Today’s thought – The Word of God

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Good Morning

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.

Priscilla Howe once described the Word of God as the Book that contains

the mind of God,
the state of man,
the way of salvation
the doom of sinners,
and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy,
its precepts are binding,
its histories are true,
and its decisions are immutable.

how can it ever fade from the grasp of man?
Read it to be wise,
believe it to be safe,
and practice it to be holy.
It contains
light to direct you,
food to support you,
and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler’s map,
the pilgrim’s staff,
the soldier’s sword,
and the Christian’s charter.
Here paradise is restored,
heaven opened,
and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand object,
our good its design,
and the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory,
rule the heart,
and guide the feet.
Read it slowly,
and prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth,
a paradise of glory,
and a river of pleasure.
It is given you in life,
will be opened in the judgment,
and be remembered forever.
It involves the highest responsibility,
will reward the greatest labor,
and will condemn all who trifle
with its sacred content.

Trust God’s Word . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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March 7, Todays’ thought – Translated

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Good Morning

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.

Generation follow generations –yet it lives.
Nations rise and fall–yet it lives.
Kings, dictators, presidents come and go–
yet it lives.
Torn, condemned, burned–yet it lives.
Hated, despised, cursed–yet it lives.
Doubted, suspected, criticized–yet it lives.
Damned by atheists–yet it lives
Exaggerated by fanatics–yet it lives.
Misconstrued and misstated–yet it lives.
Ranted and raved about–yet it lives.
Its inspiration denied–yet it lives.

Yet it lives–as a lamp unto our feet.
Yet it lives–as a light to our paths.
Yet it lives–as a standard for childhood.
Yet it lives–as a guide for youth.
Yet it lives–as an inspiration for the matured.
Yet it lives–as a comfort for the aged.
Yet it lives–as food for the hungry.
Yet it lives–as water for the thirsty.
Yet it lives–as light for the heathen.
Yet it lives–as salvation for the sinner.
Yet it lives–as grace for the Christian.

To know it is to live it.
To love it is to accept it.
To accept it means Live eternal. Unknown

A young man went home from a theological school to visit his aged grandmother. To have a bit of fun at her expense he said:
“Grandmother, you know that the Bible you say you believe was written in the Hewrew and Greek. It had to be translated by great acholars into your laguage. How do you know those who translated it got it right?”
“Ah, Jamie, lad,” she answered “never mind the great men; I have translated a few of them promises myself.”

Standing on the promises of God . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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