Sunday, January 18, 2009

BIAY- January 19th

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  1. Luke 14:25-35; Genesis 26; Psalms 19

    Genesis 26:
    34And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

    35Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

    The first official report of grievous in laws ;)

    Psalm 19

    12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

    13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

    14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.


  2. Luke 14:
    Jesus uses really strong language quite often (one of the reasons that I think I wouldn't like him much if I lived in the same era). Here's one of my favorite examples. Is He telling us to hate our family? No, that's not consistent with the rest of scripture. He's saying that Our love for Him should be so great that by comparison, our greatest human loves should look like hate. (He's not telling us not to love others, just to love Him so much more...)
    And really, it's better for our family when we love Christ more. It's just hard to do. Discipleship has a really high cost.

    "And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, "She is my sister"; for he was afraid to say, "She is my wife," because he thought, "lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold."

    Hmm... like Father like son. I still find is pretty despicable. I'm surprised that Abimalech doesn't kill him or something.


    1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
    2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.
    3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.

    Ahh -- general revelation through nature. This matches with Romans 1 - no one is without excuse, because God has revealed Himself to all me. He has done so through nature. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.