Friday, August 25, 2006

Jeremiah 37; Jeremiah 38 - 39; Psalm 79; 2 John 1 (The Message)

My husband put the word ‘insolence’ into my thinking this morning. This yearning to be responsively obedient and failure to do so…beyond stubborn……he named it insolence….you see he's looking at some of the same stuff......

“The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass.” Phillip Yancy

The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. ……Brennan Manning

2 John 1 1-2 My dear congregation, I, your pastor, love you in very truth. And I'm not alone—everyone who knows the Truth that has taken up permanent residence in us loves you.
3 Let grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, Son of the Father!
4-6I can't tell you how happy I am to learn that many members of your congregation are diligent in living out the Truth, exactly as commanded by the Father. But permit me a reminder, friends, and this is not a new commandment but simply a repetition of our original and basic charter: that we love each other. Love means following his commandments, and his unifying commandment is that you conduct your lives in love. This is the first thing you heard, and nothing has changed.


I love my husband………

9 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

It all comes down to LOVE

curious servant said...

It pains me that there is so little difference between the way the world lives and the way Christians live.

I'm sure it pains Him even more.

Barbara said...

This is something that I try so hard to do - but I am sure I fail horribly - but being aware and aspiring towards walking the work rather than just talking the talk is the way I try to prayerfully lead my life.

Blessings to you B

Karen said...

I have a good hubby like that, too!
I like Yancy...He writes SO wonderfully.
Your new format threw me!

Becky said...

This is good. I love the quote by Larry Crabb. Actually, I loved them all. Thanks for sharing.

becky

Candy said...

Thanks for putting a name to it. I have known for some time I have a stubborn tendency and I fight it all the time. But this word "insolence" makes it seem like so much more. Now maybe I can make some headway. I do not want to be insolent.

Jada's Gigi said...

Wow! What's up with your format? New? or is it my computer?
I find the quote by Larry Crabb up top, to be very sad, it applies to sooo much of Christendom....pretending is what finally killed me...but I'm oh so glad it did!! I'd rather learn to die, so that He might live!

So I Go said...

i love how you always go back to Scripture.. just love it (and admire it too).

great post :-)

peace.. jeff

Breezze said...

Love the quotes.. and everything about this... by modeling the new heaven and earth.. we awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass... wow!

Wendy...