Saturday, January 1, 2011

What it's all about

I struggled for quite some time with the question, "to blog or not to blog"?! For a long time I answered with, "not to blog" because in many ways I see it as a narcissistic waste of precious time. But a mentor of mine by the name of John Piper ( convinced me since that is the case (so often) some of us should dedicate ourselves to adding true value to this medium. After consideration I agreed and started this blog.

The blog is dedicated to advocating the truth that God is the most glorious and wonderful reality in the universe and that He created all things for His glory. Rather than being an egomaniacal thing it is the most self-less and loving thing God could have done. By being most concerned that He be glorified (which means that His beauty and fullness is displayed for all to see and know) He offers infinite and ultimate joy and satisfaction to all who will love and worship Him. (Gen 1:26-28, Ex 9:16, 29:43, Ps 4:2, Isa 42:8, 43:7, 48:11, 66:18, Eze 20:9,14, 20:44, Mal 1:11, Jn 1:14, Eph 1:11-14, 1Pe 4:13).

Of course then the opposite is true as well. For all those who refuse to acknowledge God, love Him and praise His glory, there awaits the opposite of joy and satisfaction. God will (in perfect justice) deliver His wrath upon them and for them there is (per Jesus) "weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Mat 13:36-43).

This then is the most important topic and most significant subject to be considered and understood. It is worth a blog! Is this really true? If so, what are the implications for life? My hope and prayer is that people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe will eventually find their way to this blog or another place at which the truly significant and important matters are being considered. In that considering God's glory will be revealed and relished by some...and sadly it will be revealed and rejected by others. But in the end God's name will be exalted by all!

1 comment:

  1. Well, Bruce, I have three different blogs. Call me crazy. For me it's a creative outlet since I'm still homeschooling and need something to do between teaching lessons and Erin doing her lessons. Also my Aunts love it! I can't wait to read your thoughts.