Friday, July 28, 2017

Your Idols are Losers

Isa 46:1  Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. 2  They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

Bel is bowed down
Nebo is stooped over

Idolatry is rampant even in our day. Entertainment, sports, money, stuff, ego - these and many other popular idols are completely inept.

They cannot be moved 6-7
They cannot answer your cries 7
They cannot save you from your troubles 7

The Lord, on the other hand, is moved with the feeling of our infirmities (Heb 4:15), He hears and answers our desperate prayers (Ps 49:1), and His hand is not shortened that He cannot save out of all troubles. (Isa 59:1)

If you are looking for One Who will bear you, carry you and deliver you (see Isa 46:3-4), seek the Lord.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sometimes the most spiritual thing one can do is...

*Be filled with the Holy Spirit (do this and the rest are pretty much inconsequential)
*Keep one's tongue
*Buy someone a cup of coffee
*Take a nap
*Search the Scriptures
*Take a nap
*Eat ice cream
*Ask forgiveness
*Grant forgiveness
*Do something kind for somebody 
*Take a nap
*Spend some time at a lake, in the woods, by the sea, or in the mountains, combining any three of these would be preferable
*Visit the City Mission, or the NICU, or the VA.