Day no. 16,651: those watchful dragons
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31m ago
“I thought I saw how stories of this kind could steal past a certain inhibition which had paralysed much of my own religion in childhood... But supposing that by casting all these things into an imaginary world, stripping them of their stained-glass and Sunday School associations, one could make them for the first time appear in their real potency? Could one not thus steal past those watchful dragons? I thought one could.” ― C.S. Lewis There is no stealing past those watchful dragons. Dogma and doctrine are the et cetera, they are the one thing. Everything else is the et cetera. The creeds ar ..read more
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Day no. 16,650: going without knowing
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1d ago
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. "Us: Here am I send me, Lord! The LORD: OK, go. Us: Go where? The LORD: That way. Us: Anything else? The LORD: No. Us: But where am I going, LORD? The LORD: I told you. That way. Us: And LORD, where might I end up? The LORD: Reread Hebrews 11:8. We love our stats and our data. We love living by sight. When you go out on faith like Abraham did, the result is that you are a foreigner. You don’t know the custom ..read more
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Day no. 16,649: our internal chorus
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2d ago
Psalm 119:54 Your statutes are my songs. Singing is inescapable. Sure, there are dirges and marches and waltzes and battle cries, but there is always singing. Every scene has a soundtrack. Every moment is underscored by a movement. The Law of God is the soundtrack of the Christian life. It is always playing and it is never inappropriate. It makes sense to tap or hum along. It makes sense at other times, like David, to get your groove on, assuming your groove is running on the tracks He has laid. The commands of Christ are our canticles. They capture the chorus of our heart, soul, mind and str ..read more
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Day no. 16,648: extending an olive branch
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by todd
3d ago
"The olive tree will never be chopped down, and one day she will fill the earth with her fruit." -- Douglas Wilson, Westminster Systematics Jesus did not come to chop the olive tree down. He did remove some of the barren branches and grafted in some barbarian ones, but the olive tree stood. He did not come to disregard the olive tree or to plant a new one. He came to prune the existing one to be more fruitful and to husband it to produce more flavors. There are not now two olive trees. There are not now no olive trees. There are not now other trees instead of olive trees. There is THE olive t ..read more
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Day no. 16,645: a covenantal requirement and a generational necessity
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6d ago
Psalm 78:4-7 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments. God commands fa ..read more
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Day no. 16,644: throwing shade at foreshadows
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by todd
1w ago
John 5:46-47 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? If you have no love for God's Law, how can you love God's Word? If you are ashamed of the words of God, how can you have faith in the Word of God? If you place no faith in the words of God which you can see, how can you place your faith in the Word of God whom you have not? If you have rejected the prophets, you cannot accept their message. If you have had your doubts about the Bible, you cannot be faithful to its Author. Jesus is in the ..read more
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Day no. 16,643: the image of God lathered on like icing
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1w ago
God did not say, “Be fruitful, but be reasonable.” He did not command, "Fill the earth," but warn, "But don't get carried away!" Genesis 1:28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” God blessed them by saying be fruitful and multiply. He charged them to fill the earth and to rule over it -- every inch of every other thing under the sun. God was over man and He commanded men to be over everything else. He did not me ..read more
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Day no. 16,642: the world must remove its shoes in His presence
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1w ago
Psalm 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. All nations. None escape Christ's claim. There is not a single one that He declines. He will judge the nations according to His Word and refine them by His gracious fire. Any atom of vainglory will be burned up that any atom of grace may remain: purified, perfected, and appropriated into Christ's Kingdom. The entire earth owes Him honor. The whole world must remove its shoes in His presence, stand at His entrance, fall before His presence, and stand upon His command ..read more
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Day no. 16,641: Christ cannot be overcome
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by todd
1w ago
MORNING PRAYER. A Collect for Peace  O GOD who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies that we, surely trusting in thy defence may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  Book of Common Prayer The humble servants of God inspire haughty assaults from God's enemies. Due to the enmity of good and evil, the sons of liberty will be attacked by the slaves of license. The proud darkness will ..read more
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Day no. 16,640: He was hung over our doorways
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by todd
1w ago
1 Corinthians 5:7 Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast. Jesus Christ stands in the gap. His blood covers our threshold. He hung over our doorways so that we might enter into the holy of holies. In Him we are safe and sound. He is our feast. He is the bread of heaven, the poured out wine, and the Lamb that was slain before the foundations of the world for the sins of it. Therefore, do not neglect the feast, but keep it. No sacrifice remains except that of thanksgiving and praise. Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God c ..read more
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