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Metábasis eis állo génos (4-1)

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Malapropism of the day: clock pot.

The only sane program of national defense begins with right worship:

​For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish,
​​And those nations shall be utterly ruined. (Isaiah 60:12)

The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. As a down payment against this sure promise, the first place to be inhabited by the first body to die no more was a tomb.

What does the Westminster catechism say is the chief end of man—“To glorify God and to be brokenhearted before him forever”? (Brad Hodges)

Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?”

He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the LORD: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’ ” So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD. (2 Kings 4:42-44)

Jesus, who fed such bread to thousands, and now feeds billions each week, is the head of the new school of prophets, which is his church. Like Elisha, his pastors have the firstborn’s double portion of his spirit with which to feed his people.

The inauguration of the Lord’s Supper was not the last Passover: that came 40 years later. Jesus, the latter Jehu (2 Kings 10), gathered the idolaters together for a great sacrifice, made doubly sure that his people were not among them, surrounded them, and destroyed them.

God scourges a people when he sets them under childless pagan women like Jezebel and Athaliah. But he also brings about restoration by means of his church, as with Elisha and Jehoiada.

Philip K. Dick wrote this provocative short story on abortion: The Pre-Persons.

Psalm 91 is worth reading in detail, but what makes it so important is that it is not a prayer for protection, it is an outright statement the believer will be guarded against all sorts of harm. No ifs or buts. This is what God shall do. (Philip Jenkins)

Written by Scott Moonen

January 28, 2023 at 9:27 am