Morning Direction From Scripture 6-23-17

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Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[c]
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.” Psalm 58:6-11

When  and how are the righteous rewarded?

Evening Meditation 6-22-17

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Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[c]
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.” Psalm 58:6-11

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
Explain that metaphor!

Mid Afternoon Meditation 6-22-17

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Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[c]
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.” Psalm 58:6-11

What do your enemies look like defanged?

WPC: This Too Shall Pass

This week THE DAILY POST HAS ASKED US TO POST PHOTOS OF TRANSIENT THINGS.

Here are my thoughts on things that come to go.

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To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. Arnold Bennett

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Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
mere mortals that you think of them?
4They are like a breath;
their days are like a fleeting shadow. Psalm 144:3,4

Here are some more transient things:

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Morning Direction From Scripture 6-22-17

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Justice—do you rulers[b] know the meaning of the word?
    Do you judge the people fairly?
No! You plot injustice in your hearts.
    You spread violence throughout the land.
These wicked people are born sinners;
    even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.
They spit venom like deadly snakes;
    they are like cobras that refuse to listen,
ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers,
    no matter how skillfully they play. Psalm 58:1-5

Who are the snake charmers?

Evening Meditation 6-21-17

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Justice—do you rulers[b] know the meaning of the word?
    Do you judge the people fairly?
No! You plot injustice in your hearts.
    You spread violence throughout the land.
These wicked people are born sinners;
    even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.
They spit venom like deadly snakes;
    they are like cobras that refuse to listen,
ignoring the tunes of the snake charmers,
    no matter how skillfully they play. Psalm 58:1-5

Do you believe everyone is born a sinner? Why or why not?

Living for God is only possible with God — Affirmations of God

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 19:26 ESV- But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Sometimes we hijack scriptures, don’t we? Hijack and make them fit our desires. Please hear me clearly that I do believe that all things are possible with God. This…

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