Trust Not in Mortal Men

Trust Not in Mortal Men

It is better to trust in the Lord 

than to put confidence in man.

~Psalm 118:8

Don’t put your trust in mortal men:

They’ll only let you down;

Better to trust Lord Jesus Christ

And stand on solid ground.

~Day Williams


Adam

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~Day Williams

“Law, Like Love” by W.H. Auden

Law, say the gardeners, is the sun,
Law is the one
All gardeners obey
To-morrow, yesterday, to-day.

Law is the wisdom of the old,
The impotent grandfathers feebly scold;
The grandchildren put out a treble tongue,
Law is the senses of the young.

Law, says the priest with a priestly look,
Expounding to an unpriestly people,
Law is the words in my priestly book,
Law is my pulpit and my steeple.

Law, says the judge as he looks down his nose,
Speaking clearly and most severely,
Law is as I’ve told you before,
Law is as you know I suppose,
Law is but let me explain it once more,
Law is The Law.

Yet law-abiding scholars write:
Law is neither wrong nor right,
Law is only crimes
Punished by places and by times,
Law is the clothes men wear
Anytime, anywhere,
Law is Good morning and Good night.

Others say, Law is our Fate;
Others say, Law is our State;
Others say, others say
Law is no more,
Law has gone away.

And always the loud angry crowd,
Very angry and very loud,
Law is We,
And always the soft idiot softly Me.

If we, dear, know we know no more
Than they about the Law,
If I no more than you
Know what we should and should not do
Except that all agree
Gladly or miserably
That the Law is
And that all know this
If therefore thinking it absurd
To identify Law with some other word,
Unlike so many men
I cannot say Law is again,

No more than they can we suppress
The universal wish to guess
Or slip out of our own position
Into an unconcerned condition.
Although I can at least confine
Your vanity and mine
To stating timidly
A timid similarity,
We shall boast anyway:
Like love I say.

Like love we don’t know where or why,
Like love we can’t compel or fly,
Like love we often weep,
Like love we seldom keep.

When?

New York Times and CIA/ Washington Post, when will you cover HRC and Uranium One?

LEVITICUS CHAPTER EIGHT

LEVITICUS CHAPTER EIGHT

1 The Lord then spoke to Moses: 2 “Go, take Aaron

And his sons with him, and the garments and

Anointing oil and the sin offering

Bull, two rams, and the basket of the bread

Unleavened; 3 gather the whole congregation

Beside the entrance to the Meeting Tent.”

4 So Moses did as God had commanded

Him, and the congregation gathered at

The entrance to the Meeting Tent. 5 Then Moses

Said to the congregation: “This the Lord

Has ordered we must do,” 6 so Moses brought

Aaron and his sons forward and washed them

With water, 7 and on Aaron put the tunic,

And wrapped the sash around him, and he clothed

Him with the robe, and then he put the ephod


Consecration of Aaron and His Sons

On him and placed the ornate ephod band

On him, and he attached the ephod to

Him with the band, 8 then set the breastpiece on

Him and he put the Urim and the Thummim

Into the breastpiece. 9 Finally, he set

The turban on his head and he attached

The golden plate, the holy diadem,

Onto the turban’s front just as the Lord

Had ordered Moses, 10 who then took anointing

Oil and anointed the whole tabernacle

And everything in it, and consecrated

Them with this. 11 Next he sprinkled some of it

Upon the altar seven times and so

He did anoint the altar, all its vessels,

The washbasin and stand, to consecrate

Them; 12 he poured some anointing oil upon

              The head of Aaron and anointed him

To consecrate him. 13 Moses also brought

Up Aaron’s sons, clothed them with tunics, wrapped

Sashes around them, and wrapped headbands on

Them as the Lord had ordered Moses. 14 Then

He brought near the sin offering bull and

              Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon

The head of the sin offering bull, 15 and

He slaughtered it. Then Moses took the blood

              And put it all around the altar horns

Using his finger and cleaned up the altar,

And poured the blood remaining at the base

Of the same altar and so consecrated

It, making the atonement on it. 16 Then

He took the fat on entrails, the protruding

Liver lobe, the two kidneys and their fat,

And Moses offered it all up in smoke

Upon the altar, 17 but the other parts—

Its hide, its flesh, and the bull’s dung—he burned

Outside the camp as God had ordered him.

18 Then he presented the burnt offering

              Ram and as Aaron and his sons lay hands

              Upon the ram’s head, 19 and he slaughtered it.

Moses splashed blood against the altar’s sides,

20 Then cut the ram in parts and offered head,

Parts, and the suet up in smoke, 21 but legs

And entrails Moses washed with water, and

              He offered up the entire ram in smoke

Upon the altar—a burnt offering

To be a soothing scent, a gift to God,

Just as the Lord had ordered Moses.22 Then

Moses held up the second ram, the ram

Of ordination; Aaron and his sons

Did lay their hands upon the ram’s head 23 and

He slaughtered it, and Moses took some blood

From it and he put it on Aaron’s right

              Earlobe, and on the thumb of his right hand,

And on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Next

He brought up Aaron’s sons, and Moses put

              Some of the blood on their right earlobes, on

Their right thumbs, and on the big toes of their

Right feet, and Moses splashed the blood remaining

Against the altar’s sides. 25 Then he took fat

(The fatty tail, all entrails’ fat, the liver’s

Protruding lobe, and the two kidneys and

              Their fat) and the right thigh, 26 and from the basket

Of the unleavened bread that was before

God, he took one unleavened loaf, one loaf

              Of bread mixed with the olive oil−one wafer

Too−and he placed them on the fat parts and

On the right thigh. 27 He then put all of them

On palms of Aaron and his sons, who waved

Them, a wave offering before the Lord.

28 Moses then took them from their palms and offered

Them up in smoke upon the altar on

The top of the burnt offering—they were

An ordination offering to be

A soothing scent, a gift to God. 29 At last,

Moses picked up the breast and waved it to

Be a wave offering before the Lord

              And it comes from the ram of ordination,

And it was Moses’ share just as the Lord

Had ordered him; 30 then Moses picked up some

Anointing oil and some blood which was on

The altar and he sprinkled it on Aaron

And Aaron’s clothes, and on his sons and his

              Sons’ garments with him. So he consecrated

Aaron, his garments, and his sons and his

Sons’ garments with him. 31 Moses then said to

              Aaron and his sons, “Boil the meat beside

The entrance of the Meeting Tent, and there

You are to eat it and the bread which is

              In the basket of the ordination

Offering basket, as I have commanded

By saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat

It,’ 32 but you have to burn with fire what is

              Left of the meat and bread, 33 and you must not

Go from the entrance of the Meeting Tent

For seven days, until the day when you

              Complete your days of ordination, for

You must be ordained over seven days. 34 What

Has been done on this day the Lord has said

To do to make atonement for you. 35 You

Have to reside for seven days beside

The entrance to the Meeting Tent each day

And night and keep God’s charge so that you will

Not die, for this is what I’ve been commanded.”

              36 So Aaron and his sons did all the things

God said through Moses, for they were assisting.

Pledge of Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.
~Lev. 18:22