Shadow of Death

This is the final week of quotes from my journals.  These words have been a great encouragement for me, especially in these weeks since my father’s death.

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning…  — Amos 5:8a [KJV; Note:  I discovered that my grandpa, Reverend R. O. Chaney, used this verse at a funeral that he officiated]

We will be spiritually safe in our use of the Bible if we follow a simple rule:  Read with a submissive attitude.  Read with a readiness to surrender all you are–all your plans, opinions, possessions, positions.  Study as intelligently as possible, with all available means, but never study merely to find the truth and especially not just to prove something.  Subordinate your desire to find the truth to your desire to do it, to act it out!  — Dallas Willard [Hearing God, 7/8]

The Lord gives his people strength.  The Lord blesses them with peace.  — Psalm 29:11 [NLT]

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