Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Square One

Comfort Food
Read the Bible in a year: Genesis 32—33, Psalm 36, Matthew 21

The Bible tells us that we can find comfort through the Scriptures, and those who love the Word of God sure do. Psalms especially not only address our problems, but they give us insight into the hearts and actions of the ungodly, of the fate of those who remain in sin, and the future of those who love God. Psalm 36 is one such consoling Psalm. It immediately puts its finger on why the world is in such a terrible mess: “There is no fear of God before their eyes” (verse 1). The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the world hasn’t even got to Square One. And so the ungodly man “flatters himself in his own eyes” (verse 2). But God is merciful and holds back His anger, because He’s not willing that sinners perish. He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. In the meanwhile we trust under the shadow of His wings, and look forward to the day in which we will drink of the river of His pleasures, forevermore. For with Him is the fountain of life, and in His light we shall see light (verses 8-9).

Architecture Copies Nature
“What Cities Look Like When Architecture Imitates Nature: The world may finally be ready for Zaha Hadid. An Iraq-born deconstructivist architect based in London, Hadid has been making waves with controversial and futuristic architectural concepts for over 20 years. Many of her ideas never made it past the drawing board, because the designs were just too…well, different. Now, she’s gaining steam, and has projects going all over the world. She was recently commissioned to design an Aquatics Centre in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, a Performing Arts Center in Abu Dhabi, and the spaceship-like Innovation Tower for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her buildings are oddly shaped (compared to traditional architecture), but definitely have a very organic feel…” [Source]

“Men will allow God to be everywhere but on his throne.” Charles H. Spurgeon