The Grace of the LORD

"And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: …

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O, What Glory That Will Be

"And there shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: and the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; and shall …

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The Only Word of God

"And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? For the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there …

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The Peril of Haughty Daughters

"Moreover the LORD saith, 'Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover …

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A Refrain, and a Reminder

We read the Song of Solomon, sometimes called the Song of Songs this morning, chapters 1 - 8.  The title reflects on what the lesson on today. I want you to note the difference between chapter 8 verse 4, and chapter 2 verse 7, and chapter 3 verse 5.  These three verses are the refrain …

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Embracing Aging

I believe what many of the scholars of Scripture have taught over the years, about the time Solomon would have written this book of wisdom - Ecclesiastes -  that it was written in the latter years of his life.  The following verses are the reason for their conclusion and mine... "Remember now thy Creator in …

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The World, and Eternity

In today's reading Ecclesiastes  1 - 3 I chose the following verses.  Up front, I would say this book is one that troubles me more than the others.  It troubles me trying to figure out the mind of the writer - Solomon - yet I do see things too.  Maybe it is because of my …

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Identifying the Hater

Most of us can identify hate and hatred. There are people however who try to convince us that they are really loving, yet they have no fruits of love.  These are the ones the wise man has written a few words of in Proverbs... "He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit …

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Measurements and Man’s Understanding

"Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?" Proverbs 20:23-24 (KJB) In those days of King Solomon, and before and after, for many years trade was conducted with produce through the use of scales …

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