An Honest And Pure Heart

Lily Among Thorns Song of Solomon 2:2 In The Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

Shape Up and Fly Right, Chapter 2, Page 56

Andrew agreed with a reaffirming nod, and as they made their descent, Dad began yelling out he was coming and for them to hold on just a minute. The three of us could see all the action below from the top of the stairwell, and just before turning the knob. Dad gave Andrew a concerned grin of affirmation. After responding in like manner, Dad just barely opened the front door, when the police came pouring inside the house, and with some of them wearing street clothes. I could only surmise some were of the plain clothes variety. At this point, I was still hoping for the best. But being honest with myself, I would admit to me alone that things were not looking good.

Author’s Commentary

Let me start by quoting the Holy Scriptures Titus 1:5, Unto the pure all things are pure: but them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled. What was Lily to do, here she was thrust into a predicament against her will and those of whom she loved dearly. With the distinct possibility there was no way out!

Lily could not grasp this forward intrusion into her life, which to her faithful heart believing in God’s goodly statutes, it was unfathomable to her pure heart.  Something Wicked was on the move in the land, an idea so evil and contrary to God’s goodly Word as it is written in 2nd Thessalonians 2:8, And the shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord should consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

Lily would not be deterred and firmly held the determination not to take the “Mark of the Beast”.  Lily knew, as so did her fellow parishioners from her church. And the Pastor a brave soul speaking out against the taking of the “Mark of the Beast”.  Clearly making quite a few turbulent waves in the bigger scheme of things, and here was Lily remaining true to her beliefs despite knowing the horrific prospects as it is written in Revelation 13:17, And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the “Mark”, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

All this being said, it was still difficult for Lily to understand the wrong doings happening in the place she called HOME. She  could not believe her own senses and comprehend an incomprehensible world gone MAD! Because here came the authorities pounding at the front door with the rigid attitude to shoot first and to ask questions later. All unfolding in real-time in vivid technicolor to undermine the family’s peaceful slumber. 

An unpleasant derangement was tightening its grip, to sideline the standard virtues of  “Fair Play”. The high regard “For Justice For All” no longer exist, or even matters! Only the collective broad path is now acceptable to the “New Global Cabal.” But Lily has chosen the narrow path that leads unto life as it is written in Matthew 7:14, Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it

Lily knows there is only one truth as it is written in the Holy Scriptures  John 8:45, And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not

Here is Lily’s conundrum, and nothing less than totally honesty is acceptable to her sensibilities. She also knows she shall forever remain loyal to the Lord and the Saviour Jesus Christ. And this she will do no matter the perils moving forward.

Bible Study

Holy Scriptures


Luke 8:15, But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Romans 12:17, Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Philippians 4:8, Finally brethren, true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Holy Scriptures


1st Timothy 2:1-6, I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of god our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator, between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Holy Scriptures, King James Bible

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