That’s Blunt!

The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.

via Proverbs 15 KJV;CJB – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but – Bible Gateway.

The home of the righteous.

Is a home the same as a house?
I suppose for the context of the Text it is but the word is home and home does paint a different color on the walls of our mind, doesn’t it? Home is painted in shades of warmth, a glow that invites. And house could be shades of warmth but it might just as easily be cold and unfamiliar; but then the Text does say home of the righteous. And that for sure would be colors of warmth, acceptance, love, comfort, peace, joy, refuge, … . And such a home is what? A storehouse of treasure.

A storehouse.
1. a building in which things are stored; warehouse. 2. a repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or knowledge.  via storehouse – definition of storehouse by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

A source of abundant supplies.

The home of the righteous is a source of abundant supplies.

What is supplied abundantly in the home of the righteous?
Well, whatever it is it is treasure; the LORD says so!

Treasure: 2. a thing or person that is highly prized or valued  via treasure – definition of treasure by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

How much highly prizing and valuing is going on in our domiciles?
What are our treasures? Perhaps identifying our treasures will confirm to us whether our residences are homes or houses and whether they are righteous or wicked.

Righteous or wicked? That’s blunt!

This I know. Positionally, this home is righteous based solely on the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST imparted here by faith. In practice this home needs some improvement and Proverbs 15:6 is helping!

Blessings my Friends on this 7th day of 2014.

Kathie

Early Rising

Well, y’all getting somewhere on time is easy! 🙂 when your hubby sets the alarm and inadvertently also resets the clock! But you know what is a pleasant surprise? I’m up WAY earlier than my norm, I feel just as good, perhaps even better! hum???

One more day folks to accomplish all the 2013 stuff! 2014 is moving up fast!!

I have one more book to finish reading to reach my goal of 12 books read in 2013 (In addition to Scripture and Sunday School prep and blogging and etc.) Not bad I think; but my goal for 2014 is 24. Perhaps ambitious but hey I might make it!

John 16:

33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris. But be brave! I have conquered the world!”

via John 16:33 KJV;CJB – These things I have spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.

Be Brave!

That’s a good Word for us to end 2013 and begin 2014.

Be Brave!

Be Brave because HE has conquered sin and death for us!

ABBA, thank You. Thank You ADONAI YESHUA that we can be brave because You live! Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT for infusing us with strength, courage, hope, faith and love.

Blessings my Friends,

Kathie

For Thought

Good Monday Morning!

JT and I hope you have had a remarkable Thanksgiving and are ready now to move into a Christ honoring celebrating His Birth Season. I saw something on Facebook moments ago that I liked.

Jesus cameNo other child coming from a womb was/is like JESUS but let us remember they all are precious.

What does it mean to you that JESUS, fully GOD, fully human, arrived here as a baby; don’t mean to offend but truth is He came through a birth canal as did you and I? What’s that tell you?

Kathie

14 The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh’khinah, the Sh’khinah of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.

via John 1 KJV;CJB – In the beginning was the Word, and the – Bible Gateway

Sweet Assurance

Isaiah 56 is particularly sweet to me this morning. I was once a foreigner but in His amazing grace ADONAI has invited me in and made covenant with me; even as He has with perhaps YOU. Enjoy, be strengthened today, I pray. 

6 “And the foreigners who join themselves to Adonai

to serve him, to love the name of Adonai,

and to be his workers,

all who keep Shabbat and do not profane it,

and hold fast to my covenant,

7 I will bring them to my holy mountain

and make them joyful in my house of prayer;

their burnt offerings and sacrifices

will be accepted on my altar;

for my house will be called

a house of prayer for all peoples.”

via Is 56 KJV;CJB – Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, – Bible Gateway.

Kathie