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Beauty For Ashes


"To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified".
(Isaiah 61:3)

Hi, my name is Jesse Larsen, and this site was created to help people find beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. I alone can not give that to you, but God can (see Isaiah 61:1-3). I invite you to stick around to find out more.

This site was last updated on May 3, 2024. Scroll down to the "What's New" headline to see what I added.



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Give ear to wisdom,
through the fear of the Lord it begins,
Taste and see His holiness,
He died for our sins.

My heart has loved vanity,
correction I have despised,
But thanks be to God,
Who alone opens our eyes.

The word of God is sharp,
definitely one of a kind,
He alone can penetrate,
the superficial mind.

Give ear to wisdom,
the doctrine that is sound,
But remember your Creator,
from Him true wisdom is found.

Before wisdom is sorrow,
after pride is a fall,
this is my experience,
I thought I knew it all.

Copyright, Jan. 20, 2004, by Jesse Larsen

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding" (Proverbs 9:10).

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).


Only through Jesus
and not through me...
it's only through Him
that I truly see.

Only through Jesus
I can't go wrong...
I'm finally singing
a decent song.

Only through Jesus
and not through me...
I have been broken,
but truly set free.

Only through Jesus
I can't go wrong...
when I am weak
He is strong.

Only through Jesus
I'm finally free...
I only wish
that all could see...
that this is not
because of me...
only through Jesus
I'm truly free!

Only through Jesus,
this is my case:
I'm only a sinner,
saved by grace.

By Jesse Larsen, November 17, 2006.

Note: Before I wrote this poem, I said a short prayer asking God to give me the right words for this poem. So to Him be the glory. Here are some verses that helped inspire this poem....

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the
gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast
(Ephesians 2:8-9).

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:5-7).

My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is
made perfect in weakness
(2 Corinthians 12:9).

All Because of Mercy, by Casting Crowns (Song on You Tube) - Click here for the radio version.

Only Jesus, by Casting Crowns (Song on You Tube) - Click here for the acoustic version.

Cornerstone, by Steve Camp (Song on You Tube)

Way of Love, by Amy Shreve (Song on You Tube)

They Hate Christianity But Love (Another) Jesus

My You Tube Playlists

Rejection of Biblical Inerrancy = All Kinds of Heresy

The Arbiter of Truth

God of Wonders (Video)

Israel, Islam And Armageddon (Video)

What Does God Save Us From? (article)

My Testimony (article)

Seeking And Finding God (Radio series)

An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith (Radio Series)

What's New?

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: My favorite singer Amy Shreve was diagnosed with double-hit lymphoma in October 2015. If any of you are lead to give her and her husband a financial gift, you can do so though this link. They are incredibly real and amazing people who love the Lord. You can listen to some of Amy Shreve's music on You Tube through this link.

Here is my latest article: The Arbiter of Truth

Here is the latest playlist on my You Tube channel: Judgment Day! Islam, Israel And The Nations, by Dave Hunt (Audio book)

My page titled World Net Daily Exposed was last updated on May 17, 2018.

My page titled Hebrew Roots Movement was last updated on May 25, 2018.

My page titled Resources on Johnathan Cahn was last updated on February 16, 2021.

My page titled Resources on The Shack was last updated on December 29, 2021.

LATEST UPDATE: My page titled Bible Prophecy was last updated on May 3, 2024.

My page titled Resources On The Emerging Church was last updated on September 19, 2019.

My page titled Resources On Calvinism was last updated on November 3, 2021.

My Links Page was last updated on April 24, 2024.

My Recommended Products page was last updated on July 15, 2021.

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