At the end (well, almost the end) of one of literature’s great conversations, we see an apt reminder for us during those moments when we think we know better than God.
“Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.””Job 42:1-6 ESV
37 Years ago today I was blessed by God with my Sweet Anna. I give glory to God for these 37 years. There is no doubt that we owe our 37 years to His grace (she is married to me after all – imagine that burden to bear). And His grace continues, for each passing year with Anna is more blessed.
This was an incredibly blessed moment on my Three Score Day with Wyatt, Alexander and William. Filled with gratitude to God for all that we have.
“And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.”1 Kings 8:10-11 ESV
“What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
2 Corinthians 6:16 ESV
The time for looking at buildings and places as God’s house is over.
He is with us, the Spirit is in us, through the finished work of Christ. We are the church, His body.
There is no room for fear when we are filled with Christ’s Spirit.
Fear not what the world may bring.
I was deeply moved by this PBS report from the water between Africa and Italy. CLICK HERE
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.”
2 Corinthians 1:2-11 ESV
“In the primaries, some evidence suggested that ‘evangelicals’ who did not attend church were more likely to support Trump!” – Thomas Kidd contributing to TCG
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