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.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Opus 2022-086: Pick Your Adjectives and Nouns

Most real Americans both guffawed and gnashed their teeth when Hillary called us “deplorables”.  Obama got the same reaction when he talked about how real Americans cling to guns and religion.  King David had a better line in Psalms, which I read this morning.

(Psa 35:15 KJV)  But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
Notice that he called those he had contempt for “abjects”.  I like that.  

In Psalms the Abjects were the people who did not cling to religion and swords.  They were the ones who mocked David while he was sick.

While I am here notice that David had been praying for them when they were sick.
(Psa 35:13-4 KJV)  But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.  I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
People who hate America don’t seem to understand why we are different.  One of the key Christian concepts in of our culture, or maybe I should say “was in our culture”, is to love our enemies.  What many don’t realize is that the basic concept is rooted in the Old Testament.  All Jesus did was preach what the Jews already knew.

So all you Abjects out there, get to praying for the President and our political leaders.  Just because they seem to hate God doesn’t meant that you can’t link their name to “Thy will be done.”  There may be a few pastors that you can add to the list.

Get with it you deplorable Abjects, or is it abject Deplorables?

homo unius libri

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