Monday’s “Verse of the Day”

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23 kjv (of course)

Well, ain’t that just a loving thing to say?

Welcome to My Desert Voice. A place to explore, rant, discuss and exchange ideas on life, love, Faith, religion, my ‘former’ faith and religion – Christianity, apologetics and truth.

This being my First Post aside from that automated template that WordPress puts up first, I’d like to introduce what will become a weekly post. Monday’s Bible Verse of the Day. I still read my Bible occasionally and receive daily verses from an app subscribed to. Between the two sources i think i can find some gems, some diamonds in the rough, or some “Doggie Landmines” in the grass (if you know what I mean) to discuss and highlight on a weekly basis. Why not join in the fun, or if current christians are so inclined… attempt to defend your Hoo Doo, Voo Doo, “Doo Doo”.

His “Mercies” keep Him from Consuming You

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23 kjv (of course)

This week, as you can see from the above picture and the posted verse, is from the Book of Lamentations, a short little ditty after Jeremiah that Laments our “Loving Lord’s” judgement of Israel, His Chosen and most loved people in the Old Testament, by the very same God who chose them to be Specially ‘loved’ and protected among all the nations of the world, for the crimes of not completely and wholly following His Words and His Prophet’s words. Thus, the Loving and Protecting and Choosing God of Israel has thrown them to the wolves… to be under subjection to and destruction by the nations around them.

Make no mistake though, the ‘protection’ from Complete Consumption that Jeremiah is praising God’s mercies for is from God Himself. Far from protecting and defending, in the context of Jeremiah and Lamentations, God has actually brought, allowed and “Willed” the destruction and judgement that the people are experiencing. Its by His Hand that they are being punished, He’s just using the nations as tools and weapons against His own people.

And that part about His Mercies being renewed every morning, like we used to love singing in church, are more like a timer… It’s your daily chance to “Bow and bend the knee” or be “Broken and burnt” by the same Hand that is offering His Steadfast Love and Morning Mercies.

So let us hear the End of the Matter

The Desert Voice version…

“I could wipe you completely from all existence, off the face of the earth if I wanted to… But every new day is a new opportunity to get and stay on my good side, and get and stay off my bad side. Life or Death, make a choice.”

Nw that’s the Loving God we so admire for His merciful kindness.

-mike

A Voice not an Echo

This will be Voice in the Desert after so many years and decades being an Echo of those long passed. My Challenge to those who are as I was and my Invitation to “come out from among them” and instead of being separate from, to be United with the rest of Humanity.

  • I once had a Christian blog, a couple actually
  • then I had a Deconverted Christian blog. It was really something.
  • now I still have a Books and Reading blog. Don’t judge

But I’ve missed the freedom and ability to blog about my former Faith, and engage with those who still believe. I needed a separate space on the Blogosphere to do so without interfering with my Bibliophile self. I needed to be able to have those discussions, make those proclamations, express those ideas.

This will be my park bench, my soap box, my pulpit and my megaphone. It may also be a place to discuss and come to agreements, if not just to agree to disagree. And if you disagree, at least do it agreeably.

Join me in my continuing Journey of Recovery and Discovery of who I am and was intended to be.

-mike