Project 5782 | Day 2

Amateurs, Arise?

Scripture Portion

Micah 7.18-20

18 Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
19 He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
20 You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old.
(English Standard Version)

It’s interesting how many people conclude that the God of the Old Testament was a radically different God than who we see revealed in Jesus Christ. No, He is not. He does not change and is always the same. He is always abounding in steadfast love and forgiveness!

Quote from Reading

“Sowell may be best known for his writings on racial controversies, but race isn’t a topic he initially set out to explore. ‘I never thought that just because I’m black, that made me an authority on race matters,’ he said. ‘I figured there were people who specialize in this stuff and they must know what they’re talking about. Then I started reading what they were saying, and so much of it was rubbish. I thought, “Good heavens, it’s time for us amateurs to get into this thing.”’” – Riley, Jason L., Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, Basic Books: New York, 2021, pgs. 9-10

Thoughts: I think this may be coming back again to the church as well. It is good to have well trained teachers and leaders, but too many of them these days are misleading us! It may be time for the “amateurs” to gain a strong voice again…but with great caution! Be careful what you teach (see James)! Also, if we are going to write, let us do so as informed and Thomas Sowell!

Provocative Language

I found this thought-provoking one-liner on page Following a Star.

“It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it’s not the sort of comfort they supply there.” – C.S. Lewis, Letters of C.S. Lewis (Dec. 3, 1959)

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