Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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unsaved men are totally deprived of the ability to serve God

It is 6:42 PM Thursday night here in West Michigan. I just took out the garbage and put fresh suet out for our woodpeckers. My wife is upstairs watching television. I am down in the lower level to escape the noise. I am super tired and when I am this tired noise gets to me. I love super quiet days. When my wife is gone this month to visit our daughter I will have two whole weeks of silence. Our daughter Beth and her husband Andy are expecting the birth of our first grandchild any time now. My wife is flying down to be with Beth after their baby is born. I will stay here to hold down the fort. Our fort is surrounded by evil forces, so I have to stand guard.

I had thus far a super quiet simple day. I mainly read today these books.

"John Calvin and the Printed Book" by Jean-Francois Gilmont [Translated by Karin Maag]

"From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology & Exegesis" Essays In Honor Of G.K. Beale Editors Daniel M. Gurtner & Benjamin L. Gladd

"Reformation: Roots and Ramification" by Heiko A. Oberman [Translated By Andrew Colin Gow]

"Acts" New Testament VI Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Esther Chung-Kim & Todd R. Hains

My wife was gone for several hours today having coffee with a neighbor woman. I spent the afternoon reading my books and watching our birds at our bird feeder. The day went by normal.

Well, I will close to read from these books for evening devotions.

"Reading Scripture With The Reformers" by Timothy George

"Prepared By Grace For Grace: The Puritans on God's Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ" by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley

"[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
[11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
[14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
[15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
[16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
[17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
[18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" Ephesians 6:10-18

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