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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Silence)

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Silence)

 
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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Silence)

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2021 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Quiet)

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2021 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Silence)

Back in the 1600’s, distinguished French inventor and physicist Blaise Pascal wrote, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Satan hates silence — and our culture looks to cram noise into every living second of every day. The Jesus-follower believes in having a “quiet time” to pour over God’s Word!

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2020 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 98)

Psalm 98

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Sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
    and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
    and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
    burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
    with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
    shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
    let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord,
    for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples with equity.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in shouting

 

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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 39)

Psalm 39

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I said, “I will watch my ways
    and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth
    while in the presence of the wicked.”
So I remained utterly silent,
    not even saying anything good.
But my anguish increased;
    my heart grew hot within me.
While I meditated, the fire burned;
    then I spoke with my tongue:

“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
    and the number of my days;
    let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
    the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
    even those who seem secure.

“Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;
    in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth
    without knowing whose it will finally be.

“But now, Lord, what do I look for?
    My hope is in you.
Save me from all my transgressions;
    do not make me the scorn of fools.
I was silent; I would not open my mouth,
    for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove your scourge from me;
    I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin,
    you consume their wealth like a moth—
    surely everyone is but a breath.

12 “Hear my prayer, Lord,
    listen to my cry for help;
    do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
    a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again
    before I depart and am no more.”

 

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2016 in silence

 

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Psalms of My Life (Psalm 39)

Psalm 39
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1 I said, “I will watch my ways
and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth
while in the presence of the wicked.”
2 So I remained utterly silent,
not even saying anything good.
But my anguish increased;
3 my heart grew hot within me.
While I meditated, the fire burned;
then I spoke with my tongue:

4 “Show me, Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure.[b]

6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;
in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth
without knowing whose it will finally be.

7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for?Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 9.39.27 AM
My hope is in you.
8 Save me from all my transgressions;
do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth,
for you are the one who has done this.
10 Remove your scourge from me;
I am overcome by the blow of your hand.
11 When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin,
you consume their wealth like a moth—
surely everyone is but a breath.

12 “Hear my prayer, Lord,
listen to my cry for help;
do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
13 Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again
before I depart and am no more.”

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2015 in the book of Psalms

 

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SILENCE IS NOT ONLY GOLDEN; SOMETIMES IT’S JUST PLAIN YELLOW!

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in bonhoeffer

 

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