What majesty, exquisite design,
perfect timing, atomic precision,
ordered movements, obvious purpose!
Only God could dream and make
a world, a universe like this!
In it he placed humanity.
Our point of contact, verdant garden,
optimum space to seek the Lord!
Praise and honor belong to him!
This quote has, to my mind, a powerful spiritual application, beyond its primary context in the area of economics: Continue reading
Glory to God, the Eternal Trinity,
who boggles the mind and comforts the heart;
He, the Sovereign Lord of the armies
who far exceeds the horizon of thought,
inhabits the close confines of man.
Praise him in the highest!
The powerful, the proud, the pompous movers of wealth,
The heads of every size on a tiny isle,
United to spend their nations’ riches in style,
Pretending to work for justice, peace, and health. Continue reading
What? Obeying a commandment brings joy? But that’s crazy! (So the world thinks.) Continue reading
The author of this misinformed article concludes:
Is this an argument for doing without Bibles? Of course not. But it might encourage us to think a little harder about the other ways in which God speaks to us and builds up his people, and it might stop us being too hard on those who don’t find Bible reading easy. God will always bless those who seek him, and he doesn’t always need a book to do so.
So how does the author explain the deep knowledge that Israel had of God’s word? Continue reading
What future is there for us, O man of sin?
What world create to last beyond desire?
What force produce to resist that certain doom?
Between us can we find eternal room?
But for a fleeting time our pleasures last,
So soon do passions die, our shameful past
A shadow, our present but a lightning flash —
For lack of air is doused our flickering flame. Continue reading
What to do when differences arise between followers of Christ? Continue following Christ!
Therefore, accept one another, even as Christ has also accepted you, for the glory of God.
Rom 15.7 JRM
To accept means to receive, welcome, regard as worthy of fellowship and working together, in spite of failings and personal differences. Paul has used the word already twice before, in Rom 14.1,3. Paul uses it of Philemon’s acceptance of Onesimus, Phile 17. Continue reading
Glory in the creation of God, for it speaks of him, sings his praise, points to his power, proclaims his goodness! Not for its own sake, but for man’s did the Lord create the universe, as our meeting point with God and our proving ground for eternity. Praise his wonderful wisdom!
Give glory to God who protects us from ourselves! Praise him who helps the humble! Bless the name of the Lord, for he is willing to save and guard his little ones! Let his goodness penetrate your heart and fill your mouth!