Summary: 9 of ? The prophet Jeremiah contrasted two major aspects of Independence—Independence from God versus independence from the world. Dependence upon YHWH brings independence from worldly influence. How can I be independent of worldly influence? A Healthy Independence Engages...

HEALTHY INDEPENDENCE-IX—Jeremiah 17:11(:1-14)


The following was written by a pastor describing one of his experiences...

I love children. I love being around them & watching them play.

Once in a while, I get it into my head to give a children's sermon. Even though I know I don't know how to do it effectively, I still do it.

Several years ago, such an opportunity presented itself. I say "opportunity," but it was more like an insane taunting, which usually gets my attention.

I scheduled a short children's sermon in a Sunday morning worship service. I worked hard on it knowing my little audience would have a rather short attention span.

My supreme idea focused on ‘the Children of Israel.’ I wanted to explain to these youngsters how important they were in the scheme of God's planning for salvation. I had an object lesson(which I now can't remember) & was excited about presenting it on Sunday.

I was sure my sermonette would be a hit - this time. My confidence exceeded experience, to be sure.

Actually, the first part of the children's sermon went rather well, which caused me to feel I had finally mastered this ministry. Amazingly all the children attentively listened as I spoke.

Everything seemed to be going quite well & then I spied little Gary. I hadn't noticed him before, but there he was.

Gary was the kind of boy with 17 questions for every thought you might express.

As I spoke, I noticed the wheels were turning in little Gary's mind & I experienced a rush of panic. I did all I could not to look in Gary's direction.

Then, I heard that excitable voice saying, "Pastor, pastor."

I thought if I just ignored him, I could get through with my sermonette. Gary, however, was the kind of boy who didn't take ignoring too kindly.

"Pastor, pastor," the little voice persisted.

I heard a little gasp in the audience, which I recognized as Gary's mother.

Finally, to save face on my part, I turned to Gary, knowing it was a mistake & said, "Yes, Gary."

"Pastor, there's somethin' I jus’ can't figure out. According to what you said, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?"

"Yes, Gary," I said, hoping to put it to rest & move on with the lesson.

"Well, Pastor, you said the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?"

"Ah, yes, that's right, Gary. They ‘beat up’ the Philistines."

"And then you said the Children of Israel built the Temple. Isn't that right pastor?"

"Again, you're right, Gary," I said, hoping that was the end of the questions. There are times when I'm right, but this wasn't one of them.

I thought I heard a muffled giggle. I earnestly prayed that nobody would giggle, which would have set the entire congregation on a mirth trip.

Pausing to gather his thoughts, Gary said, "And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians & the Children of Israel were always doing something important. Isn't that right, pastor."

"Yes, Gary. The Children of Israel were used of God in many ways."

I could see that Gary was more puzzled than ever, so I violated my rule of ignoring Gary & queried, “What seems to be bothering you?”

I knew I should not have asked that question. Experience with Gary told me not to, & for a brief moment in time the usual concern escaped me completely because of the sincerity behind Gary’s questions.

Gary continued, “If the Children of Israel were doing all of that stuff,”...he thoughtfully paused.

Gary looked me directly in the eye & asked, “If the Children of Israel were doing all those things, then what were all the grown-ups doing?”

Little Gary’s INDEPENDENCE caused him to think ‘out of the box’! Little Gary’s INDEPENDENCE caused him to think ‘out of the box’!...

And God’s people must exhibit a ‘Healthy Independence’ that ALSO causes THEM to ‘think out of the box.’ That is, a ‘Healthy Independence’ causes God’s people to approach life by God’s wisdom—in comparison to the wisdom of the world.

?Are you living INDEPENDENTLY of that which has potential to destroy you?

The prophet Jeremiah contrasted two major aspects of Independence—Independence from God versus independence from the world.

*Dependence upon YHWH brings independence from worldly influence.

What can be gleaned by contrasting healthy & unhealthy independence?

*How can I be independent of worldly influence?

So far we’ve found that A Healthy Independence Engages(deals with/handles/manages)...





5. MISPLACED/Aberrant TRUSTS(:5)

6. The ‘CURSE’ Of MISPLACED/Aberrant TRUST(:6)





Today we’ll find that:

11—A Healthy Independence Engages(deals with/handles/manages)...



:11—“As a partridge that broods but does not hatch,

So is he who gets riches, but not by right;

It will leave him in the midst of his days,

And at his end he will be a fool.”

“As a partridge that broods but does not hatch,”...

“Partridges” are birds of European & Middle Eastern origin. They are ground birds & nest on the ground. In that manner, they are similar to North American quail, grouse, or pheasant but a partridge is larger than a quail but smaller than a pheasant. The Hebrew meaning behind “partridge” means ‘a caller’, based on the bird’s being located due to it’s ‘calling out.’

*A bird that sits on eggs which never hatch, has wasted her time “brooding” over nothing!

•She ends up pushing herself to the brink of starvation for the sake of the eggs. She is constantly concerned about the protection of that which will bring no reward. She schedules her life around that which will never satisfy.

•Even going to the trouble to ‘call out’ to all around her & to others of her kind, “I’m brooding”... “I’m doing what I’m supposed to do!”

!?How often have you done exactly that?! WASTED your time...Labored USELESSLY...Worried & fretted extensively over nothing...Expecting an outcome which God will never choose to bless?...

Our labors can be damningly misdirected. We end up wasting a lifetime of efforts on things that are of no eternal significance, & then there is hell to pay for eternity.

Acts 4:12—“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Luke 2:11—“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

Php. 3:20—“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Christians who “brood” over temporal things rather than eternal ones, live in fulfillment of 1Cor. 3:11-15!...

1Cor. 3:11-15—“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

“Partridge”—arq ko-ray’—Noun Masc.—1) Partridge. Strong—A caller, i.e. Partridge(from its cry). JFB—From a root, “to call,” alluding to its cry. Used 2X--1Sam. 26:20; Jer. 17:11.?An active participle of—arq kaw-raw’—Verb—1) To call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim. Strong—To call out to(i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).

“Broods/Sitteth”—rgd daw-gar’—Qal Perfect—1) (Qal)--To gather together as a brood. Strong—a primitive root, To brood over eggs or young. Used 2X--Isa. 34:15; Jer. 17:11.

“Not”2X—al lo’, awl low’, hl loh(De 3:11) OR-- wl—Adverb—1) Not, no—1a) Not(with verb - absolute prohibition), 1b) Not(with modifier - negation), 1c) Nothing(substantive), 1d) without(with particle), 1e) Before(of time). Strong—a primitive particle; Not(the simple or absolute negation); by implication--No; often used with other particles.

“Hatch/Hatches Eggs”—dly yaw-lad’—Qal Perfect—1) To bear, bring forth, beget, gender, travail—1a) (Qal)--1a1) To bear, bring forth—1a1a) Of child birth, 1a1b) Of distress(simile), 1a1c) Of wicked(behavior), 1a2) To beget. Strong—a primitive root; To bear young; causatively--To beget; medically--To act as midwife; specifically--To show lineage.

“So is he who gets riches,”...

In the same vein(:11a) as a partridge’s wasted efforts, is a person who holds to a belief that gaining “riches” is the ultimate purpose & focus of life....Particularly when...

“Gets/Makes/Gains”—hse aw-saw’—Qal Participle Active—1) To do, fashion, accomplish, make—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To do, work, make, produce—1a1a) To do, 1a1b) To work, 1a1c) To deal(with), 1a1d) To act, act with effect, effect, 1a2) To make—1a2a) To make, 1a2b) To produce, 1a2c) To prepare, 1a2d) To make(an offering), 1a2e) To attend to, put in order, 1a2f) To observe, celebrate, 1a2g) To acquire(property), 1a2h) To appoint, ordain, institute, 1a2i) To bring about, 1a2j) To use, 1a2k) To spend, pass. Strong—To do or make, in the broadest sense & widest application; a primitive root.

“Riches/Fortune”—rve o’-sher—Noun Masc.—1)Wealth, riches. Strong—Wealth. Used 37X.?From—rve aw-shar’—properly--To accumulate; chiefly(specifically)--To grow(causatively--Make) rich; a primitive root.

“But not by right;”...

Particularly when the “riches” you “get”, are gotten by selfish & ‘illicit’ means—Illicit meaning: REGARDLESS Of GOD’s STANDARD.

‘Illicit’—If you measure your endeavors by accepted popular standards, local standards, area standards, state standards, or federal/national standards, or international/global standards, then your ‘standards’ are not standards at all!...Because such standards are continually moving/variable!

•God’s Standards are TRUE Standards upon which to base one’s life. God’s Standards are invariable & unwavering...They are eternally dependable!

•IF financial gain is anyone’s ultimate purpose in life, then there is naturally NO MORAL COMPASS TAKING PRECEDENCE by which to guide that acquisition. Again, IF financial gain is your primary purpose in life, then everything else—including the means by which you gain it—is relegated to second place at best.

•Christ Jesus SHOULD & CAN come FIRST in your life, & He has made it so that He CAN come first in your life!

Mat. 6:33-34—“But seek first the kingdom of God & His righteousness, & all these things shall be added to you[the creature comforts, etc., the things that worry you]. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Greed is so apparent in America mainly because she has had every reason NOT to be greedy, due to her founding! Just like in America, most, if not all countries, are filled with people that elevate & worship ‘wealth! BUT Jesus said,...

Lk. 16:13—“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one & love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one & despise the other. You cannot serve God & mammon.””

“Mammon”—Strong’s Concordance—“of Aramaic origin(Confidence, i.e. Wealth personified); Avarice(deified).’

“Not/Un-”2X—al lo’, awl low’, hl loh(De 3:11) OR-- wl—Adverb—1) Not, no—1a) Not(with verb - absolute prohibition), 1b) Not(with modifier - negation), 1c) Nothing(substantive), 1d) without(with particle), 1e) Before(of time). Strong—a primitive particle; Not(the simple or absolute negation); by implication--No; often used with other particles.

“Right/-Justly/-Just Means”—jpvm mish-pawt’—Noun Masc.—1) Judgment, justice, ordinance—1a) Judgment—1a1) Act of deciding a case, 1a2) Place, court, seat of judgment, 1a3) Process, procedure, litigation(before judges), 1a4) Case, cause(presented for judgment), 1a5) Sentence, decision(of judgment), 1a6) Execution(of judgment), 1a7) Time(of judgment), 1b) Justice, right, rectitude(attributes of God or man), 1c) Ordinance, 1d) Decision(in law), 1e) Right, privilege, due(legal), 1f) Proper, fitting, measure, fitness, custom, manner, plan. Strong—properly--A verdict(favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree(human or [participant's] divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, & the penalty; abstractly--Justice, including a participant's right or privilege(statutory or customary), or even a style.

“It will leave him in the midst of his days,”...

Ill-gotten “riches” will ALWAYS “leave/desert” you! They cannot be depended upon. You will NEVER take unjustly attained possessions to heaven... In fact, NO ONE will ever take ANY earthly possessions to heaven!...Because heaven’s God is the One who is the ultimate determiner of what is ‘just’ versus ‘unjust.’

An Example:

I never knew my grandaddy Jesse on my Daddy’s side. But Daddy told me that his father had become involved in starting-up his own construction business. He had purchased materials & machinery, etc. Then the stock market crash of the 1930’s hit, causing the Great Depression! All of a sudden my granddaddy’s business became pointless & his family had to step back to subsistence farming.

•If Rightly-gained Money will leave you in the midst of your days!...How much more-so, ill-gotten gain!

•A lifestyle of ill-gotten gain “will leave” you to die pitifully, after your having given the best days & years of your life to ‘unproductive labors’ of brooding over dead eggs(“partridge” eggs) & over that can be easily trampled underfoot by others. The ‘unproductive labors’ of brooding over dead eggs can bring some small degree of satisfaction in this-earthly, this-temporary life ONLY...

•Whereas the reality is that you have neglected & rejected that which will bring satisfaction thruout eternity.

“Leave/Forsake/Desert”—bze aw-zab’—Qal Imperfect—1) To leave, loose, forsake—1a) (Qal)--To leave—1a1) To depart from, leave behind, leave, let alone, 1a2) To leave, abandon, forsake, neglect, apostatize, 1a3) To let loose, set free, let go, free; 2) To restore, repair; 2a) (Qal) To repair. Strong—a primitive root; To loosen, i.e. Relinquish, permit, etc.

“Midst/Half gone”—yux khay-tsee’—Noun Masc.—1) Half—1a) Half, 1b) Middle. Strong—The half or middle.?From—hux khaw-tsaw'—To cut or split in two; To halve; a primitive root[compare Uux khaw-tsats’—to cut or split in two; to halve, live half(of one's life). Strong—To chop into, pierce or sever; To curtail, to distribute(into ranks); To shoot an arrow];.

“Days/Life”—Mwy yowm—Noun Masc.—1) Day, time, year. Strong—from an unused root meaning to be hot; A day(as the warm hours), whether literal(from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative--A space of time defined by an associated term, [often used adverb].

“And at his end he will be a fool.”

To be “foolish” by choice, is to act wickedly”(Prov. 14:17). A “fool”—In YHWH’s kingdom—is someone who ‘actively’ chooses self-centered ‘wickedness’ over God’s ‘righteousness’, & lives their life accordingly.

To be “a fool” “at his end” is to have lived your life as does “a fool.” That is, the ‘door’ to God’s kingdom has remained open to you throughout your entire life, & you are “a fool” to have refused that entrance.

Prov. 18:10-11—“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it & are safe. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem.”

Mat. 7:21-27—“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, & done many wonders in Your name?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, & does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: & the rain descended, the floods came, & the winds blew & beat on that house; & it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, & does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: & the rain descended, the floods came, & the winds blew & beat on that house; & it fell. And great was its fall.”

“End”—tyrxa akh-ar-eeth’—Noun Fem.—1) After part, end—1a) End, issue, event, 1b) Latter time(prophetic for future time), 1c) Posterity, 1d) Last, hindermost. Strong—The last or end, hence--The future; also--Posterity.?From—rxa akh-ar' OR--yrxa—As an Adverb Preposition, Conjunction, or Substantive—1) After the following part, behind(of place), hinder, afterwards(of time).

“Fool”—lbn naw-bawl’—Adj.—1) Foolish, senseless, fool. Strong—Stupid; wicked(especially impious). Used 18X.


Mat. 13:7-8, 22-23—Jesus of the seed & the sower—“And some[seed] fell among thorns, & the thorns sprang up & choked them. But others fell on good ground & yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”.....“Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, & the cares of this world & the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, & he becomes unfruitful. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word & understands it, who indeed bears fruit & produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

Lk. 8:14-15—“Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out & are choked with cares, riches, & pleasures of life, & bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble & good heart, keep it & bear fruit with patience.”

Mat. 13:44-46—“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found & hid; & for joy over it he goes & sells all that he has & buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went & sold all that he had & bought it.”

Mk. 10:17-27—“Now as He[Jesus] was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, & asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father & your mother.’” And he answered & said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, & said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have & give to the poor, & you will have treasure in heaven; & come, take up the cross, & follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, & went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus looked around & said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again & said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them & said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.””

Mk. 12:41-44—“Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury & saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came & threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself & said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

Lk. 6:24-26—“But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, For you shall mourn & weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets.”?I suppose you could consider the above, the ‘anti-beatitudes.’ They offer insight to what trust in worldly things/possessions/the good life/political correctness, etc., grants a person.

Lk. 14:12-14—“Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, & you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. “And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Lk. 16:10, 11—“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; & he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. “Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?”

2Cor. 8:1-5—“Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy & their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, & beyond their ability, they were freely willing, imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift & the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, & then to us by the will of God.”

2Cor. 8:9—“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”

2Cor. 9:8—“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”

Eph. 1:15-21—“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus & your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom & revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, & what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead & seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality & power & might & dominion, & every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”

Php. 4:19—“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

1Tim. 6:6-12, 17-19—“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, & it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food & clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation & a snare, & into many foolish & harmful lusts which drown men in destruction & perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, & pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things & pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called & have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”.....“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

Heb. 11:24-28—“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover & the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”

Js. 1:9-12—“Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, & its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits. Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”


I was home eating lunch one Tuesday(10-13-2020)/I turned on the TV to see some of the ‘questioning’ of the supreme court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett(just prior to the general presidential election)/I turned the TV on to witness a senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island going on-&-on—with graphs, charts, & camera-ready diagrams & statements—The senator took WAAAAY too many minutes basically describing how Judge Barrett’s position was ‘bought’ by the powers that be(AKA—Trump administration)/His entire argument was pointless, as it should have been directed to his own colleagues in the senate or toward the legislative branch of government rather than the judicial branch!/Judge Barrett calmly & thoughtfully sat thru the senator’s rantings/I couldn’t help but think, ‘What a waste of everybody’s time & tax money’!/All Judge Barrett needed to say in return, was, ‘Thank you senator for your observations, but all of that information you just gave is irrelevant to my position, as a fair & upstanding judge of current law’/BROKEN ENDEAVORS

I also understand that Judge Barrett’s being a Catholic was openly ridiculed/Now I’m not a Catholic, & will quickly tell you reasons why you should NOT be a Catholic but rather be a protestant Southern Baptist/But such biased treatment of Judge Barrett tells me that there is a ‘belief-system agenda’ being made by those who wish to distance themselves from any association with Christianity/Now I believe in ‘Separation of Church & State’, BUT I also recognize that the foundation of this nation is decidedly & unequivocally Judeo-Christian in origin/So the moral concerns at the heart of America should be neither atheistic nor humanistic but should still arise from & honor Christ Jesus!/But some of Judge Barrett’s ‘questioners’ obviously suppose that the American federal justice system should work to ‘their advantage’(without God) rather than work fairly!/BROKEN ENDEAVORS—as highlighted above—will eventually destroy America as a ‘Christ-honoring’ nation so that her foundation will be undermined!

Your vote is vital! And if you are a Christian, it is to be wielded with God’s wisdom. ?Are we properly engaging Broken Endeavors or encouraging them?


?Are you properly engaging(dealing with/handling/managing) BROKEN ENDEAVORS?

?Are you exhibiting A Healthy Independence from the world?



Little Gary asked, “If the Children of Israel were doing all those things, then what were all the grown-ups doing?”

Gary’s INDEPENDENCE caused him to think ‘out of the box’!


A Healthy Independence Engages(deals with/handles/manages)...






5. MISPLACED/Aberrant TRUSTS(:5)

6. The ‘CURSE’ Of MISPLACED/Aberrant TRUST(:6)





Pt# 11 only! Presented 10/25/2020am to:

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