May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! I will sing to the Lord as long as I … Continue reading one of my favorite songs in college
He is the radiance of the glory of God…. Hebrews 1:3a “Do you speak Greek?” apaugasma: reflected brightness; of Christ in that He perfectly reflects the majesty of God. synonyms: glow, brilliance, gleam, resplendence. Your glory shines far brighter than the brightest star no man can fathom from You are God Alone by Stephen Aubrey & Michael Hansen, 2010 Continue reading radiance…I like that word.
1. Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever. I can’t do this on my own. Period. Thus begins my study of Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions. As … Continue reading Resolution No. 1
A gem of considerable value in the ancient world. So much so that the Jewish Talmud said it was “beyond the value of any set price.” (MacArthur, “Daily Readings from the Life of Christ.” December 20.) Matthew 13:45-56, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” The kingdom was so valuable to him, that he gave up everything to have it. Isn’t that what the gospel calls us to do? Give up everything we have and … Continue reading The Pearl
My personal study at the moment finds its location in the fifth chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia. I am currently studying the concept of Christian liberty…a.k.a. freedom. One of the cross-references I am using is 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (Not only does this tie into my … Continue reading Guess what? More mirrors.
AAAGGGHHHH! To be completely honest, I’m really not panicking that much. I have completed one final exam and have two more to go. I will certainly be grateful for the semester to be over…Christmas break, here I come! =] Thursday, 12/13, I will be taking the last two of my finals. I will also go to an advising session that morning regarding next semester. This brings up something more stressful than finals – career decisions! You know how I started this post…yeah, will that’s how I’ve been feeling about making career decisions. I just wrote a post on my second, … Continue reading Finals!