Personal Online Journal

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Artists we saw today

Dreamy flowers and fruit

Bronze Statues

Stainless steel

Water Art

Birds in each piece

Faces in glass

Stacked Chips of Paint

Giant Flowers over metal paint.

Giant Train and Gianter mountain with train

Candy Wrappers

Fungus Photos

Black and White photography

Blue Vase and Lemons

"at what point is it not blasphemous to become like God?"

Do not all Christian churches advocate Christlike behavior? Is that not what the Sermon on the Mount is all about? If it is blasphemous to think we can become as God, then at what point is it not blasphemous to become like God—90 percent, 50 percent, 1 percent? Is it more Christian to seek partial godhood than total godhood? Are we invited to walk the path of godhood—to “be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”—with no possibility of ever reaching the destination?
("Our Identity and Our Destiny", Tad R. Callister, 14 Aug 2012, BYU Devotional. YouTube link)

"read therein all the days of his life"

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.