Psalm 1 Bible Reading

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,nor standeth in the way of sinners,nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. … [Read more...]

A Reading of Proverbs 9

This is a reading of Proverbs 9 A Reading of Proverbs 9 1WISDOM HAS built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars. 2She has killed her beasts, she has mixed her [spiritual] wine; she has also set her table. 3She has sent out her maids to cry from the highest places of the town: 4Whoever is simple (easily led astray and wavering), let him turn in here! As for him who lacks understanding, [God's] Wisdom says to him, 5Come, eat of my bread and drink of the [spiritual] wine which I have mixed. 6Leave off, simple ones [forsake the foolish and simpleminded] and live! And walk in the way of insight and understanding. 7He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises. 8Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. 9Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right standing with God) and he will increase in learning. 10The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and … [Read more...]

Reading of Proverbs 8

This is a reading of Proverbs 8. Reading of Prov 8 The Excellence of Wisdom 8¬†Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? 2¬†She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way, where the paths meet. 3¬†She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance of the doors: 4¬†‚ÄúTo you, O men, I call, And my voice¬†is¬†to the sons of men. 5¬†O you simple ones, understand prudence, And you fools, be of an understanding heart. 6¬†Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips¬†will come¬†right things; 7¬†For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness¬†is¬†an abomination to my lips. 8¬†All the words of my mouth¬†are¬†with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse¬†is¬†in them. 9¬†They¬†are¬†all plain to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. 10¬†Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; 11¬†For wisdom¬†is¬†better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. 12¬†‚ÄúI, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge¬†and¬†discretion. 13¬†The fear of the¬†Lord¬†is¬†to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And … [Read more...]

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