It is with many thoughts on my mind that I come back to writing my blog, I have been away for awhile, and have not been blogging, in this time I have: gotten married, read so much Eschatology material that I get indigestion just thinking about it, begun thinking about church polity a lot more seriously, and considering various aspects related to it, read with admiration how my pedo-baptist brothers attempt to defend their view (I am not swayed, but I admire their commitment to Scripture), read up on Theonomy, swayed in my firm grounded understanding of the ‘perfect’ in 1 Corinthians 13, and a couple of other things. Ihave decided to write about none of these things in my upcoming blogs, since I want time to think through them and let them simmer in my understanding before I go out rushing like a bull, it may be wise to always allow new understanding stand the test of a bit of time before putting them out there.
One thing I have found encouraging and I wish to encourage the Church of Christ with are the Words found in Psalms 73:25-26:
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (NASB).
I have found this a much powerful verse in fighting sin, and in encouraging soldiers in the fight for the glory of God. Verse 25 clearly expresses what we should feel when we realize ultimate reality, God is ultimate, there is nothing above Him, there is no explanation under Him, Thus He is the satisfaction of our most immanent desires and needs. Everything we enjoy on earth, spouses, food, cars, comfortable beds, etc, they are all just pictures of that satisfaction that comes from God, yes indeed every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights, joy gets its essence from the essence of God, as does comfort and pleasure….
So the Psalmist can go on to say that even though his flesh and heart fails, and friends, our hearts do fail, we do not love as we should, sin is so deceptive and we are so ready to run to it. Our flesh, is very weak, we all know this, we have such great plans to read more, and pray more, and fellowship more, but we crash, we get lazy, we make excuses; But praise God! He is our strength, my heart can find strength when I run to Him, my flesh can be renewed when I trust in Him. Our faith is not will-power religion, it is based on feeding from God, and trusting in God and resting in God and then acting, then doing.