01/02: My Home Run For Fun

With COVID disrupting the three races I use to motivate myself to stay in shape, I’ve come up with a work around. I am going to stretch myself a little this year and chart a virtual run back to my home town of McClure, Ohio to the house I grew up in.

This will be a 1489 mile journey and I hope to complete it in 365 days. I believe this will be the farthest I have run in a year. I need to average a little over 4 miles per day. For me this will be difficult but, it will all be down hill right? I will run my work out and then map that distance toward my destination.

The Whole Journey

With google earth I hope to take some pictures along the way. It is not the prettiest scenery but, let’s see what happens. If it keeps me motivated, it’s a win!

My Starting Line

Scenic View: The Rio Grande River

Today’s Endpoint.

Mutiny Pt 1

For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
Psalms 83:2

MU’TINY, noun [Latin muto, to change.] An insurrection of soldiers or seamen against the authority of their commanders; open resistance of officers or opposition to their authority. A mutiny is properly the act of numbers, but by statutes and orders for governing the army and navy in different countries, the acts which constitute mutiny are multiplied and defined; and acts of individuals, amounting to a resistance of the authority or lawful commands of officers, are declared to be mutiny Any attempt to excite opposition to lawful authority, or any act of contempt towards officers, or disobedience of commands, is by the British mutiny act declared to be mutiny Any concealment of mutinous acts, or neglect to attempt a suppression of them, is declared also to be mutiny

[Note-In good authors who lived a century ago, mutiny and mutinous were applied to insurrection and sedition in civil society. But I believe these words are now applied exclusively to soldiers and seamen.]

MU’TINY, verb intransitive To rise against lawful authority in military and naval service; to excite or attempt to excite opposition to the lawful commands of military and naval officers; to commit some act which tends to bring the authority of officers into contempt, or in any way to promote insubordination.

Copied from: http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/Mutiny

God has been putting down a mutiny since Adam reached for that fruit in the Garden. Sometimes the revolt grows to be a raging storm as in a hurricane. Other times it is a steady downpour. At all times, God extracts those held hostage. God may be silent, but He works His plan.

The following is taken directly from The Treasury of David by Spurgeon.

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EXPOSITION

For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult. They are by no means sparing of their words, they are like a hungry pack of dogs, all giving tongue at once. So sure are they of devouring thy people that they already shout over the feast.

And they that hate thee have lifted up the head. Confident of conquest, they carry themselves proudly and exalt themselves as if their anticipated victories were already obtained. These enemies of Israel were also God’s enemies, and are here described as such by way of adding intensity to the argument of the intercession. The adversaries of the church are usually a noisy and a boastful crew. Their pride is a brass which always sounds, a cymbal which is ever tinkling.

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

For, lo. The prayer begins with the particle lo, which has not only the force of arousing God, but also give the idea of something present, with the view of pointing out the opportune moment for God to gird himself for the work. — Hermann Venema.

Thine enemies make a tumult. The whole world is but like an army, a brigade of men (as it were) under a general; and God is the Lord of Hosts, that is the Lord of his armies: now when there is a tumult in an army, they complain to the officers, to the general especially; and he must come and suppress it. Therefore, saith he, Thou Lord of hosts, thou art general of the world; lo, there is a tumult in the world, a mutiny. — Walter Cradock.