Psalm 33:16-19 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
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PR 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. PR 29:16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. PR 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. PR 29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Deuteronomy 11:18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) Lord, I find the genealogy of my Savior strangely checkered with four remarkable changes in four generations.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) Rehoboam begat Abia: a bad father begat a bad son. Abia begat Asa: a bad father and a good son. Asa begat Jehoshaphat: a good father and a good son. Jehoshaphat began Joram: a good father and a bad son.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) I see, Lord, from hence, that my father's piety cannot be entailed; that is bad news for me. But I see also that actual impiety is not hereditary; that is good news for my son.