I have started to do an amazing thing…   I open the Bible.  Once a day.  Sometimes for just two minutes.  Sometimes for much longer.  I do not start at the beginning or pick up where I left off.  I do not select what book I read or what chapter or verse.  I just open it and let my eyes fall where they may.  And more times than not, my eyes fall on a verse or chapter that have incredible meaning to me that day, that moment.  It would be presumptuous to think that God is directing me to something…  wouldn’t it?  I am not the most religious person…  I sometimes struggle to make it to church on Sunday, letting the rest of the world get in the way…  I certainly struggle to put others needs ahead of mine… And the bible was written eons ago…   how could it possibly relate to me …  How could the words on a random page  that I open to make sense in my 21st century life … I don’t know…  Or may be I do and am afraid to admit it.  God is good.  God is all knowing.  And God knows what we need.    So permit me to indulge and share what I read.

Here is today’s “random” Bible opening:

Proverbs 2:1-12:

My son, if you receive my words
and treasure my commands,
Turning your ear to wisdom,
inclining your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you call for intelligence,
and to understanding raise your voice;
If you seek her like silver,
and like hidden treasures search her out,
Then will you understand the fear of the LORD;
the knowledge of God you will find;
For the LORD gives wisdom,
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He has success in store for the upright,
is the shield of those who walk honestly,
Guarding the paths of justice,
protecting the way of his faithful ones,
Then you will understand what is right and just,
what is fair, every good path;
For wisdom will enter your heart,
knowledge will be at home in your soul,
Discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you;
Saving you from the way of the wicked,
from those whose speech is perverse.




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