Saturday Musings

June 18, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Lyle Munson slipped into the presence of the Lord this morning. Paradise, how wonderful it will be! Lyle is there ahead of us. Let’s pray for Betty and the family as they deal with Lyle’s home going. She’s pleased that Lyle is the presence of his heavenly Father for Father’s Day.

Every now and then I get asked about crowns. Here’s Justin Taylor’s view. This has been my view for years.

“Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

—2 Timothy 4:8

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

—James 1:12

(My view would be that the golden crown of life/glory/righteousness is referring to one “crown” and that this has to do with final salvation not rewards.)

Finally, as everyone in America knows, tomorrow is Father’s Day. Here’s a poem by Edgar Guest. It’s a great implicit encouragement for Dads to be involved first and foremost with their families. Father’s don’t miss your opportunities! Be faithful to your God and precious family.

Father

My father knows the proper way
The nation should be run;
He tells us children every day
Just what should now be done.
He knows the way to fix the trusts,
He has a simple plan;
But if the furnace needs repairs,
We have to hire a man.
My father, in a day or two
Could land big thieves in jail;
There’s nothing that he cannot do,
He knows no word like “fail.”
“Our confidence” he would restore,
Of that there is no doubt;
But if there is a chair to mend,
We have to send it out.

All public questions that arise,
He settles on the spot;
He waits not till the tumult dies,
But grabs it while it’s hot.
In matters of finance he can
Tell Congress what to do;
But, O, he finds it hard to meet
His bills as they fall due.

It almost makes him sick to read
The things law-makers say;
Why, father’s just the man they need,
He never goes astray.
All wars he’d very quickly end,
As fast as I can write it;
But when a neighbor starts a fuss,
‘Tis mother has to fight it.

In conversation father can
Do many wondrous things;
He’s built upon a wiser plan
Than presidents or kings.
He knows the ins and outs of each
And every deep transaction;
We look to him for theories,
But look to ma for action.

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