Friday, July 19, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 200

The scriptures read are Proverbs 13-15, Psalm 14 and Ephesians 4.

Proverbs 13-15. A few of the better proverbs.

From chapter 13: "The rich can be sued for everything they have, but the poor are free from such threats."

From chapter 14: "The person who shuns the bitter moments of friends will be an outsider at their celebrations."
"You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless; when you are kind to the poor, you honor God."

From chapter 15: "Better a bread crust shared in love than a slab of prime rib served in hate."

Psalm 14. A choral version by Charles Ives for your enjoyment: click here.

Ephesians 4. As usual, Paul stresses unity but not uniformity. He points out what we have in common with other Christians. And he does it with poetic beauty (vv. 4-6). And he also reminds us of the variety of gifts the Spirit gives the church.

Following Jesus means some changes in the way you think, speak and act. Paul has some specifics on this matter.

And never grieve the Spirit!

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