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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

read something today worth noting

Job 28:28
28 And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.”

Hebrews 12:2
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Psalm 46:1
Psalm 46[a] For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth.[b] A song.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:10
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

"The fear of the Lord- that is wisdom" not the fear of circumstances around us.  "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus", not on the confusion before us.  "God is our refuge and strength."  We will find neither refuge nor strength in faulty human reasoning or in conclusions based on insufficient, misunderstood, circumstantial evidence.  "Be still, and know that I am God,"  We need to withdraw from the uproar and reflect on the one who grants peace.

I must confess that I often waste time and produce anxiety by fixing my attention on troubles, on injustices, on grievances and on pain.  When I think of You, though, and bring these concerns to You in prayer and trust You to guide me, to reassure me, to comfort me, or to strengthen me as You know best, then You replace my turmoil with Your peace.

from Job--Lessons in Comfort, by Frances Poston Bennett


  1. Wow. What a blessing to read these words. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. It reminds me of a song that God brings me back to... Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.