January 30th, 2018

Monday Reads

Monday Reads

'The Making of the President 1964' A narrative history of American politics in action by Theodore H. White

'The Making of the President 1960' A narrative history of American politics in action by Theodore H. White

'Paul and the Law Keeping the commandments of God' by Brian S. Rosner

'God's Glory In Salvation Through Judgment: A Biblical Theology' by James M. Hamilton Jr.

'From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective' Edited by David Gibson & Jonathan Gibson

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 3 Edited By Randall J. Pederson & Ryan Hurd

'The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism' Volume 2: Lord's Days 27-52 by Theodorus VanderGroe Translated by Bartel Elshout Edited by Joel R. Beeke

'Richard Of Saint Victor: On The Trinity' English Translation and Commentary by Ruben Angelici

Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
Lord’s Day 34
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Yahweh will give a new heart to His people

It is in the death flow 11:34 AM late Tuesday morning here in West Michigan. It is a cold snowy gray day.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I got up and ate for breakfast a bowl of cereal. I might have gotten up earlier, but right now I can't remember exactly one time I got out of bed. I should go check what I wrote this morning in my paper diary. Yes I did get up around 7 o'clock AM this morning. So I had breakfast and then I messed with our main computer for awhile. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and went through the morning hours.

I picked up Carol after she got out of work around 9:30 AM. Carol had a service class after work this morning. I have been doing the usual stuff this morning. I have been trying to read from these books this morning-

'God's Glory In Salvation Through Judgment: A Biblical Theology' by James M. Hamilton Jr.

'Paul and the Law keeping the commandments of God' by Brian S. Rosner

Once again a group of roofers are working across from us putting on a new roof our one of our neighbors homes. These roofers got here around 7:50 AM and quiet work around 5:30 PM. It must be cold being on top of a roof all day as it snows.

I plan to do nothing today but wait for tomorrow to come. I am out of it these days.

Last night I made a video for my Booktube channel and watched television. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM last night. Well since I am falling asleep I will close to drift into the afternoon hours.

"[1] Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
[2] That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
[3] Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
[4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
[5] And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
[6] And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

[7] And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
[8] And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
[9] And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
[10] And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
[11] And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
[12] Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage." Deut. 6:1-12
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God saves sinners

It is in the death flow 4 o'clock PM Tuesday afternoon. It has been thus far a normal day for me. I was reading before I came here to write from a book titled, 'From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives' Edited by David Gibson & Jonathan Gibson. I was reluctant to buy this book because I am not right now into defending a doctrinal view on the atonement/the death of Christ. The reason I bought this book was because I got it cheap. And once in awhile I like reading a book that is doctrinal. I do believe the Bible does set forth doctrinal truth. I still like reading systematic theology in my old age.

When I read a book like 'From Heave He Came and Sought Her' my mind goes into overdrive. I have a lot of questions come to my mind when I am reading such a book as this one. And to be frank there is no one I can approach with my questions, so why read this book when it leaves me feeling isolated in a dead spiritual world.

So the day has gone by normal. Carol will be getting up in two hours to get ready to go back to work. Tomorrow is the last day of January 2018.

I suppose I will close since I am feeling weary.

"[13] For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
[14] For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
[15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
[16] Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
[17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
[20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
[21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
" 2 Corinth. 5:13-21
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