Wednesday, December 22, 2004
No offense intended (seriously too).
"Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse; whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt. A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you; the wise when rebuked, will love you. Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still; teach the righteous and they will gain in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." (Prov. 9:7-10)
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Prov 10:12)
Lying lips conceal hatread, and whoever utters slander is a fool. (Prov. 10:18)
What the wicked dread will come upon them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted (Prov. 10:24)
The hope of the righteous ends in gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing. (Prov. 10:28)
"Therefore thus says the Lord G-d: Because you compare your mind with the mind of G-d, therefore, I will bring strangers against you, the most terrible of the nations, they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and defile your splendor. They shall thrust you down to the Pit, and you shall die a violent death in the heart of the seas. Will you say "I am a god", in the presance of those who kill you, though you are but a mortal, and no god, in the hands of those who wound you? You shall die the death of the uncircumsized by the hand of foreigners. (Ezekiel 28:6-10).
Can I use this one for opponents of gay marriage? can I? can I?
"What the wicked dread will come upon them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted (Prov. 10:24)"
Of course, THOSE people could just turn around and say that's why George Bush won the election... But since we don't have gay marriage now, I can't really dread NOT having it, know what I mean?
Again, I saw vanity under the sun: the case of solitary individuals, without sons or brothers; yet there is no end to all their toil, and their eyes are never satisfied with riches. "For whom am I Toiling," they ask "and depriving myself of pleasure?" This is also vanity and unhappy business. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? (Eccl. 4:7-11)