Monday, April 30, 2012

The Shining Face

Eccl 8:1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. So many sad, long-faced people these days. They are burdened down with multiple cares. But God invites us to cast all of our cares upon Him, for He cares for us. Eccl 8:2 tells us that wisdom will make a person's face to shine. Here are a few other things that cause a person's countenance to light up... 1. Having hope in God: Psa 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. 2. Being happy deep down inside: Pro 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 3. Having a good friend who challenges you with ideas: Pro 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. 4. Being in the presence of the Almighty: 2Co 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you today so that your countenance may shine toward others!

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