04 November 2016

This 'n' That

Well, if you read last week's post, then you can probably guess how this Cubs fan/blogger is feeling today. In case you've been under a rock, the Cubs won the World Series. At the risk of irritating my non-baseball appreciating readers, let me just say one final time this season, GO CUBS GO! It's history 108 years in the making and wow, what a way to write that chapter!
The 2016 World Series will go down in history for more reasons than one. In the end, regardless of which team one was cheering for, anybody who loves baseball had to admit that this series was just plain good baseball. Both teams played exceptionally well. The Cubs didn't win without a fight, and the Indians went down fighting. Kudos, gentlemen.

With the World Series behind us, what do Americans have to look forward to now? Sigh. November 8, and unlike the World Series where one team eventually wins, it seems like everybody might wind up losing with this one.

This is why the doctrine of God's sovereignty is so inestimably sweet.
Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven; Daniel said,
“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
“It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding. (Daniel 2:19-21)
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. (Romans 13:1)
Do not fret, Christian, no matter the outcome, for your Lord not only sees all, He knows all, because He has ordained it all.

With that, it seems like a perfect time to segue into the most important matter of the moment, namely, your week in review (kind of):
  •  This is one of my favorite highlight articles about Game 7 of the World Series.
  • It's true, I never thought I'd see this Wrigley Field marquee.
  • Amid the risk of baseball idolatry, it's good to ask, "whom do you serve?"
  • To live is Christ, to die is gain. 
  • Hm, I wonder if the Pope will be visiting this Reformation exhibit?
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Another good article on Luther and the Reformation (remember, this year marks the 499th anniversary of the start of the Reformation).
  • I'm enjoying the current Grace to You radio series, "The Best of Christmas." What could be better than hearing about Jesus?
  • Speaking of Grace to You, don't miss out on their Autumn sale, where almost everything is 25% off!
  • Apparently abortion by prescription is becoming rather popular.
  • If you're following the Hatmaker debacle, here are Kevin DeYoung's thoughts on the Hatmaker hermeneutic.
  • Jesus isn't a Messiah, He is the Messiah:

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