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Thursday, March 19, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Closing out today, after listening to Fox News, I asked God to lead me to a Scripture passage.

This is where He pointed. How appropriate for what’s going on.

Proverbs 11 (New International Version):

The LORD detests dishonest scales,
but accurate weights find favor with him.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.

The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.

The righteousness of the blameless makes their
paths straight, but the wicked are brought down
by their own wickedness.

The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

Hopes placed in mortals die with them;
all the promise of their power comes to nothing.

The righteous are rescued from trouble,
and it falls on the wicked instead.

With their mouths the godless destroy their
neighbor but through knowledge the righteous escape.

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;
when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.