Daily Bible Study
Proverbs 11:2 - "When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom." Many proverbs contrast the arrogant with the humble; as this one does. The Hebrew word for pride comes from a root that means "to boil up"; it refers to a raging arrogance or insolence. The image pictures the presumptuous or arrogant behavior of the godless person. Such behavior always leads to shame.
A SUNRISE GIFT - "To those whose lives have been full of struggle and care, who have felt as you both have, the tragedy of living, the pity of an agonized heart for My poor world - to those of My followers I give that Peace and Joy that brings to age its second Spring, the youth they sacrificed for Me, and for My world... Take each day now as a joyous sunrise gift from Me. Your simple daily tasks done in My Strength and Love will bring the consciousness of all your highest hopes. Expect great things. Expect great things."
THE QUIET TIME - There may be many times when I reveal nothing, command nothing, give no guidance. But your path is clear, and your task, to grow daily more and more into the knowledge of Me. That this quiet time with Me will enable you to do. I may ask to sit silent before Me, and I may speak no word that you could write. All the same that waiting with me will bring comfort and Peace. Only Friends who understand and love each other can wait silent in each other's presence. And it may be that I shall prove our friendship by asking you to wait in silence while I rest with you, assured of your Love and understanding. So wait, so love, so joy." I'm gonna love and joy this weekend - how about you?!!
Romans 2:1-3: "Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge; for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?" Paul declares that all unrighteous people are without excuse. Now he demonstrates that the self-righteous (those who judge others) are inexcusable, by revealing the standards by which everyone will be judged. Judgment will be 1) according to truth; 2) according to works and 3) according to the light one has of the law. Truth here refers to the true condition of humanity.
FORGET FORGIVE - 'Our Lord we thank Thee for so much. We bless Thee and praise Thy Glorious Name.' "Fill your world with Love and laughter. Never mind what anguish lies behind you. Forget, Forgive, Love, and Laugh. Treat all as you would treat Me, with Love and consideration. Let nothing that others do to you alter your treatment of them."