anotherheather posting in christianity
Two for today, since one is from the apocrypha:
God's Glory in Creation
1How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!
How plainly it shows what he has done!
2Each day announces it to the following day;
each night repeats it to the next.
3No speech or words are used,
no sound is heard;
4 yet their message goes out to all the world
and is heard to the ends of the earth.
God made a home in the sky for the sun;
5it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,
like an athlete eager to run a race.
6It starts at one end of the sky
and goes across to the other.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
The Law of the Lord
7The law of the Lord is perfect;
it gives new strength.
The commands of the Lord are trustworthy,
giving wisdom to those who lack it.
8The laws of the Lord are right,
and those who obey them are happy.
The commands of the Lord are just
and give understanding to the mind.
9Reverence for the Lord is good;
it will continue for ever.
The judgements of the Lord are just;
they are always fair.
10They are more desirable than the finest gold;
they are sweeter than the purest honey.
11They give knowledge to me, your servant;
I am rewarded for obeying them.
12No one can see his own errors;
deliver me, Lord, from hidden faults!
13Keep me safe, also, from wilful sins;
don't let them rule over me.
Then I shall be perfect
and free from the evil of sin.
14May my words and my thoughts be acceptable to you,
O Lord, my refuge and my redeemer!
She is a reflection of eternal light, a perfect mirror of God's activity and goodness. Even though Wisdom acts alone, she can do anything. She makes everything new, although she herself never changes. From generation to generation she enters the souls of holy people, and makes them God's friends and prophets. There is nothing that God loves more than people who are at home with Wisdom. Wisdom is more beautiful than the sun and all the constellations. She is better than light itself, because night always follows day, but evil never overcomes Wisdom. Her great power reaches into every part of the world, and she sets everything in useful order.