Saturday, July 18, 2015


Jessica Biel

Lead by Service
Sābisu ni yotte rīdo
from Ps.89.20+

Sweat bleeds oil for courage.
It anoints leadership for service.

Safety directs risk in action.
Education acts for the strength
of security.

Enemies will be corrected as needed.
Deception will be detected
and dismissed.

Force will only be used in defense.
Lethal force will only be used
against an imminent and deadly threat.

Faithfulness will be rewarded with love.
Authority will achieve victory by reform.

Dominion will extend to established boundaries.
Influence will reach beyond borders by diplomacy.

The anointed will say, “You have appointed me.
I have been destined to set an example by your design.
You are the rock of my salvation.”

You will respect the right to life as the first principle.
Law will be derived by reason from this morality.

I have been drawn from love coursing in the blood
of the entire body. Reason reaches beyond
the end of a season.

Congressional constitution will govern
with the consent of the governed.

Executive authority will only override
destructive policy.

Judgment will reason for the rights of people.

20 I have found David my servant; *
with my holy oil have I anointed him.

21 My hand will hold him fast *
and my arm will make him strong.

22 No enemy shall deceive him, *
nor any wicked man bring him down.

23 I will crush his foes before him *
and strike down those who hate him.

24 My faithfulness and love shall be with him, *
and he shall be victorious through my Name.

25 I shall make his dominion extend *
from the Great Sea to the River.

26 He will say to me, 'You are my Father, *
my God, and the rock of my salvation.'

27 I will make him my firstborn *
and higher than the kings of the earth.

28 I will keep my love for him for ever, *
and my covenant will stand firm for him.

29 I will establish his line for ever *
and his throne as the days of heaven."
30 "If his children forsake my law *
and do not walk according to my judgments;

31 If they break my statutes *
and do not keep my commandments;

32 I will punish their transgressions with a rod *
and their iniquities with the lash;

33 But I will not take my love from him, *
nor let my faithfulness prove false.

34 I will not break my covenant, *
nor change what has gone out of my lips.

35 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness: *
'I will not lie to David.

36 His line shall endure for ever *
and his throne as the sun before me;

37 It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon, *
the abiding witness in the sky.'"

38 But you have cast off and rejected your anointed; *
you have become enraged at him.

39 You have broken your covenant with your servant, *
defiled his crown, and hurled it to the ground.

40 You have breached all his walls *
and laid his strongholds in ruins.

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