Talon’s Point of the Day – Aug 11th, 2018 “But Joy”

This evening I watched the interview of a broken man. A man who had build his life around a wife and family whom he loved more than anything, only to see it all come crashing down as his wife left him for fleeting pleasure. The carnage in his family, and his heart, was fresh, and profound.

While not going into my own life I will say his story strikes close to home. Trying to put it out of my mind I retired for the evening but sleep deserted me. I found myself grieving for this man I do not know. For the loss his children are, and will suffer, though in many ways they will not even recognize it growing up, yet the carnage will take it’s toll. I found myself pleading to God for him, and them, to find grace, and peace, and love.

Then, as is the case when I’m willing to listen to that still small voice, I knew I should mention it here in this humble sanctuary that is my blog. I don’t who. I don’t know when they will see it, but someone will come across this post that desperately needs to be reminded of the second part of Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

Your night may have lasted for years (I know such night), but Joy my friend is coming. Hold fast to righteousness despite the price. If you keep your focus on God, you’ll begin to see the early glimmer of light.

The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” – Proverbs 4:18

 

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.

 

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Jan 15th, 2016 “Stop Being Unreasonable!”

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” – Apostle Paul, to the Christians of Rome (Romans 12:1)

 

For reasons that cannot be stated here I’m brought back to this verse I posted about in September 2014. While we all fail I cannot stress just how critical it is that we, myself included, do not excuse our sin, whether secret or public. We simply cannot continually hold that we love God while disregarding his precepts. Secret sin at least indicates he is dealing with our hearts through his loving conviction. Open sin tends to indicate we have stopped listening to that still small voice grafted into us at conversion. A voice that should in time consume us so that it’s no longer a graft but our very root of life. When we say “yes but I love God even though I’m doing this thing I know grieves his heart and I think it’s ok”, or “I know its wrong but I’m going to do it anyway and God understands and I love him” we are deluding ourselves, for our Savior made it quite clear:

While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.  Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”

 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”  Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.  For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

 

Let us not grieve God’s spirit twice. First by our sin of conduct, then by our excuses.

 “……Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” – The Savior

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.