Preparing for asteroids we dont know about: How God can make us great


this is the daily article podcast published by the denison forum for culture changing christian receive the daily article directly to your email inbox each weekday morning at the daily article dot com now here's today's news discern differently it's july ninth twenty nineteen and i have one question for you helping you prepare for an asteroid you don't know about let's start with the good news according to the wall street journal scientists have not identified a single asteroid will collide with our planet within the next century now the bad news hundreds of thousands of near earth asteroids have not been identified as an example of this problem a relatively small sixty foot wide asteroid exploded in the atmosphere near a city in russia six years ago creating a blast wave the injured more than a thousand people no one had seen it coming assuming scientists could spot and asteroid coming our way they're not sure they could deflected ness intends to lunch at test in two years to trade deflecting nonthreatening asteroid called didn't miss but we're not close to even a modest planetary defense capability today you unpredictability of life is a fact of life highlighted in the news every day for instance loss angeles angels catcher jonathan luke roy was taken off the field on a stretcher sunday night after a collision with the houston astros player you're at home plate he was diagnosed yesterday with a concussion and a broken nose the one year old daughter of indiana police officer died sunday night after falling from a cruise ship docked in puerto rico she was being held by her grandfather when she slipped of his arms and plunged eleven floors of the concrete duck below and the new york couple is suing a fertility clinic claiming that it impregnated them with the wrong embryos thee asian american parents gave birth in march expecting female twins but delivered to mail boys neither of whom was of asian descent then had to give the boys up to their biological parents yesterday i discuss the importance of making every moment count in greek terms we're seeking cairo's the quality of life in our cronos the quality of life in a world is unpredictable and unstable is ours how do we do this here's the counter cultural paradox the more we livery before he turned eighty the better relive today some reasons are obvious if we knew we would stand before god in judgment tomorrow there are since we would not commit today people we would forgive and seek forgiveness from and so on clearly it is best for us to do these things even if we leave another fifty years on this planet being in good health is not only a vital way to delay my death is also the best way to living my life preparing for the future is investing in the present however there's less obvious fact i discovered in god's word that is especially relevant today as well some eighteen is one of my favorite chapters in scripture it's inscription explains the david wrote these words of praise and thanksgiving on the day when the lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies end from the hand of saul you know the story when god selected david to succeed saul is king saul then set out to kill david first samuel twentyone through thirty provides the narrative ending with the death of salt at the hand of the philistines in first samuel thirty one in thanking god for his deliverance david states in some eighteen thirty five you have given me the the shield of your salvation and you're right hand supported me these metaphors are common in scripture end attest to god's protection and encouragement for his chosen servant however david then adds a phrase that surprised me when i discovered it and you're gentleness made me great gentleness can be translated from the hebrew as condescension care or humility the new international readers version says you bend down to make me great the new century version and is similar you of stooped to make me great great means to be multiplied to increase to become numerous to become powerful think of it god wants to make us great he wants to help us become all we can be for his internal glory and our present good here's how we did this or david as reported in some eight thirty six you gave a wide place for my steps under me and my feet the slip like david god has given you a wide place where you're steps is chosen in humility to give you freedom by which you could follow his will and honor his name but you must walk on the wider place he intends for you seeking like david there'll be a person after god's heart this is putting god's glory ahead of your own choosing his will over your is it is living for heaven on earth is also the best way to deliver on earth our post christian secular culture knows little of choosing god's way over our own way as a result those who decide delivery turned eighty today are as philippians to fifteen through sixteen says children of god without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation asian among whom you shine is lights in the world holding fast to the word of life recalled cs lewis is famous observation ayman heaven and you will get earth thrown in aim at earth and you will get neither

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