1 Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off ? why doest thou slight us in our wants, in times of trouble?
2 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.
3 For the sinner is praised in the desire of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.
4 The sinner hath provoked the Lord, according to multitude of his wrath he will not seek him:
5 God is not before his eyes: his ways are filthy at all times. Thy judgements are removed from his sight: he shall rule over all his enemies.
6 For he has said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.
6 His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labour and sorrow.
7 He sitteth in ambush with the rich in private places, that he may kill the innocent.
8 His eyes are upon the poor man: he lieth in wait in secret like a lion in his den.
9 He lieth in ambush that he may catch the poor man: to catch the poor, while he draweth him to him.
10 In his net he will bring him down, he will crouch and fall, when he shall have power over the poor.
11 For he hath said in his heart: God hath forgotten, he hath turned away his face not to see to the end.
12 Arise, O Lord God, let thy hand be exalted: forget not the poor.
13 Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.
14 Thou seest it, for thou considerest labour and sorrow: that thou mayest deliver them into thy hands. To thee is the poor man left: thou wilt be a helper to the orphan.
15 Break thou the arm of the sinner and of the malignant: his sin shall be sought, and shall not be found.
16The Lord shall reign to eternity, yae, for ever and ever: ye Gentiles shall perish from his land.
17 The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.
18 To judge for the fatherless, and for the humble, that man may no more presume to magnify himself upon earth.
~ Psalm 10 (according to the Hebrews)
In Luke 19:46 Jesus states, It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.
What does he mean by these words?
I honestly see what Jesus is speaking about in every church I have visited.
You shall know them by their fruits!
25 And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
26 But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
27 He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said to him: Thou hast answered right. This do: and thou shalt live.
29 But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who also stripped him and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead.
31 And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by.
32 In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by.
33 But a certain Samaritan, being on his journey, came near him: and seeing him, was moved with compassion:
34 And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35 And the next day he took out two pence and gave to the host and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee.
36 Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that fell among the robbers?
37 But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
And in Matthew 6:19-34 Jesus shows us a closer look at the narrow path He call’s us to walk in.
19 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.
20 But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.
21 For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also.
22 The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome.
23 But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!
24 No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammom.
25 Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment?
26 Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they?
27 And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit?
28 And for raiment why are you solicitous? Concider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin.
29 But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these.
These are some of the most beautiful verses I have ever read in Holy Scripture!
Some say, these are to mystical sounding; no one can live like that! My response is, every prophet, and apostle… every follower is called to this path… The narrow way!?
Knowing that I take the words of the Holy Scriptures literally, as a start, is to me a beginning of wisdom. I know there is all types of writing within Holy Scripture, and knowing that I am a Catholic, even a bad example, and that God, and Mother Mary saved me from a fait worse than death! I know for a fact that the words which speak of fallen angels, the devil, and devil’s… Demonic spiritual entities are real! WE ARE AT WAR!!! Please… ARMOR UP, AND FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!!! We save ourselves by saving our brothers and sisters 💕
Thank you for stopping by, and reading the writings of a mad man! God bless you all!
I hope and pray that any of this makes sense?! Please forgive my grammar? I know it’s atrocious!
Thank you for bearing with me through these deceiving times. Please pray for me that I am able to speak as I am supposed to, and fear nothing but God?! Thank you all for being so gracious towards me. ❤️