Jesus repeatedly calls for us to come to Him. It is only when we truly follow this demand that we experience Him as “the central focus and supreme value of life… Jesus himself becomes our supreme treasure” (44).
Psalm 53 is probably more well known as a passage from Romans, where Paul quotes it in setting out his rubric of Christian faith. I’ll talk a little bit about the theology, because it’s interesting, and then I’ll get back to the more poetic side of things. We’re looking at Romans 3:10-12 here – it’s actually a combination of Psalms 14 and 53. I’ve not written about Psalm 14, but you can read it in its entirety here.
When I first met Andrew Morrison, it was at one of the Calvary Chapel Aurora summer youth group events for the high school ministry and we were playing rugby at Olympic Park. Before that day, I had never heard of rugby. After that day, I realized it was probably the hardest sport I have ever played. Oh, and the guy leading this skull-crushing sport was none other than Andrew himself: the man-child that served at CCA in the high school ministry and who loved to pull pranks on everyone in youth group.
The many bricks of a whole wall.
We place too much emphasis on sexual immorality.
Sexual immorality is wrong and sinful without a doubt.
But being a contentious believer is also sinful.
We definitely need to have a more holistic approach in our ways of guarding against sin…
“For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.”
2 Corinthians 12:20
Now here’s a combination for you. We finished up that large five family Galliformes Order last Sunday, and today we have two Orders with only one family each. Both of those families are small in number. The Loons and Penguins are not related, but they do both have the same Great Creator. They just happen to be next to each other in the Taxonomy List. I mentioned that they are not related, but looking at these two photos, you can see why their Orders are next to one another.