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Gen 3. 21

“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

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Without approving of all Henry David Thoreau

said/did, it seems he was on-to-something when he observed (my words of his idea) once we have food, clothing, and shelter, what we have after that is better food, better clothing, better shelter, until we have the best food, the best clothing, the best shelter. (Are we trying to impress our sinner friends with our visits to high-end restaurants, designer clothing, huge houses – and huge bank notes?) As far as I know Thoreau he was not a follower of Christ.

Friend, if he could see THIS without grace, what ought we to see with God’s abundant grace? Amen? Ouch?

– eab, 3/6/17

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Many a man with a callused “paw,”

Has chiseled away at stone.      

Workmen have made lighter gods of wood,

Inlaid here and there with bone.

Some have a hank’ring for gold,

Gold dug from beneath the sod.         

Clothing so fine (or bright pearls to entwine),

Also serve time as god.

Gold as a god? Or mere Pearls?

Or thin lumber so easily grown?

“Surely you jest;  making god? 

“You — you didn’t make your own?”  -eab, 12/97

 

 

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