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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, March 03, 2012

As and So

 If anyone has taken the time to read my blog... it will not take long to realize that I have a conservative theological bent. This bent I have towards a tight and literal view of scripture and interpretation places me, in this eras context, as an edgy, uber-conservative. It also means that my views contain some controversial opinions and ideas. The mural I had painted on my bike is an example of that take. It is the cross represented as a balance beam, holding our afflictions and our consolations.
,—"In the world, ye shall have tribulation; in me ye shall have peace."

A pair of balances is a symbol of justice and fair dealing, the premise is that something must be weighed in order to ascertain its quality or value. The use of scales or balances as a symbol signifies that something needs to be accurately and carefully weighed or measured. The presumption of a scale is knowledge of the counter-balance. The constant in relation to the ambiguous. The defined in light of what is skewed.

Balance is sometimes confused with our sense of harmony, equity, neutrality or our sensibility's. In terms of suffering and affliction the presence of balance is obscure. Each person must bear as they are able, it is not relational to all people, it becomes very personal. No one looking in can appreciate the severity and hardship suffering brings to a man's soul, but, in like regard no man can accurately communicate the depth of the comfort underscoring his consolation. No man's affliction can be spoken of as trifling or light, it must not be judged, but regarded in the context of what grace provides and what grace is evident.
The balance beam of the Cross is always level, because grace is not measured, it is sufficient.
2 Corinthians 1:5, "For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ."
Grace is not measured, it is sufficient. It is not abundance, but effectual sufficiency 

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