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Archive for June 21st, 2016

The Word

Proverbs 3. 19 – 21

“The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

“By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

“My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:”

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“…The people who influence you

are people who believe in you.”

– Henry  Drummond, from his book Greatest Thing in this World

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The woman or man who is becoming more like the world is, at-the-same-time, becoming less like Jesus.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” 1Jo 2.15.

– eab, 5/29/15

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Pout Out

 

God can take out,

The carnal pout,

(The rest of us

Wish He would).

And in its place,

Put His great grace,

So you see things

As you should.

– eab, 6/20/09

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A straw viewed from one dimension appears solid.

Viewed from its other dimension (in a sense it only has two) it all-but-disappears. Its very purpose is to be hollow. A “solid straw” is worthless unless/until its contents move up/down to an intended destination. A “straw man” appears to be real but is not (he’s a scarecrow).

In a twist of reality we are all “straw men.” We appear to be so tall, have such-n-such diameter, be striped or same in color. Every one of us is full of the Lord (or full of his enemy). We are conductors. Once our straw-life is over we are forgotten. “Lord, please use my “little straw” for its best good.”

– eab, 6/5/16

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