Sandra Miles, wife of Dee Miles who heads up our Consumer Fraud & Commercial Litigation Section, sent in two verses for this issue.
Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul. Proverbs 22:24-25
Sandra, a Godly woman, a tremendous wife and mother, who is heavily involved in her church, tells us:
Dee and I are at the point in our lives where our children have become independent and have left to set up their own homes or are living away from home at college. And like most parents I feel it necessary to pray for them to be surrounded by Godly friends and not be led down a path where their lives become difficult, or make decisions that they wouldn’t have made if they were at home with us. Psalm 90:17 gives me comfort that I am praying as a parent for them to be wise and be surrounded by friends who can become role models as well.
Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17
Then Sandra had this to say:
We all wonder what special gift God has given us to share with others while we are on this Earth. For my husband it is the gift of finding justice for others through the legal system. For me it is service to those in need. I like to think that we both live to help the poor and those who have been shown injustice and prejudices because of the color of their skin, lack of education or their rank on the social ladder. This verse affirms my belief that I was given a “gift” and my hope is that when others look upon me that they see the face of God when I give them my service.
My longtime friend, Dr. Terry Stallings, sent in three Bible verses that he says have special meaning to him. Terry, a strong Christian, is a tremendously talented medical doctor.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Romans 12:14-16 NKJV
But hope that is seen is not hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:26-28 NIV
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9-10 NIV
Melinda Henderson, who is a legal secretary in our firm, sent in a verse for this issue. She says 2 Corinthians 12:9 means a lot to her and has helped her through trying times.
But he said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Melinda says this verse reminds us that no matter what we are dealing with and no matter how difficult the season of life we are in, God is right there with us, and as long as we have our minds on Him, we will be strong.
Dr. John Kline, a Professor at Troy University, and another longtime friend of mine, who is a dedicated Christian, sent in some verses this month. John says that he is “blessed to teach and minister to young people at Troy where they focus on “Servant Leadership;” that is, leading to serve the needs of others and the organization.” Every summer at the freshman orientation sessions, John meets all incoming freshmen students and he also addresses all of the parents. John tells them, “We take as our model the Greatest Servant Leader who ever lived – and He is much more – the one who came not to be served but to serve.” The following are two of John’s favorite verses about the Great Servant Leader.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 (also found in Matthew 20:28)
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. . . . If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. John 13:14-17
Lisa Temple sent in her favorite Bible verses for this issue. She says growing up, she was taught by word and deed the importance of friendship – how to make friends and how to keep them. Lisa says she was also taught that our best friend is Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life so that we may live eternally. For this reason, Lisa always loved John 15:13.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
It was also Lisa’s late husband Dana’s favorite verse and it seemed to suit him because those who knew Dana well knew he believed in standing up for the underdog and defending those who could not defend themselves. Lisa says:
The past few years have been difficult ones in my life. I lost my father (Ted Cheek) in 2013 and my husband Dana in November of last year. I have often felt completely lost and overcome with fear. A precious friend who herself is no stranger to loss and fear told me that Isaiah 41:10 helped her so much as she imagined Jesus lifting her up with his righteous right hand!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you and I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10.
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