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.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Opus 2017-246: Digging into Deuteronomy: Fear Factor

(Deuteronomy 2:4 KJV)  And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:

This verse presents an interesting bit of advice.  The Children of Israel  are told to “take heed” (be careful NASB) (8104) because the others will be “afraid” (3372a).  When you think about it there is some truth.  People are the most dangerous when they are afraid, not when they are secure. 

Have you ever been startled in such a way that you lashed out?  Someone sneaks up behind you and thinks it will be funny to make you jump.  As you jump, you swing.  If you had seen them coming it would not have ended that way.  Many tragedies involving people shooting family members happen in the dark when the person with the gun panics.  

Bullies tend to look for people that are insecure.  They generally don’t bother people who look confident and strong. 

So a word of wisdom for you.  Be careful when you are around people who are afraid.

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