We all endure emotional shocks -- like when we forget to pay a bill and a past-due notice
glows pink in our mailbox. Isaiah shocks his people, "Do not remember." Their country
has been overrun, their leaders slain, cities burned, and the temple taken apart stone by
Commanding God's people to forget the former things is like telling them to forget their
birthday, their baptism, their anniversary, and the Fourth of July. "Don't remember?
That's all we have. It's like the few trinkets we grabbed before we ran from our burning
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.