January 20th, 2020

ignorance of God's Word is a dangerous thing

"Lastly, we learn here that ignorance of God's Word is a dangerous thing, and makes the life of man to abound, yea to flow with a sea of offences against God. Men commonly think that if they keep themselves from perjury, blasphemy, murder, theft, and whoredom, all is well with them. But the truth is that so long as they live in ignorance, they want right and true direction of conscience out of God's Word, and therefore their best actions are sins, even their eating and drinking, sleeping and waking, buying an selling, speech and silence, yea their praying and serving God. For they do these actions either of custom or example or necessity, as beasts do, and not of faith; because they know not God's will touching things to be done or left undone. The consideration of this point should make every man most careful to seek for knowledge of God's Word, and daily to increase in it, that he may in all his affairs have God's law to be the men of his counsel (Ps. 119:24), that he may give heed to them as to a light shining in a dark place (2 Peter 1:19), that he may say with Peter, when Christ commanded him to launch forth into the deep, and cast forth his net: "Lord we have been all night, and have catched nothing, yet in thy word will I let down my net" (Luke 5:5)." William Perkins pg.55 'The Works of William Perkins" Vol. 8
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all things must be done for God's glory

It is 2:22 PM Monday afternoon here in Holland Michigan. It is a bitter snowy day. I am glad I do have be on the roads today. I volunteered this morning at our local library used books store from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. Now I do not have to leave the house for a couple of days. I have food and water so I good for awhile. We never know when we will be wiped out by a killer virus. Now is the time to prepare for our day of judgment. We can not escape from the hands of a Mighty Sovereign God who is the Judge of the living and the dead.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. Last night I did not take any alprazolam so I did not sleep as deeply as I have since Carol has been away. I only take usually a half a tablet because a whole pill makes me want to fall asleep. So I slept poorly last night, weird dreams all night. So I got up around 6:30 AM made a fresh pot of coffee and a portion of hot oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal while messing with our main computer. In the mornings I get on the computer meaning the internet and check for e-mail and then I read some News. Next I watch videos and read music reviews or book reviews.

When I got off the internet I wrote in my paper diary and then read from Volume 8 'The Works of William Perkins' his treatise A DISCOURSE ON CONSCIENCE.

I left for the library used books store The Book Nook around 9:40 AM. The store was very quiet and slow so I wandered the store and read mainly from a book titled, 'The Europeans: Three Lives And The Making Of A Cosmopolitan Culture' by Orlando Figes. I brought home from the Book Nook four used books to ADD to our library-

'Babel Tower' a novel by A.S. Byatt

'Wolf' a memoir by Jim Harrison

'The Second Angel' a novel by Philip Kerr

'The Best Cook In The World: Tales from My Momma's Southern Table' by Rick Bragg (this book I got for Carol)

When I got home from the Book Nook there was a box on our front porch from Hamilton Books. I recently ordered four books from Hamilton Books that I wanted to read in the year 2020. These are the four books I got today to place on my To Be Read Pile-

'Flaubert In The Ruins Of Paris: The Story Of A Friendship, A Novel, And A Terrible Year' biography by Peter Brooks

'William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary' biography by Peter Marshall

'American Witness: The Art And Life Of Robert Frank' biography by RJ Smith

'Life In Culture: Selected Letters Of Lionel Trilling' Edited By Adam Kirsch

So Time goes by. Carol has not called me yet today. I suppose I will close to feel wasted. Last night I ate dinner over at Caleb and Emily's and watched football. Cora and Josie were on their tablets as we watched football. I got home around 6:20 PM and watched another football game. The 49er's and the Chief's will be in the Superbowl this year. Should be a good game. I turned off the television when I knew that the Packer's had loss and read late into the night from the book, 'The Europeans: Three Lives And The Making Of A Cosmopolitan Culture' by Orlando Figes.

I will close to drift, write in my diary and read my books. I also will look at my new stack of books. I love books! I am a book lover!

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Monday Reads & New Books



Monday Reads & New Books

'The Works of William Perkins' Volume 8

'The Europeans: Three Lives And The Making Of A Cosmopolitan Culture' by Orlando Figes

'Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History Of America' memoir by Charles Bowden

'Babel Tower' a novel by A.S. Byatt

'Wolf' a memoir by Jim Harrison

'The Second Angel' a novel by Philip Kerr

'The Best Cook In The World: Tales from My Momma's Southern Table' by Rick Bragg (this book I got for Carol)

'Flaubert In The Ruins Of Paris: The Story Of A Friendship, A Novel, And A Terrible Year' biography by Peter Brooks

'William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary' biography by Peter Marshall

'American Witness: The Art And Life Of Robert Frank' biography by RJ Smith

'Life In Culture: Selected Letters Of Lionel Trilling' Edited By Adam Kirsch

"[1] Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
[2] Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
[4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
[5] Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:1-5
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