Sunday, September 15, 2019

Wisdom of Solomon 15:2


For even if we sin we are thine, knowing thy power;
but we will not sin, because we know that we are accounted thine.

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Wisdom of Solomon 15


But thou, our God, art kind and true,
   patient, and ruling all things in mercy.
2 | For even if we sin we are thine, knowing thy power;
   but we will not sin, because we know that we are accounted thine.
For to know thee is complete righteousness,
   and to know thy power is the root of immortality.
For neither has the evil intent of human art misled us,
   nor the fruitless toil of painters,
   a figure stained with varied colours,
whose appearance arouses yearning in fools,
   so that they desire the lifeless form of a dead image.
Lovers of evil things and fit for such objects of hope
   are those who either make or desire or worship them.
For when a potter kneads the soft earth
   and laboriously moulds each vessel for our service,
   he fashions out of the same clay
   both the vessels that serve clean uses
   and those for contrary uses, making all in like manner;
   but which shall be the use of each of these
   the worker in clay decides.
8 With the misspent toil, he forms a futile god from the same clay —
   this man who was made of earth a short time before
   and after a little while goes to the earth from which he was taken,
   when he is required to return the soul that was lent him.
But he is not concerned that he is destined to die
   or that his life is brief,
   but he competes with workers in gold and silver,
   and imitates workers in copper;
   and he counts it his glory that he moulds counterfeit gods.
10 His heart is ashes, his hope is cheaper than dirt,
     and has life is of less worth than clay,
11 because he failed to know the one who formed him
     and inspired him with an active soul
     and breathed into him a living spirit.
12 But he considered our existence an idle game,
     and life a festival held for profit,
     for he says one must get money however one can, even by base means.
13 For this man, more than all others, knows that he sins
     when he makes from earthy matter fragile vessels and graven images.
14 But most foolish, and more miserable than an infant,
     are all the enemies who oppressed thy people.
15 For they thought that all their heathen idols were gods,
     though these have neither the use of their eyes to see with,
     nor nostrils with which to draw breath,
     nor ears with which to hear,
     nor fingers to feel with,
     and their feet are of no use for walking.
16 For a man made them,
     and one whose spirit is borrowed formed them;
     for no man can form a god which is like himself.
17 He is mortal, and what he makes with lawless hands is dead,
     for he is better than the objects he worships,
     since he has life, but they never have.
18 The enemies of thy people worship even the most hateful animals,
     which are worse than all others, when judged by their lack of intelligence;
19 and even as animals they are not so beautiful in appearance that one would desire them,
     but they have escaped both the praise of God and his blessing.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Matthew 5:8


Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Matthew 10:4


and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Genesis 2:18



 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. 
I will make a helper suitable for him.”

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Monday, September 9, 2019

John 11:38-39


Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 
Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Proverbs 12:12


The wicked covet the catch of evil men,
But the root of the righteous yields fruit.

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John 4:14


but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Psalm 95:10-13


Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns;
The world also is firmly established,
It shall not be moved;
He shall judge the peoples righteously.”
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice
before the Lord.
For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.
He shall judge the world with righteousness,
And the peoples with His truth.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Galatians 6:7-9


Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

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