Tag Archives: Biblical Theology

I'm reading  "God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology."

The main message in the book tells that throughout redemptive history, God has shown us a pattern.

Man sins, God judges, God redeems His people.

Only after judgement, can salvation come.  Without judgement, why do we need salvation at all?

Only through judgement can God's holiness shine, can salvation come, can the remnant be redeemed.


Gangster Government - the part about the auto industry/UAW is interesting.  I wish more Democrats would read it.  It's frightening, the ways that this administration has "stretched" the law, in order to punish those who disagree with them, and reward those who do.

God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology - Starting from Genesis, the cycle of Law-Judgment-Mercy and salvation is clear.  Even in the Psalms and Proverbs, if you dig...and the author does.  I like the chart style "here it is, laid out" in every section.

Regarding Ducks and Universes - a fun sort of science fiction about traveling to a parallel universe and (maybe) meeting your alter.  I got this one when it was on the $.99 kindle special of the day, and I'm enjoying it for the "mind twinkie" that fiction should be.  😉

While Yahweh is revealing, instructing, and enabling, the people are busy forgetting, departing, and sinning. They have been redeemed from Egypt that they might serve Yahweh in the wilderness. They agreed to do everything he said when he spoke to them from the mountain, but these commitments are soon forgotten.

From: God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology

Aren't we all like that, to some extent or another?

The people, when times were good, partied on. When times were hard, they demanded His care.

Or they cried out for His help, only to slip back into forgetfulness.

I have had times like this - but after a time, the cycle is as much vanity as is all of "life.". One learns the comfort and stability of simply resting in Him...good times and bad. That is a powerful lesson to learn.