Ain't NOTHING easy about Sunday morning...

Saturday, January 15, 2005


God is still jealous...
We miss his purpose in the scriptures. It's so funny how we tuck certain verses away and assume that we understand him. What's the first commandment?

No Gods before me.

Why is it first? So that after we eff up again, it won't be hard to find.

God is even jealous of the HILLS. This is one of the most MISUNDERSTOOD and MISQUOTED scripture in the Bible. Can you tell how emphatic I am?

PSALM 121 (Message Translation)
1 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?
2 No, my strength comes from GOD,who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

David effed up cause and effect too.
Our strength does NOT come from the hills or mountains...Hills are powerful and symbols of strength, and in old battles, armies would tactically attack FROM the hills, so in a losing battle, a soldier would always look to the hills to see if there were reinforcements coming...
But the REAL reinforcement doesn't come from the hills...

Your bank account is a hill.
Your family is a hill.
Your education is a hill.
Your pastor is a hill...

God made the hills. They're not inherently evil...but they weren't created to sustain us. Check out how Peterson renders the verse two...God MADE MOUNTAINS. Why go to a bank when you can go to a mint? Why go to a person you love when you can access LOVE itself??

We're confused.

We don't see with our eyes, and our ears are stopped up, I swear.


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12:49 AM

Blogger Revolt said...


Remember that article I wrote for WTWmag like 2 or 3 years ago?

Son! Same exact thing I was getting at with that exact same psalm. If anything, the hills become the ultimate distraction, cuz the glory is behind the bend.

ABOVE it. Below it, beside it, just UBIQUITOUS with it. (Your emphatikos is rubbing off)

That's what's up.

Somewhere in that chapter comes the phrase "He will watch over your life..." I think I read that over 100 times, and still it means so much more.

'Why go to a person you love when you can access LOVE itself?'

Cuz we're too shallow for intangibilities. Your questions always remind just how transparent humanity is. Tis a sad thing.

Question is, how do we create a desire internally (and eternally) to want the 'thing' instead of the holder of the thing? Yes, how eloquent of me. But seriously...we're so caught up with the container, what about the freakin contents. Do we NOT want to consume it? Is that the real issue?

5:35 PM

Blogger Puddleglum said...

So true.

"Yeah, can I have just a double cheeseburger WRAPPER, and maybe a medium CUP please? And a fry box and and napkins. And one of those little pill cups. That'd be great. Thanks."

9:40 AM


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