I got 25 bibles on my dresser
A Dresser of Sycamore Trees by Garret KeizerThe prophet Amos, a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore trees, had a parallel, and more challenging, calling as a shepherd of human souls. So too does Garret Keizer, an Episcopalian minister to the community of Island Pond in Vermonts Northeast Kingdom. This profoundly contemporary book displays not only Keizers knowledge of lifes small practicalities (winding the church clock, shopping for groceries), but also his insights about faith and the mysterious ways of God. With an eye attuned to both the pleasures and foibles that make life on earth so rich, he presents a refreshing and often hilarious account of the hands-on work needed to maintain a parish and sustain its spirit. He is a man who believes that Gods intentions, if seldom apparent, are inevitably compassionate and compelling.
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In the Bible we read that the prophet was a dresser of sycamores. What is a dresser of sycamores? Sycamore sometimes spelled sycomore is a name given to several different tree species. In the Bible, it is a Middle Eastern fruit tree, related to the fig tree. It was the fruit of the poor.
John is sailing sky-high: are we? It is the strongest food in the Bible. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. I am the true vine : This was a familiar symbol.
Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why encumbers it the ground? Leviticus And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of. Leviticus Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. Romans ,5 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? Luke And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Exodus Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
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