|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from King James Bible:
GEN 42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his
brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
GEN 42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:
for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
GEN 42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that
sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and
bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
GEN 42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made
himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto
them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy
King James Bible
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:
law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." This passage supports
us over against our critics who claim that we disregard all charity to the
great injury of the churches. We protest we desire nothing more than
peace with all men. If they would only permit us to keep our doctrine of
faith! The pure doctrine takes precedence before charity, apostles, or an
angel from heaven.
Let others praise charity and concord to the skies; we magnify the
authority of the Word and faith. Charity may be neglected at times
without peril, but not the Word and faith. Charity suffers all things, it
gives in. Faith suffers nothing; it never yields. Charity is often deceived
but is never put out because it lies nothing to lose; it continues to do well