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  •  Trumpets, trombones, Sousaphones, kazoos. (9+ / 0-)

    And the walls come a tumblin' down.

    Medical Marijuana is Healthcare. does YOUR bill cover it?

    by ben masel on Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 09:58:21 PM PDT

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    •  Psalm 112 is directly and particularly relevant (1+ / 0-)
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      story of Psalm 112

      Bible students think that Psalm 112 follows Psalm 111 in a special way. Psalm 111 is about a righteous God. Psalm 112 is about the man that God makes righteous. Now the word "righteous" in the Bible is a special word. It means "always doing what is right". Only God is really righteous. But the people that love and obey God are also righteous. They are not righteous because they always do what is right. Sometimes they do what is not right! They are righteous because God gives them the gift of righteousness. This means that when God looks at them, he sees them as righteous! Often, their family and friends do not see this, but God does. Righteousness is a gift that God gives to people

      Psalm 112

      1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands.

      2 His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

      3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

      4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.

      5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.

      6 Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever.

      7 He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

      8 His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.

      9 He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.
      10 The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

      •  Rep. Kline has seen and is vexed (1+ / 0-)
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        He's gnashing his teeth and wasting away.  And once this gets national publicity, it won't come to anything either.

        "If another country builds a better car, we buy it. If they make a better wine, we drink it. If they have better healthcare . . . what's our problem? "

        by mbayrob on Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 11:59:29 PM PDT

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      •  what uplifting verses (0+ / 0-)

        ...not a follower of any cult, but these lines are great, they describe what it means to be one of the "Good guys"

        Deep cultural background here...we've known how we oughtta act for a real long time.

        "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

        by leftykook on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 04:46:28 AM PDT

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    •  Psalm 89:17 relates directly and is in context (1+ / 0-)
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      14    You have built your *kingdom doing what is right and fair. Your kind love and the fact that you keep your promises go in front of you.

      15    The people are very happy when they know how to praise you.  LORD, they will walk in the light from your face.

      16 They will praise your name all day and talk about your righteousness.

      17  Your glory will make them strong and by your grace you will lift up our horn.

      v18    Yes! Our shield is the *LORD’s and our king belongs to the Holy One of Israel.

      Psalm 89:17 exegesis

      In verses 15-18, we read about God’s people. They are people that praise God. In verse 15 "walk" means "live". "The light of your face" means "God being good" or "God showing the way". God’s face is where God is. Verse 17 is full of special Christian words. (Some people call them "jargon"!) Some Bible students think it means:

        ·    because you are great and powerful you will make them strong

        ·    because you are kind you will make us strong

      *"Lift up our horn" is jargon for "make us strong". Note that the psalmist changes from "them" to "our" in this verse. He has been talking about God’s people all the time. Now he says so!*

    •  I can bring my saxophone (0+ / 0-)

      and blow THAT horn!  

      "Policies that were wrong under George W. Bush are no less wrong because Barack Obama is in the White House." -Bob Herbert

      by Nada Lemming on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 07:28:00 AM PDT

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