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1Sa 15.22b +

1Sa 15.22b

“…Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice

& to hearken than the fat of rams.”

 

SOLDIER. Recently read a history (c.1916) about wars, battles over boundaries & bloodshed. I can hardly think of anything worse than having been a conscripted (i.e. drafted) soldier dying cold, wet, hungry & lonely an hundred foot-miles from home; dying for an earthly king whom you didn’t know & who definitely didn’t know you. How Futile! What a waste of life. But, Thanks be to God for the evangelists who’ve died also cold, wet & hungry, hundreds of ship/air-miles from home BUT dying for the Heavenly King whom they’d met at an altar & Who knew their name (& hair-count). How Fantastic!!! – 2/26/20

 

“When we put the Word to the test of our experience,

we’ve gone modern.”

– Steve D Herron

 

The Buds  

The buds are out in the February chill,

The buds are on maples of yon hill.

They aren’t about to quickly burst,

No, won’t be open by March first;

But to my eye, they’re encouraging still.

– eab, 2/12/08

 

“To hold strong convictions you must have a big spirit

or you become a narrow bigot.”

– Steve D Herron

 

God knows you. He wants you to come to know Him. God is/was a “Gentleman” millennia before culture invented this label. A gentleman does not force his will on you – God does not force His will – but He does invite. When you get to know Him, you’ll love Him & be sorry you did not sooner become, not just acquainted with Him but, through this Son, a child of the King. – 2/25/20

 

1Sa 15. 23a

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft &

stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…”

 

“…Bible, the only infallible rule of faith & practice…

This Book & this Book alone has been the message of the church in all the ages.”

– Carl McIntire

 

Some readers may see eab as an “old man” reacting to modern ideas, as one too given to a literal Bible, or as one too likely to believe a conspiracy. Born in ’43 places eab in an “old” bracket but I have, for yrs. been anti many modern “ideas” (voted for Barry Goldwater). A literal Bible? God directed my BA to be in Literature & 23 yrs. later my MA (60 sem.hrs) to be in Biblical Lit. Do not trust the media? My only brother was killed in ’54: 3 newspapers carried 3 different accounts. Realized later that I learned at an early age (11) you can’t trust the “news.” – 2/26/20

 

“Thou shalt no steal” protects our properties, “Thou…kill”our lives, “Thou…bear false witness”

our reputations, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” our marriges.”

– Carl McIntire

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