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 14, 2024

Opus 2024-074: Has the Other Shoe Dropped?

Last night as I was getting ready to go to bed, I saw the reports of drone attacks on Israel.  They say that elections have consequences.  For anyone who has voted for any Democrat in the past eight years I would say, “Welcome to consequences.”  I would also include a lot of Rinos who are part of the Uniparty.  There is enough guilt to go around.

We don’t know how far the consequences will go.  Is this the beginning of World War III?  Is it just time for another Trump indictment?  In 1914 it took time to mobilize and nothing happened to bring sanity.  In the late 30's there were many chances to head off the Nazi onslaught but none were taken.  With the leadership we have I would suggest that prayer and repentance would be good ideas.  Don’t wait until things go nuclear or the drones start hitting us from Cuba, Mexico or container ships.  

Prayer is always a good place to start and a weak place to finish.  Hand in hand is the second thing I mentioned.  Many are familiar with a Bible verse,

(2Ch 7:14 KJV)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
This was addressed to Israel when they were at the top of their game.  The Temple had just been finished and Solomon lead in its dedication.  What a strange time to offer this warning.

We are not Israel.  We are not at the top of our game.  Instead of a Solomon we have an empty suit.  I think the principle still applies if we have enough people who are faithful to God’s calling.  Two parts of this we don’t like are to “humble ourselves” and to “turn from out wicked ways.”  Keep in mind that God would have spared Sodom if there had been ten righteous.  Do we have enough in the world, let alone America.

It may just be another fire drill.  Let us hope so.  That doesn’t mean we can ignore it.  Eventually the other shoe will drop.

Be salt.  Be light.  Give God a reason to spare us.

homo unius libri

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