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The Good Shepherd

 

Most assuredly, I say to you,
He who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way,
The same is a thief and a robber.
But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and
He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
And when he brings out his own sheep,
He goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for
They know his voice.
Yet they will by no means follow a stranger,
But will flee from him, for
They do not know the voice of strangers.

John 10:1-5

Advice From Wisdom

Wisdom Speaks

And now listen to Me, O sons;
For blessed are those who keep My ways.
Hear instruction, and be wise, and do not refuse it.
Blessed is the man who hears Me,
Watching daily at My gates,
Waiting at the posts of My doors.
For whoever finds Me finds life,
And shall obtain favor from the LORD.
But he who sins against Me wrongs his own soul;
All who hate Me love death.

Proverbs 8:32-36

Advice to My Son

My Son

My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
Bind them continually upon your heart;
Tie them around your neck.


When you roam, they will lead you;
When you sleep, they will keep you;
And when you awake, they will speak with you.


For the commandment is a lamp,
And the law a light;
Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Proverbs 6:20-23

Keep Your Heart

 

Keep your heart, and your mouth, and your eyes, and your feet, and your path

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you.
Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.
Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.

Proverbs 4:23-27

I John

 If we say that we have fellowship with him,

and walk in darkness,

we lie, and do not the truth:
 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,

we have fellowship one with another,

and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

I John 1:6-7

Job’s Conclusion

 

Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee
Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge?
Therefore have I uttered that I understood not;
Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak:
I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends:
Also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Job 42:1-6, 10

To Whom do You Belong?

 

You do not belong to you.
I do not belong to me.

We belong to God, or at least, we should.

Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
Who is in you,
Whom you have from God, and
You are not your own.

For you were bought at a price;
Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which belong to God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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