Thursday, August 23, 2007

Good morning

4:47am is no time to be writing blogs. Seriously.
But this is all you're going to get. I'm working out of town today so I won't be back until too late for there to be any desire to post. But, fortunately, I do have something to post at this crazy hour.

Last night at church a verse came up that just made me smile. I'm about to misquote a bible verse, so make sure you read to the end so you'll know the truth and not got away with a bad idea of what the bible says.

"Jeanette's 1 Timothy 3:16-17"
16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in the putting away of righteousness:
17That the man of God may be untarnished, thoroughly kept away from unto filthy works.


It seems like I follow my false interpretation of those verses more than I follow any other.
The true verses read:

16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Not that you shouldn't know the difference from right and wrong, and stay away from wrong things but... if you focus on the right I think you'd be amazed how rarely you find yourself looking at the wrong. When you're practicing loving others, you find yourself trying not to hate someone a bit less often.

Today, I'm going to try to keep my mind focused on this thought and my prayers today will be that God will help me do just that. Help me work good works and not just stay away from the bad ones.

Have a good day!

2 comments:

NaNcY said...

focus on the right thing...i like that Jeanette! and yes, that is a pretty early post! thanks.

Sista Cala said...

All scripture is profitable, just not all translations. :-)