September 19, 2016

Psalms 87-89 -   
He founded Zion on the Holy Mountain--and oh, how God loves his home!...

Why, God, do you turn a deaf ear?  Why do you make yourself scarce?  For as long as I remember I have been hurting; I’ve taken the worst you can hand out, and I’ve had it...                                     
You’re love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it!  I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are...Your love has always been our lives’ foundation, your fidelity has been the roof over our world....    The Right and Justice are the roots of your rule;  Love and Truth are its fruits...All we are and have we owe to God, 

But God, you did walk off and leave us, you lost your temper with the one you anointed...How long do we put up with this, God?  Are you gone for good?  Will you hold this grudge forever?  Remember my sorrow and how short life is... Blessed be God, forever and always!  Yes, Oh, yes.

Titus 3- 
Remind the people to respect the government and be law-abiding, always ready to lend a helping hand.  God’s people are bighearted and courteous...

I want you to put your foot down.  Take a firm stand on those matters so that those who have put their trust in God will concentrate on the essentials that are good for everyone.  

Stay away from mindless, pointless quarreling over genealogy and fine print in the law code.  That gets you nowhere.  Warn a quarrelsome person once or twice, but then be done with him... 

Our people have to be diligent in their work so that all necessities are met (especially among the needy) and they don’t end up with nothing to show for their lives.