Sunday, November 28, 2010

Muse of the Day.

I think I will start posting some verses that stick out to me when I read the Bible and occasionally commentary from Maccarthur that I found further explicates a passage.

This evening I looked at Hebrews 7. It was talking about how Jesus was descendent from Melchizadek, a high priest in the Old Testament, and not from Levi. I guess the Levites were typically highpriests for the Israelites and Jewish people under the Mosaic law. Jesus Christ is the last (and eternal) high priest having fulfilled and satisfied the mosaic law that bound the Jews from a close relationship with God. Now through Jesus Christ we may enter into a close relationship with God.

about the the old law...NKJV(Hebrews 7:18-19) "For on the one hand there is annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God."

of the change in priesthood from the tribe of Levi to the tribe of Judah and the necessity of the nature of the law thence to change: Hebrews 7: 11-17

Hebrews is some pretty heavy stuff but it is just abundant in theology and provides greater understanding of how it all works (e.g. why the law changed; how the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross was able to pay for the sin of all people in the world of all time) and in my opinion greater understanding reaps greater commitment and provides the foundation for "dynamic faith".

There were also a few small passages in Psalms:
Ps. 111:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His Praise endures forever."

That part about "do His commandments" reminds me a lot of the book of James in the New Testament. In James 1:22-26 (NKJV) it says "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his nautral face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetfu hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does."

Later in chapter 2 of James, James (the half brother of Jesus Christ) he goes on to say that only faith saves, but serving others is the evidence in our lives of our faith in Christ. He goes as far as to say that faith without works is dead. (This is certainly not to say that salvation is earned, rather it is what we do as a result of the redemptive and transformative work of Christ in our lives). Check out James 2: 14-26

That's all for tonight,

Weekly Playlist.

I think I have had the same playlist on my Ipod shuffle for the past two consecutive weeks, and thus it is time for a change!

The lineup for this week:
-Hillsong United (I heart Revolution)
-some Phil Wickham (Cannons)
-Liberty University Campus Praise Band (Uncover)
-Lecrae (rebel)
-Coldplay (viva la vida)
-some Josh Groban (closer)
-some hawk nelson (smile)
-some relient k (mmhmm)

For now,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On the playlist.

I like such a variety of music and it would be fun to see how my music fancies change from week to week and month to month. Though this post may not be regualr, then again it may be.

The weekly lineup (the following are artists and albums that are on my recent playlist for the week):

Attack! Attack! (some day came suddenly)
The Devil Wears Prada (plagues; with roots above and branches below)
And then there were none (who speaks for planet earth)
brand new (your favorite weapon)
cold play (x&y; parachutes; viva la vida; a ruch of blood to the head)
family force 5 (remix album)

I wish wasting time paid money, because I would be filthy rich.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 2

Check out my health and fitness blog for day 2!