7 months ago
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Drop a pebble in a still pool or, as above, watch when a fish breaks the surface, however lightly. The entire pond is affected. Likewise with each act of faithfulness.
My life today is impacted by choices made by generations of faithful men and women before me. How will my choices shape the heritage I will pass along?
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. (Ps. 61:5)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Yet, Isaiah 42:8 is a solemn warning that we must never rob God of His glory. Indeed He will not give it to another. No robbery when Creation itself sings "Glory!".
Thursday, May 12, 2011
We humans on the other hand have a big problem with keeping our roles and identity separate. We're motivated--and rightly so--to do a good job in the various positions we find ourselves filling. But does being a good ______ (fill-in-the-blank) mean I'm a good person? One who is worthy of God's love? The admiration and respect of others? Not really.
We recently read the biblical account of the rebellion of Korah during the Israelite's time in the wilderness. It's an amazing story that fits our modern discontent and tendency to murmur, complain and ultimately rebel way too close for comfortable (a.k.a. distancing) comparison.
What's even more fascinating, and convicting, is how Moses and Aaron responded. Either could have easily said, "You're right, God--wipe these people out." Instead, in the face of grievous accusation and rebellion against them personally, they entreated God to spare the people, Aaron literally "standing in the gap" between God and the gainsaying children of Israel.
I'd say their identity was in Christ, not their earthly (even spiritual) roles, wouldn't you?
Friday, May 6, 2011
"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." (Gen. 1:28)
Isn't Creation marvelous?