You know that moment when you are listening to a song and you finally realize the meaning of a line or some lines or the entire song itself, well I just had one of those.
You know that moment when you are reading a book, and you come across a line or statement, and it suddenly evokes trains of thoughts in your mind, the complexities of the layers of meanings seemingly embedded in that line or statement might even cause you to temporarily stop reading and ponder, capture some of those trains and let the rail track(s) lead to your note or thinking journal. Well, I didn’t just have one of those.
I made a mental note to write this post immediately I got the idea, but somehow I forgot.
I guess it’s true what they say; “the faintest ink beats the strongest memory”.
But what if I putit down in one of my many thinking journals, and I haven’t just gotten back to it because I forgot where I put the journal. Back to the memory thing again I guess.
The reason for the post.
Indeed, there I go again; wandering off the original lane of thought.
I received an email not too long ago (I hope) – a new post on one of my favorite blogs, and the author was talking about favorite verses of the bible, instead of commenting, I decided to write a short blog post on my “current” one (favorite bible verse that is). What’s your favorite scripture? Why?
Romans 9:17-23 King James Version (KJV)
17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
In particular verse 17, and here’s why;
You know that moment I was talking about at the beginning of the post where you are reading a book, blah, blah, blah…
Well, I was studying my bible (Romans chapter 9 to be specific) on a particular day, and that verse just had a whole new meaning to me. Another level of illumination you might say.
I like to think that I ‘feared’ God before I read that verse- again on that particular day, but since that moment, my ‘reverence’ for God and perspective on certain ‘things’ of God has changed.
I know that in the past, I had read the part of the bible in Exodus (I think) where the bible talks about how God hardened the art of Pharaoh, but when I read that verse, I had that moment – you know that one I was referring to.
That moment is definitely one I will look back on for the rest of my days, and hopefully be thankful.
I had (and still am) been studying on the ‘Glory of God’, the five Solas, and divine election.
I just thought I should share it. Well, not really, I had another one of those moments.
The one when you think your train of thought is amazing you can’t wait to share it with the ones that are willing to read or listen.
What’s your favorite scripture? Why?