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02-17-2024 Sirach 17 V0710 Humans He showed evil and good


The Book of Sirach Ch 17 v- 7 AND 10

7 With knowledge and understanding he filled them; good and evil he showed them. 8 He put fear of him into their hearts to show them the grandeur of his works, 9 That they might describe the wonders of his deeds 10 and praise his holy name.

God put fear into the hearts of mortals by showing the grandeur of His works to remind us of His power and majesty. When we witness the awe-inspiring beauty and complexity of the natural world, it can be a humbling experience that reminds us of our own smallness and the greatness of God. By instilling fear in us through His works, God may be encouraging us to acknowledge His sovereignty and authority over all creation. This fear can serve as a reminder of our own vulnerability and dependence on Him, leading us to praise His Holy Name and seek His guidance and protection in our lives. Ultimately, the fear inspired by God's grandeur can serve as a catalyst for deepening our faith and strengthening our relationship with Him. As we marvel at the wonders of His creation and acknowledge His power and majesty, we are called to praise His Holy Name and offer Him our humble adoration and gratitude. More so when we are challenged by physical and mental barriers that cause us pain of body but more so the soul we must seek His guidance using generosity as a facilitator of love, faith and hope of His grace. This understanding leads us to Salvation and Eternal Life. Here’s a Haiku poem reflecting this joy of living in fear of Him as respect for authority. Amen.

Respect for Authority

In awe of His Might

Fear of the Lord brings me peace

His love guiding me

Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. The Lord’s Prayer.

At the Savior's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen Son in Law Mark Stern; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. We pray for Holy Mother Church. Our prayers for a Praise God thank You Jesus for Brittany. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.

I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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Ephesians 6:17-20

02-17-2024 Sirach 17 v-0710

**Humans He showed evil and good**

Mortals filled by God with understanding and knowledge

Humans He showed evil and good

Hearts theirs He put His fear as foreknowledge

Works His grandeur them showed and understood

Wonders described by souls Name Holy His praised as it should

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

February 17, 2024 @ 04:44 AM EST

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