Sunday, February 26, 2017

day no. 14,006: worry is a robber

My sister-in-law, Lauren, once wisely observed, "when you worry, you suffer twice." I came across this Spurgeon quote today that expressed that same sentiment.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

day no. 14,005: a city left without walls

Proverbs 25:28
28 A man without self-control

is like a city broken into and left without walls.

By contrast, a man with self-control is safe and protected and chooses who he lets in and what he lets out.

Friday, February 24, 2017

day no. 14,004: a fly in the ointment

Proverbs 25:26
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain
is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
You can't take a holiday from morality and remain moral and few things are more disappointing to observe than a trusted companion compromising themselves.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

day no. 14,003: heavy is heavy, cold is cold

Proverbs 25:20
Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart
is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,
and like vinegar on soda.
Sometimes things are bad and being counseled to pretend like they're not only makes everything worse.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

day no. 14,002: acquaintances like cavities

Proverbs 25:19
Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble
is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.

When things get messy a faithful friend can make all the difference. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

day no. 14,001: the law of diminishing returns

Proverbs 25:16
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,
lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

The things of this earth that lead to satisfaction quickly lead to suffering when consumed in excess: food, sleep, sex, alcohol, etc...

The infinite is the only thing on which the finite can gorge without regurgitation.

Monday, February 20, 2017

day no. 14,000: mile marker

Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Today is day number 14,000 in the life that is Todd Henry Van Voorst.

Days like today and moments like these cause for pause.

The mist is burning off as the sun rises.

The vapor is disappearing.

The days of seeing dimly in the mirror are vanishing.

The longing for glory is approaching consummation.