I cover for a volunteer at the library used books store this morning from 10 AM till 1 PM. While at the book nook when not helping people I read from a book I found today in the store titled, "The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking, And The Search For Lost Species" by Scott Weidensaul. I bought this used book from the store and another book a novel titled, "The Signature Of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert.
When I got home from the book nook my wife and I went grocery shopping. After gathering food we came home and put away our supplies. I have since grocery shopping have doing stuff around the house like writing in my paper diary, putting bird seed in our bird feeder, cleaning the kitchen etc. . . Carol left to have dinner with friends.
The UPS man delivered a used book I had ordered titled, "Violet Clay" a novel by Gail Godwin. I have been reading with enjoyment Godwin's novel "The Odd Woman".
This morning for morning worship I read a book titled, "'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda.
Well I will close to drift through the evening hours. Right now the house is quiet and God is gathering His people from the four corners of the earth. On the Last Day God will separate from mankind the elect and the reprobate. I find that eternal truth of divine election comforting as I see all around me people rejecting God's Word the Bible.
60 148th R. Burnham
Chosen to Salvation. Rom. 11. 5; 2 Thess. 2. 13
1 All the elected train
Were chosen in their Head,
To all eternal good,
Before the worlds were made;
Chosen to know the Prince of Peace,
And taste the riches of his grace.
2 Chosen to faith and hope,
To purity and love,
To all the life of God,
To all the things above;
Chosen to prove salvation sure;
Chosen to reign for evermore.
3 Nothing but grace appears
In this eternal choice;
It charms the humble saint,
And makes the soul rejoice;
Its endless glories shine so bright,
It makes obedience all delight.
4 Now, Lord, to us reveal
The all-confirming grace;
And may we all pursue
The shining paths of peace;
Run in the way to joys above,
And ever sing electing love.
"Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace" Romans 11:5
"But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth" 2 Thess. 2:13
The Election of Grace