Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Called To Love

Love is singularly the most ambiguous and divisive concept of man's history. Its evolution and devolution has fueled controversies throughout the ages. In our 'age of enlightenment' we have via many articulate and knowledgeable men misused, overused, underdefined and overdefined the word. The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity states, "Love, the most crucial and central concept in Christian theology and ethics, is one of the most theologically, ethically, psychologically and culturally ambiguous concepts, with diverse interpretations and contradictory definitions."

Friday, December 24, 2010

Labels

I had lunch with a dear friend yesterday and we talked about life, situations, people and relationships. We talked about managing relationships, how we are to deal with parameters, areas of feelings and emotions, where we are to put limits. As we talked we started to label the type of person we were striving to be. The labels were ways of defining or putting definition to our interactions.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Reason, Logic, Truth, Hope, Faith, Too

1 Samuel 12:7, " ... stand still, that I may reason with you ... concerning all the righteous acts of the Lord ..."


The word translated as 'reason' in this verse is 'shaphat', meaning to judge; by implication to vindicate or punish,; by extension to govern or litigate. Although this is out of context with the previous post, it is the process of reasoning and deducing possible outcomes which is being addressed. It is in the context of the verse, where Samuel is scolding the people of Israel for rejecting and ignoring what God had done, that is of interest to myself.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Reason, Logic, Truth, Hope, Faith

"For we walk by faith, not by sight." All who live, have a reference by which they guide their conduct through life's journey.