December 16: Proverbs 18; Revelation 4-5

Songs for today: The First Noel / God with Us / God With Us / Infant Holy Infant Lowly

Today’s Country: Republic of Uganda

A fool does not delight in understanding,
But only in revealing his own mind.
•••
To show partiality to the wicked is not good,
Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
•••
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous runs into it and is safe.
•••
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty,
But humility goes before honor.
•••
He who gives an answer before he hears,
It is folly and shame to him.
•••
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city,
And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
•••
He who finds a wife finds a good thing
And obtains favor from the Lord.
from Proverbs 18

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”
•••
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
from Revelation 4

I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”
•••
“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”
•••
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”
from Revelation 5

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