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Love God’s Law

161) Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162) I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163) I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164) Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165) Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166) Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167) My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
Psalms 119:161-167

I was struck with scripture power today when John King shared this verse 165 of chapter 119 of Psalms. He also shared the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who wrote of his loss, 4 years previously, of his wife and now a son who had just been shot and lay close to death. I am not so sure how he tied the two powerful verses of poetry togather, but need to share it here on my blog.

Obedience to Gospel principles, those of Natural Law, shows a faith in God’s Eternal plan of Happiness and Peace. Satan has, from the earliest days of the life of man on earth, been sucssful in taking man’s happiness and peace, ever promising a false reward for disobedience to God. I testify that obedience to Gospel, Natural Law given by God to all mankind is the way to peace and happiness. All earthly possessions and power cannot be worth a little of the Peace that comes from God.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
‘There is no peace on earth, ‘ I said
‘For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.’

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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2 comments on “Love God’s Law

  1. nc poetry by wordsworth..:D, update ur blog..:D, i'd like to read more about ur experiences =)

  2. A Holiday Thought… Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed. Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer. So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth." ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~ _____________Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: veganvideo.org & tryveg.com"Any great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege."Lucretia Coffin Mott, 1793-1880, minister, women's rights leader, abolitionist, peace activist, humanitarian

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