Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Did It!

 Even a child is known by his doings, 
whether his work be pure, 
and whether it be right.
Prov.20:11 KJV

 Whether its designing skylines...


 ...tending to our little tittle of earth

...let's make our 'did it' worth its while!

Each sidewalk swept
Each building built
Each record kept
Each furrow tilled

Each plan well-laid
Before its birth
Each child well-trained
To see life’s worth

Each edict writ
Or volume read
Or meal prepared
Or kind word said  

Each art refined
Each song composed
Each Thing designed
Each wrong exposed

Each polished glass
Each curtain hung
Each window washed
Or floor-mop wrung

Each woodpile heaped
Each garden gleaned
Each harvest reaped
Each surface cleaned

Each order sent,
Delivered, claimed
Each dowel bent
Each planet named

Each question asked
And answered too
Each greatest, smallest
Say or do

Did not just happen
On its own
But came about
Because someone
…did it

© Janet Martin

One of today's moments...
 Conversation at lunch

Janet: Remember to use your manners. Do you know what manners are?
Little Luke shakes his head 'no'
Janet; Manners are the things we do that makes us polite. Do you know what 'polite' is?
Little Luke shakes his head, 'no'
Janet: Polite means not being rude. Do you know what 'rude' is?
Little Luke shakes his head 'no'
Janet; well, it sort of means, um, eat nice;-)

Little Luke likes to know what words mean.
Janet has been challenged to the max to describe the most common words in their simplest language!!

Below, wise counsel for our 'doing'.

On Life and Conduct
Proverbs 20  (NASB)

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,

            And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

      The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion;
            He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

      Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man,
            But any fool will quarrel.

      The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,
            So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

      A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water,
            But a man of understanding draws it out.

      Many a man proclaims his own loyalty,
            But who can find a trustworthy man?

      A righteous man who walks in his integrity—
            How blessed are his sons after him.

      A king who sits on the throne of justice
            Disperses all evil with his eyes.

      Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart,
            I am pure from my sin”?

      Differing weights and differing measures,
            Both of them are abominable to the LORD.

      It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself
            If his conduct is pure and right.

      The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
            The LORD has made both of them.

      Do not love sleep, or you will become poor;
            Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

      “Bad, bad,” says the buyer,
            But when he goes his way, then he boasts.

      There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
            But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

      Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
            And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

      Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man,
            But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

      Prepare plans by consultation,
            And make war by wise guidance.

      He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,
            Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

      He who curses his father or his mother,
            His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

      An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning
            Will not be blessed in the end.

      Do not say, “I will repay evil”;
            Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

      Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD,
            And a false scale is not good.

      Man’s steps are ordained by the LORD,
            How then can man understand his way?

      It is a trap for a man to say rashly, “It is holy!”
            And after the vows to make inquiry.

      A wise king winnows the wicked,
            And drives the threshing wheel over them.

      The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD,
            Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

      Loyalty and truth preserve the king,
            And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

      The glory of young men is their strength,
            And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

      Stripes that wound scour away evil,
            And strokes reach the innermost parts.

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!