|"Marvelous Works" photo by Sally L. Smith--click on photo to enloarge|
Marvelous are Your works,
|"Peaceful Pastures" by Sally L. Smith|
The will send rain on the seeds you plant in the ground. The crops that grow will be rich and plentiful. At that time your cattle will eat grass in rolling meadows.
Isaiah 30:23 NIRV
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION®.Copyright © 1996, 1998 Biblica. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of Biblica.
This is the scene at the end of our daughter's road...so peaceful, so serene. I am grateful to live in the country.
|"Just a Weed Seed," by Sally L. Smith|
|"Frosty Walk" by Sally L. Smith|
|Dead Sea Scrolls|
"So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."
It is so important to internalize God's Word which is difficult for me since I have much trouble with memorizing anything. Many times when life has thrown me a curve, the Word of the Lord enters my brain giving me comfort, encouragement and hope. I still try to memorize and though I don't always have the exact words in my head or the reference in mind, the crux of The Word is there. It gives me the answer I need for that situation...always. The problem is that I have not hidden enough words in my heart and there are a lot of problems out there.
Okay, I have preached to myself again. I'm off to feed my soul with "Daily Bread" (John 6:35.)
|Photo: "Tree Line Up" by Sally L. Smith|
In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel will live in safety.
And this is the name by which he will be called: “The is our righteousness.”Jeremiah 23:6 NRSV
Scripture quotations are]from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved
We went to "A Union Christmas" last night, a beautiful start to our Christmas season that we have enjoyed since we moved here over three years ago. A scripture from Jeremiah was read of the foretelling of The Christ.
The last line struck home.
"The Lord is our righteousness"
Many versions of the Bible say, in a variety of translations, "The Lord is Righteous." This version and several more say it as stated above. That statement makes it personal.
We know God is Righteous but we are not.
We can never begin to line up with The Lord. Nothing we can do can put our lives in line with God's righteousness. We are hopeless.
in God's time, He sent His Son to allow us to be Right with Him and in Him. That is the best gift of all this season.
Remember it and live in Christ.