But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
It's a well-known Psalm. Pretty clear, too. It precludes three things...Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psa 1:1-2)
Come, Thou Fount of Every BlessingCome, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace.Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above;Praise the mount - I'm fixed upon it -...
in whose eyes a vile person...
Now, being a "wordsmith" (sorry -- inside joke), I found myself having problems...Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
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