Fifty Words or Less…

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Wandering Thoughts
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i have a different direction for today. Jesus summarized His life in only two verses. Thirty years in just two verses… Luke 2:51-52 And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was [habitually] obedient to them; and his mother kept and closely and persistently guarded all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.

Psalm 5:12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround me with your favor as with a shield.

So rather than me posting a few words today, let me ask a question of you as a reader. If you had to summarize your life in fifty words or less, what would be important enough to include?

i will share some thoughts on Jesus summary. Jesus being my example i am concluding rightly or wrongly that “the favor of God” is important and i can’t eliminate the rest of the verse that says, “and man.” Noah found favor and saved himself and his family. Moses found favor and led the Israelites to freedom. Joseph, Ruth, Nehemiah, David all found favor. Webster’s says that favor is the state of being approved or held in regard, excessive kindness or unfair partiality, a gift bestowed as a token of goodwill. So finding favor is or appears to be important.

God wants to bless me, assist me and give me preferential treatment and special advantages in my life. When i am enjoying God’s favor, He also increases my favor with other people. Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Favor makes a difference.

So back to the original idea of today’s post. If you had to summarize your life in fifty words or less, what would be important enough to include?

Now i know or so it seems at the moment that this has nothing to do with today’s post, but… i am led to include it, Proverbs 16:1 THE PLANS of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.


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