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Holy Scripture Reading, Joel 2: 12-13, ESV.

Verse of the Day
March 24
Joel 2:12-13
12 “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; 13 and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.”
Read Joel 2

*The Modern & Postmodern West better hear this Word from the Lord God Almighty!

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Holy Scripture Reading, Romans 6: 23, NIVUK.

Verse of the Day
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23 NIVUK

Word’s From C. S. Lewis…

Today’s Reading
Traditional doctrine points to a sin against God, an act of disobedience, not a sin against the neighbour. And certainly, if we are to hold the doctrine of the Fall in any real sense, we must look for the great sin on a deeper and more timeless level than that of social morality.
This sin has been described by Saint Augustine as the result of Pride, of the movement whereby a creature (that is, an essentially dependent being whose principle of existence lies not in itself but in another) tries to set up on its own, to exist for itself. Such a sin requires no complex social conditions, no extended experience, no great intellectual development. From the moment a creature becomes aware of God as God and of itself as self, the terrible alternative of choosing God or self for the centre is opened to it. This sin is committed daily by young children and ignorant peasants as well as by sophisticated persons, by solitaries no less than by those who live in society: it is the fall in every individual life, and in each day of each individual life, the basic sin behind all particular sins: at this very moment you and I are either committing it, or about to commit it, or repenting it.
From The Problem of Pain
Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain. Copyright © 1940, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright restored © 1996 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers. A Year With C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works. Copyright © 2003 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

*Amen as to Original Sin!

The P2’s used in Vietnam . . .

http://www.tailsthroughtime.com/2015/03/the-crazy-cats-lockheed-neptunes-of-us.html

*Of course the P2 Neptune was a Navy Aircraft, used here by the US Army in Nam.

Holy Scripture Reading, James 1: 12, NIVUK.

Verse of the Day
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
James 1:12 NIVUK

*”To those who love HIM!”

Socialism: Be Careful What You Wish For, (Gatestone Institute).

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13925/socialism

Holy Scripture Reading, Ephesians 6: 10-11, NIVUK.

Verse of the Day
[ The armour of God ] “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Ephesians 6:10-11 NIVUK

*Surely these verses are one of Paul’s most profound revelations from God!