Saturday, July 25, 2015

Psalm 37

Sometimes I get depressed about the state of the world.  Things seem to simply be careening off course with little chance of righting themselves before true disaster.  It saddens me that in so many ways, wrong seems to be advancing and right seems to either be retreating or simply collapsing.

And then, for my reading through the Bible in a year, today's reading was Psalm 37.

To paraphrase Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring, "There is only one God, and he does not share power."

Read and be comforted.


(Hat tip:  kingjamesonline.org

2 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

There is a little known fringe Baptist belief that every generation has the potential for the anti-Christ to manifest himself on earth. They believe it has happened over and over and each time we have been set up for the full apocalypse but the Christians of the time managed to stop it. Sometimes much sooner than other times.

Perhaps these dark times are just another attempt by the Anti-Chrst.

Not sure hwy your post made me think of that but it did.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Interesting Preppy. I have never heard that belief although (in a certain way) I can see how someone could get there. I actually do not believe that Christians have the ability to stop the Apocalypse as we would have to know when it was the "real" one. I do believe that we are called to fight evil in our time and though God already knows the outcome, we never do. I also believe that we have the ability to influence people and events for good or ill, far more than we think we do.