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Morning Glory…

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Wednesday waking in the seventh week of the season of the Epiphany* of our Lord Yeshua…my little grey cells are buzzing with thoughts…time to rein them into God’s direction for the day…

Rejoicing in God’s having taken me into His “Field” of LIFE…Here I will glean all my remaining days, and I will stay; and I will not glean in any other field, for it is in none other than the Lord Yeshua–Ancient of Days–in whom I have found reconciliation to God and refuge in the shadow of His wings  (Ruth 2.8,12b)…Having been reconciled to God in Christ, I share this seamless ribbon of glory..

My lips shall utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes. My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness…For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ…”

–Psalm 119.171-172, 2 Corinthians 2.17

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments…There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz. So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, ‘Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.’ And she said to her, ‘Go, my daughter.’ Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech…I cry out with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes.  I cry out to You; save me, and I will keep Your testimonies…Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O LORD, revive me according to Your justice…Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word…Great are Your tender mercies, O LORD; revive me according to Your judgments…Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness…Let Your hand become my help, for I have chosen Your precepts. I long for Your salvation, O LORD, and Your law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise You; and let Your judgments help me…Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, ‘The LORD be with you!’ And they answered him, ‘The LORD bless you!’ Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, ‘Whose young woman is this?’ So the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered and said, ‘It is the young Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. And she said, “Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.” So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house.’ Then Boaz said to Ruth, ‘You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn.’ So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, ‘Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?’ And Boaz answered and said to her, ‘It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge…’ And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying…You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that…whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift…Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble. LORD, I hope for Your salvation, and I do Your commandments…Let my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word. Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word…Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand. But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.  For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me? And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you. But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices…The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever…My heart stands in awe of Your word. I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure…Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?”

[My ribbon of glory:  Psalm 119.176…Ruth 2.1-3…Psalm 119.145-146, 149,154,156,159b,173-174…Ruth 2.4-12…Matthew 5.1-2,21-24…Psalm 119.165-166,169-170…2 Corinthians 1.23-2.11…Psalm 119.160-162…2 Corinthians 2.14-16]

…for such a time as this…

The Fragrance of Christ

 *Epiphany: from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance;” another observation found here: “epiphany” explanation


Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages in NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…

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