Well, not much new over here on the homestead. We are still learning 10th grade from the boys bedroom/classroom.
Animals still alive, hubby still working. Facebook is taking up lots of time here. I’m slowly but surely working my way through a bible study on the book of Proverbs.
I don’t have the energy to make long posts [so I guess I’m keeping my resolution to create shorter ones!]
But I still see scripture that pops out at me:
32 “You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19.
Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.
5 The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water,
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6 Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?
7 The righteous who walks in his integrity—
blessed are his children after him!
9 Who can say, “I have made my heart pure;
I am clean from my sin”?
11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts,
by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
the Lord has made them both.
13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty;
open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
15 There is gold and abundance of costly stones,
but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;
therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.
20 If one curses his father or his mother,
his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
22 Do not say, “I will repay evil”;
wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
24 A man’s steps are from the Lord;
how then can man understand his way?
25 It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,”
and to reflect only after making vows.
27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord,
searching all his innermost parts.
29 The glory of young men is their strength,
but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
30 Blows that wound cleanse away evil;
strokes make clean the innermost parts.
Dear Father, giver of your Holy Spirit,
Thank you for justifying me through faith, so that now I have peace with you through the Lord Jesus Christ.
How grateful I am that I have access to your grace! I rejoice in the hope of sharing in your glory.
More than that, my God, I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake.
I know that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
How I bless you for this wonderful hope that I have. It is a hope that will never bring disappointment.
I know this because I have tasted your love. You have poured it into my heart through the Holy Spirit which you have given me, as well as to all your people.
By the authority of Christ and in his name I pray. Amen.