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Mockers try to knock the walls down

Mockers try to knock the walls down, but the righteous build stuff.

Prov. 25:28 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Prov. 21:24 “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

Prov. 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Prov. 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Prov. 22:10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.

Prov. 4:23; Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Cf Phil. 4:7

Ps. 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

2 Tim 1:14 Guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

The Lutheran Book of Prayer.

We shared this prayer yesterday from the Lutheran Book of Prayer.

Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as the light of the day fades away and the darkness comes, I know that You, who kept safe Israel, will neither slumber nor sleep. With my thanksgivings I exalt You as the source of the many blessings of this day. Teach me to see ever more clearly that life and happiness, health and daily bread, peace of heart, forgiveness of sins, and the promise of life forever with You are gifts of Your divine grace. Continue Your mercies toward me, my fellow believers, and all mankind. If I have enemies, bless them and let them undergo a change of heart. Pardon the sin of my transgressions and shortcomings for the sake of Jesus, my Redeemer. Strengthen Your Church, and let her membership constantly grow and praise You, the only true God, here in time and hereafter in eternity; in Jesus’ name. Amen.