Friday, January 18, 2013

Moses and Elijah

Moses and Elijah both struggled with doubts.  "I don't want to be doing this, Lord."  "I've had enough of this; these people don't want to listen to me; how about I quit now?"  Or "How about You just kill me now?"  Okay, sure, they both had the problem of "hearers" who refused to listen to them.  But even more, they suffered with their own unbelief, hating it, and yet incapable of freeing themselves.  And what help is there for that?

Oh.  Yeah.  Talking to Jesus about His suffering and death that was approaching.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Holier Holiness

Cleaning my room today, I found a note 
from an Advent sermon.  I don't know
 if it's a quote from somebody famous, or 
just a distillation of what Pastor was saying 
that day.  Either way, it's sweet to think on.

The holier real holiness is,
the closer it draws near to sinners.