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Thursday, April 12, 2018

I’m ready to meet those who love me.

Proverbs 8:20-36 
The Voice (VOICE)

    I follow the way of right living.
        Follow me along the path to find justice;
    I’m ready to meet those who love me, bestow true riches upon them,
        and fill up their lives until their treasuries overflow.
    The Eternal created me; it happened when His work was beginning,
        one of His first acts long ago.
    Before time He established me,
        before the earth saw its first sunrise.
    I was born before the deep existed,
        before any springs poured out their water,
    Before the mountains were placed on their foundations,
        before the hills rolled across the land—
        yes, before all this, I was brought forth.
    When the earth was yet unformed and the fields were not yet nestled beneath the wind—
        even before the first dust of the earth—
    When He created the heavens, I was there.
        When He drew a circle in the deep, dividing the oceans and the sky, I was there.
    I was there when He established the sky.
        I was there when the springs in the deep were fortified;
    I witnessed Him lay down the shore as a boundary
        and put limits on the water
    And determine the foundations of the earth.
    All this time I was close beside Him, a master craftsman.
        Every day I was His delightful companion,
        celebrating every minute in His presence,
    Elated by the world He was making and all its fine creatures;
    I was especially pleased with humanity.

    So now listen to me, my children:
        those who live by my ways will find true happiness.
    Pay attention to my guidance, dare to be wise,
        and don’t disregard my teachings.
    The one who listens to me,
        who carefully seeks me in everyday things
        and delays action until my way is apparent, that one will find true happiness.
    For when he recognizes and follows me, he finds a peaceful and satisfying life
        and receives favor from the Eternal.
    But heed my warning: the one who goes against me will only hurt himself,
        for all who despise me are playing with fire and courting death.

Blog created 04/28/2017
Mighty Warrior

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