The world “East of Eden” preaches a multitude of messages, each of which try to sway the soul of man into being governed by notions that are directly opposed to the truths of Scripture. “Once-Eden’s” sermons are always selling us something.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I used the word “meekness” in a sentence. Regardless if it’s written or in conversation, it’s not a word that frequents my vocabulary. I’m betting you can’t remember when you used it last either.
As we begin to close this colossal psalm, the writer reminds us of the foundation for all true godliness. For twenty-odd stanzas now, we’ve seen the remarkable prominence with which the psalmist placed upon God’s Word for everything he did.
One of my favorite quotes regarding the gospel is from the book One Way Love, in which you’ll find the following statement: “The Gospel alone liberates us to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.”
After the midnight comes the morning; from the sea of tribulation the psalmist hastens to shore to stand on the Rock. In beautiful juxtaposition of the anguish just considered, the languishing heart of the psalmist is bolstered and uplifted once again by the Word of God.
One of the questions every kid gets tired of being asked is, “So what are you going to be when you grow up?” Every young child certainly has dreams and fancies of where life would take them, but the constant inquiring of this subject can grow quite wearisome.
There’s something deep within us that we all wrestle with. A struggle that resides at the very core of our being. It manifests itself in numerous ways and we all deal with it through a variety of methods. This, of course, is our struggle with identity.
The Bible is riddled with imagery. Throughout its pages we find grand metaphors and figures-of-speech, and other literary devices, that are designed for you, the reader, to imagine and visualize the intent of the Author. These images give us greater insight into the message of Scripture.