With Meditation

15 02 2013

Ceres

Happy the man, whose wish and care
   A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air,
                            In his own ground.
Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread,
   Whose flocks supply him with attire,
Whose trees in summer yield him shade,
                            In winter fire.
Blest, who can unconcernedly find
   Hours, days, and years slide soft away,
In health of body, peace of mind,
                            Quiet by day,
Sound sleep by night; study and ease,
   Together mixed; sweet recreation;
And innocence, which most does please,
                            With meditation.
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;
   Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
                            Tell where I lie.
Alexander Pope
morning light
For further meditation …

 

 And Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

And Yahweh God took the man and set him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to keep it.

Genesis 2:8, 15, 18

Then Yahweh God said, “It is not good that the man is alone. I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.”

1 Thessalonians 4:10-12

But we urge you, brothers, to progress even more,and to aspire to live a quiet life, and to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you may live decently toward those outside, and may have need of nothing.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

For even when we were with you, we used to command this to you: that if anyone does not want to work, neither should he eat.

Ephesians 4:28

The one who steals must steal no longer, but instead must labor, working with his own hands what is good,

so that he may have something to share with the one who has need. 

Galatians 6:2-5

Carry the burdens of one another, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something although he is nothing, he is deceiving himself. 

But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have a reason for boasting in himself alone, and not in someone else. For each one will carry his own burden.

Romans 14:7

For none of us lives for himself and none dies for himself.

Hebrews 12:14-15

Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Take care that no one falls short of the grace of God…

Micah 4:1-4

 

And it will be that at the end of those days,
the mountain of Yahweh
    will be established as the highest of the mountains,
and it will be lifted up above the hills,
    and people will stream to it.
 And many nations will come and say,
“Come! Let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh,
    and to the temple of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways,
    and that we may walk in his paths,”
for the law will go out from Zion,
    and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
 And he will judge between many peoples
    and will arbitrate for strong nations far away;
and they will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation will not lift up a sword against a nation,
    and they will no longer learn war.
 But they will sit, each under his vine
    and under his fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
    for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts has spoken.

Scripture quotations are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software.  Link to http://www.lexhamenglishbible.com.

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