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Misery loves company * A Christian post*

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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This is actually a devotonal my husband Got, I thought I could share it with you all.

2013 Pentecost Devotions II

Tuesday, August 27

Psalm 112


Praise the LORD!
Happy are those who fear the LORD,
who greatly delight in his commandments.
2Their descendants will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.
4They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;
they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5It is well with those who deal generously and lend,
who conduct their affairs with justice.
6For the righteous will never be moved;
they will be remembered forever.
7They are not afraid of evil tidings;
their hearts are firm, secure in the LORD.
8Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid;
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
9They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever;
their horn is exalted in honor.
10The wicked see it and are angry;
they gnash their teeth and melt away;
the desire of the wicked comes to nothing.

 

“The wicked see it and are angry; they gnash their teeth and melt away…”

 

We’ve all heard the old adage, “misery loves company”.  It seems as though miserable people love to drag others into their misfortune and despair instead of allowing themselves to be uplifted by anything. 

 

This sort of situation happens in many different ways all the time.  When we were serving in Appalachia, we often saw families/congregations/communities/friends, go to great lengths to keep one of their members from becoming too successful.  Often, we would watch as bright children purposely failed academically or as young adults turned down promising job offers in the face of unrelenting family pressure to stay in town.  We used to jokingly say that any head that rose above the rest would be instantly removed.  In too many cases, that statement is no joke.

 

The psalmist reminds us that righteousness is not popular among the wicked.  When those who choose to live in darkness and despair come face to face with those of us who enjoy life in all its fullness through the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection of Our Lord, it drives them into a frenzied rage.  Our fearless, hope-filled, joy threatens the perceived security of their despair (better the devil you know…).  It’s little wonder that the Son of Man had nowhere to lay his head.

 

Lord Jesus:  Thank you for filling me with your peace that passes all understanding.  Apart from You, I would be lost in despair.  Make me an instrument of Your peace.  AMEN




by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Aug. 29, 2013 at 5:49 AM

Beautiful!  Thank you for posting this :)  How are you?

stargaze281
by Gold Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:03 AM
Amen! Thanks for this post.
KymberleeAnn
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Thanks for posting this, have a great day!

Beautiful31mom
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:08 AM
I am doing great. The boys are back to school so I have some quiet time during the day! Yay! How have you been?

Quoting blsdbyangel07:

Beautiful!  Thank you for posting this :)  How are you?

MYBABYANDI
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:10 AM

2 long

Beautiful31mom
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:11 AM
You are most welcome!

Quoting stargaze281:

Amen! Thanks for this post.
Beautiful31mom
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:13 AM
You are most welcome!and you have a great day as well

Quoting KymberleeAnn:

Thanks for posting this, have a great day!

Beautiful31mom
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:14 AM
I am so sorry you feel it is to long. Have a great day!

Quoting MYBABYANDI:

2 long

KymberleeAnn
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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thank you

Quoting Beautiful31mom:

You are most welcome!and you have a great day as well

Quoting KymberleeAnn:

Thanks for posting this, have a great day!


Beautiful31mom
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM

bump

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