A verse for non-morning people

Proverbs 27:14:

Whoever blesses a neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.

My footnotes add some commentary: “A humorous proverb on untimely behavior.” Amen. 🙂

Winter sunrise

Speak healing

Proverbs 12:18:

Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Ephesians 5:29:

Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.

Choose to be wise with your words and to speak healing today.

Wisdom & Concentration

My verses for the last couple weeks:

Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. (Eccl. 12:12b)

A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? (Prov. 20:24)

Thankfully, paper #3 is done. I just have one more paper (7-page) to do by Saturday. I’m fairly impressed with myself, thankful to God and to my study-buddies for helping me concentrate. Somehow, I managed to reel out a 4-page book report in a weekend, a 15-page research paper on inerrancy in four days, and a 10-page research paper on New Testament ethics in three days.

Maybe my multitasking (i.e. writing papers while watching baseball, movies, and taking multiple breaks) really does divide my concentration …

Nah, any correlation is surely only chance. 🙂