Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Opus 2013-131: Basic Beliefs: Living by Faith

Do I have confidence in my salvation?  Yes.  I have placed my trust in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  I believe that His death paid the price for sin for those who will believe. 

Do I have confidence in my eternity?  Yes.  I believe that Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death.  Thus the grave has no fear.  Death has no sting.  The separation is a graduation, not a termination.

Do I have confidence in my day?  No.  That thought came to me as I was having a worry moment.  I was looking at my ability to walk successfully through the day.  I was considering the day ahead filled with students who did not want to learn and administrators who did not want to lead.  I was feeling futile. 

Then I realized that my eternity is a continuation of my day.   If I can believe for eternity I should be able to believe for the next 24 hours. 
(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
It isn’t very consistent to believe in forever and not today. 

Now to apply it as I drive.

homo unius libri


  1. I said a prayer for you, Pumice. You're right in what you say about belief, but I'd still hate to face what you do! ;-)

    1. Thank you. I can use all the prayer I can get.

      Grace and peace.


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