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Exo 32.6 +

Exo 32.6

“…The people [Israelites in rebellion]

sat down to eat & to drink, & rose up to play.”

 

* TRINITY * (2.)

Act 10.38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost & with power: who went about doing good & healing all…

 

“Natural fear is a necessary accompaniment of our mundane existence & is not cast out by perfect love.”

– Adam Clarke, quoted by H A Baldwin, /Holiness & the Human Element/

 

Turning over a “new page” in life can sound good. It smacks of discipline & goals (both readily admired). It doesn’t sound so good when it’s realized one is still in the “same book” i.e. the same life – higher plane/new page, but same life. Christ does not offer a “new page” – He offers (yea demands, to enter heaven) a New Birth (2Co 5.17).

– eab, 6/9/18

 

 

A PRAYER    

Give us ways of worshiping the Master,

Grant us ways.

In these days of rushing ever faster,

Restless days.

Urge us upward through the clamoring din,

Ever onward.

Till upward pulling You bring us in,

To brightest heaven, banished of sin,

To mansions prepared for mere men.

Pull us upward.

 

 

Draw us nearer to Your Father heart,

Bring us nearer.

Become dearer; not farther apart,

Always dearer.

Make my soul a simple scrap of steel,

Work my soul.

Make it sensitive to feel,

The attraction so real

Wood, hay, & stubble from me magnetically peel

Tug on my soul.

I pray Thee let us hear Thy calling voice,

O pray Thee.

 

Let us serve Thee by eternal choice,

Selflessly serve.

Soon tomorrow will beckon in haste,

Timeless tomorrow

Help us so live that when we are faced

With the record we have fixed in place

Our sojourn will not be a useless disgrace,

Has’en tomorrow.

 

– eab Jun. 1980

 

 

Jer 50.39

“Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there [Babylon] and the owls shall dwell therein: and it [Babylon] shall be no more inhabited for ever…”

 

Is it OK for a pastor/teacher/parent to say, “I don’t know”? Absolutely! “But, Jesus never did.” Gentle reminder: He was fully Man, but He was also fully God. (Had Jesus Christ said, “I don’t know” some could accuse Him of lying.) Arguably the greatest (definitely one-of-the-greatest) men in the OT, Moses, said (eab words) “I don’t know – I’ll ask God.” Sound advice for any “stumped” pastor/teacher/parent.

– eab, 6/9/18

 

“The feeble-minded are people who know the truth but only affirm it so far as consistent with their own interest. But apart from that they renounce it.”

– Blaise Pascal, /Pensees/

 

If you tell me, “I understand God” I have reason to question your honesty or mental balance. If you say similar words about the Holy Spirit, I can have a similar reaction. Jesus Christ, is the Person of the Holy Trinity we come closest to “understanding” (He was/is One of us) but the greatest mind walking the face of earth doesn’t comprehend Him (nor will we in Eternity). Wonderfully, we can adore the Trinity, bless & commune with Them, devote yourself fully to & yes, enjoy Them without understanding Them.

– eab, 6/9/18

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