September 3, 2015

Psalms - 45-47
My heart spills its banks, spilling beauty and goodness, I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words...

God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him... Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Army protects us (x3)...

.Applause, everyone, bravo, bravissimo!  Shout God-songs at the top of your lungs.... Sing songs to God, sing out!     

Sing to our King, sing praise!  He’s Lord over earth, so sing your best songs to God                                 

2 Thessalonians 2 -

 The time will come when the Anarchist will no longer be held back, but will be let loose.  But don’t worry.  The master Jesus will be right on his heels and blow him away....Meanwhile, we’ve got our hands full continually thanking God for you, our good friends-- so loved by God!

God picked you out as his from the very start.  Think of it: included in God’s original plan of salvation by the bond of faith in the living truth.  This is the life of the spirit he invited you to through the Message we delivered in which you get in on the glory of our Master, Jesus Christ.  

So friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high.  Keep a tight grip on what you are taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter.  

May Jesus himself and God our father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.