Friday, November 23, 2012


We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

One grace each child of God can show
Is giving from a willing heart;
Yet, if we wait till riches grow,
It may be that we’ll never start. —D. DeHaan

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Instruction in Wisdom

This is for those who have had a difficult week.... instruction in wisdom.

(Psa 37:1) A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
(Psa 37:2) For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
(Psa 37:3) Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
(Psa 37:4) Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
(Psa 37:5) Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
(Psa 37:6) He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
(Psa 37:7) Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
(Psa 37:8) Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret--it only causes harm.
(Psa 37:9) For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.
(Psa 37:10) For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.
(Psa 37:11) But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
(Psa 37:12) The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.
(Psa 37:13) The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
(Psa 37:14) The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct.
(Psa 37:15) Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
(Psa 37:16) A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked.
(Psa 37:17) For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the LORD upholds the righteous.
(Psa 37:18) The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.
(Psa 37:19) They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
(Psa 37:20) But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the LORD, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.
(Psa 37:21) The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
(Psa 37:22) For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off. (Psa 37:23) The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
(Psa 37:24) Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.
(Psa 37:25) I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
(Psa 37:26) He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.
(Psa 37:27) Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore.
(Psa 37:28) For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
(Psa 37:29) The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever.
(Psa 37:30) The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.
(Psa 37:31) The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.
(Psa 37:32) The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him.
(Psa 37:33) The LORD will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
(Psa 37:34) Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
(Psa 37:35) I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree. (Psa 37:36) Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
(Psa 37:37) Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. (Psa 37:38) But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
(Psa 37:39) But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
(Psa 37:40) And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.