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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Oil On My Head


Is anybody listening? Does anyone hear me? Does it matter?

I wonder sometimes if anyone reads this stuff. I know sometimes I have everything wrong, or at least perverted in some way. Very seldom am I subjected to rebuke or correction or even a good discussion.

Proverbs 26:3-5
3 A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey,
and a rod for the backs of fools!

4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
or you will be like him yourself.

5 Answer a fool according to his folly,
or he will be wise in his own eyes.

I have often quoted verse four and even saw it worked out by Nehemiah. Imagine my surprise to see verse five! Friends, I don't want to be wise in my own eyes! I desire the correction of the righteous.

Proverbs 17
27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.

Well, shut my mouth! God sure has a way of getting to the point, eh?


Psalm 141:5 Let a righteous man strike me, it is a kindness;
let him rebuke me, it is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it.

Please be bold to correct me where I am wrong. Please, let us reason together.


Erica said...

I read them, I read them, in fact I wish people would write more. I like reading about others. I just don't have comments often.

Trouble Berner said...


Rachel Pierson said...

Thanks, you girls are great! I'm such a pitiful whiner, I think. I think I'm thinking too much about myself (I learned that from Cynthia Spaetti). I need to look around.

Make sure to let me know when my babbling becomes nonsense, though, OK?

Kim, I think I know who your biggest fan is...Jack, right?


Trouble Berner said...

Jack, Erica's dog? That would be kind of sweet.

Rachel Pierson said...

Yes, I think if he knew what you were rescuing him from, he would definitly be his hero's biggest fan.

...and you'll be his biggest fan, especially after he lays down in the creek!