THE 7 HEAVENLY VIRTUES
Prudence - wisdom,
vigilance, carefulness, thoughtfulness, discretion--
Proverbs 14:8 kjv "The wisdom
of the prudent is to understand his way:
but the folly of fools is deceit."
Temperence - moderation, restraint,
self-mastery, frugality, sobriety--
Philippians 4:5 kjv "Let
your moderation be known unto all men.
The Lord is at hand."
Justice - impartiality, fairness, equity,
Genesis 6:9 kjv "These are the generations
of Noah: Noah was a just
man and perfect in his generations, and
Noah walked with God.
Fortitude - strength, courage, endurance,
Matthew 24: 11-13 kjv "And many false prophets
shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because
iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall
wax cold. But he that shall
endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Charity - generosity, benevolence,
1 Corinthians 13:4 kjv "Charity suffereth
long, and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not
itself, is not puffed up,"
Hope - desire, belief reliance, expectation--
Job11:18 kjv "And thou shalt be secure, because
there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about
thee, and thou shalt take thy rest
in safety." AND
Psalm 31:24 kjv "Be of good courage, and
he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope
in the LORD."
Faith - belief, trust, fidelity, loyalty,
Luke 12: 28 kjv "If then God so clothe the
grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow
is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe
you, O ye of little faith?" AND
Luke 7:50 kjv "And he said to the woman,
Thy faith hath saved thee;
go in peace."
THIS TO A FRIEND
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LEARN TO WRITE IN THE SAND
Two friends were walking through the desert.
In a specific point in the journey, they had an
argument, and Friend One slapped Friend Two in
the face. Friend Two was hurt, but-without saying
anything-wrote in the sand:
TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.
They kept on walking until they found an oasis,
where they decided to relax in the cool water.
Friend Two started drowning, and Friend One pulled
him from the water and saved him. When he recovered
from the fright, Friend Two wrote on a stone:
TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE.
Friend One asked Friend Two, "Why, after
I hurt you, did you write in the sand, and now
you write on a stone?" Friend Two, smiling,
replied, "When a friend hurts us, we should
write it down in the sand,
where the winds of forgiveness can erase it; when
something great happens, we should engrave it
in the stone of the memory of the heart, where
no wind can erase it."
LEARN TO WRITE IN THE SAND
Being Virtuous Women
PROVERBS 12:4 -- kjv --
"A virtuous woman is
a crown to her husband: but she that maketh
ashamed is as rottenness in his bones."
PROVERBS 31: 10 - 31 -- kjv "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her
price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband
doth safely trust in her, so that he shall
have no need of spoil. She
will do him good and not evil all the days
of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh
willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth
her food from afar. She riseth also while it is
yet night, and giveth meat
to her household, and a portion to her
maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it:
with the fruit of her hands
she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with
strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She
perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her
candle goeth not out by night. She layeth
her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the
distaff. She stretcheth
out her hand to the poor; yea, she
reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
for all her household are
clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself
coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and
purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when
he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh
fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles
unto the merchant. Strength
and honour are her clothing; and she shall
rejoice in time to come. She
openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her
tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh
well to the ways of her household, and eateth
not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and
call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth
her. Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a
woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her
own works praise her in the gate." --kjv