Pray BFF#25 June 11, 2002
The challenge remains the same
John Calvin might be more popularly known for 'Calvinism' but in fact he faced a hard life implementing many truths in an ungodly society. He dived into the scriptures discovering ignored truths. This brilliant man not only taught these truths but humbly worked them out in a real life context as a pastor. Special areas of development that brought the church closer to God's truth included: church discipline, expository preaching, practical use of the Old Testament scriptures and the lifting up of the woman to be a companion in life. We take many of these truths for granted today and forget the battles of faith that had to be fought to bring them forth.
The challenge remains the same. God's truth challenges every generation to discover more of God's truth and boldly live it out in life. "Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? ...O naive ones, discern prudence; And, O fools, discern wisdom." (Proverbs 8:1-5, NASB).
On a personal side
Emergency rooms are not a pleasant place to be. We are thankful for them, but there is much agony in seeing the helplessness and agony of man. Last week, our oldest daughter wound up there with a bad reaction to medication. She is fine now. However, our 5 year old Kathryn is close to going there even though there is no 'cure' for bronchiolitis. We have faced a number of distractions both day and night for several weeks now.
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