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Lately: hi. What’s up in the outside world? Here is a quick review of what we have been doing over the past few days.

Thursday: went to the health department. Tested for TB. When we got home, we spent the day picking up sticks and chopping up a cedar tree that had fallen over in our front yard.

Friday: schoolwork. Yes, sometimes I wonder if our family is part of a tragic novel, too.

Saturday: boring. Except that we had some people over that night.

Sunday: Church. Had a family over for dinner (the noon meal). took kids home with us after Church. Adopted two new pigs into the family. Book study that night. Otherwise, a boring day.

Monday: had the pastors family over for supper.

Tuesday: went to Memphis, to the New Beginnings office. I read Henty almost the entire time.

Wednesday: bitter cold. Stupid schoolwork. Wrote a blog post.

A little bowl of soup: I was reading in Genesis 25 the other day, where Jacob buys Esau’s birthright. Can you imagine being so stupid as to sell your birthright, something that would last forever, that you would pass on to your children, for one bowl of soup, that would last only for a few minutes? Believe me, I can. It happens every day.

God our Father has given his children a wonderful gift of eternal life. And it is not only available for the children of Abraham, but for the whole world. And not only Eternal life, but eternal love. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. This is not a joke. Whosoever believes in Jesus, God’s own Son, becomes a child of God. He has a ‘Birthright’: life everlasting.

But millions who been offered this love have rejected it. And for what? A bowl of soup that last only a few minutes. They prefer the pomp and pleasure of this world of sin over the riches of eternity. They prefer the bowl of soup, with the good looking spices floating around in the surface, to all that Christ has to offer them, simply because Christ’s gifts are not immediately before their face.

Isaac had vast worldly riches, yet his son rejected his share for a bowl of soup when he was hungry. But was hunger the main cause? The bible says “Esau despised his birthright”.

I imagine Isaac wasn’t to happy when he found out that his son had sold his birthright. How much more will God be angry, on the day of judgement, when he sees all those who despised his gift? Then will he say to the Esaus’ “You have rejected my gift for the darkness of the world. Therefore, you will receive what you asked for”. then they will go to live in the same darkness that they had been dwelling in all their lives. Only this time, they will see it unveiled. But then, God shall turn to those who received and cherished their gifts, and shall say “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into your rest.”

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Authors note: OK, so Gwindor does sound better than Flinding.

  1. #1 by Malachi on February 13, 2008 - 4:51 pm

    sounds like you had an exciting weekend besides the boring parts 🙂

  2. #2 by mommy on February 13, 2008 - 10:01 pm

    Hey cool guy! I really appreciate the way you share how the Lord is teaching you. You were such a cute baby. Remember how you used to run around the yard in ~*~*~*~*~*~? Oh yeah and the cute way you fed fertilizer to the kittens? You’ve come a long way baby!


  3. #3 by RileyDad on February 14, 2008 - 10:12 am

    ” Authors note: OK, so Gwindor does sound better than Flinding.”

    I prefer Jacob to either 🙂 I think Flinding sounds kind of odd to someone who’s not a Tolkien-ite, but I’m not sure Gwindor would solve this. Initially, I thought “no way” to Gwindor, but it’s starting to grow on me after only a few minustes of reading this question and I am beginning to think “Cool”.

    Otherwise, great post. Very challenging. I’m not sure that the “gift is available to the whole world” is the best way to put it from a strict theological perspective, but the whole world will certainly be judged for how they responded to Christ.


  4. #4 by flinding on February 16, 2008 - 7:51 pm

    daddy: whats wrong with either?
    mommy: poisoning cats is one of the high lights of my career.
    malachi: smarty-pants

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