Savior Please, Pilot Me

I will arise and follow you over
Savior please, pilot me

Over the waves and through every sorrow
Savior please, pilot me

When I have no more strength left to follow
Fall on my knees, pilot me

May your sun rise and lead me on
Over the sea’s, Savior pilot me

O’ Lord

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If God Came to Church

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to the pews. ”

– Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), 40.

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Learn Biblical Hebrew

Not sure about you, but if I ever endeavor to learn biblical Hebrew it is not going to be from a website named “eteacherbiblical.com”. Additionally, I would hope that whoever runs the advertising program for wherever it is that I may learn Hebrew from would realize that, in English, words like “courses,” “proficient,” “demo” and “lesson” are not supposed to be capitalized when used in the middle of a sentence.

And “eteacherbiblical.com”? For real? What the heck kind of a domain name is that?!

UPDATE: As was just pointed out to me, eteacherbiblical.com says that they are accredited by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which, I would assume, lends about as much credibility to eteacherbiblical.com as one could hope for. None the less, I still think the domain name is ridiculous.

God Helps the Helpless

“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” – Romans 5:6

“Christ’s work was not according to the ‘God helps them that helps themselves’ of Poor Richard’s Almanac. He did not wait for us to start helping ourselves, but died for us when we were altogether helpless.”

– C.E.B. Cranfield, The Epistle to the Romans, Ed. J.A. Emerton, Vol. 1 (International Critical Commentary; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1975), 263-64.

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The Supply Far Exceeds the Needs

“For the first time in my life I experienced what Abraham felt when he fell upon his face and laughed. I was riding home, very weary with a long week’s work, when there came to my mind this text – ‘My grace is sufficient for thee:’ but it came with the emphasis laid upon two words: ‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’ My soul said, ‘Doubtless it is. Surely the grace of the infinite God is more than sufficient for such a mere insect as I am,’ and I laughed, and laughed again, to think how far the supply exceeded all my needs.”

– Charles Spurgeon, The Holy Spirit in Connection with Our Ministry in the second series of Lectures to My Students.