Good morning my sisters. I wanted to share something with you all. I have The Message which is the bible translated in to our understanding. The Message is not lost and is put so we can understand it right next to the actual bible passages. It is a great way to understand better what is being said.

Proverbs 30 talks about a man who doesn't believe he needs God and doesn't believe in him at all because he has what he needs. In the message it is translated; "There is no God! No God!---I can do anything I want! I'm more animal than human."

Now many believe this and that is ok. Let them believe that while we who walk by faith not by sight understand the importance of believing fully in the Lord. I love the part later on where it talks about things we shouldn't do.

"Give me enough food to live on, neither too much nor too little. If I'm too full, I might get independant, saying 'God? Who needs him?"

This is because we become too full of our own self worth, own financial standings and selfish wants and walk away from God believing that we have everything so we don't need God! This of course is not true. The Message laters describes Proverbs 30 as follows:

"If I'm poor, I might steal and dishoner the name of my God. Don't blow the whistle on your fellow workers behind their backs, They'll accuse you of being underhanded, and then you'll be the guilty one!"

We get desperate at times which causes us to do things we know we should not. We take things from others that does not belong to us. If we are poor in love we look to others to recieve it and sometimes this leads in to troubles. If we are poor in family we look to others to find it and find ourselves more troubled. If we look to God first then....that is when we find the right family, right love and right richness in life. How many of you have turned your lives around, put full faith in the Lord and found some amazing friends, richness and love?

The Message goes on to describe Proverbs 30 by saying:

"Don't be stuck up and think you're better than everyone else. Don't be greedy, merciless and cruel as wolves, tearing into the poor and feasting on them, shredding the needy to pieces only to discard them."

We can pretty much understand this one right? We don't need to sit there and think our lives are perfect, we are perfect and punish those that are what you consider "less than you". You will see the truth soon enough and lose many things in life! No one wants to be friends with someone who is mean and nasty like a wolf!

So in reading and explaining. We understand that indeed we need God in our lives and put God first always. We do not need to think that we are better than anyone else or that we can go on our own. It's funny when those who do not believe in God curse him first for things gone wrong!

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 9:00 AM AMEN!!! I needed that today!!  Blessings!!!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 11:53 AM That was great!

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