Sunday Thoughts – 1/17

It has been a very long week – at work and the blog. We are entering in the legislative session here, and as an underling bureaucrat, well, I have certain things that I have to do.

I hope and pray that you are all keeping the people of Haiti in your hearts, minds, prayers and yes, wallets.

I have a few posts this week, nothing too much, but we’ll see.

As I was preparing breakfast – I make a mean standard fare – our power went out and was out for about two hours. I was hungry. Real hungry, so we headed to IHOP – the International House of Pancakes, not the cult – and enjoyed a good breakfast, came home to lights, and had our Sunday morning devotional. One of the suggested readings was Psalm 29, a Psalm of David for the dedication of the Temple:

Honor the LORD, you heavenly beings; honor the LORD for his glory and strength.
Honor the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The LORD thunders over the mighty sea.
The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
The voice of the LORD splits the mighty cedars; the LORD shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf; he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD strikes with bolts of lightning.
The voice of the LORD makes the barren wilderness quake; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD twists mighty oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”
The LORD rules over the floodwaters. The LORD reigns as king forever.
The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.

So many of the Psalms and indeed the life of Israel became centered around the Temple. Shouldn’t our lives then show that much devotion to the Body of Christ? Part of that is doctrine, theology, compassion, devotion, love, family and so much more.

My song of the week comes from Mr. Cash and is an older one.

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