May 4th: Morning Spurgeon

Jer. 16:20 (Jer. 16:20 LXX-Rahlfs) εἰ ποιήσει ἑαυτῷ ἄνθρωπος θεούς; καὶ οὗτοι οὔκ εἰσιν θεοί. 

Jer. 16:20 (LSB) “Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!”

One great besetting sin of ancient Israel was idolatry, and the spiritual Israel are vexed with a tendency to the same folly. Remphan’s star shines no longer, and the women weep no more for Tammuz, but Mammon still intrudes his golden calf, and the shrines of pride are not forsaken.

Self in various forms struggles to subdue the chosen ones under its dominion, and the flesh sets up its altars wherever it can find space for them.

Favourite children are often the cause of much sin in believers; the Lord is grieved when He sees us doting upon them above measure; they will live to be as great a curse to us as Absalom was to David, or they will be taken from us to leave our homes desolate.

If Christians desire to grow thorns to stuff their sleepless pillows, let them dote on their dear ones.

It is truly said that “they are no gods,” for the objects of our foolish love are very doubtful blessings, the solace which they yield us now is dangerous, and the help which they can give us in the hour of trouble is little indeed.

Why, then, are we so bewitched with vanities? We pity the poor heathen who adore a god of stone, and yet worship a god of gold. Where is the vast superiority between a god of flesh and one of wood?

The principle, the sin, the folly is the same in either case, only that in ours the crime is more aggravated because we have more light, and sin in the face of it.

The heathen bows to a false deity, but the true God he has never known; we commit two evils, inasmuch as we forsake the living God and turn unto idols. May the Lord purge us all from this grievous iniquity!

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be;
Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.”

8 responses to “May 4th: Morning Spurgeon”

  1. This one comes up just fine on my iPhone. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for giving me a project over the summer (i.e. fixing all Spurgeon posts). Seriously, I really appreciate you letting me know about the issue and taking time to troubleshoot. 😂 I am going to work further on designing the site once I finish recording the entire Bible. Blessings brother!!! ✝️✝️✝️

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      1. So that’s you reading the Bible on the videos? What version are you reading?

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      2. Yes, that would be me on the audio Bible videos. I’m using the Legacy Standard Bible version.


      3. Who publishes that version of the Bible? Is it more literal or dynamic equivalence?


      4. The translation philosophy of the LSB is: is: “ As an update of the NASB, the LSB is a literal word-for-word translation. Particularly, it aims to be a window into the original text by having precision in two ways. First, it seeks to ensure that each word and phrase in English corresponds to each word and phrase in the original languages relative to meaning and grammar. Second, it also seeks to ensure that the same words and phrases correspond to each other within the translation as much as possible. This provides the reader confidence that the word or phrase they see in one place is indeed the same they see elsewhere. Because Bible translation and interpretation belongs in the context of the local church, the LSB does not shy away from being as literal as possible, trusting that the community of believers will be able to teach and explain the passages to one another (Acts 8:30-31).”

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      5. While we’re on the subject, the video recording text is unusual. On both my computer and iPhone, it comes up in a gray box unformatted, and each paragraph is one line of text you have scroll right to read. Sorry to give you another project.

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      6. Yes, I’ve noticed it. I am not a big fan of WP reader. The issue is with using a VERSE block versus a PARAGRAPH block. When accessing through a site directly it is great! However, if you use the VERSE block, then it appears as you stated if viewing using the Reader. Essentially, it is on my list to change them unless WP can help with a solution.


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