Friday, October 19, 2012

Very different promisers, very different promises

On the one hand, hear Mark Steyn:
Well look, Obama has run all his life as the most promising…he’s run on promise. He became the president of the Harvard Law thing, Review, on promise. He hadn’t done anything. He became on promise. He got the Nobel Peace Price on promise. He was elected president on promise. This is the first time in his life when he’s actually got a record, and he’s got to stand by that record. And the problem is he’s got nothing to offer for the future.
On the other hand, meditate on what I get the joy to preach this Sunday in the next sermon on the Titus series, DV:
Paul, slave of God, and apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of those selected by God, and for the full knowledge of the truth which is for reverence, on the basis of the hope of life eternal, which the unlying God promised before times eternal; but He made His word apparent in His own seasons, in the proclamation with which I myself was entrusted, by order of our Savior God;… (Titus 1:1-3, my ad hoc translation)
What a difference.

3 comments:

Cathy M. said...

American voters pick candidates like I pick Kentucky Derby horses. (Which jockey has the prettiest silks. Don't scoff, I picked a winner about three years ago.)

Looking forward to listening to your sermon. That whole "promise made before time began" kinda scrambles my mind.

David Kjos said...

Now, that's a needed word today—makes the heart glad!

Robert Warren said...

Also, a classic contrast of the NT concept of "hope" as opposed to the worldly "hopey/changey". The latter is mere wishful thinking, the former a sure expectation based on the promises of God.