Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, & the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver & her profit better than gold.
She is more precious than jewels, & nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches & honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, & all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, & the clouds drop down the dew.
… For The Lord will be your confidence & will keep your foot from being caught.
// Read these verses today & was freshly reminded of what The Lord does in those who run to seek His wisdom;
You become rooted, just as He is rooted.
You will be a blessing to others & have honor.
You will walk securely & you will not stumble.
I desire this. All the days of my life.. I want to have my confidence in the one who can strength me more than I could ever possibly do in myself.(via laurenarlene)
Men must think biblically of women and push against the stereotypes of women as mere sexual creatures or servants put here for our pleasure or comfort. Because of the Imago Dei, men must think biblically of women and treasure them as sisters and co-heirs, daughters of the King and glorious, not dismissing them intellectually or robbing them of the right to exercise their gifts within God’s beautiful design.
Q:why shoud we go to church? we can serve God in home or somethin
A church goer wrote to the editor of a newspaper and stated that it is not makes sense to go to church every Sunday.
"I have gone to church for 30 years and during this time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for my life, except for one or the other, I can not remember the most of them … So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are also wasting their time. "
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” to the delight of the editor in chief of the newspaper, which received several letters, of which he decided to publish this response from another reader:
"I have been married for over 30 years. During this time my wife has cooked some 3,000 meals. But for my life, except for one or the other, I can not remember most of them, but one thing I know they all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my job. If my wife had not given me these meals, I and our children would be malnourished or dead. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for feed my soul and my family, we would these terrible spiritual condition. "
Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
The Christian way is different: harder and easier. Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down. I don’t want to drill the tooth, or crown it, or stop it, but to have it out. Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked — the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours.’
When I feel plain, He shines glorious colors through my skin. When I don’t feel beautiful, He dresses me in love and cloaks me in grace.