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Bible Verse of the Day – A Fool Gives Full Vent To His Anger. But A Wise Man Keeps Himself Under Control (Proverbs 29:11)

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” – The Old Testament, Proverbs 29:11

This verse is very straightforward. While anger can be justified, indeed even God gets angry, giving full vent to that anger without showing restraint is a very foolish thing to do. If you are a wise man, you are very slow to anger, and it takes a great deal to set you off. And even if you do get set off, keeping yourself under control is the embodiment of wisdom.

Do you remember the story of the Amish who visited a child murderer’s family and prayed with and for them after the Amish School Shooting, literally hours after he had murdered their children? That, is the embodiment of this verse. And the embodiment of Godly love. They had every right to be angry and to hate. And they admitted to being angry. But they also had Biblical wisdom, and knew that God forgives and God loves. He calls us to love even when there is no clear reason to love. You love, and that love trumps your anger, because it is a commandment from God to love our fellow man. It does not say to love them only when they are doing right, or doing what you approve of. Quite the opposite in fact. Judgment is God’s, our commandment is to Love.

 
 

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Bible Verse of the Day – Faith is the Substance of Things Hoped For. The Evidence of Things Not Seen (Hebrews 11:1)

Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11:1“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – The Old Testament, Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

I was watching an amazing movie the other day (for the first time) that you’ve probably heard of, called “The Shawshank Redemption”. It is one of those movies that I have heard a lot about, but never paid attention. A friend showed it to me, and it was one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen.

As the credits rolled and tears filled my eyes at the final triumphant scene, this verse came to mind. In my estimation, the main character of the film, had faith. While Morgan Freeman’s character had hope. There is a huge difference between the two. Faith is the most powerful thing, and gives you the ability to accomplish the impossible, even when the impossible is seemingly, just that, an impossibility.

 

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Bible Verse of the Day – A Man’s Wisdom Gives Him Patience; It Is To His Glory To Overlook An Offense (Proverbs: 19:11)

“A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.” – The Old Testament, Proverbs 19:11

I absolutely love the way the Bible puts this, from the NIV. “It is to his glory to overlook an offense.”

That is the way that one should conduct their life. Take no offense from anyone, no matter what it is that they do. And be proud of the fact that your strength in Christ and your knowledge of Biblical Wisdom, gives you the ability to overlook offenses; something that the world will often not even attempt to do. But instead will revel in getting revenge, keeping a grudge, and answering an offense with an offense equal to the person who slighted them. (Secular rap culture, I’m looking at you!)

This is an amazing verse, and a very wise one indeed.

 
 

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Bible Verse of the Day – He Who Dwells In the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Remain Stable and Fixed Under the Shadow of the Almighty Whose Power No Foe Can Withstand – Psalm 91:1-2

Psalm 91 1 Matrix View He who dwells in the secret place of the most high shall remain under the shadow of the Almighty whose power no foe can withstand

The Truth of Christ makes you like Neo. No foe can withstand the power of the Lord.

Psalm 91:1-2
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!

This Bible verse from the Old Testament says it all. With God on your side, who can be against you? What foe can defeat the Creator? None. He is your fortress, your refuge, and the one who protects, provides and in whom you can trust.

 

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Bible Verse of the Day (Philippians 2:3) – Do Nothing From Rivalry or Conceit But In Humility Count Others More Significant Than Yourselves – New Testament

Jesus Teaches Humility. The Master Becomes the Servant

Humility. What we should all aspire to.

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” -Philippians 2:3 – The Bible, New Testament.

Anyone who has read the Bible knows that the value of humility is one of its strongest teachings. Humility is also one of the hardest values to practice, as it is essentially the opposite of how most people naturally react, speak, act and think.

But humility is what we should ALL aspire to. Just as Christ Himself, the Master and Creator of all things, willingly brought Himself down to the level of a humble servant. The Master became the Servant, washing the feet of those who, in the natural worldly order of things, should have been serving the Master.

 
 

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Bible Verse of the Day – Count It All As Joy When You Meet Trials and Tribulations, James 1:2-4 (New Testament)

Count it all as joy when you meet trails and tribulations (James 1:2-4).

An absolutely amazing photo. Joy comes from the heart, not from external circumstances.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1:2-4

This is a truly amazing verse. It really boggles the mind when you think about how opposed to the natural order of things it is. Trials and Tribulations do not bring one joy, in the world. They bring suffering, complaining, bitching, if you will.

That is not how God would have us see things. Quite the opposite in fact. And that is what true maturity is.

 
 

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Billy Graham 911 Speech For September 11th 2001 Memorial Service At Washington DC National Cathedral (September 14th 2001)

Billy Graham 911 September 11th 2001 Memorial Speech Photo (9/14/01)

Photo of Billy Graham giving the September 11th Memorial Speech.

Billy Graham’s 9/11 September 11th Speech at the Memorial Service are powerful, eternal words; even 11 years later here on September 11th 2012.

Here is the full audio, with the text transcript below. God bless you.

Billy Graham’s remarks given at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 14, 2001, brought hope and healing to the shocked nation. They still hold power, 11 years later.

We come together today to affirm our conviction that God cares for us, whatever our ethnic, religious or political background may be. The Bible says that He is “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.” (1)

No matter how hard we try, words simply cannot express the horror, the shock and the revulsion we all feel over what took place in this nation on Tuesday morning. September 11 will go down in our history as a Day to Remember.

Today we say to those who masterminded this cruel plot, and to those who carried it out, that the spirit of this nation will not be defeated by their twisted and diabolical schemes. Some day those responsible will be brought to justice.

Here is a partial video.

But today we come together in this service to confess our need of God. We’ve always needed God from the very beginning of this nation. But today we need Him especially. We’re involved in a new kind of warfare. And we need the help of the Spirit of God. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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