1 “Surely there is a mine for silver,
and a place for gold that they refine.
2 Iron is taken out of the earth,
and copper is smelted from the ore.
3 Man puts an end to darkness
and searches out to the farthest limit
the ore in gloom and deep darkness.
4 He opens shafts in a valley away from where anyone lives;
they are forgotten by travelers;
they hang in the air, far away from mankind; they swing to and fro.
5 As for the earth, out of it comes bread,
but underneath it is turned up as by fire.
6 Its stones are the place of sapphires,a
and it has dust of gold.
7 “That path no bird of prey knows,
and the falcon’s eye has not seen it.
8 The proud beasts have not trodden it;
the lion has not passed over it.
9 “Man puts his hand to the flinty rock
and overturns mountains by the roots.
10 He cuts out channels in the rocks,
and his eye sees every precious thing.
11 He dams up the streams so that they do not trickle,
and the thing that is hidden he brings out to light.
12 “But where shall wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
13 Man does not know its worth,
and it is not found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, ‘It is not in me,’
and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’
15It cannot be bought for gold,
and silver cannot be weighed as its price.
16 It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.
17 Gold and glass cannot equal it,
nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
18 No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal;
the price of wisdom is above pearls.
19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
nor can it be valued in pure gold.
20 “From where, then, does wisdom come?
And where is the place of understanding?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living
and concealed from the birds of the air.
22 Abaddon and Death say,
‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’
23 “God understands the way to it,
and he knows its place.
24 For he looks to the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
25 When he gave to the wind its weight
and apportioned the waters by measure,
26 when he made a decree for the rain
and a way for the lightning of the thunder,
27 then he saw it and declared it;
he established it, and searched it out.
28 And he said to man,
‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”
Job lived during the time of Jacob. And he understands gold mining 50 feet straight down in Ethiopia, where the Queen of the South carried treasure to King Solomon. Job sees mineral mines.
Something we are familiar with today. And Ethiopia has begun to mine for gold in this way again.
We have so many changes, in all that surrounds us. Today looking through my photos I found this.
I was pretty excited to see my angel in my clouds photo...until I realized this IS "The Doggie-Nose-Smear in the Window"!!!
What is up? Internet news. Wow. One source publishes Chelsea Manning's direct release of military secrets led to the death of 52 people in the military, that week. And another source says this is like Wikileaks and, therefore, filtered.
Presidential Ratings. Gasp. Trump according to Gallup and Drudge has popped up to a 55% approval rating same as - - - President Obama. About the same as all USA Presidents - except President Truman - people loved President Truman.
Anything else??? Yes, we are an echo of rumor , riot, demonstrations and brutal opinion - similar to the 1st Century of the Roman Empire. Where what was interesting??? POLITICS !!!
Rasmussen reports half of America feel the media has a bias against President Trump. And the Law Enforcement communities have political opinion and bias as well. Bias has become same ol.
What was America doing today??? Demonstrations about Immigration... Something of major proportion in Roman Politics. Welfare. Work. Political Agenda.
What do we know of Acts 24. Governor Felix??? Oh that's easy. Governor Felix was as well known through the Roman Empire as Brad Pitt. Why? His brother was famous climber in Rome. Climbing is interesting.
Felix - younger brother of the Greek freedman Marcus Antonius Pallas. Pallas was Secretary of the Treasury during Emperor Claudius. Felix was part of Josephus' Antiquities. xx. 7 and is called Claudius Felix, or for Claudius's mother Antonia Minor, a daughter of Triumvir Mark Antony to Octavia Minor and niece of Emperor Augustus. According to Tacitus, Pallas and Felix descended from the Greek Kings of Arcadia. Felix became the procurator by the petition of his brother.
Felix’s cruelty and licentiousness, coupled with his accessibility to bribes (see Book of Acts 24:26) and if you were very, very cool you vacationed in Pompeii. Felix's wife did this in 79 A.D. and went to her death in Pompeii.
Politics was fascination and images were held on coins.
Want some fun? Golden Gate Times shows the entire hour of President Donald Trump calmly taking on the News Media and the photography shows the Press Corps completely smiling and enjoying the debate. Very, very, very, very, very interesting. Well worth the time. The faces of the press are wreathed with smiles and astonishment. Wow.
According to New York City Publisher Bloomberg - Drudge Report - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-16/how-to-stay-sane-in-a-world-of-crazy-news -
"How to Stay Sane in a World of Crazy News
Another day, another firestorm. Nine experts on ways to keep up — and keep your head from exploding."
Stress is way, way up.
If we summarize this quickly, Bloomberg says if it provokes an emotional response - the story is manufactured to "play" the reader. And deserves a very thorough re-check.
Bloomberg says limit the news to your family - with small children. And avoid being a newshound looking for the newest scandal.
Definitely something from the Bible.
Jesus would not be in dismay. Jesus calms the storms and sleeps easily.
2 Peter 3:17
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
You know to Whom You Belong. Rejoice. You are Child of the King of Kings. Jesus is still working and so is His Father.
Coincidence? When you hear news - you have been informed. Live the adventure.
27 And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.
You are a Child of the Lord of Lords. Pray for the people facing harsh circumstance. Pray for the Clarity of the news. Pray to see good come from this to Glorify God. Expect to hear from Jesus. You are the positive, praying force; You and Jesus are Up.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Father God, loves to hear from you, telling Him how this relates to Scripture. Pray. Have faith. During the French Revolution - the Cathedrals and Churches had God mocked by sacrifices to other gods. During the Second Century the Roman Empire had truly weird, weird weather and thought the world was truly ending. For 2 Millenniums , prayer has been answered. Have Faith.
Hebrews 7 says God is going to Pitch Hit. He is not always predictable in what He is going to do. Expect Turbulence. Bette Davis says: "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Jesus said, " Days will Come." We gotta Believe Jesus.
For years we've had 6 companies reporting the news. Now we leak everywhere. So Interesting. God is not confined to what people do. He never needed to be fed. And His Acts of Mercy and Goodness are what He brings to us. Not what we bring to Him. Romans 12. Live the adventure.
Same? We surely, certainly and without a doubt could not skip saying with Joy and verve - Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. No disappointment there.
There will always be a battle of good and evil. We just have to pray. The Battle, fortunately, for us, belongs to God - Who Wins.
Good News. God is in the same business for Millenniums, providing Love, Joy, Peace, Encouragement, Goodness and Hope in Faith.
What we know and what we believe and what we want to live and what we want to see in those who live as part of our lives - IS THE SAME. We want to have people near us who get along. We want sincerity, integrity, reliability, kindness, and respect. We want to fill our lives with this goodness. And Jesus Christ helps us to be strong and to give this as to continue along His path. We want to see the world behave with less embarrassing actions and words. We want to cheer to hear Good News. In God - we Will. And in this Strength - In the Goodness of God - we are more than Conquerors. Daily.
David was met with people who suddenly wanted to get along. And David was found to be a Shepherd. Moses - found ways to get a long and looked for a system to work with compatibility. Jesus tells us in the New Testament how to be congenial and how to be apart from less than uplifting. Discern God's Good Path. This is where God is going to bless, protect, encourage, enable, build, strengthen the framework where Love,Joy and Peace will abide.
To God be the Glory as we build our lives, our families, our Churches, our communities, our Nation, our cities and as we hope for more Heaven on Earth.
Let the Light of Christ shine in each of us in the abilities You place in us and our willingness to work with Your Willingness.
The Love, Joy, Peace, Encouragement of God's Love dwell in us Richly, to deepen and love one another.
Jesus is God. Amen.
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