Here’s another great bible verse I like to read from time to time. Whenever I’m in tough times. When I feel the world is against me. When I feel that I’m in a social situation where I’m the outsider. When a woman I wanted to date not only rejected me, but threw her new relationship in my face for months, for reasons somewhat unbeknownst to me. When I’ve been in personal or professional situations in which I’ve let my guard down and people have taken advantage and thrown me under the bus. Whenever I feel flat-out attacked, period, I find strength in this verse (among others):
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”
Isaiah 54:17King James Version (KJV)
For more on this verse, here’s some good analysis:
Studylight: Isaiah 54:17
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER – REALLY?
I’ll be heading to San Diego in the morning to celebrate American Independence Day (the 4th of July). I’ll be staying in the Pacific Beach area. This is an incredible place to celebrate the 4th of July. Beautiful beach. Incredible summer weather. Laid back, oceanside bars/restaurants. San Diego is a great American city. Blessed to be able to make the trip. Looking forward to an early morning drive over to “America’s Finest City,” and an extended weekend by the beach. Happy Independence Day, everybody. America!
This is one of my favorite bible verses. With all the blessings I’ve had in my life, I repeat it consistently, to remember. I’m sometimes embarrassed when I think back on the things a younger me would get upset about. But I guess that’s life. The last few years have more than reminded me of what’s important.
Many have probably heard the quote, “to whom much is given, much is required.” Well, here is the verse from which it originates:
“But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.”
Greetings from Formby Golf Club in Formby, England. I’ve been here this week, helping my Dad and his company, Golfstat, work the 2016 Arnold Palmer Cup. It’s been a great event and week of golf, despite the U.S. being dominated by Europe through the first three rounds. Europe currently leads the U.S., 13-7, overall. Europe needs 2 1/2 points to secure the victory here at Formby.
Mostly, though, it’s been great to be here helping my Dad and spending a week with him. It’s been a rough couple years, and a rough couple months for the family. Always good to get away and see family.
My old site was hacked, potentially. I’m not exactly sure what happened and other priorities in life took precedent. Either way, after a long hiatus, my personal site is back. Welcome back to BrianLaesch.com.