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The Enrichment of Life   8 comments

Enrichment of Life

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

I have had to reconstruct some text due to the fraying of the page at the right margin.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT NICHOLAS KASATKIN, ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF ALL JAPAN

THE FEAST OF SAINT ANSKAR, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF HAMBURG-BREMEN

THE FEAST OF GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA, COMPOSER

THE FEAST OF MILLARD FULLER, FOUNDER OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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1 Cor. 1, 5

see 2 Cor. 8, 7; Rom. 11, 33; Eph. 3, 8; Col. 1, 27

I.

A pastor’s pleasure that his people receive grace from Christ.  He (Christ) came “that they might have live…abundantly.”  “What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought.”

II.

Paul thankful for their enrichment:

1.  In utterance, or speech, knowing what to teach.  Evil thoughts and utterance–charitable conversation no longer given place. But kindness, charitable, brotherly spirit holds sway.  “Love suffereth long and is kind…thinketh no evil.”  “Let the words…and meditations…be acceptable.”–Psalm 19

2.  “In all knowledge of God’s will.”  He opens our eyes to see what once was mysterious and dark.  Now “we behold worldly things in his law.”  The Spirit illumines his word as we study it.  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119,  105).    Religious literature a great blessing.

Such a life increasing in understanding and love more and more.  Paul prayed to this end.  “The Lord make you to increase and abound in love” (1 Thes. 3).  See also 1 Thes. 4, 10:  “We beseech you that ye increase in love more and more.”

III.

The riches of Christ Jesus are unsearchable.  “The riches of grace in Christ Jesus are better than gold.”  They are for us as we press on to appropriate them and so be thereby constantly enriched in our experience.

Let us not fail to grow in grace constantly.  Who does not want to know more of him and extend the greater blessing to others?

More love to thee, O Christ and to all men.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Psalms, Book I (Psalms 1-41)   1 comment

Psalms

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Psalm 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/evil-associates/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/the-blessedness-of-avoiding-sin/

Psalm 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

Psalm 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/gods-answer-to-skepticism/

Psalm 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

Psalm 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/the-golden-rule/

Psalm 9:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/that-forget-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/sing-praises/

Psalm 16:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/luke-24-26-46/

Psalm 19:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/righteous-speaking-and-thinking/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/the-enrichment-of-life/

Psalm 22:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/a-paraphrase-on-eleven-verses-of-the-twenty-second-psalm/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/luke-24-26-46/

Psalm 25:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/let-integrity-and-righteousness-preserve-me/

Psalm 26:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/evil-associates/

Psalm 27:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/a-prayer-for-divine-guidance/

Psalm 32:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-christians-refuge/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/the-souls-refuge/

Psalm 33:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/the-spirit-the-source-of-power/

Psalm 34:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/christ-is-all-to-believers/

Psalm 36:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/trust-in-the-lord/

Psalm 37:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/salvation-of-the-righteous/

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This is post #650 of TAYLOR FAMILY POEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY WRITINGS.

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Righteous Speaking and Thinking   1 comment

Ps. 19, 14

This is a vital matter to us & others.

1.  The tongue is indeed the unruly member, a world of iniquity.  We offend most with our tongues.  No man can tame it.  Hence he prays for needed grace.

2.  The power of human speech is beyond computation.  Words convey ideas, impulses, motives, desires, anxieties, sorrows, pleasures to others and influence them.  Thoughtless speech may seal the destiny of a soul.  “Words fitly spoken,” etc.  How evil a wicked word!  He prays they may be right.

3.  Speech is but the result of meditations.  Hence if words are right one must dwell on things that are right.  “While I mused the fire burned.”  “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth” the heart speaketh.”  It is perilous to give place to evil thoughts.

4.  All shall be brought into judgment.  Our words and thoughts are either acceptable to Him because [they are] wholesome, or displeasing because [they are] hurtful to ourselves and others.  We are not to please men but Him who is our all-wise and righteous judge.

5.  God is our helper thus to live and redeemer from past offences.  He prays to Him for needed blessing, that he may live right in all things.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted June 13, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 M-R, Psalms

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