Thursday, October 21, 2004

As in the Days of Noah ...

Turn at my warning; behold, I will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.

Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;

but you have despised all my advice, and would have none of my warning.

I also will laugh at your trouble; I will mock when your fear comes;

when your fear comes as a wasting away, and your ruin comes like a tempest when trouble and pain come upon you.

Then they shall call upon me, and I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me;

instead they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah.

They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my correction,

and they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own desires.

For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them.

But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Proverbs 1:23-33

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