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September 5th, 2019 


Reformation Commentary on Romans 3:21

'Romans 1-8' New Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture

'Doing Theology With The Reformers' by Gerald L. Bray

'Ducks, Newburyport' by Lucy Ellmann

'Doxology' a novel by Nell Zink

'Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged The Literary Cold War' by Duncan White

'The Queen's Gambit' a novel by Walter Tevis

'A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth' by William Styron

'The Fire of Autumn' a novel by Irene Nemirovsky Translated from the French by Sandra Smith
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bookmountain&collection=-1&deepsearch=Irene+Nemirovsky

'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley Edited By J. Paul Hunter A NORTON CRITICAL EDITION

"[21] But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
[22] Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
[23] For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
[24] Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
[25] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
[26] To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." Romans 3:21-26
It is 4:03 PM Thursday afternoon in the death flow. It has been a sunny day in the high 60's. It has felt like early Autumn weather today.

This morning I got up around 6:03 AM. When I got up I found my wife reading the Bible in the living room. It take divine grace to read the Bible year after year. I wonder if there any non-Christians who read the Bible year after year. There was a time in American history when people read the Bible year after year even though they were not church going folks. I realize quite often that people these days do not have any knowledge of the Bible. People these days have no hunger for God or His Word.

So I got up and soon got dress because I had to take our old Dodge van into a local auto repair shop for an oil change. Carol said she had to go grocery shopping and she said we could drop off the van and she would pick me up and we would go grocery shopping together. One of the things Carol and I do together is go grocery shopping. We either go grocery shopping or visit thrift stores together. I am not into doing anything. I like doing nothing but waiting for the end of the world. I want the world to go up in flames. This world is not fit for stray dogs. If you do not believe me look who we have as President right now.

So Carol and I went grocery shopping. While we were grocery shopping I spotted a fellow Carol and I knew in Bible College. I noticed this fellow in the meat section of the store, he was checking out the chickens for sale. The fellow was talking to himself and his head was partly shaved. He had a backpack in his grocery cart. I would often see this fellow at our local library when I go there to volunteer at the Book Nook. This fellow looked like he could use some love. Years ago I talked to this fellow one time at the library. I found out he was living with his mother and was not working. I assume now he is living in his deceased mother's house and living on welfare or disability. I have been richly blessed with a sound mind and a loving wife and family. Life is full of surprises. The immense mercy of God. I hope this fellow is a Christian and has a heavenly hope.

When we got home from grocery shopping Carol left to visit her widowed sister-in-law and visit our local library. I stayed home and read for awhile my Reformation commentary on Romans 3:21-26. I also filmed a video this morning for my Youtube channel. I got sleepy as I was reading so I decided to mow our lawn, it was around 12:30 PM when I put away my books.

I finished mowing our lawn around 1:30 PM as Carol arrived home from being out in the fallen world.

So existence has gone by. I did leave the house this afternoon to get luncheon meat (this morning the deli was not opened at the store we were shopping for groceries) and to visit local thrift stores in search of used books for our library. I found these three used books today at thrift stores-

'A Perfect Spy' an espionage novel by John le Carre

'Finding Fontainebleau: A American Boy in France' a memoir by Thad Carhart (we have Carhart's memoir 'The Piano Shop on the Left Bank' in our library)

'Abraham Kuyper" A Centennial Reader' Editor James D. Bratt

I am going to close now because I tired and need to drift. I brought these books up out of the lower level to look at-

'George Marshall Defender Of The Republic' biography by David L. Roll

'The Marshall Plan: Dawn Of The Cold War' by Benn Steil

'The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century' by John Brewer

'The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age' by Leo Damrosch

I plan to look at these books in the upcoming days. We all must prepare for the worse.

"[1] The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
[2] Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
[3] Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
[4] John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
[5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
[6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." Rev. 1:1-7
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