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Week 50 Day 5
words for the weary
are there any
and if so what are they
there are words for the weary
that renew and revive and restore
but it is not simply the words themselves
but the spirit in which they are expressed
there are words
that feel like an embrace
that reach out and join hands
that help us to forget self and focus on others
that are shared like food across the table
that feel like a burst of courage
that bring hope where there was none
when we thought we could not go on
and they come from unexpected places
spoken by inconspicuous angels
they are like the breath of God
refreshing and renewing like a wondrous holy breeze
Remember that our cornerstone, Jesus, was rejected too.
I Peter 2
4Come to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but
chosen by God and precious, 5you also, as living stones, are
being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up
spiritual sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ. 6 It is also in
Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect,
precious. And he who believes on Him will by no means be
put to shame." 7To you who believe, He is precious; but to
those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders
rejected has become the chief cornerstone."
9You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy
nation, his own special people; proclaim the praises of Him
who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
11Beloved, as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from lusts
which war against the soul, 12live with honor among the
Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they
may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God.
13Submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake,
whether to the king as supreme, 14or to governors sent by him
to punish evildoers and praise those who do good. 15For this
is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence
the ignorance of foolish men--16as free, yet not using liberty
as a cloak for vice. 17Honor all people. Love the brotherhood.
Fear God. Honor the king.
18Servants, be submissive to you masters, not only to the
good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 20What credit is it
if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently?
But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this
is commendable before God. 21Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, 23who, when He was reviled, did not
revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but
committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.
1Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands,
that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word,
may be won by the conduct of their wives. 3Do not let your
adornment be merely outward, 4rather, let it be the hidden
person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
7Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding,
giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as heirs
together of grace, that your prayers may not be hindered. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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