Posts Tagged ‘peace’

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Names of Creator God…

March 21, 2009
  • Jehovah (the self-existent one: I AM)
  • Jehovah-jireh (the Lord will provide)
  • Jehovah-rapha (the Lord who heals)
  • Jehovah-nissi (the Lord our banner)
  • Jehovah-Shalom (the Lord our peace)
  • Jehovah-ra-ah (the Lord my shepherd)
  • Jehovah-tsidkenu (the Lord our righteousness)
  • Jehovah-shammad (the Lord is present)
  • Jehovah-Elohim (the Lord God)
  • Jehovah Sabaoth (the Lord of hosts)
  • Adonai (our master)
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    Strange Women

    March 5, 2009

    Proverbs 5

    Avoid Seduction

     1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
        listen closely to my understanding

        2 so that [you] may maintain discretion
        and your lips safeguard knowledge.

        3 Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey
        and her words are  smoother than oil,

        4 in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood 
        and as sharp as a double-edged sword.

        5 Her feet go down to death;
        her steps head straight for Sheol.

        6 She doesn’t consider the path of life;
        she doesn’t know that her ways are unstable.

        7 So now, [my] sons, listen to me,
        and don’t turn away from the words of my mouth.

        8 Keep your way far from her.
        Don’t go near the door of her house.

        9 Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others
        and your years to someone cruel;

        10 strangers will drain your resources,
        and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house.

        11 At the end of your life, you will lament
        when your physical body has been consumed,

        12 and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
        and how my heart despised correction.

        13 I didn’t obey my teachers
        or listen closely  to my mentors.

        14 I was on the verge of complete ruin
        before the entire community.”

       

    Enjoy Marriage

     15 Drink water from your own cistern,
        water flowing from your own well.

        16 Should your springs flow in the streets,
        streams of water in the public squares?

        17 They should be for you alone
        and not for you [to share] with strangers.

        18 Let your fountain be blessed,
        and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.

        19 A loving doe, a graceful fawn—
        let her breasts always satisfy you; 
        be lost in her love forever.

        20 Why, my son, would you be infatuated
        with a forbidden woman
        or embrace the breast of a stranger?

        21 For a man’s ways are before the LORD‘s eyes, 
        and He considers all his paths.

        22 A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him; 
        he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.

        23 He will die because there is no instruction, 
        and be lost because of his great stupidity

           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;