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, July 19, 2017

Opus 2017-228: Digging into Deuteronomy: Later May Not Come

(Deuteronomy 1:45 KJV)  And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.

Have you ever met someone who says that they plan to live life fast and loose and on their death bed they will repent.  They assume this will give them the best of both worlds.  They assume they will have time to take that step.  They assume God will always be there ready to respond to their prayer.

They assume wrong.  This verse makes it clear that you are not smarter than God.  This is not the only place I have found this but is another example of God not listening when people call on Him.

It sounds like the people referred to are sincere.  At least they are good at shedding tears.  But notice that it says God will not listen.  God is not your grandmother.  He is not your kindergarten teacher.  He is not your social worker and He does not play games. 

So don’t assume He is standing right behind that tree over there hoping to hear you say the right words.  He has a universe to run.  He may be saving the life of a future Mozart when you want to have your tizzy fit.

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