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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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…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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Don’t envy evil people….

October 26, 2008
 Don’t envy evil people
       or try to be friends with them.
Their minds are always planning violence,
       and they always talk about making trouble.
 It takes wisdom to have a good family,
       and it takes understanding to make it strong.
It takes knowledge to fill a home
       with rare and beautiful treasures.
 Wise people have great power,
       and those with knowledge have great strength.
 So you need advice when you go to war.
       If you have lots of good advice, you will win.
 Foolish people cannot understand wisdom.
       They have nothing to say in a discussion.
 Whoever makes evil plans
       will be known as a troublemaker.
 Making foolish plans is sinful,
       and making fun of wisdom is hateful.
If you give up when trouble comes,
       it shows that you are weak.
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.
 My child, eat honey because it is good.
       Honey from the honeycomb tastes sweet.
In the same way, wisdom is pleasing to you.
       If you find it, you have hope for the future,
       and your wishes will come true.
 Don’t be wicked and attack a good family’s house;
       don’t rob the place where they live.
 Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated,
       but the wicked are overwhelmed by trouble.
 Don’t be happy when your enemy is defeated;
       don’t be glad when he is overwhelmed.
 The Lord will notice and be displeased.
       He may not be angry with them anymore.
 Don’t envy evil people,
       and don’t be jealous of the wicked.
 An evil person has nothing to hope for;
       the wicked will die like a flame that is put out.
 My child, respect the Lord and the king.
       Don’t join those people who refuse to obey them.
 The Lord and the king will quickly destroy such people.
       Those two can cause great disaster!
More Words of Wisdom
These are also sayings of the wise:
    It is not good to take sides when you are the judge.
Don’t tell the wicked that they are innocent;
       people will curse you, and nations will hate you.
 But things will go well if you punish the guilty,
       and you will receive rich blessings.
 An honest answer is as pleasing
       as a kiss on the lips.
 First, finish your outside work
       and prepare your fields.
       After that, you can build your house.
 Don’t testify against your neighbor for no good reason.
       Don’t say things that are false.
 Don’t say, “I’ll get even;
       I’ll do to him what he did to me.”
 I passed by a lazy person’s field
       and by the vineyard of someone with no sense.
 Thorns had grown up everywhere.
       The ground was covered with weeds,
       and the stone walls had fallen down.
 I thought about what I had seen;
       I learned this lesson from what I saw.
 You sleep a little; you take a nap.
       You fold your hands and lie down to rest.
 Soon you will be as poor as if you had been robbed;
       you will have as little as if you had been held up.
Proverbs 24
New Century Version (NCV)The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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It is good to give thanks…..

October 2, 2008

 Song 92

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:  To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. 

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.  For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work:  I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

 O Lord how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever;

But thou Lord, art most high for evermore. 

For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn:  I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked  that rise up against me.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

To  shew that the Lord is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.   

                                                                                                         

King David