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Readin' and Writin' 

July 1

"... but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof."   Daniel 5:8

"Out of that willful insensibility, comes a fatal ambivalence ..."

 

Spiritual illiteracy is a present human tragedy; and especially egregious, given the investment by GOD toward our education.  "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the SPIRIT OF GOD: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."  HIS HOLY SPIRIT personally delivers an intent to tutor; but in spite, the majority go truant, ditching school and content in their ignorance.  "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto CHRIST, that we might be justified by faith."

 "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" is inscribed by GOD upon the wall of every heart; but how Mene a Upharsin could go un-Tekeled if we would just come clean under the handwriting of HIS indictment (cf. Romans 6:23).

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness ..."  The interpretation of life, death, and eternity is only discovered in the identity of HIS SON: "HE saith unto them, But WHOM say ye that I am?  And Simon Peter answered and said, THOU art the CHRIST, the SON of the living GOD." 

The real issue is a refusal to acknowledge HIM for WHO HE is; for in doing so, it requires that we acknowledge ourselves for who we are.  "But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in CHRIST.  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart."   Out of that willful insensibility, comes a fatal ambivalence; a kind of soulish hypothermia, which breeds a calm relative to one's companions and surroundings ... after all, 9 out of 10 sinners can't be wrong, can they?  "Nevertheless when it shall turn to the LORD, the vail shall be taken away."  The choice to become spiritually literate is yours, the consequence of your choice is HIS. 

"But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant."


For Love of Country
Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823-1886)
(Author and lecturer)
"If the Church languishes, the State cannot be in health; and if the
State rebels against its LORD and KING, the Church cannot enjoy his favour ...
I charge you, citizens of the United States, afloat on your wide sea of politics, there is another KING, one JESUS: the safety of the State can be secured only in the way of humble and whole-souled loyalty to HIS PERSON and of obedience to HIS Law."

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