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.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Dew of Heaven

Comfort Food
Read the Bible in a year: Genesis 34-35, Psalm 37, Matthew 22

One of the greatest falsehoods perpetuated from modern pulpits has that sin isn’t pleasurable, or that you can’t find happiness without Jesus. Those who preach such things either don’t know their Bibles or they are living in a cave; a very dark cave. The Scriptures tell us that in these days, people will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God (see 2 Timothy 3:4). Moses chose to suffer with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season (see Hebrews 11:25). Sin can make you happy; very happy. Jeremiah lamented, “Why are they all so happy who deal treacherously” (Jeremiah 12:1). Lying can make people happy. So can theft. Adultery has made many people very happy. They had their cake and ate it. Pornography makes millions happy every day. If it doesn’t, why is the industry deliriously successful? They belt out movies as if there is no eternity. Even in a bad economy they make big money, and their customers are so pleased with what they see, like a drunken alcoholic, they come back for more. But those who love God deny themselves sinful pleasures, not to gain merit-points but because they are forgiven by the grace of God. The dew of Heaven has revealed the spider-web of sin, and they know better than to become entangled in that which promises death and certain damnation.

Copying the Moth’s Eye
“Anti-reflective surfaces of fly and moth eyes are formed from directional ridges which maximize the absorption of light. Moth eye structures have already been harnessed for large-scale commercialization, using lithographic techniques to print the surface pattern onto windows. The surface structures can be reproduced much more accurately using electron beam etching and have been used more recently in smaller, solid plastics and lenses…. This is able to capture light arriving at the surface from different angles. Consequently it has been used on the surfaces of solar panels, providing a 10 per cent increase in energy capture by reducing the reflected portion of sunlight.” [Source]

“Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon