Friday, May 10, 2013

Wisdom Of Solomon

Chapter 1

(Select Verses)

6 For wisdom is a loving spirit; and will not acquit a blasphemer of his words: for God is witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.  
7 For the Spirit of the Lord filleth the world: and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice. 

11 Therefore beware of murmuring, which is unprofitable; and refrain your tongue from backbiting: for there is no word so secret, that shall go for nought: and the mouth that belieth slayeth the soul. 

13 For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. 
14 For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: 
15 (For righteousness is immortal:)


 Chapter 7

(Select Verses)

15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3 (ESV)
Proverbs 4:20-22, "My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh." (ESV)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Psalm 62

Psalm 62
Song of Trust in God Alone

To the leader: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
For God alone my soul waits in silence;

from him comes my salvation.

He alone is my rock and my salvation,

my fortress; I shall never be shaken.

How long will you assail a person,

will you batter your victim, all of you,

as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?

Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.

They take pleasure in falsehood;

they bless with their mouths,

but inwardly they curse. Selah

For God alone my soul waits in silence,

for my hope is from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation,

my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

On God rests my deliverance and my honor;

my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;

pour out your heart before him;

God is a refuge for us. Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath,

those of high estate are a delusion;

in the balances they go up;

they are together lighter than a breath.

Put no confidence in extortion,

and set no vain hopes on robbery;

if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

Once God has spoken;

twice have I heard this:

that power belongs to God,

and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.

For you repay to all

according to their work.

Irish Blessing

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face And rains fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. ”

- Irish blessing

Pecans In The Cemetery

   On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree
 just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a
 bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began
 dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for
 me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the

   Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he
 passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He
 slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you,
 one for me. One for you, one for me." He just knew what it was,
so he jumped back on his bike and rode off.

   Now just around the bend he met an old man with a cane,
 hobbling along. "Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe
 what I heard!  Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing
 up the souls."

     The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to
 walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the
 cemetery.  Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for
 me. One for you, one for me..." The old man whispered, "Boy,
 you've been tellin' the truth.  Let's see if we can see the Lord."
 Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence yet were still
 unable to see anything.

   The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the
 fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.
 At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all.  Now let's
 go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done."

   They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes
 ahead of the boy on the bike!
                                                            Author Unknown

Thursday, April 25, 2013