I’m going to “borrow” one of Randal’s post themes to share a few thoughts with you this morning:
I have bought my last bag of Oreo’s! Don’t know why? Google “Oreo and Controversy” and you’ll probably find out real quick. I’ll do just fine with the generic version of the cookie.
A young man came walking through the county I live in the other day while carrying a cross (on wheels of course). He had decided to walk from Texas to Washington D.C. to draw attention to the nation’s behavior and to raise money for missions that were important to him. The local radio station caught up with him to ask him what was going on. In the interview he said when he got to D.C. that he was going to hold a prayer service and pray that the nation’s leaders would listen with their heart and make the right choices. I’m not knocking the young man’s intentions, there are several things admirable about them, but the whole reason that America is suffering from some of the problems we have is that our leaders are already listening with their own hearts instead of listening to God’s word! (see also 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Daniel 5:18-28 and Proverbs 13:34)
I love being a father. My first child has taught me two things. Lesson One: I can understand how some parents could want to have 7 children! Lesson Two: I can understand how some parents could want to stop at one! 🙂
I saw a story about a couple who tore down a $4.2 million mansion just so they could have a better view! I don’t know about you, but it sounds like they’re doing better than all right in this economy. I can think of a Bible verse or two that describes the foolishness of such behavior too.
Want to know a simple way to make your wife smile guys? Put supper up in the fridge when they cooked enough for leftovers on purpose, but they’ve forgotten about it because they’re doing “little things” like bathing and dressing and feeding and putting your child to bed. She got up this morning and remembered that she didn’t put up the food, only to find that “super-man” had saved her day. Maybe I should have referred to myself as “supper-man” instead. I love being married. My wife and her family have helped me in ways that I can’t even explain.
I’ll be back with a sermon outline for Psalm 71 in my next post. It’ll be the “bare bones” but I promise it’ll help you preach the text (one worth preaching I might add) without a problem.