Talking Nonsense

By , June 16, 2019

“The heavens declare the glory of God”
Psalm 19:1

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Can you imagine walking along the beach with a university professor and the two of you are having a fine conversation. Then as you look down at the sand, you see an iPod complete with ear phones simply lying there. You pick it up, put the earphones on and suddenly there is Mozart’s music playing.

Now, what would you think if the professor commented that the iPod just happened and there was no manufacturer behind the thing. What would you think about the intelligence of the professor?

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He Is As Slow As The Second Coming

By , June 15, 2019

“They will say, ‘Where is this coming he promised?
Ever since our fathers died,
everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.’”
2 Peter 3:4 (NIV)

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The title for our devotional today is an expression that has been on the lips of people for generations.

When a particularly slow moving person is seen, these words can easily slip out as an effort to describe a person’s dreadfully slow way of acting.

Some people who do not frequent church mock the promise of Jesus returning to this world by using such an expression or commenting as our verse suggests.

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Is God right-handed?

By , June 14, 2019

“…even there your hand will guide me
your right hand will hold me fast.”
Psalm 139:10 (NIV)

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When my children were preschoolers I taught them the Children’s Catechism. One question was, “What is God?”. The answer they memorized was, “God is a spirit and has not a body like men.”

Indeed, God is a spirit. We know that when God the Son came to earth He came as a child and grew into a Man. He lived, died and rose again for the sins of His people. So at a point in time God became a man.

But when the Psalmist wrote about God he used anthropomorphic terms. That is, he described God in human terms to help us understand His work for us.

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Eyes in the Back of His Head

By , June 13, 2019

“You know when I sit down and when I rise
you perceive my thoughts from afar…
you are familiar with all my ways.”
Psalm 139:2-3

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In my mid to late teens I was a rebel. I ran with the wrong crowd and loved it. Nothing made me happier than to be on the opposite side of what was allowed in society.

One day I was playing hooky from school with some buddies and we went down into the Don Valley in Toronto to scare up some excitement. There is a very high and long bridge that spans the valley at Danforth Avenue. This bridge allowed cars to travel from one side of the valley to the other.

I decided to show off to my companions and climbed up the girders to the catwalk that ran along under the bridge. It must have been a couple of hundred feet above the floor of the valley. To get to the catwalk I had to walk across an I-beam that was about 12 inches wide.

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The Unusual Puritans

By , June 12, 2019

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecclesiastes 3:4

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It is a great pity to be misunderstood by those around you. Some people suffer much simply because others do not take the time to get to know them. Hurtful things are gossiped about the poor individual who is not understood by others. The one being slandered finds it impossible at times to correct the wrong views of them and they withdraw into a shell of protection.

The Puritans are people who have been sadly misunderstood for many years. Highly inaccurate things have been said about them. For example one person said words to the effect that a Puritan is someone who is deathly afraid that someone somewhere might be enjoying themselves. Puritans were and are generally regarded as spoil sports.

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