A Journey Through the Psalms: Reflections for Worried Hearts and Troubled Times
Preaching the Psalms Cycles A, B, C
"The law of the Lord is perfect...." In a suspicious and cynical generation like this one, such a claim is automatically suspect. In the first place, protestants with sketchy education have learned from Saint Paul that law is not to be trusted. In the second place, again with sketchy educations, any notion of perfection is not only suspect, it is to be discounted. Perfect law? It would be easier to convince the Navy to put screen doors on submarines as it would be to convince this generation of a perfect law of God.
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.