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Saturday, December 6 2014
Psalm 15: When Man First Walked Upright
"He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart"
"1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The humans then no longer walked uprightly - not in the righteous sense, nor in their way of making a living. They went from fruit pickers, reaching up, to bent-over weed pullers (see Who Created Weeds?), looking down to the soil from which they came, for "Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" (see The Thinker From The Soil and Is 'Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust' Really In The Bible?)
"3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The LORD's principles of right and wrong are absolute. They do not change because they are perfect. They are timeless.
King David knew true right and wrong because he walked uprightly before the LORD. David knew that walking in that way is the Way to Eternal Life (see The Righteous Don't Fear The Reaper).
"15:1 A Psalm of David.
This Day In History, December 6
1240: During the Mongol invasion of Russia, Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro fell to the Mongols under Batu Khan (see also Gog and Magog).
1421: Henry VI, the last Lancastrian king of England, was born. He was crowned king at the age of 8 months.
1492: Christopher Columbus "discovered" Hispaniola (it wasn't a discovery for the people who were already living there); the island is now divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (for a map of all four of the voyages of Columbus, see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1534: Quito, Ecuador was founded by Spanish explorers.
1768: The first edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia") was published. The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still being produced.
1792: During the French Revolution, the Girondists decided to put King Louis XVI on trial.
1862: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln ordered the hanging of 39 native Americans for the "Sioux Uprising" in Minnesota.
1865: The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It banned slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime (e.g. "chain gangs").
1907: A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia killed 362 workers.
1917: Over 1,600 people were killed, 9,000 injured, and an estimated $35 million damage from an explosion in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, collided with the Belgian relief ship Imo. Sparks from the collision ignited almost 3,000 tons of explosives aboard the French ship.
1917: British troops under General Allenby entered Hebron on their way to taking Jerusalem from the Ottomans during the First World War (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Balfour Declaration).
1921: The Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the Anglo-Irish War and gave Ireland dominion status in the British Empire as the Irish Free State, but provided for the separate status for the 6 northern counties (Northern Ireland), thus partitioning the country.
1938: Germany and France signed a "treaty of friendship." Germany invaded France a year later.
1941: Franklin Roosevelt approved funds for the development of a weapon of mass destruction, which later became known as the "atomic bomb."
1973: Gerald Ford was sworn in as U.S. Vice-President following Spiro Agnew's resignation for tax evasion. With the later resignation of Richard Nixon because of the Watergate burglary and obstruction of justice cover-up, Ford became the only man to serve as U.S. President and Vice-President without ever being elected to either office.
1975: A $2.3 billion emergency loan to save New York from bankruptcy was authorized.
1989: The Ecole Polytechnique Massacre, also known as the Montreal Massacre. Marc Lepine murdered 14 female students at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
2006: NASA announced that photographs taken by the Mars Global Surveyor suggested the presence of liquid water on Mars.