Posts Tagged ‘bible’

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Don’t close your eyes and stop your ears…

March 24, 2009
Save those who are being led to their death; 
rescue those who are about to be killed. 
If you say, “We don’t know anything about this,” 
God, who knows what’s in your mind, will notice.
He is watching you, and he will know. 
He will reward each person for what he has done.
                                                                           King Solomon
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Don’t withold good….

March 4, 2009
Proverbs 3:27-35

When it is in your power, [a]
    don’t withhold good (A) from the one to whom it is due.

    28 Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come back later.
    I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you. (B)

    29 Don’t plan any harm against your neighbor, (C)
    for he trusts you and lives near you.

    30 Don’t accuse anyone without cause, (D)
    when he has done you no harm.

    31 Don’t envy a violent man (E)
    or choose any of his ways;

    32 for the devious are detestable to the LORD,
    but He is a friend [b] to the upright. (F)

    33 The LORD‘s curse is on the household of the wicked, (G)
    but He blesses the home of the righteous;

    34 He mocks those who mock,
    but gives grace to the humble. (H)

    35 The wise will inherit honor,
    but He holds up fools to dishonor. [c]

                                                        King Solomon

Footnotes:
  1. Proverbs 3:27 Lit in the power of your hands
  2. Proverbs 3:32 Or confidential counsel
  3. Proverbs 3:35 Or but haughty fools dishonor, or but fools exalt dishonor

Cross references:
  1. Proverbs 3:27 : Gl 6:10;
  2. Proverbs 3:28 : Lv 19:13; Dt 24:15;
  3. Proverbs 3:29 : Pr 6:14; 14:22;
  4. Proverbs 3:30 : Pr 24:28; Rm 12:18;
  5. Proverbs 3:31 : Ps 37:1; Pr 23:17; 24:1;, 19;
  6. Proverbs 3:32 : Ps 25:14; Pr 11:20; 12:22; 15:8-9;
  7. Proverbs 3:33 : Zch 5:3-4; Mal 2:2;
  8. Proverbs 3:34 : Jms 4:6; 1Pt 5:5;

 

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Gold

December 12, 2008

 The teachings of Jesus are perfect;
       they give new strength.
 The rules of Jesus can be trusted;
       they make plain people wise.
 The orders of Jesus are right;
       they make people happy.
 The commands of Jesus are pure;
       they light up the way.
 Respect for Jesus is good;
       it will last forever.
The judgments of Jesus are true;
       they are completely right.
They are worth more than gold,
       even the purest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
       even the finest honey.
By them your servant is warned.
       Keeping them brings great reward.

People cannot see their own mistakes.
       Forgive me for my secret sins.
Keep me from the sins of pride;
       don’t let them rule me.
Then I can be pure
       and innocent of the greatest of sins.

I hope my words and thoughts please you.
       Jesus, you are my Rock, the one who saves me.

                                       King David

 

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poor man’s wisdom…

November 24, 2008

Now there was a poor but wise man in the town who used his wisdom to save his town. But later on, everyone forgot about him. I still think wisdom is better than strength. But those people forgot about the poor man’s wisdom and stopped listening to what he said.

The quiet words of a wise person are better 
than the shouts of a foolish ruler.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-17

New Century Version (NCV)The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

 

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…hearts full of evil

November 8, 2008

I’ve been  thinking about the ugliness that I have seen this week since the historic event that took place November 4  here in  the United States of America.  These thoughts have sometimes kept me up at night.  Barack Obama has been elected as our new president.  I have heard terrible things being said about a man who has not yet taken office.  It has caused my heart to ache to see the bigotry that had been hidden and cloaked in garments of niceness and tolerance. Now the big event has uncovered the true nature of some.  Hate speak abounds.  Nothing is held back.  The  feelings of the heart are being exposed.  It has made me sick.   I searched for answers in the Holy scriptures.  King Solomon offered an explanation in the 9th book of Ecclesiastes verse 3.  This explanation has calmed my spirit and brought understanding.

“This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all:  yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.”

Hearts full of evil and madness. The only explanation that has brought definition to what I have seen and heard. I want to be a child of God.  I want my heart to be filled with love and understanding.  Creator God please help me.

Just thinking……….

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God the creator

November 6, 2008

 

Daniel answered and said: 

Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His. 
And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding. 
He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.

Daniel 2:20-22
NKJV