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Morning Reflection - (Isaiah 2:11-21; Genesis 2:4-19; & Proverbs 3:1-18)…

Good morning. Great is His faithfulness.

Isaiah 2:11-21

The [a]lofty looks of man shall be humbled,The haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

12 For the day of the Lord of hostsShall come upon everything proud and lofty,Upon everything lifted up—And it shall be brought low—13 Upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up,And upon all the oaks of Bashan;14 Upon all the high mountains,And upon all the hills that are lifted up;15 Upon every high tower,And upon every fortified wall;16 Upon all the ships of Tarshish,And upon all the beautiful sloops.17 The [b]loftiness of man shall be bowed down,And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;The Lord alone will be exalted in that day,18 But the idols [c]He shall utterly abolish.

19 They shall go into the holes of the rocks,And into the caves of the [d]earth,From the terror of the LordAnd the glory of His majesty,When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

20 In that day a man will cast away his idols of silverAnd his idols of gold,Which they made, each for himself to worship,To the moles and bats,21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,And into the crags of the rugged rocks,From the terror of the LordAnd the glory of His majesty,When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

Genesis 2:4-19

4 This is the [a]history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Life in God’s Garden

8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it isthe one which goes around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel;[b] it is the one which goes toward the east of [c]Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 Then the Lord God took [d]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [e]tend and keep it. 16 And the LordGod commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you[f] shall surely die.”

18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to [g]Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 2:4: This the book of the Genesis of heaven and earth when they were made, in the day the Lord God made heaven and earth. Note the difference above in v. 4, there is a sight difference with the Orthodox study Bible.

"God gave man a place and a law - (AthanG). This place was known was Paradise, and the law was the commandment given in Genesis 2:16-17. Man was to obey this commandment through the grace of God the Word. If he was obedient, he would enjoy the blessings of Paradise. But if he were to disobey the commandment, he would die and his body would decay in the grave "- ("die by death", AthanG).

Proverbs 3:1-18 - read from my Orthodox Study Bible

Proverbs 3:3: Do not let almsgiving and faithfulness forsake you, but hang them upon your neck.

"Faithfulness in almsgiving is a manifestation of obedience to Wisdom from the heart, helps one not to forget His laws."

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you;

25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace.” ’

In Christ love Jared W Campbell

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