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Friday, September 21, 2007

Words of the Week

My beautiful, harsh and often unrelenting Calvinist Church gave me this to ponder for this week.

Psalms, ch. 89:30-34

30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in
my judgments;
31 If they break my statutes, and
keep not my commandments;
32 Then will I visit
their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33 Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly
take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing
that is gone out of my lips.

And their commentary for it:
This is how God’s love is different from our human love. He knows our sins, names them as they are and deal with them accordingly, while never taking away his love from the sinners. We need to re-examine our relationships: how we raise our children, how we deal with our friends, coworkers—what do we do confronted with, or being the object of their errors, sins, wrongdoings. If you need to, be strict, or punish—but never, ever withdraw your love from them.

Sometimes it is hard, very hard to keep on the Road. However, when the need is greatest, I am never forsaken, even though the message is not always what I exactly want to hear (shocking, isn't it?). And, after contemplation, and reflecting on the rest of the Words I got this week (among others, Kings 1 where King David's silence and inability to act or say anything about his son Adonijah's desire to be king instead of him almost cost him his kingdom), I think I know what to do. It just does not make it any easier.
Please pray for me.


At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have posted before.

You have our prayers



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