Grace and the beauty of sleep

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I have always admired (even envied) how Jenny sleeps. She sleeps so well. Jenny can sleep for 12 hours straight with one or no breaks at all. She also sleeps very quietly. She makes no sounds at all. I could count with my fingers the few times I’ve heard her snore. You couldn’t even describe that as a snore. More like a wimp of a snore – like a deflated snore. Like gosh, I now have to snore. Jenny also enjoys going to bed at night. You can see her eyes light up when its time to sleep. I usually say to her that she gets ready to go to her throne where she is queen – where she reigns supreme. 

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I HAVE AN ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME towards all things godly

I have never liked tests (and probably never will). The one and only reason why I don’t like tests is that they threaten my important prideful self. They threaten to expose me for who I really am – lazy, incompetent, poor, prideful, slow, fearful and the list goes on and on and on. I guess this is the reason why I dislike army documentaries and reality shows that showcase macho men strutting their stuff.

This is also probably the reason why I claim that the bible is a hard book to read. Why? The bible is too brutal on my sins. It exposes me for who I really am. I don’t measure up and no amount of positive thinking, positive confession or otherwise will make me better than I am.

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The gospel void in our generation is real

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Judges 2:10-11 (NKJV)

When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals.

So, Joshua dies. His generation follows suit. The text seems to suggest that they simply inherited the land and just died. They simply got their inheritance, enjoyed the benefits and just died.

A new generation rises. Here’s the indictment against the new generation – they did not know the Lord nor the work which he had done for Israel.

This is so evident in our times. My generation does not know Jesus or what he has done for us. There is a huge gospel void in our generation. I meet and see young people who really don’t know who Jesus is and what He did for them. Even if they grew up in church, they rarely heard the gospel being preached. All they heard was emphasis spiritual activities, duty, legalism, moralism, motivational, deliverance, prosperity, faith, spiritual warfare, and evangelistic teachings and hype.

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Read the Bible for yourself! Not so easy as it sounds

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After years of listening to gospel and grace preachers the worst advice I’ve heard them give Christians is this – “go read the Bible for yourself”. Grace preachers keep telling their audiences to read the Bible for themselves and not allow “theologians” to misconstrue the Bible. I think this is highly simplistic and misleading.
To a degree I kinda get where they are coming from when they advice us to read the Bible for ourselves. It’s because most Christians are ignorant of what is in the Bible. Most Christians simply don’t know what is in the Bible. And even if they do, they don’t have the right skills in terms of properly interpreting the Bible. They do not know how to study the Bible.

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