Sunday, April 03, 2005

Today is Sunday

So I have a couple of bible verses (or passages) if you will to think about. One is the charge of the blog (whether it lives up to is or not is another question) second is something I discovered and read to my bible group just last night. I apologize if the language that I use is different somewhat from what you might find you might find in your bibles.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good, to be fair and to help the poor, the fatherless and widows.

Ecclesiates 5:10-20

He who loves money shall never have enough. The foolishness of thinking that wealth brings happiness! The More you have, the more you spend, right up to the limits of you income, so what is the advantage of wealth - except perhaps to watch it as it runs through your fingers! Then man who works hard sleep well whether he eats little or much, but the rich must worry and suffer insomnia.

There is another serious problem I have seen everywhere - savings are put into risky investments that turn sour, and soon there is nothing left to pass on to one's son. The man who speculates is soon back to where he began - with nothing; This, as I said, is a very serious problem, for all his hard work has been for nothing; he has been working for the wind. It is all swept away. All the rest of this life he is under a cloud - gloomy, discouraged, frustrated, and angry.

Well, one thing, at least, is good: It is for a man to eat well, drink a glass of wine, accept his position in life, and enjoy his work whatever his job may be, for however long the Lord may let him live. And, of course, it is very good if a man has received wealth from the Lord, and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life - that is indeed a gift from God. The person who does that will not need to look back with sorrow on his past, for God gives him joy.

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