Back to the Bible, a Reminder

This past Sunday I was speaking to one of the leaders of our church.  He has served as an elder before and I believe he is one of the original founders of the church.  He is an elderly gentleman who seems to be everyone’s grandfather (you all have him in your churches).  Humility is an adjective I would affix to this godly man.

Since I enjoy reading very much (and truly value this gentleman’s input) I decided to ask him what authors he prefers to read.  I expected to hear a long list of saints like Spurgeon, Edwards, Lewis, perhaps even extant ones like MacArthur or Lutzer.

What I got instead was a  humble yet firm (as only he could have done it) reminder that as far as ‘authors’ are concerned, there is only One we should really be concerned with.

I found it fascinating (but shouldn’t) that when asked for his opinion this man full of grace, pointed me to Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith.

It saddens me that here in America we view the elderly as a burden and not mentors.

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2 Responses to Back to the Bible, a Reminder

  1. neilaquino says:

    We view older folks as a burden for the same reasons we do little to help poor children and we let our troops rot at Walter Reed—It costs money to treat these people well. Maybe the question is to what extent our so-called free enterprise system is consistent with our best concepts of morality.

  2. Laz says:

    Maybe the question is to what extent our so-called free enterprise system is consistent with our best concepts of morality.

    On the surface it doesn’t seem consistent does it? Here in America the Bible is revered yet many of its precepts are ignored at the expense of an unhealthy focus on others, perhaps as a result of the American ethos of rugged individualism and/or America’s false god, the free enterprise system.

    Hard to see this as being consistent with the following:

    Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight
    Cease to do evil,
    Learn to do good;
    Seek justice,
    Reprove the ruthless,
    Defend the orphan,
    Plead for the widow. — Isaiah 1:17

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