[Education] consists in nothing else but learning and doing God’s truth (John 8:32), which puts one in very close contact with a man named Jesus. Antagonists of the gospel long ago came to see that Jesus had a most unsettling way of turning the socially unlearned into the spiritually enlightened. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). You see, being with Jesus is the education.
Excellent article by my friend Weylan Deaver. Please read it all at the link: An Education Itself – Biblical Notes
The mind boils with brimming thoughts
More than tongue and lips can tell,
More than sharpest conscience can cull,
But one should dominate all the rest,
Until of this the head is full,
And the searching soul knows so well
That Christ is all, and the rest forgets.
READ: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things” Php 4.8.
THINK: The worldly mind is pessimistic, thinks the worst, expects the bad to happen. The redeemed mind thinks on what is good, for it has as a reference God’s goodness in the present and his promise for the future. In Christ, God’s peace guards the mind, v. 7. Continue reading
READ: “Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God—what is good and well-pleasing and perfect” Rom 12.2.
THINK: We can change our lives. We do this by rejecting the world’s pressures, in order to transform the mind using the word of God. Everything starts in the mind. In this way, we see how God’s will is good. By this transformation we become living sacrifices for God, v. 1. Continue reading
A irenic discussion list ponders ghosts and goblins and inexplicable events. My thoughts haunted a quatrain. Continue reading