Read with a handful of us cover to cover through the Old & New Testaments in one year and pray God's Word for your children. About 3 chapters per day. 10 minutes. Listen to the readings on the app "Audio Bible." Join us as the "axe of Biblical Love thaws the frozen parts" (66LL) in our hearts. Our focus this year is finding a pearl of great price every single day.
Dear Ones, Redress all those hurtful things that have happened to you and arm yourself against the "mischief" that you could run havoc with. It is the Eternal Counsel Who will work good out of this in your life. That's what Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 7: Take care of your own reputation; avoid all dangerous extremes; be mild and tender toward those who have been injurious to you; and lament your own sin as that which is more vexatious than anything anyone has ever done to you. Amen.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
This broken world we live in, full of hate for the blue line today, is repassing through the racial discrimination in which I grew up. The days of Ruby and Rosa. And our lives ebb and flow. Solomon writes this book in his older days, unlike the young writings of Proverbs. Matthew Henry writes in his commentary that "every change concerning us, with the time and season of it, is unalterably fixed and determined by a Supreme Power, and we must take things as they come, for it is not in our power to change what is appointed for us...We live in a world of changes. When we are in prosperity we must live easy, yet not secure because the lowest valley may join that highest mountain. Be easy. Be advised. Enjoy the good of your labor---Barrett does. Bob does. Lauren does. In humble dependence upon God and His Providence. Neither lifted up with opes, nor cast down with fears, but with evenness of mind expecting every event." Because they will come.
Dear Ones, The plumb line of the Word of God is the most important measure in your life. Proverbs 25:28 says: "Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control." This text paints the picture of the state of our society when the walls are compromised. Defenseless. It is a metaphor of human nature as it is today; human nature as it can be in Christ; and human nature as it will be in heaven. Whatever the cost. I pray that we will all be controlled by self-control. The right way. Defend that city of your soul.