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Do we need prosperity to prove God is good? Here is a timely warning for those who seek a sign.

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Maschil is a Hebrew term indicating the poetic form. It is a didactic poem. If it requires the hearer to attend what is being recited it is with the view of acquiring understanding. Faith comes by hearing the word of God; no less is expected from a maschil.  Among 13 similar psalms what we have here is a litany of failures that attended the nation of Israel because ‘they kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law (v.10).’ Key to their abysmal failure lay with their fathers ‘…A stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.”Their superficiality we can see in the time of Jesus as well when they demanded a sign from him in order to believe he was indeed the Christ. His answer was revealing. “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh…

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For the weekend meditations:

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First we shall take up the last part of the Psalm. This shall make the rest easier to follow. God’s way in handling troubles that man faces is mysterious. It is what Asaph refers when he write ‘his footsteps are not known.’ Why would man would need God explain His actions?”Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.(He.11:3)” This is faith that connects God and man and also basis for the Father Son relationship(John1:12). For a child of God faith must override all circumstances that seem go contrary and believe God is the God of all mercies. His Power and Wisdom created the heaven and the earth. How he brings both into play is His discretion.”He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his…

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Considering the role of Ukraine in the present US politics this Aug,10 blog sounds relevant.

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Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Ps.1:1)”.

Blessedness of a man is in the sense he is favored; It is never static but promises of happiness sit well on him. In short it has a future leading to a happy state: joy and rest are equally implied.

It is made clear in the many Parables of Jesus regarding service.  “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord (Matt:25:23)”. It is a joy that no man can take away.

The world also offers the kind of joy for example that a winebibber will know- “At the last it biteth like a…

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In Galaxy CTA #769 any discovery of a hospitable planet is news. When I was called up before the supremo the news was so hot that I had to follow the protocol. The news remained with the sentry, a bull dog that never let any one sneak past him. I greeted him as the protocol demanded and said, “News?” Handing a sealed envelope he barked,”For your eyes only. Got it?” I nodded and scanned it. As a newshound I took pride in my prodigious memory.” I can quote it verbatim”. I put the envelope back and gave it. “Strictly confidential and hot too!” The sentry simply barked, Move!” I ran up the steps at the door of the Presidential Palace. The terrier naturally was smug and growled, “Spit it out!” I repeated the news but it was so hot I said, ” I shall make it hotter as the protocol requires.” Pronto! The Boss is in foul mood.” Here is news that came in and what the bull dog has passed is only second in importance to what I tell you. For your ears only.” I rolled over before him in a deferential roll of eyes and held my left ear before his snout.” He snarled his news to which I did some turns as though a bee had settled in my tail. The terrier of course accepted it as due to his superiority. Thus I came before the supremo after carrying some 18 packets of news according to a strict hierarchy; and I was finally foot-weary and my ears a-tingling with news, all hot and before a Saint Bernard who said, ” You look loaded.”

“Here take a sniff of the finest brandy I always carry” The dog was jolly and after sipping the welcome spot I said “I carry hot news, Do I spill it right now? ” He asked me to go ahead. He heard me out. Finally he said, ” Excellent memory For sure; I give A for dedication. But what news you can add to what I know already?” I stood my ground defending my profession as very vital. “I never did a nut job. Everything hot stays hot, that is my motto”. St Bernard laughed and said, “Sorry for this elaborate charade.You are the only dog with a tail.  So all that they gave was fake news.”

“But why?” I asked.

Leading me to the grand staircase St Bernard showed me the dogs celebrating the discovery of a new planet. “We have docked our tails; we scorched our rainforests;” Before we move on to occupy the new planet we have an age old custom.” This was greeted by thunderous applause.

“What now?” I asked even as a pack of blood hounds approached me. The supremo said,” They want to see how a Golden Retriever rolls down with his tail.”

“There are some 150 steps?” The crowd growled as on cue,” The more the merrier.”

Shame of it.  I said with pride in my profession.”I am a tale bearer.” But the dogs were all merrily asking for a show! I did only one thing I could possibly do. I peed all over the Presidential carpet.

Benny

 

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They opened the peach and lo and behold little Peachling burst out of it all radiant, ‘lucky me!’ the little one said,” I found my home’ to the surprise of the old couple.

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 Later that evening after supper the old woman held out the peach she had found. Old man looked at it and said, ‘ a lucky find, sure.’

 

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Einstein presented a set of equations, now known as the Einstein field equations, that became the framework of his theory of general relativity. The equations explain how matter and energy warp the fabric of space and time to create the force of gravity. At the time, both Einstein and astronomers agreed that the universe was fixed in size and that the overall space between galaxies did not change. However, when Einstein applied general relativity to the universe as a whole, his theory predicted an unstable universe that would either expand or contract. To force the universe to be static, Einstein tacked on the cosmological constant.

A single number, called the cosmological constant, bridges the microscopic world of quantum mechanics and the macroscopic world of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. But neither theory can agree on its value.

A decade later Edwin Hubble discovered that our universe is not static, but expanding. The light from distant galaxies showed they were all moving away from each other. This revelation persuaded Einstein to abandon the cosmological constant from his field equations as it was no longer necessary to explain an expanding universe. In 1998, observations of distant supernovas showed the universe wasn’t just expanding, but the expansion was speeding up. Galaxies were accelerating away from each other as if some unknown force was overcoming gravity and shoving those galaxies apart. Physicists have named this enigmatic phenomenon dark energy.

It is so dark no one has come up with a plausible answer. Think of the Emperors New clothes. Predicament of royal tailors must be somewhat like Physics grappling with the problem of dark energy.

So one way is to simply call the cosmological constant as dark energy. “The cosmological constant [or dark energy] currently constitutes about 70% of the energy content in our universe, which is what we can infer from the observed accelerated expansion that our universe is presently undergoing. Yet this constant is not understood,” Lombriser* said. “Attempts to explain it have failed, and there seems to be something fundamental that we are missing in how we understand the cosmos. (*Lucas Lombriser, an assistant professor of theoretical physics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland)

What is certain is that there is a fundamental problem in physics.  One need not be surprised if we have Hubble constant also showing different readings ( see my posts titled Hubble (In)constant ) It is like missing a single buttonhole in my shirt and always getting button through the button holes thereafter is a waste of time. It is thus with Science trying to explain how our physical universe works.( Ack: Live Science/tom childers/Einstein’s biggest blunder etc.,)

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