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.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Opus 2020-083: Ode to Old: Fat Chances

There are times when I find encouragement in verses read out of context.  When I am serious about Bible study and wanting to understand real truth I dig a little deeper.  But sometimes an isolated verse just settles in and lights up.  Here is one:
(Psa 92:14 KJV) They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
The context relates to people who live righteous lives.  It is a promise to us in the over-the-hill gang that maybe there is another peak to master or that there will be things to do on the way down. 

My study Bible tells me a couple of things.  It says that the idea of bringing forth fruit could also be “thrive”.  I like that.  The fat part I could live without but we need to understand this was written in a time when the only people who had the luxury of extra weight were the successful.

So to paraphrase Mister Spock, “Live long and grow fat”.

homo unius libri

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