First things today: Read the quoted article in this link at Triablogue. Then, later, if your brain really wants to hash out some of the great issues of life, go back and read other posts there.
Motivational Quote: "It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring" -Harriet Martineau
Thought #1: Tell that to the people at Despair.com
Thought #2: I think we're missing an indefinite article. Some geniuses are brooding and melancholy, because they see and expect human nature. And human nature is informed by a state of total depravity.
Proverbs 12:4 ->Yet men will seek out wives based on pure earthly standards, and we perpetuate that method in the church.
Proverbs 12:10 ->Wicked people do what they think is compassionate, yet it can, in reality, be cruelty. It's not wicked to question actions, whatever the motivation.
Proverbs 12:15 ->Seek guidance. It is foolish to think that you are the only right person in the world. There might not be many, but there's another one somewhere.
Proverbs 12:25 ->And just recently, doctors have acknowledged that stress kills your heart. Maybe they should have read this verse.
1 Timothy 5:23 ->Do not fail to do what is Biblically acceptable and best for you simply because of the criticism of others or an expansion of Biblical command beyond its scope.
1 Timothy 5:24 ->Sometimes we don't know the sins of others, but they will come out. Same is true of us.
Prayer: Lord God, stay my heart in You today.