The Daily Discovery (January 18, 2017)

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With Greater Age Comes Greater Joy – “We were made to exist within time, to age as we progress through the years allotted to us. As we age, we experience tremendous sorrows—the sorrows of weakness, weariness, reaping, mortality, and fear. But we do not experience only sorrows. We experience joys as well. Some of these extend to believer and unbeliever alike, but God reserves the choicest of his joys for those who live for his glory.”

Love & Irritability – “It was a typical night waiting tables in the fine dining room of the country club. Napkins were creased, flowers centered, and tables angled just right. Then my manager came to me with a warning I’ll never forget.”

Did ‘God Show Up’ to Grant Donald Trump Victory? – “Did Donald Trump win the presidential election because ‘God showed up’? Well, yes… though that may not signify what some imagine it does. Franklin Graham raised the issue, addressing ‘thousands’ of people at a Trump rally. Because he’s Franklin Graham, and the words were controversial, they were reported across the land. Why does Franklin Graham speak to thousands (and get repeated to millions)? Because he’s Billy Graham’s son, and president and CEO both of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and of the Christian relief organization called Samaritan’s Purse.”

How much blood will save my soul? – “Try to think of your most cherished and precious religious activity. Maybe it’s singing God’s praises, maybe it’s the prayer meeting, or preaching, or fellowship, or the Lord’s Supper. How would you feel if someone came along and told you, “Hey, that’s just a pale shadow of what we have got in our church.” You would probably feel a bit hurt and offended, and it might even make you say, ‘Well if there’s one church I’m not going to, it’s yours!'”

The Truth Ab0ut Evil – “How can a good and powerful God tolerate all the evil in the world? That question—frequently posed by skeptics and liberal theologians—is a not-so-veiled attack on the God of the Bible, and an easy excuse for those looking to undercut or ignore the authority of His Word. Last time we considered some of the most popular answers to the problem of evil (theodicy), and considered the fatal, man-centered errors they commit. In short, they attempt to make God submit to man’s standards and preferences. Worse still, they attempt to reconcile the truth about God to the satisfaction of an unbelieving world, and accommodate its philosophies and worldviews. That is no way to solve the problem of evil.”


Paul Luedke – A Preview of the Kingdom of God


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