Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation.
John Jay - First US Supreme Court Chief Justice
Wednesday's Word: September 2008

Wednesday's Word

Welcome friends, feel free to look around, make comments and whatnot. I'll try and keep this thing updated with interesting pics, stories and other odds & ends. Feel free to criticize, but please share the 'truth in love'. No reason to be purposefully offensive. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday's Word - Add, Subtract, Multiply, Decide

Hello All
Getting back into the swing of the school season has obviously provoked the direction of today's word. For those of us with school-aged children, little else brings more joy than hearing this answer to the question;
    So whats your favorite subject in school? Math.
Why is that? Because math is not the easiest subject, but if you can get in on the ground floor and stick with it, a good understanding of mathematics offers a broad range of beneficial professions, or simply, greater possibilities for a better life. And as we all begin with the faith of a child, how true is this also in the Spiritual:
Here's the Word:
2 Peter 1:5-8 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 4: 21-22 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by
him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye put off concerning the former
conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour(noisy
complaining), and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
There used to be a Prell shampoo commercial that advocated the idea of telling a friend 'and so on ..and so on' as pictures of people multiplied across the screen.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Psalm 25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

How much a proud Dad do we make our Heavenly Father when we choose this math as our favorite subject? If you're wondering why I chose DECIDE and not DIVIDE.
Division is not spoken of very highly in scripture but it is a lesson worth learning.

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

In Him,

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday's Word - Truth and Consequence

Hello Friends.

What is truth?

Is it only that which can be boiled down to predictable outcomes of a repeatable process? Is there a such thing as universal absolute truth or has our postmodern age surrendered ‘truth’ to a relative concept that exists only in the mind and experience of the beholder? Is knowing the truth possible or even necessary?

If there was no God, then it really wouldn’t matter if prevailing truth were held as the highest regard in the human experience or not. But there is a God. And not only that, there’s an enemy who specializes in truth distortion in an effort to cause you grief and to separate you from God. This makes the idea of truth and knowing it of utmost importance.

Here’s the Word:

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (speaking of the Antichrist)
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The Word of God is Truth and it’s the Standard of Truth by which all other ‘truth’ can be measured. The Devil is like a magician who makes dangerous consequences appear as desirable truth…Stay close to Biblical truth.

In Him,