A BEAUTIFUL DESCRIPTION OF THE POWER OF TRUTH
I went up to the Light (of Truth) as if into a chariot: and the Truth took me and led me:
And carried me across pits and gulleys;
And from the rocks and the waves it preserved me:
And it became to me a haven of Salvation: and set me on the arms of immoral life:
And it went with me and made me rest, and suffered me not to wander, because it was the Truth;
And I ran no risk, because I walked with Him;
And I did not make an error in anything because I obeyed the Truth.
For Error flees away from it, (the Truth) and meets it not: but the Truth proceeds in the right path,
And whatever I did not know, it made clear to me, all the poisons of error, and the plagues of death which they think to be sweetness:
And I saw the destroyer (of destruction) when the bride who is corrupted is adorned: and the bridegroom who corrupts and is corrupted;
And I asked the Truth “who are these ? ” and He said to me, this is the deceiver and the error:
And they are alike in the beloved and in his bride: and they lead astray and corrupt the whole world:
And they invite many to the banquet,
And they give them to drink of the wine of their intoxication, and remove their wisdom and knowledge, and so they make them without intelligence;
And then they leave them; and then these go about like madmen corrupting: seeing that they are without heart, nor do they seek for it!
And I was made wise, so as not to fall into the hands of the deceiver; and I congratulated myself because the Truth went with me;
And my foundations were laid on the hand of the Lord: because He established me.
For He set the root and watered it and fixed it and blessed it; and its fruits are forever.
It struck deep and sprung up and spread out and was full and enlarged;
And the Lord alone was Glorified in His planting and in His husbandry: by His care and by the blessing of His lips,
By the beautiful planting of His right hand: and by the discovery of His planting, and by the thought of His mind.
Thus says the Lord GOD, it will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan. You will say, i will go up against the land with unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates. To capture spoil, seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the center of the world.
Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog Thus says the LORD GOD, on that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it? You will come from out of your place from the remote parts of the North, you and many people with you, all of the riding on horses and with a great assembly and a mighty army, and you will come against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land.
It shall come about in the latter days that I will bring you against My land so that nations will know Me when I am sanctified thru you before their eyes, O Gog.
It will come about on that day when Gog will come against the land of Israel, declares the LORD GOD, that My fury will mount up in My anger.
In My zeal and My blazing wrath, I declare on that day, there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, beasts, creeping things on the earth, and all the men on the face of the earth will shake at My presence. The mountains and steep pathways will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.
I will call for a sword, every man’s sword will be against his brother. With pestilence and blood, I will enter into judgement. And I will rain on him, his troops and those with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. I will magnify Myself and make Myself known in the sight of many nations. And they will know that I am the LORD.
(Ezekiel 38: 2-3,10-23, Revelation 20:7-9)
via Daily Prompt: Narcissism
In the same way, wives submit yourselves to your husbands, so that even if they refuse to believe the WORD, they will be won over without words by the behavior of their wives and by witnessing your respectful demeanor.
Your beauty should not come from decorating yourself to appear more attractive to the eyes; such as specialized braiding or the attachment of hair, gold, jewelry or fine clothes, but from the inner disposition of your heart. The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of GOD.
For this is how the Holy women in the past made themselves attractive to their husbands. They put their hope in GOD and accepted the authority of their husbands.
(1 Peter 3:1-5)