Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and other thoughts

Here are a few eclectic things for your consideration today.

I had a great burst of creative energy a few years ago and I made collages in my art journal. That burst seems to have gone away but I still have some of the results. The compositions and even the execution are rudimentary, but they served a purpose for a while.

This first collage is a scene of how unsaved people play a game with their lives, not knowing there are eternal consequences at stake. Blinded, they try this or that, until the day they die and then they discover that the truth they had suppressed in all their game playing was the only truth. I was one of those game-playing people.


Again, satan blinds the minds of those who refuse to believe in Jesus, but satan makes the blindness seems so delightful but underneath it is deceitful. Sin is sweet- for a season, but the only trajectory is down to hell, and satan has his cords attached to all those who won't believe.

“Though evil is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue, though he is loath to let it go and holds it in his mouth, yet his food is turned in his stomach; it is the venom of cobras within him. (Job 20:12-14)


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Please read this excellent essay by Erin Benziger at Do Not Be Surprised, on the latest troubling issue surrounding Beth Moore. In my opinion her apostasy is deepening fast and satan is directly using her to deceive millions. She concluded the essay with:

As a final note, the reader is strongly encouraged to listen to apologist Chris Rosebrough's review of Beth Moore's teaching. Rosebrough's commentary can be accessed here.


Benziger: Beth Moore Prophesies a Coming 'Outpouring,' Warns of 'Scoffers' 

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I liked Tim Challies short essay on the importance of the Sabbath

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Yet another reason not to see the Son of God movie. And there's this reason not to see the Son of God movie. And this reason

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I've been reading through 1 and 2 Kings for a while. It's slow going for me, because I don't have a context for the history and it's hard to keep the kings' names straight. It is also like watching the tide roll in and out. The kings were good, the borders enlarged. The kings were bad, the borders closed in. Repeat. And repeat. O, Israel! Joel Rosenberg reports this week from the AIPAC conference.

Quoting the Bible, Netanyahu says Israel must “choose life” in “historic” conflicts with Iran & Palestinians. Day Three report from AIPAC conference.

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The darker the world becomes, the faster I run to the Light. Jesus is my eternal light, praise His holy name. John 8:12-

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

It is so sweet to trust in Jesus. It really is. Here is the story behind the hymn 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus



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