Tumbling and Rumbling

Is it hard to keep trusting that GOD is always good and we are always loved especially when what is today does not look like what you prayed for? Is it hard to keep a countenance of faith when you see the walls cracking and crumbling and you can do nothing to stop the tumbling and rumbling – in your stomach or their walls?

YES!

But you do. By GOD’s grace you do.

1 Peter 5:7  (AMP) casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].  source

A New Word

for me.

Eucatastrophe 

A eucatastrophe is a sudden turn of events at the end of a story which ensures that the protagonist does not meet some terrible, impending, and very plausible and probable doom. The writer J. R. R. Tolkien coined the word by affixing the Greek prefix eu, meaning good, to catastrophe, the word traditionally used in classically inspired literary criticism to refer to the “unraveling” or conclusion of a drama’s plot. For Tolkien, the term appears to have had a thematic meaning that went beyond its literal etymological meaning in terms of form. In his definition as outlined in his 1947 essay “On Fairy-Stories”, eucatastrophe is a fundamental part of his conception of mythopoeia. Though Tolkien’s interest is in myth, it is also connected to the gospel; Tolkien calls the Incarnation of Christ the eucatastrophe of “human history” and the Resurrection the eucatastrophe of the Incarnation.  source

Acts 4: 33 And with great ability and power the apostles were continuously testifying to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace [God’s remarkable lovingkindness and favor and goodwill] rested richly upon them all.  source

And Finally

Foolishness (poor judgment) see Mark 7

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Foolishness (poor judgment)

Yesterday’s installment we ended with Proverbs 22:15. Lets open with it today.

Proverbs 22:15  (AMP)15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline [correction administered with godly wisdom and lovingkindness] will remove it far from him.  source

I started with Studylight.org again with our word and found: without reason.
Immediately, Isaiah 1:18 came to mind.

Isaiah 1:18  (KJV)  18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  source

Foolishness can be driven from the heart of a child or an adult as we come together with the LORD. And when we come He administers His Wisdom and His Lovingkindness to us, and upon our repentance He removes the penalty of our sins, washing us clean and enabling us to live free and holy in this unholy world.

To refuse Him, to refuse to come and reason with the LORD of Glory is ultimate foolishness; indeed making us full of foolishness with the poorest of all judgments.
Without Christ, we are indeed fools.
In covenant with Him, for us to neglect His wisdom, His counsel on any given matter, is utter foolishness.

I am trusting this labor of love will make a holy difference somewhere, at a time certain, for someone, including me. 🙂

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~

Deadly

Arrogance and Self-righteousness see Mark 7

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Arrogance and Self-righteousness

I think my favorite definition of Arrogance I found so far came to me at Studylight.org.

The sense of license

How descriptive is that?!
Have you seen it displayed? That countenance; that carriage that says clear the path, I’m coming through.  And I’ve seen it more subtly; hiding in irritation and aggravation when opposition arises.  No doubt we all have; however, I am herewith testifying the worse place to find it displayed is in the mirror – even subtly!

Self-righteousness.
I came at this in reverse. Looking first at righteousness. Again, Studylight.org helped. There I read that righteousness is observing divine law.
So, could we say self-righteousness is observing self law; determining within ourselves what is right, what is wrong, what we will observe, what we will do based on ourselves and what we want, what we believe? Who besides me, knows that is deadly?  And now I dare say it is self-righteousness that gives birth to arrogance.  For when we decide within ourselves what is right and wrong, we give ourselves a license to do as we please. Like I said: deadly!

We have one more installment in this series. Tomorrow. Foolishness.

Proverbs 22:15  (AMP)15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline [correction administered with godly wisdom and lovingkindness] will remove it far from him.  source

How this will play out tomorrow? I have not a clue today. 🙂

While it is Today` ` `