“…To some, it’s the same “high” as they might find in the use of drugs….”

Doing, or being part of “ill-will,” has similar effects as does “drugs;” as it will SUCK you in, and won’t easily let go.  I won’t categorize all acts of “ill-will” as sinful, but many are, and therefore are no-different than the addicted effect of drugs.  Our minds, our bodies, our dispositions, all, are effected, or more likely….. Infected with the effects of “doing the wrong thing.”  It could be something so simple, as….gossip.  Or rudeness, cursing someone, or just being hateful and disrespectful.  Lying or cheating, sexual immorality, or stealing, too, are the types of character traits that, if not taught better at an early age, will surely, incase our self-respect, such that we cannot escape the claws of satan.  Charles Brooks - cb.com gallery  Each time they do it…it get easier, it gives them a high, that when done excessively, will become addictive. …..clearly, a hard habit to break.  And, particularly, when we “get-away-with-it,” we come to think that we are invincible; that we won’t get caught.  But, of course, we always do, and we always will…. Get caught.  Just recently, I was involved in a real estate transaction where the Agent involved told the Seller that my client had “set fire” to his own buildings for insurance collection purposes.  This made the Seller not wish to do business with my client; thinking he was of an un-savory character…to quote.  I was able to clear the matter up, fortunately, but the damage had been done to this fellow’s character….at least in the Seller’s mind.  This agent told this “lie,” as he thought the Seller might sell too low, thus effecting his commission.  His “ill-will” brought un-deserved discredit to the potential buyer.  Proverbs 6:16-19 – There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.  Proverbs 21:23Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.…Blessings… cjlb….5/10/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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