Buick Century, Chicago discussed on Information


The trunk of my nine thousand hundred seventy five Buick century with the leaky engine. A rake buying a constant supply of pain relieving gel for tooth with a bad nerve, another rake pain half my bills every other month in order to afford groceries. Another rake. There are two things that tie all three of these examples together, the first is that there are actual events that occurred in my twenty s while I was broke college student living in Chicago. But that's another sermon the seconds and the one that's important for today. They were all temporary solutions for ongoing problems. You see it just seemed easier to keep a case of motor oil in my trunk instead of finding the money to fix the leaky engine the same with the tooth with the bad nerve and pain half of my bills every other month. Well, that's really what it is to be broke and young. But none of these solutions could go on forever. None of these rakes would last. The old men with rakes that I told you about remind me more than my attempt to survive my twenties. They remind me of the priests spoken about in the book of Hebrews and referenced in our texts for today. The priests are like the men on the shore they're faced with a similar overwhelming situation. They to have an ongoing problem for which they only had a temporary solution. A problem not with seaweed, but a problem with sin. Hebrews chapter ten one through four says for since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come. Instead of the true form of these realities. It can never by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year make perfect those who draw near otherwise would they not have ceased to be offered since the worshippers having been cleansed would no longer have any consciousness of sin, but in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Like, the rakes of old men the sacrifices of the priests were only a temporary solution for the ever accumulating pile of sin and the resulting separation from God. They simply couldn't rake fast enough. Like the old men..

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