Wednesday, February 19 / March 4, 2009: Is 2:3-11, Gen 1:24-2:3, Prov 2:1-22
- passage: Is 2:3-2:11
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the
mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach
us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go
forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall
judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall
beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of
the LORD. Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob,
because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the
Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of
their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any
end of their chariots: Their land also is full of idols; they worship
the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself:
therefore forgive them not. Enter into the rock, and hide thee in
the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men
shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
passage: Gen 1:24-2:3
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his
kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:
and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind,
and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the
earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said,
Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and
over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the
fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given
you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and
to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the
earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat:
and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold,
it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he
rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God
blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had
rested from all his work which God created and made.
passage: Prov 2:1-2:22
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with
thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart
to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy
voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest
for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of
the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound
wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity;
yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and
knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil
man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of
uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil,
and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked,
and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman,
even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh
the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her
house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that
go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the
righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect
shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth,
and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
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