Abundant of Speech

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As an introvert, it is good, in this case, to have friends who talk a lot. I mean, they do most of my talking in social settings! I win, they lose! I do not believe in talking too much. In fact, a tongue full of words is pregnant of sin because of its fool of words. Language is simple. We struggle to be intellectuals. If you have words to really say, do not say them; but if you have a word to say, say it. Our lack of clarity is due to our abundant of speech. Be precise and concise in your speech, whether spoken or written.

Think in plenty, speak in few.

For more thoughts on speech, see my Personal Meditations on Speech.

Look to Christ

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“The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived. The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.”

– Numbers 21.

Dear reader, look to Christ. Always. Whomsoever you are. Look to Christ. It is in Christ the Solid Rock in which we stand Certain and Sure. He is your only hope in life and death. Look to Christ, I beseech thee!

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

– John 3:14, 15.

A Possible Girl to Marry

Be where a possible girl that you could marry would be geographically. ‘We marry the people that we know and are in contact with. They do not appear out of thin air as a genie out of a jar.’ Deal fairly with the girl, though, so that she would know who you truly are—so that she would marry the person that exists and not a romanticized version. You’re wise and know how to apply.

Confirm Our Confidence

Some among us are old disciples of Jesus Christ. Lord, give them satisfaction and fulfilment as they bring forth good fruit for Christ in their old age. Demonstrate to them and to us that you are upright, and never forsake your faithful servants. Be their rock of stability through all the changes of life, for not one instance of unrighteous dealing can be found in you.

Now the days of trouble have come. Now the years have come when people say there is no pleasure in them. Let your consolations delight their souls. Let them keep bearing fruit in old age. Let them stay fresh and green. Make them glad for as many days as you have afflicted them. Abundantly bless them for as many years as they have seen trouble. For you have promised that even to our old age you will never change. You are always the same. You will keep carrying us when our hair turns grey.

You are the One who has made us, and you are the One who will bear us up, sustain us, and deliver us even to the very end. You have raised us up from our youth. You have repeatedly displayed your wondrous works to us. Now when we are old and grey-headed do not leave us. Do not cast us off in our old age. Never fail us when our strength fails. Let every grey head be a crown of glory attained by a righteous life. Let us know for certain the One we have believed.

Confirm our confidence that you are able to keep our souls until that great final day. Amen.