Just a quick word this morning…
A word that I hate.
For the second time in as many years, the Lord has showed me that in every way possible, we, I… am fragile.
Before I submitted my body to the surgeon for repair, I needed to have submitted my soul to the Great Physician.
Because I have always believed so strongly in my flesh I ignored the increasing pains and obvious problems in both body and soul…I could take it….I could handle it.
Both have now gone under the knife.
I have been assured by both the surgeons, earthly and Great, that I will recover.
Both have also assured me that I should have taken care of these problems long ago.
Just a word to the wise and tough…you’re fragile too.
In other news…
The PP.com is in process of coming back and we should be back on the mothership soon.
J.I. Packer on the problem of biblical illiteracy:
“I hesitate to allocate the blame specifically on one group alone. But I would start by saying Christian parents simply haven’t stressed to their children the importance of the Bible being their favorite book. That’s where it starts.
Then, in the churches I’d blame pastors who are not stressing the fact that if you are to be a Christian, you should, as I like to say, have the Bible ‘running out of your ears’. Most people only read a certain number of verses for some devotional thoughts, not to know what the book is actually saying.
And then I’d blame modern culture which aggressively distracts the people from becoming really literate in anything, not just the Bible. It is partly due to modern life being filled with so many things, you know, but also the attitude that you can get by in this world with only a smattering of knowledge about anything. As Christians, we are to be different than the world around us. In particular, we are to attain a fuller knowledge of the Word of God, whereas the world around us hasn’t got a fuller knowledge of anything.”
The italicized words tell the whole story.
Back to convalescence….