01/04: MY HOME RUN FOR FUN

Today’s Run

Not feeling well today and decided to do half my workout since I had a slight temperature of 99.4. Now only 1479 miles to go. Wow, this part never is worth thinking about this early in the game.

Sin’s Boast

They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
Psalms 83:4

Sin cannot keep quiet and will boast of great things, but it is more often nothing more than darkness that is easily dispelled by a little light. Shine the light and speak the truth and darkness will be remembered no more.

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

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EXPOSITION

They have said, Come, and let us cut them of from being a nation. Easier said than done. Yet it shows how thorough going are the foes of the church. Theirs was the policy of extermination. They laid the axe at the root of the matter. Rome has always loved this method of warfare, and hence she has gloated over the massacre of Bartholomew, and the murders of the Inquisition.

That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. They would blot them out of history as well as out of existence. Evil is intolerant of good. If Israel would let Edom alone yet Edom cannot be quiet, but seeks like its ancestor to kill the chosen of the Lord. Men would be glad to cast the church out of the world because it rebukes them, and is thus a standing menace to their sinful peace.

EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS

That the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. This desperate and dreadful scheme, and wretched design of theirs, took not effect; but, on the contrary, the several nations hereafter mentioned, who were in this conspiracy, are no more, and have not had a name in the world for many hundreds of years; whilst the Jews are still a people and are preserved, in order to be called and saved, as all Israel will be in the latter day, Rom 11:25. So Diocletian thought to have rooted the Christian name out of the world; but in vain. — John Gill.

HINTS TO THE VILLAGE PREACHER

The immortality of the church.