Psalm 52:2: Psalm 52:2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.
Ed ran the blade along the cardboard cartons with speed and skill. He broke down the boxes and stuffed them in a crate. He had done the job a thousand times before, and it had become second nature to him. Often he let his mind wander. On this occasion, it was a poor idea. With lightening speed, the blade ran across the back of Ed's hand, cutting deep and wounding him severely.
Just as a blade cuts deep into flesh, unkind words
cut into the heart. A sacred trust has been entrusted to Christians. That trus...
Adversity As An Opportunity: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways," declares the Lord." (Isaiah 55:8 NIV)
When adverse circumstances come upon us, we most certainly wonder
"why" God would allow such a thing. Did He turn His head away? We're
pretty sure he didn't. In Isaiah, God declares that His thinking is
different than ours, and we don't always understand what's happening
or what He's doing. But it is encouraging to know that God is in
control. In Job's case, it was God who pointed out Job's righteous
life to the accuser Satan. The extent of Stan's attack was clearly