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Proverbs 30:5 KJV and more Blessings!!

Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs, and more… We are not alone   –LD

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Proverbs 30:5 KJV ) “Every WORD of GOD is Pure: He is a Shield unto them that put their Trust in Him.”!!

Psalms 31:1 KJV ) “( To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. ) In thee, O LORD, do I put my Trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy Righteousness.”!! 

II Timothy 3:16-17 KJV ) “All Scripture is Given by Inspiration of GOD, and is Profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Instruction in Righteousness: That the man ( or woman ) of GOD may be Perfect, throughly Furnished unto all Good Works.”!!

Matthew 4:4 KJV ) “But HE Answered and Said, It is Written, man ( or woman ) shall Not Live by Bread alone, but by Every WORD that Proceedeth out of the Mouth of GOD.”!! 

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Why Man Cannot Be God (Reason No. 214,989,112 )

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Robert Fulton’s design for the world’s first steam-powered warship. The thing in the very middle of the ship is the paddle wheel.

Robert Fulton was a genius–right? He invented the steamboat. They called it “Fulton’s Folly,” but they were wrong: Fulton had just revolutionized transportation.

Nevertheless, Fulton did come up with one real folly, and it was the last project he did in his life.

In 1814 Fulton got Congress to appropriate $500,000–a staggering sum, in those days–to build a steam-powered warship that would sweep the British Navy from the seas. The War of 1812 was ongoing, the British had sailed into Chesapeake Bay and burned Washington, and it was feared they would do the same to New York. The young nation looked to Fulton to prevent that.

Fulton knew that the obvious problem for any steamboat entering a naval battle was the paddle-wheel: it would be shot to bits in a matter of minutes, leaving the ship dead in the water. So Fulton put the paddle-wheel inside the ship (see drawing, above), smack-dab in the middle, where no enemy could damage it without sinking the ship outright. And to make sure that wouldn’t happen, Fulton built the hull extra-thick and armed the vessel to the teeth with heavy guns.

As he designed it, so they built it. They finished the job a few months before the war ended.

Two things turned out to be wrong.

First, the design didn’t leave room for an engine big enough to move this monster into anything like a battle speed. It was slooooow.

But worst–you won’t believe this, but it’s true–Fulton’s design did not provide any way to steer the vessel! Again, look at the drawing: with the paddle-wheel in the middle of the boat, the boat could only go in one direction. If you really did have to turn it, you had to send men out in rowboats, with lots of strong rope, to drag the ship into another course. Not the most practical expedient during the hubbub of a battle.

How could Robert Fulton–Robert Fulton!–design and build a ship that could only go in one direction, very slowly? And given the hundreds of Navy men and shipbuilders involved in the project, why did no one ever speak up and say, “Uh, er, how are we supposed to steer this ship?”

The moral of the story: Before granting godlike powers to any moral man or woman, we do well to remember that even the wisest of us occasionally comes up with a plan that wouldn’t do credit to a monkey. The Bible tells us that “In a multitude of  counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14)–and even a multitude of counselors is unsafe, once they get to thinking that they’re wise. Let the Bible and King Solomon have the last word:

“Seest thou a man who is wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.” (Proverbs 26:12)


One of My Best-Loved Chapters in the Bible: Proverbs 8

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Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

So begins the book of Proverbs, Chapter 8, one of the most poetic books in all the Bible. It conveys wisdom that would be hard to frame in simple prose: and more than wisdom, God’s love.

If you’ve never read it before, here’s a video that may help you to see what I mean. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=proverbs+8+video&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mid=B50AD60E93C7C12C095DB50AD60E93C7C12C095D

And if, as I do, you prefer the unmodernized King James Version, here’s a recitation.http://www.biblestudytools.com/audio-bible/kjv/proverbs/8.html

The spirit of this benighted age might well proclaim, Doth not folly cry? and idiocy put forth her voice? Maybe that’s why sometimes Proverbs 8 can move me to tears: I live in an era that personifies the exact opposite of every good thing named in this chapter of the Bible.

Never mind. Take a few minutes to be attentive to the voice of God’s wisdom, words spoken for our good: truth, and not lies. Amen.


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