Saturday, October 01, 2005


My simple and general understanding on Edwards' Treatise on the Religious Affections is that worship operates with the human heart. Surely, the expression of human emotions are heightened tenfolds, perhaps even reaching to its highest; when it flowed from man to God.

"Religion never was designed, religion never was designed; to make our pleasures less; to make our pleasures less". What a beautiful proclaimation to the involvement of human emotions to worship!

I am reminded by the call to 'let my heart be broken by the things which broke God's heart'. Yet, the endurance of going through one is almost unbearable to the poor in spirit. The searing pain from it never regressed to numbness, but enough to drain a person of mental courage, physical strength and reason...

I shed tears for my university- for jubilating in false victory and her being oblivous to a false representation of the voices of her campus community.
I shed tears for my university- for her occupants' mindlessness and blind subjectivity to evil forces.
I shed tears for my university- for being invaded by political filth that is never to be cleansed.

Truly, my heart is broken, and shattered to minute pieces.

Yet, may it be a form of worship to the Merciful, Gracious, Most Righteous and Just; for He is Who He Is, and Was and Is to come.


Blogger jacksons said...

Well, He who is sovereign and has His plans for you – has His reasons for not letting it turn out the way it did. In His time, He will make all things right. But first, the prodigals must taste the food of swine, then, they will come to themselves.

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3:53 PM  
Blogger The Hedonese said...

Hmmm... "Religion never was designed to make our pleasures less"... Isnt that Christian hedonism??

God is glorified when we are satisfied IN Him...

yet God is also glorified when we groan, thirst and hunger when that satisfaction is delayed... so tat we yearn for the justice and glory which will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea...

Our affections - in joy and sorrow - show the preciousness of the Kingdom that is yet to be consummated...

While we wait, keep the gun powder dry, keep the saber sharp, keep doing the work...

3:55 PM  
Blogger tehtarik said...


Wonderful how Scriptures is enveloped in Edwards then, and Piper now.

William Cowper wrote:
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

The work, must indeed continue-

"Work at it like an Arminian, then rest in it like a Calvinist"- J.O. McClurkan.


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