This will probably be all over the place today, so bear with me. First of all, my friend Steve the preacher, put out an excellent sermon on the nature of righteousness. It managed to move even me, the tower of ice and self righteousness, to tears, so you know it was good. Steve is pictured below waiting for a deer to walk by.
I also wanted to add a comment to my Genesis 3 post. When I teach, I always like to ask the class how they would react if they were in the situations we are studying. So I asked myself this morning, If I were Adam, would I have fared any better during the whole temptation process?
The short answer is no, but the whole scenario would also have gone down differently. If I had been Adam, I think that God and I would have had a long discussion immediately about this tree. I would have asked Him why he even put it there. I would have asked Him if He was setting me up to fail. I would have said, why the challenge? Do you not trust me? And I think all of this would have occurred long before Eve came along. Shortly after the discussion, I'm sure I would have ceased to exist and God would have started over if you know what I mean. So I guess it's good I was not there.
Please pray for my friend Nina. She is having medical issues. The prognosis is good, but it never hurts to pray about these things.
It was good to talk to my special friend, Eric on Saturday. He is the closest thing I have had to an accountability partner in my life besides Jesus. Eric, I appreciate the things you have to say to me. You are not as smart as Jesus, just so you know, but you make great back up. :^)))
Dad broke a tooth yesterday. He goes to the dentist tomorrow.