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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Instant Life's Lesson

Comfort Food
Read the Bible in a year: Genesis 31, Psalm 35, Matthew 20

In Genesis 31:32, Jacob made a rash vow. He said that whoever it was that had his father-in-law’s idols would die. Little did he know that his own beloved wife had hidden them in the “furniture” of her camel. Fortunately for Jacob, his father-in-law didn’t find his idols and nothing came of the vow. Japheth was another man who made a crazy vow. He said that he would sacrifice whatever came out of his house to meet him when he got home that day. His beloved daughter came out to meet him.
The Bible tells us that Scripture was written for our learning, and we can learn a great deal about what not to do from those who made tragic mistakes in life. We can learn from Adam to Noah, from Esau to Judas, to Solomon to Peter. For those who know their Bibles, each name can be matched up to an instructional word or phrase. What name comes to mind when you ask yourself, Who was it that despised his birthright? Who was disobedient? Who gave himself to foreign women? Who was impetuous? Who loved money more than God? Who was deceived by alcohol?
May we know the Scriptures like the back of our hand, so that with the mere mention of a biblical name we have an instant life’s lesson, and avoid the pitfalls of daily living.

Copying Algae
“But in the nano-sized realm, copying sometimes isn’t good enough. Lithography can’t always accurately mimic Nature’s elaborate architecture, or if it can, commercial scale manufacture is too expensive. Scientists are now realizing that Nature needn’t just inspire new designs: cells can actually be hijacked to grow natural structures for us. To begin with, we have borrowed Nature’s ready-made templates. Viruses have been harvested as building blocks to create iridescent films, while diatoms – single-celled algae – have been chemically converted into lace-like structures of nanocomposite materials.” [Source]

“The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon