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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nve-YzkIr6k/UT0e7RuEGRI/AAAAAAAALbM/Go8oy8tdg_c/s1600/frederick+kc+price.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nve-YzkIr6k/UT0e7RuEGRI/AAAAAAAALbM/Go8oy8tdg_c/s400/frederick+kc+price.jpg" width="293" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><em><a href="http://www.faithdome.org/" target="_blank">Apostle Fredrick KC &amp; Dr Betty Price</a></em></strong></span></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 class="heading passage-class-0" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Proverbs 18 </span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">New King James Version (NKJV)</span></div><div class="line"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="chapter-2"><span class="text Prov-18-1" id="en-NKJV-16903"><span class="chapternum"></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="line"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="chapter-2"><span class="text Prov-18-1"><span class="chapternum"></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="chapter-2"><span class="text Prov-18-1"><span class="chapternum"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span>&nbsp;</span>A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;</span></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-1">He rages against all wise judgment.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-2" id="en-NKJV-16904"><sup class="versenum">2&nbsp;</sup>A fool has no delight in understanding,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-2">But in expressing his own heart.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-3" id="en-NKJV-16905"><sup class="versenum">3&nbsp;</sup>When the wicked comes, contempt comes also;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-3">And with dishonor <i>comes</i> reproach.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-4" id="en-NKJV-16906"><sup class="versenum">4&nbsp;</sup>The words of a man’s mouth <i>are</i> deep waters;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-4">The wellspring of wisdom <i>is</i> a flowing brook.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-5" id="en-NKJV-16907"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></strong></span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-5"><sup class="versenum">5&nbsp;</sup><i>It is</i> not good to show partiality to the wicked,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-5"><i>Or</i> to overthrow the righteous in judgment.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-6" id="en-NKJV-16908"><sup class="versenum">6&nbsp;</sup>A fool’s lips enter into contention,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-6">And his mouth calls for blows.</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-7" id="en-NKJV-16909"><sup class="versenum">7&nbsp;</sup>A fool’s mouth <i>is</i> his destruction,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-7">And his lips <i>are</i> the snare of his soul.</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-8" id="en-NKJV-16910"><sup class="versenum">8&nbsp;</sup>The words of a talebearer <i>are</i> like tasty trifles,<sup class="footnote" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-16910a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-16910a" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-8">And they go down into the inmost body.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-9" id="en-NKJV-16911"><sup class="versenum">9&nbsp;</sup>He who is slothful in his work</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-9">Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-10" id="en-NKJV-16912"><sup class="versenum">10&nbsp;</sup>The name of the <span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span> <i>is</i> a strong tower;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-10">The righteous run to it and are safe.</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-11" id="en-NKJV-16913"><sup class="versenum">11&nbsp;</sup>The rich man’s wealth <i>is</i> his strong city,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-11">And like a high wall in his own esteem.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-12" id="en-NKJV-16914"><sup class="versenum">12&nbsp;</sup>Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-12">And before honor <i>is</i> humility.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-13" id="en-NKJV-16915"><sup class="versenum">13&nbsp;</sup>He who answers a matter before he hears <i>it,</i></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-13">It <i>is</i> folly and shame to him.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-14" id="en-NKJV-16916"><sup class="versenum">14&nbsp;</sup>The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-14">But who can bear a broken spirit?</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-15" id="en-NKJV-16917"><sup class="versenum">15&nbsp;</sup>The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-15">And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-16" id="en-NKJV-16918"><sup class="versenum">16&nbsp;</sup>A man’s gift makes room for him,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-16">And brings him before great men.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-17" id="en-NKJV-16919"><sup class="versenum">17&nbsp;</sup>The first <i>one</i> to plead his cause <i>seems</i> right,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-17">Until his neighbor comes and examines him.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-18" id="en-NKJV-16920"><sup class="versenum">18&nbsp;</sup>Casting lots causes contentions to cease,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-18">And keeps the mighty apart.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-19" id="en-NKJV-16921"><sup class="versenum">19&nbsp;</sup>A brother offended <i>is harder to win</i> than a strong city,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-19">And contentions <i>are</i> like the bars of a castle.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-20" id="en-NKJV-16922"><sup class="versenum">20&nbsp;</sup>A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-20"><i>From</i> the produce of his lips he shall be filled.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-21" id="en-NKJV-16923"><sup class="versenum">21&nbsp;</sup>Death and life <i>are</i> in the power of the tongue,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-21">And those who love it will eat its fruit.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-22" id="en-NKJV-16924"><sup class="versenum">22&nbsp;</sup><i>He who</i> finds a wife finds a good <i>thing,</i></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-22">And obtains favor from the <span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-23" id="en-NKJV-16925"><sup class="versenum">23&nbsp;</sup>The poor <i>man</i> uses entreaties,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-23">But the rich answers roughly.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-24" id="en-NKJV-16926"><sup class="versenum">24&nbsp;</sup>A man <i>who has</i> friends must himself be friendly,<sup class="footnote" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-16926b&quot; title=&quot;See footnote b&quot;&gt;b&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-16926b" title="See footnote b">b</a>]</sup></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-24">But there is a friend <i>who</i> sticks closer than a brother.</span></strong></span></div><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://0.gvt0.com/vi/aouG2OXcJGA/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aouG2OXcJGA&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/aouG2OXcJGA&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 align="center" class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Footnotes:</span></h4><div class="footnotes"><ol type="a"><li id="fen-NKJV-16910a"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-16910" title="Go to Proverbs 18:8"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Proverbs 18:8</strong></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong> A Jewish tradition reads <i>wounds.</i></strong></span></li><li id="fen-NKJV-16926b"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-16926" title="Go to Proverbs 18:24"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Proverbs 18:24</strong></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong> Following Greek manuscripts, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate; Masoretic Text reads <i>may come to ruin.</i></strong></span></li></ol></div><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana;"></span></em></strong><br /><div align="center"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></em></strong>&nbsp;</div><div align="center"><br /><div align="center"><em><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>~~~~~</strong></span></em></div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Tao Te Ching (The Way)</span></strong></div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">by Lao-Tzu</span></strong></div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">translated by:&nbsp; J. Legge</span></strong></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;">11</span></h2><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty<br /> space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends. Clay is<br /> fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that<br /> their use depends. The door and windows are cut out (from the walls)<br /> to form an apartment; but it is on the empty space (within), that its<br /> use depends. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for<br /> profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness.</strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">~~~~~</span></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s1600/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s400/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" width="269" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><em><a href="http://sufiorder.org/" target="_blank">Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</a></em></strong></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>There are ten principal Sufi thoughts, which comprise all the important subjects with which the inner life is concerned. </strong></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none exists save He.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The God of the Sufi is the God of every creed, and the God of all. Names make no difference to him. Allah, God, Gott, Dieu, Brahma, or Bhagwan, all these names and more are the names of his God; and yet to him God is beyond the limitation of name. He sees his God in the sun, in the fire, in the idol which diverse sects worship; and he recognizes Him in all the forms of the universe, yet knowing Him to be beyond all form: God in all, and all in God, He being the Seen and the Unseen, the Only Being. God to the Sufi is not only a religious belief, but also the highest ideal the human mind can conceive. </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Sufi, forgetting the self and aiming at the attainment of the divine ideal, walks constantly all through life in the path of love and light. In God the Sufi sees the perfection of all that is in the reach of man's perception and yet he knows Him to be above human reach. He looks to Him as the lover to his beloved. and takes all things in life as coming from Him, with perfect resignation. The sacred name of God is to him as medicine to the patient. The divine thought is the compass by which he steers the ship to the shores of immortality. The God-ideal is to a Sufi as a lift by which he raises himself to the eternal goal, the attainment of which is the only purpose of his life.</span></strong></div><div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: x-small;"><em>Printed with permission of the Sufi Order International.</em></span></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana;">~~~~~</span></em></strong></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Father, thank You for being the light of our lives.&nbsp;&nbsp;We choose&nbsp;our words carefully in order to craft our world that is pleasing&nbsp;to You in&nbsp;Jesus name, amen.</span></em></strong>&nbsp;</div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nve-YzkIr6k/UT0e7RuEGRI/AAAAAAAALbM/Go8oy8tdg_c/s1600/frederick+kc+price.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nve-YzkIr6k/UT0e7RuEGRI/AAAAAAAALbM/Go8oy8tdg_c/s400/frederick+kc+price.jpg" width="293" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><em><a href="http://www.faithdome.org/" target="_blank">Apostle Fredrick KC &amp; Dr Betty Price</a></em></strong></span></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 class="heading passage-class-0" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Proverbs 18 </span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">New King James Version (NKJV)</span></div><div class="line"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="chapter-2"><span class="text Prov-18-1" id="en-NKJV-16903"><span class="chapternum"></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="line"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="chapter-2"><span class="text Prov-18-1"><span class="chapternum"></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="chapter-2"><span class="text Prov-18-1"><span class="chapternum"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span>&nbsp;</span>A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;</span></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-1">He rages against all wise judgment.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-2" id="en-NKJV-16904"><sup class="versenum">2&nbsp;</sup>A fool has no delight in understanding,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-2">But in expressing his own heart.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-3" id="en-NKJV-16905"><sup class="versenum">3&nbsp;</sup>When the wicked comes, contempt comes also;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-3">And with dishonor <i>comes</i> reproach.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-4" id="en-NKJV-16906"><sup class="versenum">4&nbsp;</sup>The words of a man’s mouth <i>are</i> deep waters;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-4">The wellspring of wisdom <i>is</i> a flowing brook.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-5" id="en-NKJV-16907"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></strong></span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-5"><sup class="versenum">5&nbsp;</sup><i>It is</i> not good to show partiality to the wicked,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-5"><i>Or</i> to overthrow the righteous in judgment.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-6" id="en-NKJV-16908"><sup class="versenum">6&nbsp;</sup>A fool’s lips enter into contention,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-6">And his mouth calls for blows.</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-7" id="en-NKJV-16909"><sup class="versenum">7&nbsp;</sup>A fool’s mouth <i>is</i> his destruction,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-7">And his lips <i>are</i> the snare of his soul.</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-8" id="en-NKJV-16910"><sup class="versenum">8&nbsp;</sup>The words of a talebearer <i>are</i> like tasty trifles,<sup class="footnote" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-16910a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-16910a" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-8">And they go down into the inmost body.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-9" id="en-NKJV-16911"><sup class="versenum">9&nbsp;</sup>He who is slothful in his work</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-9">Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-10" id="en-NKJV-16912"><sup class="versenum">10&nbsp;</sup>The name of the <span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span> <i>is</i> a strong tower;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-10">The righteous run to it and are safe.</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-11" id="en-NKJV-16913"><sup class="versenum">11&nbsp;</sup>The rich man’s wealth <i>is</i> his strong city,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-11">And like a high wall in his own esteem.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-12" id="en-NKJV-16914"><sup class="versenum">12&nbsp;</sup>Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-12">And before honor <i>is</i> humility.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-13" id="en-NKJV-16915"><sup class="versenum">13&nbsp;</sup>He who answers a matter before he hears <i>it,</i></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-13">It <i>is</i> folly and shame to him.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-14" id="en-NKJV-16916"><sup class="versenum">14&nbsp;</sup>The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-14">But who can bear a broken spirit?</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-15" id="en-NKJV-16917"><sup class="versenum">15&nbsp;</sup>The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-15">And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-16" id="en-NKJV-16918"><sup class="versenum">16&nbsp;</sup>A man’s gift makes room for him,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-16">And brings him before great men.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-17" id="en-NKJV-16919"><sup class="versenum">17&nbsp;</sup>The first <i>one</i> to plead his cause <i>seems</i> right,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-17">Until his neighbor comes and examines him.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-18" id="en-NKJV-16920"><sup class="versenum">18&nbsp;</sup>Casting lots causes contentions to cease,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-18">And keeps the mighty apart.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-19" id="en-NKJV-16921"><sup class="versenum">19&nbsp;</sup>A brother offended <i>is harder to win</i> than a strong city,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-19">And contentions <i>are</i> like the bars of a castle.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-20" id="en-NKJV-16922"><sup class="versenum">20&nbsp;</sup>A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-20"><i>From</i> the produce of his lips he shall be filled.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-21" id="en-NKJV-16923"><sup class="versenum">21&nbsp;</sup>Death and life <i>are</i> in the power of the tongue,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-21">And those who love it will eat its fruit.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-22" id="en-NKJV-16924"><sup class="versenum">22&nbsp;</sup><i>He who</i> finds a wife finds a good <i>thing,</i></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-22">And obtains favor from the <span class="small-caps" style="font-variant: small-caps;">Lord</span>.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-23" id="en-NKJV-16925"><sup class="versenum">23&nbsp;</sup>The poor <i>man</i> uses entreaties,</span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-23">But the rich answers roughly.</span></strong></span></div><div class="line" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Prov-18-24" id="en-NKJV-16926"><sup class="versenum">24&nbsp;</sup>A man <i>who has</i> friends must himself be friendly,<sup class="footnote" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NKJV-16926b&quot; title=&quot;See footnote b&quot;&gt;b&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-16926b" title="See footnote b">b</a>]</sup></span><br /><span class="text Prov-18-24">But there is a friend <i>who</i> sticks closer than a brother.</span></strong></span></div><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://0.gvt0.com/vi/aouG2OXcJGA/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aouG2OXcJGA&fs=1&source=uds" /><param 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href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2018&amp;version=NKJV#en-NKJV-16926" title="Go to Proverbs 18:24"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Proverbs 18:24</strong></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong> Following Greek manuscripts, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate; Masoretic Text reads <i>may come to ruin.</i></strong></span></li></ol></div><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana;"></span></em></strong><br /><div align="center"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></em></strong>&nbsp;</div><div align="center"><br /><div align="center"><em><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>~~~~~</strong></span></em></div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Tao Te Ching (The Way)</span></strong></div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">by Lao-Tzu</span></strong></div><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">translated by:&nbsp; J. Legge</span></strong></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><h2 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;">11</span></h2><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty<br /> space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends. Clay is<br /> fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that<br /> their use depends. The door and windows are cut out (from the walls)<br /> to form an apartment; but it is on the empty space (within), that its<br /> use depends. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for<br /> profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness.</strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">~~~~~</span></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s1600/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8w5iD3WKGJM/US-UcSCGmmI/AAAAAAAALHQ/NrhA0KUseKM/s400/pir+zia+inayat+khan.jpg" width="269" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><em><a href="http://sufiorder.org/" target="_blank">Pir Zia Inayat-Khan</a></em></strong></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>There are ten principal Sufi thoughts, which comprise all the important subjects with which the inner life is concerned. </strong></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none exists save He.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The God of the Sufi is the God of every creed, and the God of all. Names make no difference to him. Allah, God, Gott, Dieu, Brahma, or Bhagwan, all these names and more are the names of his God; and yet to him God is beyond the limitation of name. He sees his God in the sun, in the fire, in the idol which diverse sects worship; and he recognizes Him in all the forms of the universe, yet knowing Him to be beyond all form: God in all, and all in God, He being the Seen and the Unseen, the Only Being. God to the Sufi is not only a religious belief, but also the highest ideal the human mind can conceive. </span></strong><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></strong></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">The Sufi, forgetting the self and aiming at the attainment of the divine ideal, walks constantly all through life in the path of love and light. In God the Sufi sees the perfection of all that is in the reach of man's perception and yet he knows Him to be above human reach. He looks to Him as the lover to his beloved. and takes all things in life as coming from Him, with perfect resignation. The sacred name of God is to him as medicine to the patient. The divine thought is the compass by which he steers the ship to the shores of immortality. The God-ideal is to a Sufi as a lift by which he raises himself to the eternal goal, the attainment of which is the only purpose of his life.</span></strong></div><div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: x-small;"><em>Printed with permission of the Sufi Order International.</em></span></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana;">~~~~~</span></em></strong></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Father, thank You for being the light of our lives.&nbsp;&nbsp;We choose&nbsp;our words carefully in order to craft our world that is pleasing&nbsp;to You in&nbsp;Jesus name, amen.</span></em></strong>&nbsp;</div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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