I have fallen into a sort of pattern that I would actually open my Bible once a day. Sometimes, it’s to read the scriptures that comes in the daily devotions I read (ODB, Right From The Heart, etc). Sometimes, like today, it was based on songs.
“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness…” —Malachi 3:3-4
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
“I use to think that the friction was a bad thing. Everything is to ease pain in our society; pain is very much the enemy. And I don’t think that’s true. Tension is a good thing. To be pulled tight: that’s the only way you can make a proper noise on the guitar or violin.” - Jon Foreman of Switchfoot.