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Eight Days A Week

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October 16, 2021 4:02 pm

Eight Days A Week

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October 16, 2021 4:02 pm

Robby is joined by Jim Graham to discuss teen driving and Ford’s Skills for life Program. Robby is also later joined by comedian Brad Stine.

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To infinity and beyond! Welcome to the Christian Car Guy Radio Show. I say this calls for action and now. Eight days a week. Eight days a week.

I love you. Eight days a week. Eight days a week today on the Christian Car Guy Show.

Oh, I do love it. Jerry, I mean, we're gonna go where no man has gone before. All I say this morning is I hope everybody fastens their seat belts and gets ready for the ride.

Yeah, so eight days a week today on the Christian Car Guy Show. So you heard Buzz Lightyear at the beginning from infinity and beyond, and if you know the word infinity is an eight on its side. Maybe you thought about that.

I don't know. And then the birds, eight miles high. You might have heard that, and of course Herman's Hermit is one of my favorites. Well, we're going to do a little bit on that in the third segment on I'm Henry VIII.

I am. And then of course the Beatles with eight days a week, which is the title of our show, and I think you're going to see why that was a hit. So there's a biblical idea in there that's just absolutely amazing that the Beatles came on, and I don't know.

It might have had something to do with it. So today's show, as always, is brought to you by Hebrew Letter like Sesame Street, and today's show you may not be shocked to know that we're going to use the eighth letter, which is the Hebrew letter het, which very much means marriage, and it kind of means a life. And so it's going to be really fun to explore all this, and I got to tell you the reason why Jerry's laughing, because he knows how much we're going to juggle into this show. So in the second segment today, very special guest, we have Jim Graham, who's the director of Ford's Driving Skills for Life, because guess what? It's National Teen Driver Safety Week starting next week, and we're all about teen drivers being safe here at the Christian Car Guy show. And then in the third segment, how fun we have—I don't know if you knew this, but it's kind of like you may not have known there was a Christian car guy.

It's kind of an oxymoron. Well, do you know that God has a comic? If you go to a comedy club, you might be expecting a lot of things, but what you may not expect is Brad Stein, who we have coming up. What a treat. That's going to be in the third segment. So getting back to what we're actually talking about today, and we'll try to carry through this show today, is there's an amazing connection between eight days and the idea of anointing, right? And if you know I've been studying, doing a podcast on the 119th Psalm, and you may know that each section of the 119th Psalm has eight verses on each of the 22 Hebrew letters. And so this number eight keeps coming up as I've been praying, praying, God, show me what's going on with this eighth verse.

And as I've been praying, he's been opening up my eyes to a lot of things. So you may know that a Hebrew boy is circumcised on the eighth day as Jesus was, and his whole life is a picture of eights if you really think about it. And the word Jesus itself, Christ, is the word anointed. So it was Messiah, you know, so the word Christ at the end of Jesus' name, Jesus Christ, means Jesus the Anointed One, or Yeshua, salvation anointed.

And so when you get to this idea of the Messiah, that word has everything to do with being anointed too. Now consider with me, and just do the math, that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on the triumphal entry on a Sunday. So if you count off eight days from his triumphal entry, would be the eighth day that he actually came out of the tomb, okay? Now many, many, many, many people, including my boss, have written on the subject of the seven last words of Jesus. And so he did have, you know, just some amazing, amazing stuff Stu has written on the seven last words of Jesus and things I have pondered. But ponder with me what would be the eighth words after he was put on the cross.

And those would be the first words that came out of his mouth, the eighth words on the eighth day after he had risen from the dead. And if you're like me and you realize that we are the bride of Christ, so we're all to an extent a woman, and I could make a biblical case for that. So as the bride of Christ, it's a female kind of thing. And so Jesus says to his church, believe me, he says, woman, why are you crying and who is it you are looking for? Okay? So as I describe that to you, I mean, I'm sure that's an Easter sermon ready to preach, right Jerry? Gearing up.

Woman, right? Why are you crying and who is it that you're looking for? So as you look at these verses in the 119th Psalm, you can kind of see this particular anointing that's on that eighth verse, right? Actually, if you look in the pay section, which is, you know, in the middle of it, about, I believe it's 136 verses, it says, well, I got it on the wrong page.

No wonder I didn't have what it says. But it says, but it says, rivers of water run down my eyes, it's verse 136, river of waters, this is the eighth verse in the 119th Psalm of the pay section, rivers of water run down my eyes because they keep not thy law. You see the sadness in there? And if you think about the Psalmist himself, right, he wrote the 13th Psalm, which is, how long will you forget me?

How long will you hide your face from me? You can get that sense he had of that anointing of, why are you crying and who are you looking for? Are you following me? And when you really think about your life, yeah, we have joy, and in His presence is fullness of joy, and I get it, and we have so many things that are wonderful, wonderful. But down in our soul somewhere is this crying and looking for Jesus, Jerry.

Yeah, you know, there's a lot to ponder there for sure, but you know, the thing is that that's what Christianity, that's what our faith brings to us, is that fulfillment of that, and which is only through Christ, because we live in a world that tries to replace that with everything else, and then we're still, waterfalls are just pouring over us. Right, right, right, and when so, you may know this, it's really fun, I think it's cool, that Hanukkah, right, you've heard that it's celebrated about the same time we celebrate Christmas. Do you know how many days they celebrate Hanukkah?

A big, big yes of 8, maybe? Yes, and do you know what Hanukkah's about? Like, there was a menorah that didn't run out of oil for how many days?

Eight? And do you think oil is just a coincidence? You know, there's a significant connection between eight days a week, right, and an anointing and oil, and it's throughout the Scriptures, right, you can see that the temple itself was anointed, or you know, Aaron and Moses anointed the tabernacle on the eighth day, and all these things, that there's something really, really cool, so the Beatles hit on it, man, eight days a week.

You think that was, what was the inspiration for that, the Beatles, that one? Well, maybe they saw a Hanukkah menorah, and they were thinking, well, it's, you know, it's really, really a cool thing, and you know, the Maccabees had come back, Hanukkah is a really cool thing, you know, and when they got to the temple, all their oil had been defiled, and all they could find was one day's worth of oil that had the priest's seal on it that said this was pure oil, because only pure oil could be put in the menorah, and it was one day's worth of oil, but they had to have the oil, the menorah burning continually in order to meet the law, and they wanted to start the sacrifices, and so as they put this one day's worth of oil in, they needed eight days in order to get more pure oil based on the laws of purification, and so it was a complete miracle, miracle A1 that the Maccabees, you know, got the Greeks out of the temple, but then, you know, the fact that they got the oil to burn for eight days to create that purity so that they could get back on schedule, and of course, if it hadn't been the Maccabees, for Judas Maccabees, you know, who knows what Judas name would have been. Just saying.

That is a rabbit trail, okay. But nonetheless, as you think about eight days a week, we're going to get to, like I said, we got Ford coming up in the next segment, he's going to be talking about National Teen Safety Week, and you might say, Robbie, what in the world does this oil have to do with cars and anointing? Well, let me just tell you that if your car is not anointed, it won't go far. You will pay the price.

Most cars need at least five quarts of anointing in order to go. We pick them up all the time that don't get the anointing, that's for sure. So you may have thoughts along these lines, and we're going to be talking a lot about it in the last segment. Next segment up, we got again, Ford with this National Teen Safety Week.

I'm looking very much forward to that. And then we got Brad Stein in the third segment. So much more Christian Car Guy coming up. I'm so glad you tuned in with us today.

So grateful that you're listening. This is the Truth Network. Eight days a week today on the Christian Car Guy show. And we love our teens eight days a week, right? And so, you know, I am just delighted as I can be that Ford has this, you know, driving skills for life. And we're more than blessed to have with us Jim Graham, who is the director of that for Ford. And Jim, it's National Teen Driver Safety Week coming up on the 17th, right? It sure is.

And thank you for having me. It's a time to reflect back on the issues around teen safe driving, which could be very serious. The leading cause of death of teens is vehicle crashes. So we want to talk about that a little bit today. Yeah, and I have in the studio with me here, Jim, my good friend with Ray's Body Shop, and he was telling me actually during the break, you talk about a tragedy is watching a family come and clean out their child's car if they were killed in a car accident. And so, you know, this is a serious life and death like, oh my goodness, right? So we're so grateful that that Ford has got this initiative because these are critical issues, especially with today's teens and their addiction to their phones.

Well, you're exactly right. And about 4,000 teens lose their lives every year and, you know, we don't want to lose one. So, you know, the real issue with teens is the lack of experience. And then you throw in things like distracted driving, speeding and things.

And, you know, it's a recipe for disaster. So what Ford Driving Skills for Life does is we go around the country putting on hands-on driving events. Actually, we're in Nashville today doing one.

We'll put teens in with professional instructors and try to teach them some skills they didn't learn in basic driver's education to get them, you know, kind of the next step in the learning process and get them some skills that can help keep them out of those problems on the road. Yeah. And how cool is that? So do you guys have like a website like our listeners could go to to find out when there might be one of those events in their area?

Yes, we sure do. The website is drivingskillsforlife.com. And there's an area that says hands-on events and there's a notification list you can get on. And when we're in that area, we'll send an email out to that person on there. The other thing I mentioned is that we have great online training, too. There's an area on the website called the Academy. And it basically simulates what we do in our hands-on program in person. And it's a web-based curriculum, takes a couple hours. So I would encourage parents to do that, too. And there's other great stuff on there, too, like parenting contract. But there's resources available. But if you can come to one of our hands-on programs, they are free.

And, you know, that's probably the best you can get. There's no substitute for hands-on driving experience. There really, really isn't. And I know one of the things that I'm sure Jerry would say, too, that just freaks me out how often people lose it right here is when they go off the road and they try to correct to get back onto the road. And that's where they flip and so many lose their lives right there. So do you have something along those lines that you're working with them on?

We sure do. We have what we call vehicle handling course. And that's a very common thing, overcorrecting and not knowing the proper, not knowing the process to get out of that. So the back end slides, you know, it's like an oversteer and, you know, they typically overcorrect and they end up going into traffic coming the other way. So we have an exercise.

We put them in a small oval and we have a Mustang with casters underneath the back of it so it's very loose. They go around the corner at slides. We teach them how to control the slides and how to correct it properly. Yeah, you know, a lot of it has to do with use of the eyes. Look where you want to go. But, you know, we turn into the slides, but you also need to look where you want to go.

So in many cases, teams just overcorrect. And that's what we find in most all the exercises. We have another exercise called Hazard Recognition. So it basically teaches them what to do if something happens on the highway in front of them. There's a lot of options, not just slamming on the brakes.

You can go left, you can go right. So we teach them all about what to look for in those situations. But it's all things they didn't learn in driver's education.

It's really advanced and the instructors are really awesome. So, yeah, it's a lot of fun. And the most important thing is they remember these things when they're out on the highway and it can save them from getting into a potential deadly crash. Right. And for right now, we need to remember the website. Tell us again.

What is it called? It's, yeah, it's drivingskillsforlife.com. The other thing I just mentioned is, you know, during COVID, when there was less people on the highway, we actually saw an increase, a significant increase in traffic deaths.

And that's very disturbing. And we know a lot of it has to do with speeding. And we've seen examples of people speeding over 100 miles an hour are common in various states. And so I think the open highways kind of a lot of people kind of release their anxiety or whatever, but that caused a lot of crashes. So, you know, speeding is a big issue and young people have a disproportionate number of crashes and speeding and a disproportionate number of crashes overall.

And that's just because of lack of experience. So it's a great opportunity to focus on teen driving during this week. Jim, I got a question.

This is Jerry. Is there a website or a resource that I can get information because what you're talking about, especially the online training, as Robbie said, I mean, it is just heartbreaking when a parent comes down, has to clean out a vehicle from an accident where a child was killed and it happens way too much. And most of the time it is things that can be prevented. You know, I really encourage, I know when my daughter got her license, I took her out and we kind of went through, ran off the road a little bit, try to get back on just different things to walk through. We kind of take a lot of that stuff for granted and just the awareness of what's around you and how easy it is to be distracted and stuff. So, and if there was, if y'all had a resource that y'all had a pamphlet or something where I could, yeah, for me personally, where I could put it in my place of business and because I'm, I'm continually preaching what you're talking about right here because of it can be so much of it can be prevented. Well, you're exactly right. And on the prevention thing, we know that 94% of all crashes that involve fatalities can be eliminated because it's due to a driver error, driver, you know, bad decisions.

We all do it. So 94% of that, 40,000 people a year die on US highways. That's tough.

It's like the heights it's been in a long time. 40,000 people, 94% of them we know can be created, eliminated if we just make better decisions, speeding, all those things. So yes, on our website, there's a lot of information there, but I'd probably recommend you refer people to the Academy because it takes about two hours to go through. I encourage a parent and teen to go through it together. It takes what we're doing in our hands-on course and we've essentially filmed it and they get to go through it and it really teaches them all these things that we talk about in our hands-on course. So that's excellent. And the other thing on the website is a parent-teen contract, which I would encourage parents and teens to do the contract together.

It really makes a difference that parents are involved and lead by example. And I think those are great tools that I'd recommend. So drivingskillsforlife.com has that. And there's also a contact area if you want to do more with us.

We certainly can talk about even coming out to your area and doing a hands-on program. That would be so awesome. And I would add, you know, if you drive safe in front of your teen right there watching you, and if you're always going six or seven miles over the speed limit, guess what they think, you know? Exactly right. Exactly right. It's so what we got to do. I hate we're out of time, Jim. You're awesome, man. We really appreciate you doing this.

Again, the website is drivingskills.com. And God bless you, Jim. Keep up the great work. All right.

Thank you so much. This is the Truth Network. I told you there was a story behind that song in the beginning of the show. And actually, in Dilmore lore, they know that if they ever take me someplace where they're doing karaoke, right, what they're going to do is they're always going to always, dad, you got to get up there and sing because this is a chance for me to do my British accent, Jerry, you know, like, oh, I'm Henry. The I thought I am Henry and oh, we bring we do we bring down the house Carmen. So speaking of bringing down the house. If you'd actually picture that it's fun.

Oh, I can pitch. So Tammy and I our first date, you know, we were married 33 years ago yesterday. And our first date was at a comedy club that was in Raleigh at the time.

And, you know, we wanted to celebrate that this year. So we went, we actually went to the comedy zone in Greensboro last week. And when we were there, I always thought the Christian car guy was the ultimate, like oxymoron, but I found something like God's comic, like, what the heck. And so we went there, we didn't really know what to expect. But then there's this comic, I'm telling you, we were blown away at the Christian content and absolutely hilarious because he spoke the truth the whole time.

I think nearly two hours. And so I asked him if he possibly because I saw he was going to be in Greenville tonight, right? So if you're listening on his radio in Greenville right now, guess what Brad's gonna be there tonight.

And do you want to find out the comedy zone there in Greenville, but welcome, Brad. Well, I can't imagine where I'd rather be than on your radio station, not resting, not sleeping after a long night of work and entertaining other people who desperately needed my genius. But instead, I said, I'm going to wake up. And so I got, I didn't just get up for the show, I got even earlier so I could be back off on ashes.

I began fasting for at least a week ago. And just asking God, what do I say to this man? Because clearly he chose the wrong profession.

And I need to help him find his way through the wilderness into his true calling, which I think is a used car salesman. Now, I don't know what that means. I'm just trying to hear from God.

I don't want to presume. But anyway, we're here now. So what the heck? Let's talk.

Yeah, let's talk. So, you know, Brad, you seem to have, you know, and we were talking about, you know, it's Teen Safety Week. And so one of the big issues out there are these signs that obviously we all need to pay attention to. And it seemed to be something you really had a heart for car sign, like signs that on the road. Yeah, I have a, well, I have a heart for them because they're so absurd. I just, you know, I think that you have to understand something though.

The teens that we now have in America, the millennial age, clearly have got to be the most challenged mentally of all of the generations of America. I saw a commercial that was telling the kids they shouldn't text and drive. Now, do you hear what I just said to you?

Yeah. We now have a generation of kids that need to be told when you're driving 65 miles an hour, don't type. Now, I didn't know that was going to be an issue. I don't remember growing up saying, you know, when we were, we didn't even have cell phones and have texting. Don't remember anybody ever saying, while you're driving, don't read the newspaper. I don't remember anybody ever mentioning that. Don't remember people saying when you're walking down the hallway, just continue to read a book and run into things like they do with their phones. Nobody had to tell us.

And yet that's what we have now. We have to tell kids, this isn't a good idea to be reading and typing while driving a machine. So I knew that something had happened to us. And this is really what I think comedy is great at. And what it's important and what its value is, is more than just laughs. It's fun to laugh. Everybody likes to laugh. It's as long as you experience joy as a God-created construct.

But the biggest thing for comedy to me is exposing stupid things, foolish things, crazy things, funny things, weird things about the culture so people can laugh at it. Because, you know, we've lost so much freedom in America. Free speech is so in danger.

And, you know, free speech is the barometer for all speech and for all freedom. Because if I can control your speech, I get to control your thoughts, I control your thoughts, I control your behavior. And if I control your behavior, I control you. And if I control you, I own you.

I'm your master. This is not what America is built on. We're built on freedom and autonomy. And that all of our rights came from God.

So this is why when I'm out doing comedy, I'm talking about ideas like this. I'm talking about the values, the original intent of the founding fathers. I talk about free speech and liberty and why it's so important and why we have to fight for it and not wait for others to do it. Why you can't be a coward.

Why you can't be brought down by wokeness and canceling. No, you fight back. You don't have to allow yourself to be controlled by these ideas because they're cancerous and they're killing us.

So people don't necessarily expect that from a comedy show because obviously there's very few comedians that lean right and who are Christians. So that's really what I've tried to do. It's what God has asked me to do. And it's why I'm in Greenville tonight at the Comedy Zone, like you said, 7 o'clock and 9 o'clock tonight, trying to show that Christians and conservatives will support free speech amongst their own. And so that's really what I'm trying to do.

It's a proof of concept. Will Christians come to a nightclub, wear those drinks? And they don't have to drink, you know, some do, some don't. But will you come out and support something to show that we will stand for something we think is more important than just wringing our hands and being concerned that things are going south? Well, do something.

Get out there and invest in something. You know, protest by putting your money where your mouth is and supporting things that allow us to tell our message in the dark places in our nation. And really, that's what it's all about. So, you know, and like you said, it's still funny.

You know, it's completely full of sugar with the medicine. It was so much fun. And I got to tell you, Tammy and I looked at each other. I'm pretty sure he's going to have an altar call here any second. Well, you know, that's kind of my forte there is to just push the envelope. I just, you know, I believe it's God's calling on my life. Obviously, I have a ministry, I have a podcast I do on Monday nights on Facebook right now.

Obviously, I'm going to have to find other alternative platforms, because soon I'll be vanquished. But I do that on seven o'clock Central Time on Facebook Live. You know, I'm trying to just use what God has given me, the ability to be funny, but hopefully educated and concerned about, you know, truth and use it in the marketplace of ideas, especially in America. This is where I was called. This is where I was born. I care about all people all around the world, obviously. But this is my territory. This is where I am. And so I'm trying to be a missionary to America.

And hopefully, before it's too late. Oh, it's just so awesome. And his name, again, is Brad Stein.

And yes, he has the podcast there Monday nights on Facebook. And you can find him actually by bradstein.com, which Stein is spelled S-T-I-N-E. Yeah, like fine wine. It's a very odd spelling. Well, it's not odd. I mean, it actually spelled the way it actually sounds, but nobody ever spells it like that.

But yeah, S-T-I-N-E. But bradstein.com, it'll tell you where I'm working. I work a lot of churches. I do a lot of fundraisers for pregnancy resource centers, Christian schools, or churches or whatever.

I do a lot of those. I have Christmas parties for churches or whatever that want to do some fun and different, you know. So you know, listen, we don't have to take a back seat to the secular world as believers to have quality and sophistication in our entertainment and our arts. And that was the other thing that was really important to me was to be able to bring the quality of comedy that you would see in the clubs and in the Netflix specials and so forth, and yet be committed to my faith and to Christ and to the values that I believe are consistent with Christianity. I'm not political. I don't go around saying both this guy or that guy. What I am is culturally aware.

I talk about the ideas that are happening in the culture, because that's the purpose of Christianity, is to evaluate the culture and to bring truth to the life. And so Tammy and I both said, that man is anointed. I mean, when you have a gifting, a complete gift, like there were other comedians that we heard that night, there wasn't anybody even close, right? So when he stood on the stage and you saw the energy and what he did for the length of time he did it, we just looked at each other and we went, wow, how in the world? And so when he said he was tired after a night of entertaining, I'm telling you, we get that.

I mean, you bring so much energy that we were just blown away. And so we're just praising God for you and praying for you that, again, you'll have a big time there. And the first time I saw him, I realized when I saw him was at the NRB, at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention.

So he'd been there as well. So do you want to do something cool in your church? I'm telling you, bring Brad.

It's Brad Stein, bradstein.com. Okay. We've got more eight days a week coming up. Brad, thank you so much for being with us.

Well, thanks for having me. And if you guys are in Greenville, come on out tonight. Comedyville, 7 and 9.

Greenville, South Carolina at the Comedy Zone, 7 o'clock tonight. Thanks, Brad. God bless. All right. We got eight days a week coming up. Stay tuned.

This is the Truth Network. Eight days a week. Eight days a week. I love you. Eight days a week is not enough to show I care.

Ooh, I need your love, babe. I guess you know it's true. Eight days a week. Eight days a week today on the Christian Car Guy radio show.

So we've had a lot of fun with this topic. The idea of, wow, there's a connection between eight and the anointing. And speaking of anointing, the Cure is coming up today if you're listening to Truth Network. And they're going to be talking about how family courts have gone wrong.

And with Eric Carroll. And that's going to be coming on at one o'clock on the Truth. If you're here in Winston-Salem on the Truth Network.

So you don't want to miss that. And also I want to say talk about anointing. I'm thinking that the city of Snow Homish, if I've said that right, and I'm sure they'll tell me I didn't, in Washington, which those guys are so wonderful. We have so many calls on the Christian Car Guy show from Snow Homish. Well, I got a call after I left the show last Saturday from Dawn in Snow Homish. She calls me and shares what we were talking about in last week's topic. But then she sends me in the mail this week these really cool name tags. And I didn't get them up there today. I hope to. But I will get them up at christiancarguy.com.

Or maybe you can order them from Dawn. There are several different ones. One of them, my family will laugh at me forever because it says, hi, I can't remember your name either. But the one that was really, really cool was it says Jesus, but you have to read it between the lines. And you really have to stare at it in order to get an idea that it says Jesus. And you're supposed to put it right over your heart. And of course, you know, it's a great talk starter like this thing.

You're like, well, can't you read between the lines? It says Jesus. So we thank you for our friends in Snow Homish. And certainly, we're talking about today. You know, I've been on this 118th Psalm for a long time. 119th Psalm. Yeah.

He looked at me like I'm crazy. It's 119th Psalm. And I've been working, working, working on it. And I've had a sense of what the seven, you know, there's a matrix behind the seven, which has to do with the seven spirits of God. But it was the eighth verse that was driving me nuts. And I came across this idea of what was the eighth word from Jesus on the eighth day as he came out of the tomb on the eighth day after the triumphal entry. And here it is.

I want to say it again to you and let you just ponder this because I just think that this thing just, it just speaks to my soul in ways I never had really noticed it before. But he said, woman, why are you crying? And who is it that you're looking for?

And as the church, right? That's, we're a woman, right? And why are we crying?

And who are we looking for? Just like you just heard Brad Stein, Jerry, right? That he said it really cool that he's a missionary to America.

All he said probably resonated, just that verbiage and stuff. And that's true. But you know what, Robbie, the truth is we all are.

Yeah, we are. And read between the lines, right? And so we see that person crying, right? We know what they're looking for. Whatever, you know what I'm saying? The whole world is out there crying. What they're really looking for is Jesus, right?

That is what they're looking for. And I would not have known it anywhere close to I have known it. But, you know, I almost hesitate to say this, but I won't.

Okay. So we went to see Brad, as we were talking about, we went to the comedy club, comedy zone in Greensboro. And, oh my goodness, did he offend people? But he could offend people and get away with it. Most of them were just laughing, right? But clearly there were some people that earlier on had said some words, very strong curse words throughout the show. These people, they blew out of there so fast, it was unbelievable because they could see immediately that this guy was not their cup of tea, right? And as I was sitting there thinking, it breaks my heart because what he is actually sharing is funny compared to what some of the guys before him like, oh, you got to be kidding me, that's not funny.

But when he got on there, it was funny. And I thought, unfortunately, it won't be long. At some point in time, they're going to be crying, right? And they need the anointing. I mean, they need it.

They need to know that who are they looking for? It's Jesus. It just is.

Yeah. You know, we as humans, you know, God created us with that void in our soul and our heart and stuff. But we, as I said, as humans, and it goes for generation after generation and keeps trying to replace that. Instead of putting Jesus Christ there, we keep, you know, that's where the addictions are, you know, drugs, alcohol, pornography, whatever it may be. And it does feel good.

Anyone will tell you, anybody's an addict, it does initially feel good. Then all of a sudden, that gaping hole is still there. And, you know, Christ is the only thing that's going to bring comfort there. But yeah, I think so many times we have the opportunity to share, and then we are afraid that we're going to step on some toes or offend. You know, you look back, Christ stepped on some toes.

Christ offended quite a bit. And so I looked at, you know, the one that just kept puzzling me, the verse that kept puzzling me, kept on being puzzled and puzzled. At the end of the very first section of eight verses, so it's the eighth verse and the Aleph section, it says, I will keep your statutes.

Well, that's a positive statement. I'm going to keep your statutes. And the statutes from the Psalmist's point of view are the high, hard, you know, really difficult things to do, something that we really, you know, don't even know how to do them. He said, I will keep your statutes. And then he says this.

This is the part that always confused me. O forsake me not utterly. And that word, utterly, in Hebrew is mioed. And that's the same word with like all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. In other words, we're not talking about forsaking me a little bit, okay? We're like throwing me out forsaking me. And so, you know, and King David understood the word mioed, believe me, if anybody did, because he was wholehearted, right?

And he understood. And so why, why was he saying, oh, forsake me not utterly? I think because of this anointing. I think it was because, David, why are you weeping?

Who are you looking for? Right? Isn't that neat? It just really just keeps resonating in my soul. And as I go through the different verses, and then as I said in the beginning section, when you get to the pay, right? Then he says rivers of water flow from my eyes. This is the eighth verse in the pay section. Rivers of waters run down my eyes because they keep not thy law. Well, I don't know about your eyes.

Well, that's a tough one. I mean, it just is tough, right? And in another part of the psalm, he says, you know, turn my eyes away from beholding vanity and quicken thou me in a way, but, you know, it's pretty easy to turn your eyes to vain things, right? But it's so easy to turn our eyes to things like, what are we doing looking at that? Yeah, it's so subtle. I mean, I think that's society now. Sin is so subtle.

I mean, it's always been an issue, but I think in today's time. But once again, what are we really looking for? Right?

What are we really looking for when our eyes are going wherever they shouldn't be going? Which is, you know, it's good to know I shared that with David a little bit. So anyway, as you go through your week, just think there's eight days a week and on the eighth day, right? That at some point, right?

He is coming back. And we're going to get to see what we look for. And don't miss that your car needs an anointing, right? And your kids need to check out this website, drivingskills.com. Go there with your teen and spend some time there. It sounds like a really an amazing thing. Oh, yeah. I would encourage everyone to spend time. And remember, slow down because your kids are watching. Jesus walked everywhere he went and got it all done in thirty three years.

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