Arresting Man’s Attention Mid the Strife   1 comment

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Above:  Gold High Altar Piece with the Hebrew Name “YHWH,” St. Charles’ Church, Vienna, Austria

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandfather used the term “Jehovah,” a Medieval creation.  The best English-language translation of the Tetragammaton with vowels is “Yahweh.”  His error was consistent with the time and the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 7, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Job 38, 1

Job had resented the charge of his three friend.  Their contention was so great that when Jehovah would speak a demonstration is needed to arrest attention, and to impress their minds with his power.  Then Job humbled himself and confessed his mistake.

1.  Jehovah would speak to us to impart a knowledge of himself.  Wonderful is his condescension.  We need light & strength for our troubled weak hearts.

2.  But he finds difficulties in the way.  The mind is so engrossed with other matters, it often requires some demonstration to call us to ourselves. “Be still and know that I am God” as one viewing some scene of nature’s grandeur.  “Enter into thy closet” and pray; shut out the world else though the voice speak you may not hear it.  The Indian’s ear to the ground is on point.

3.  Then the needed effect comes, strife ceases, with the knowledge of God.  This vision of Jehovah is essential to repentance, faith, and obedience.  “The Father rewards openly.”

4.  If we will habitually commune with him, shutting out the world, to speak out of some whirlwind will not be necessary.  Why not live so as to catch the softest whisper of His love?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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