Friday, February 10, 2012

Sirach 11

Sir 11:14  Good things and evil, life and death, poverty and riches, are from God.
Sir 11:15  Wisdom and discipline, and the knowledge of the law are with God. Love and the ways of good things are with him.
Sir 11:16  Error and darkness are created with sinners: and they that glory in evil things, grow old in evil.
Sir 11:17  The gift of God abideth with the just, and his advancement shall have success for ever.
Sir 11:18  There is one that is enriched by living sparingly, and this is the portion of his reward.
Sir 11:19  In that he saith: I have found me rest, and now I will eat of my goods alone:
Sir 11:20  And he knoweth not what time shall pass, and that death approacheth, and that he must leave all to others, and shall die.
Sir 11:21  Be steadfast in thy covenant, and be conversant therein, and grow old in the work of thy commandments.
Sir 11:22  Abide not in the works of sinners. But trust in God, and stay in thy place,
Sir 11:23  For it is easy in the eyes of God on a sudden to make the poor man rich.
Sir 11:24  The blessing of God maketh haste to reward the just, and in a swift hour his blessing beareth fruit.

I love the book of Sirach.  It isn't a reason to be Catholic, but it is a bonus.  A bunch of extra Proverbs!

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