Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vast Wisdom

So we are down in Southern California dealing with what is left of my grandparents estate. Long story and too tired to write about it :)
As I went through their house I found what I thought was her bible. In the bible was a written note, with no date, but the most profound amazing words of wisdom I have heard in a long, long time. Take some time, read it over a couple times. I did. Enjoy this and I hope it blesses you even 1% of how it has blessed me today.
By Clara Ann

This book reveals the mind of God
The state of man, the way of salvation
The doom of sinners and the happiness of believers
Read it to be wise
Believe it to be safe
Practice it to be holy
It contains,
Light to direct you,
Food to support you,
Comfort to cheer you
It is the travelers map,
Pilgrims staff,
Pilot’s compass,
Soldier’s sword,
And Christians charter,
Here Heaven is opened and gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its Grand Subject,
Our good its design
And the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory,
Rid the heart,
Guide the feet.
Read it slowly,
It is a mine of wealth,
A paradise,
Glory in river of pleasure.
It is given you in life,
Will be opened in the judgment,
And be remembered forever.
It involves highest responsibility,
Will reward the greatest laborer,
And condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
Owned, it is Riches.
Studied, it is Wisdom.
Trusted, it is Salvation.
Loved, it is Character.
Obeyed, it is Power.

1 comment:

Linda Z said...

Thanks so much for sharing that! What a treasure!