Jonathan Edwards on Self Condemnation

I was reading a post entitled How to be revival-ready on Ray Ortlund’s blog, and this quote from Jonathan Edwards really hit home (at least for me):

For us to be judging one another and behaving with fierceness and bitterness one towards another, when he who is the Searcher of all hearts, to whom we must all give an account, appears so remarkably present, is exceeding unsuitable. Our business at such a time should be at home, searching and condemning ourselves and taking heed to our own behavior.

Before The Throne Of God Above

Yesterday I downloaded “How Sweet The Sound” from Covenant Life Church. This CD is a collection of hymns that their church will be learning over the next year. You can pay what you want for the CD or tell 5 friends about it to get the download. I opted for the tell-5-friends option.

So far I have really been enjoying the CD, but, I have particularly enjoyed the hymn “Before The Throne Of God Above.” The lyrics rock, and I really love the first verse!

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart;
I know that while in heav’n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

Click here to read the story behind this hymn as well as the rest of the lyrics.

The Dance of Mahanaim – it's hot

Mark Driscoll:

If you’ve missed any of the Peasant Princess sermon series, in which we’ve walked through the Song of Songs, I hope it was not last Sunday. Why? Because we covered the most erotic, passionate, and debated section of the entire book, and possibly the entire Bible.

If you subscribe to the sermon feed this week, you can learn what the Dance of Mahanaim is, why a husband greatly enjoys seeing his wife perform it, and whether or not Song of Songs 7 is really talking about her belly button or something more interesting.