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.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Opus 2021-247: Job on Our Leaders

The book of Job is not a discourse on political science but I keep coming across things that announce, “Today”.  Guess what I was thinking about when I read this.

(Job 12:24-25 NAS77) "He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people, And makes them wander in a pathless waste.  "They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.
You got it first time.  Have you ever wondered how people can be so oblivious?  It is the darkening of an already dark mind, like God did to Pharaoh.  

I think this effect can be magnified by prayer.  Take one example, Hitler losing World War II.  Any student of history would know that didn’t work too well for Napoleon.  Hitler must have figured that winter would not come that year.  You have him making repeated mistakes like this and the elite German army was driven into the ground by citizen soldiers.  Millions of Christians were praying the equivalent of the toast, “Confusion to our enemies.”  God responded.

Pray for our president.  Pray for those in power.  Pray that they would be tools of almighty God even if they are not aware of it.  In other words pray for confusion on God’s enemies.

And have a merry Christmas.  Remember we could not say, “He is risen” on Easter if He had not been born on Christmas (or whatever day you think it happened).

homo unius libri

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