Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some scriptures I am pondering this Sunday

From Proverbs 22:

1 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
2 The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

9 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
23 For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

  and from James 1:

5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

 and from I Timothy 6

6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.
7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.

I am praying, Lord grant me the contentment to know just how rich we are, the generosity to hold possessions loosely and  to give with humility, the vulnerability to be approachable, the wisdom to discern real needs, both physical and spiritual, and the willingness to help.



Anonymous said...

What a beautiful prayer, K-Sue! I will join with you in praying it. Thank you for the inspiration. Blessings! Keisuzi

Val said...

Yes, Thank You Sue for sharing these beautiful and practical verses, I too need to pray your prayer. We are a privileged people to know our Heavenly Father being bought at such a great cost through His precious Son, may you truly know His leading and guiding in your life day by day. love in Jesus, Val xx Oxfordshire UK

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