February 1: Holy Bible

This is a graphic depiction of the date by Day Williams.
February 1
Holy Bible

86.
If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.
~Exodus 22:25

87.
And He told them a parable, saying, The land of a rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, “What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.’ “ But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?” So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
~Luke 12:16–21

88.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
~1 Timothy 6:7–10

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February 1: Holy Bible

February 1
Holy Bible

 

86.

I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.

And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”−the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter.

~Zechariah 11:12-13

 

87.

I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.

~Isaiah 50:6

88.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her sh
earers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

~Isaiah 53:7

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February 1: “Night Funeral in Harlem” by Langston Hughes, 1902—1967

Night Funeral in Harlem

Langston Hughes, 19021967

 

Night funeral
In Harlem:

Where did they get
Them two fine cars?

Insurance man, he did not pay–
His insurance lapsed the other day–
Yet they got a satin box
for his head to lay.

Night funeral
In Harlem:

Who was it sent
That wreath of flowers?

Them flowers came
from that poor boy’s friends–
They’ll want flowers, too,
When they meet their ends.

Night funeral
in Harlem:

Who preached that
Black boy to his grave?

Old preacher man
Preached that boy away–
Charged Five Dollars
His girl friend had to pay.

Night funeral
In Harlem:

When it was all over
And the lid shut on his head
and the organ had done played
and the last prayers been said
and six pallbearers
Carried him out for dead
And off down Lenox Avenue
That long black hearse done sped,
The street light
At his corner
Shined just like a tear–
That boy that they was mournin’
Was so dear, so dear
To them folks that brought the flowers,
To that girl who paid the preacher man–
It was all their tears that made
That poor boy’s
Funeral grand.

Night funeral
In Harlem.

February 1: Law and Lawyers: Holy Bible

This is a graphic depiction of the date by Day Williams.
February 1
Holy Bible  

 

86.

 

“Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

~Deuteronomy 27:19

 

87.

The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

~Job 37:23

 

88.

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

~Psalm 33:5

February 1: Holy Bible

This is a graphic depiction of the date by Day Williams.
February 1
Holy Bible  

 

86.

“Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

~Deuteronomy 27:19

 

87.

The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

~Job 37:23

 

88.

The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

~Psalm 33:5