2008-09-07

Invitation to the Classics - "Canon" vs. "Classic"

I've begun reading. Worthwhile insights even in the forward / front matter.
  • Distinguishing characteristic of a "Classic" vs. an individual entry in a "Canon": a classic is perennial.
Reminded of Throeau's observation: "Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all..."(citation needed)

ABC September-07-2008

Luk 22.14-23;Heb 4.12-16;Pro 21.17-31;Isa 17-20 Analysis: Luk 23: Jesus earnest desire was fellowship(vs. 14-15). To strengthen His disciples and spend time with them before His ordeal. This seems prescient of our need / focus as a church. Heb 4: God/Jesus is not only an omniscient Judge - but, an incarnated priest. He's seen our live from our perspective. Is able to relate and offer help. Pro 21: Kindness produces live(vs. 21), spend time considering your life. Don't be too proud to think you don't need to change(vs. 29), in the end it's God who decides winners/losers (vs. 31). Best Verse(s): Heb 4.13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account... Heb 4.15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Pro 21.21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor. Pro 21.29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright gives thought to his ways. Pro 21.31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord. Contract/Prayer: Help me remember your desire is to meet with me and to speak to my needs.

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