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Today’s thought: leave the Ark, enjoy the procession.

Most times we think that God needs us to save His seemingly diminishing reputation… 

So like Uzzah we fail to look away when the Ark slides from the cart. Instead of holding our place in the glorious procession, we are hasty to intervene. Hasty to put the Ark back on the cart, failing to understand that the cart was only a means to an end, and not an end in itself.

Like the Pharisees, we fail to see that the tides have changed, and a new day has dawned. 

Like the older brother in the story of the prodigal son, we are bugged down with old paradigms, instead of lifting our heads like the father to embrace the new. To embrace the new generation. Not to judge or condemn, but to see them as equals; working towards the same goal – the redemption of fallen humanity. 

Like Martha we complain about Mary, after we have voluntarily put ourselves forward for the task.

Friends, the Ark will get to Judah, with or without us. It is simply destined to do so.

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The Words of Our Elders: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God’s power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God’s wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him. ~ Jonathan Edwards

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

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The Words Of Our Elders: Steven J Lawson

“The essence of Christianity is centered upon the Lord Jesus Christ. The sum and substance of being a Christian is trusting Christ with the entirety of one’s being. The height of the Christian life is adoring Christ, the depth of it loving Him, the breadth of it obeying Him, and the length of it following Him. Everything in the Christian life revolves around Jesus Christ. Simply put, Christianity is Christ.”

~ Steven J Lawson

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom