Scripture for Sunday October 1, 2023
Psalm 5:7-12

But as for me, I will come into thy house ....

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

To know and to do
Are a strange set of two
And the one will play upon the other

For to do and not know
Is a lucky sort of show
And we smirk on it one with another

Now to know and to do
Grants good purpose its due
And skill assures all those who love her

Yet to know and not do
Is the wresting of the two
And it comes with its own sort of tether

So to do and to know
With the good all in tow
Is a charity shared with another

But when we are remiss
Our lack will consist
In knowing but doing no other

R.E. Harrison, Jr., 6/3/22 ©

"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
James 4:17