible contains truths as well as what many would consider falsehoods.

    We as a people should be more analytical and learn to extract the useful information out of any text we find it in.
     
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    I'd rather take the whole Psalm, but if just verse 31 works for harmony, then, I can take that.


    Prov.3

    [1] My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
    [2] For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
    [3] Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
    [4] So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    [5] Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    [7] Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
    [8] It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
    [9] Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
    [10] So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
    [11] My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
    [12] For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
    [13] Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
    [14] For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
    [15] She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
    [16] Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
    [17] Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
    [18] She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
    [19] The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
    [20] By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
    [21] My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
    [22] So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
    [23] Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
    [24] When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
    [25] Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
    [26] For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
    [27] Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
    [28] Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
    [29] Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
    [30] Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
    [31] Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
    [32] For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
    [33] The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
    [34] Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
    [35] The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
     
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    peace

    True indeed......

    "come out of her my people"
     
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    AMEN!


    Rev.18

    [1] And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    [2] And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

    [3] For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

    [4] And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
     
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