Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BIAY- January 21st

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  1. Luke 16
    This has always been such a strange parable to me (the shrewd servant). What in the world does it mean? Is shrewdness good?
    v9 And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.

    So maybe we're supposed to use the money we control for greater purposes? Is that the point?

    The rich man and Lazarus. It's so cool how God reverses things. We don't even know the name of the rich man, and Lazarus was nothing during his earthly life. I've often thought that the advantage of being destitute is that we would properly look forward to heaven.

    Genesis 28
    Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it.

    I think this is the first instance of the practice of setting up Ebenezers.

  2. setting up Ebenezers? what's that? I've wondered about that parable as well.

  3. Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalms 21

    Luke 16- the first passage that describes hell. I thought it was interesting this verse-
    "31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."

    It makes me think of the fear, I mean actual fear people put themselves in by the way they live, giving things up that are not black and white in the bible to avoid "appearances of evil". Now, yes, if that's something the Lord's convicted you of, then don't do it. But to say it's not a good testimony for Christians in general- I disagree with. If a person is going to make excuses for not getting saved, they are going to make excuses, and it could be one of the "best" of Christians out there, it does not matter. I believe this verse touches on that a little.
    If they won't be persuaded by one that rose from the dead, then surly they won't be persuaded just because you don't go to the movies. I think that falls a bit too close to a "Pharisee-istic outlook in those types of "living" topics.

    Gen 28:20-22- it sounded almost like Jacob's vow was like striking a deal with God in a way, didn't it?