April's Commentary Blog(s)
[ The following is taken from the "March 24" devotional prayer
reading found in The One Year Book of Bible Prayers ; The
Livingstone Corporation for Tyndale House Publishers ; 2000 ]
Is it not the Most High who helps one and harms another?
Then why should we, mere humans, complain when we are
punished for our sins? Instead, let us test and examine our
ways. Let us turn again in repentance to the Lord. Let us
lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven and say, "We
have sinned and rebelled, and you have not forgiven us."
Lamentations 3:38-42 [NLT - also see I John 1:8-10]
If we can read Lamentations without having our pride pierced, we
may have hardened our heart toward God. In this prayer, Jeremiah
attacks our tendency to call God to account for his actions. All too
often, we presume to be the judge of God's ways, yet we avoid
examining our own sinful ways. The weeping prophet points out the
cost of such behavior: We miss God's forgiveness. The problem
isn't God's punishment but our unwillingness to repent.
Today, consider the ways you have sat in judgment of God. In
prayer, submit your own heart to the Lord's scrutiny, and confess
to him all that he brings to mind.
[ Suggested prayer beginning: ] Dear Lord, help me to examine
and test my ways ...
NOTE: This blog opens the door of concern we have regarding
yet another incorrect teaching of an end-time theme by the
Cult of Unbiblical Grace movement. For a clear example
of another false teaching of some (not all) of the Free Grace
folks - one teaching we (and others) are raising - one which
actually sounds inviting upon initial read BUT which fails
to honor the full Counsel of God's Word (and which commits
the fallacy of the excluded middle) - CLICK HERE.
More on this pressing issue in June, Lord willing.
WHY Don't We RUN ?!
Question: Why don't we RUN FROM the ugly fruits
of the world, the flesh and the devil and instead
RUN TO the One True YHVH God and all the
sweet wonder in Him and Him alone?
Answer: I Can Only Imagine ... (please catch this movie!)
contrasts between two opposing paradigms ...
Awful Attitudes of the anti-theists
VS Beauty of Life in Jesus Christ
VS Creative Care of our Maker
VS Delightful Truths of the eternal, holy God
VS Excellent Ways of Light through Jesus Christ
VS Fragrant Freedom of balance in YHVH God
VS Glory and Grace of the Savior
Hateful Acts of the wicked one
VS Heavenly Fruits of the Spirit of God
Insignificance of the material/temporal
VS Indescribable radiance of the eternal in Christ
VS Justice of the loving Creator
Killings of today
VS Kindness beyond imagination
Loss of dignity
VS Lavish Position in Jesus Christ
VS Magnificent Divinely revealed Morals
VS New Life found only in the Resurrected Savior
VS Ongoing Obedience
VS Precious Pride in Christ alone
Quitters in bondage
VS Quiet, joy-yielding Submission
VS Righteous Humility
VS Sacrificial Servants
VS Uncompromised Saints
VS Valued Ambassadors
VS Worthy Workers
VS Xtraordinarily New-Born
VS Yielded Yearlings
Zealous Servants of Darkness
VS Zealous Servants of Light
Question: So why don't we RUN to God and all His beauties?
Answer: I can only imagine, yes, BUT it doesn't have to end
with our (greatly limited) ponderings! God's WORD
offers further clarity IF we would exercise humility of
spirit enough to allow our eyes to be opened as we read
its pages - allowing the Holy Spirit of God to illumine
our minds OUT OF the dark pits of the perspectives
of the world, the flesh and the devil.
May God help us better discern the deceptions so many are
currently in bondage to - for our protection, for the sake of the
many lost souls (still seeking an eternal peace which only
God can provide) and ultimately, unto His glory and praise.
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