Wisdom on the Fourteenth

I got reading Proverbs 14 today in the NASB – 1977 version and the following ones resonated with me:

Proverbs 14:26: In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and his children will have refuge. *On the side of the margin there was a translators’ notation showing “His” as an alternative for “his.”

Proverbs 14:27: The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 14:34: Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

In this day and age, I know people that work their own businesses and occasionally they find themselves short on finances. A person told me today that when reading the Bible it occurred to them that there may be times coming when it’ll be best to ask God to supply their need and not necessarily in a monetary way. Then the individual said, “If ever government required their citizens to buy and sell by using a chip in their forehead or in their wrist, by already having the faith to pray for needs, the person could avoid having a chip inserted into their very being.”

We were discussing the new credit cards which are slowly being replaced with cards containing a chip, mandated by the US government. From a chip in a card, may we be made to get a chip in our body some day? Certain people think the number “666” will be hidden in a binary code made up of zeros and ones, so ordinary folks wouldn’t have a clue that they were receiving the mark of the beast under their skin. It could be sold to the people as a security measure.

So, reading verses that say that if I have the fear and/or reverence of the LORD, I’ll have confidence and a refuge place, those Scriptures bring comfort and the wisdom to continue following God. My husband reminds me that the twelve disciples chose death over life when asked to recant their testimony of Jesus and His miracles and His choice to be the sacrificial lamb for the sins of all the world – for the Jew first and then for all the rest of the nations’ known as the Gentiles. They saw Him risen from the dead with the marks of the crucifixion and of the beatings and of the plucking of His beard. Heavy stuff on my mind tonight.

I hope this finds you well and looking up to the Father of lights, as James called God, for your provision and peace and refuge in times of trouble.

May God bless you.

 

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Are We Aware of the Time We Live In?

Hi! I’m looking at my life, while sewing. Felt like God answered my query, “What should I be doing?” by using the word “Write” to enter my consciousness.

So here I am, instead of re-threading my needle for the umpteenth time. I heard that the Pope is dying today. Then I got online and saw that he resigned from being Pope around noon. I spoke to a friend and she said it is being written on Facebook that Americans will have to receive an implanted chip in order to use their medical insurance starting in March under President Obama.  I’ve heard in the past that “666” referred to in the book of Revelation in the New Testament will be camouflaged in a binary code using all zero’s and one’s. All newborns will receive this chip for their medical records to be implanted and a homing device, according to my friend.

Are we in end times, or what?

How do we reach our unsaved loved ones? God gives free will and I respect their right to choose, but I want them to read the Bible and ask God for His input so much that it hurts.

Any comments?