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Poetry of the Bible 20191220

"There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge a precious jewel." PROVERBS 20:15

Gold is heavy, gold is lustrous, gold excites lusts
She is not the marrying type, Miss Gold, that is
First cousin of rubies, plural. They are multitudinous
Yet there's no inherent "preciousness" in these
"but the lips of knowledge a precious
jewel." The implications  are rather obvious ....

"Some trust in chariots, some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God." Psalm 20: 7

Whether we trust in gold, rubies, horses, and chariots
Or our own wherewithal, that oompf of self-confidence
There is a quieter confidence for us, blessed assurance
He will permit some, and no more - to His anointed - as with Job
Or the man born blind in John's Gospel, chapter 9:
We, even those close to Jesus, implied KARMA, crime and time
If you did the sin, pay-back time, what goes around comes around?
"No," Jesus the best Rabbi, said, "He's blind for the glory of God,"
Utter disbelief, especially the good, religious ones: on a Sabbath
Yes, Jesus made him eyes! On a Sabbath. As to Job, when Satan left
False his charge Job only loved God for wealth and benefits, 
(Ho, ho, ho! Satan was the first to criticize "Prosperity Gospel"!)
No, Job did not curse God when he lost his herds, ten children ...
His words echo through theology and history and poetry -
"The LORD alone giveth, and He taketh away. Bless Him God of Mercy"
                                                                   Shalom, shalom 

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Date: 12/26/2019 6:23:00 AM
Very evergreen poetry, Anil! It's theological creativity refreshes the spirit in a weary mind. Excellent muse offering. May love light your path in life always.
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Anil Deo
Date: 12/27/2019 4:48:00 PM
thanks so much for your kind visit. Shalom, shalom and Happy New Year Freddie. Anil