There’s an interesting passage in the New Testament Bible where Jesus asks a young man to follow him. The man replied he has a burial to attend. Jesus said to him: ‘let the dead bury the dead’. Let the Dead Bury the dead as idiom means admonishing somebody. My boss gave me a lecture of the dead burying the dead.
I read into the story of Jacob in the Old Testament. Jacob bamboozled his brother two times, by stealing the birth right of the father. As an Idiom Jacob means one who deceives. During the Journey of life I have met many a Jacob.
I have started reading the Old Testament and I have across some interesting thoughts. God in order to test Abraham asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham being obedient to God took him up the hill and tied him up. When he was about to light the fire, God asked him to sacrifice a Ram whose horns were entangled in the thicket. The Sacrifice of Isaac can be an idiom meaning: an unpleasant situation becoming more pleasant. God help me to have the sacrifice of Isaac every day.
Exploring the Contours of Psalms
The Psalms are a fundamental part of Biblical Literature. Here I would like to make the content of psalms into a thematic explanation.
First of all they express glory, devotion, praise, honor and worship of God—Jehovah Jesus. What is glory? Glory means something fascinating admirable. We look upon the divine nature of Christ and worship him with our soul and spirit. Glory is embedded in the trinity. The Psalmist King David pays homage to God using his harp. Glory is a characteristic that points out to a divine nature of Christ. What is devotion? It is the love of God, a gift sanctioned by him to love him above all other things. What does devotion mean? Devotion means being attached to Christ. Attached means we are steadfastly obeying the commands of God and we have to offer him prayer as a homage. What does Praise mean? Praising him means offering him a homage in prayer. We accept the divinity of Christ, we acknowledge his infinite love and we are always in a state of thanking him. What does honor mean? It means basking in on the virtuous qualities of God. God says: I am that I am and we have the responsibility to honor him. We have to worship God Jehovah Jesus because he is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. We have to pay him our deepest homage. We are indebted to him for his unfailing love and we have to worship him because he gives us grace and mercy to live our life on earth.
Next the Psalms are offerings made by the Israelites to become victorious while fighting battles. We all know that Israel is a nation that was constantly facing threats from marauders. The psalmist, kind David is oppressed by Saul and he pleads with God to save him from his enemy. God has always been a protector of Israel while waging battles. He was Israel’s stronghold. He is a rock making the Israelites courageous in war.
Next the Psalms are verses written for the well being and celebration of life. The psalms reflect man’s desire to be endowed with the goodness of life. Life is acknowledged as privileged gift of God— Jehovah Jesus. Man’s life and hope is embedded with Christ the God.
Next the psalms address being free from and the healing of diseases. God is the master physician who can heal any disease. The psalmist prays to God for quick healing and being disease free.
I was deeply engrossed in thoughts and I would like to share these sayings with you.
Cinema is the mirror of life. You have a choice to swim upstream or downstream. I am a muse of words—a delicate ornament writing art. Poems chirped in the morning and woke me up. The heart must be a compassionate vessel. Cobweb lies on the wall like a tent. The weapon of nonviolence can win any battle. Lottery winning is a free lunch if you have luck. Morning scattered a symphony of colors. Dusk spread warmth of love. Poems are brewing on the ocean of luck. Thoughts are mind blowing ornaments. Travel makes a global citizen wise. The Messiah is a truth that has to be believed and understood. Ideas are a rare gift of the mind. Oh Dear God Jehovah Jesus, let the footsteps that walk with me sound victory. Character is embedded in a sincere heart. Wisdom is of the heart where knowledge is of the mind. Cloud your mind with virtues. Be patient; what you aspire for will be rewarded to you. A goal is a dream to pursue; nourish it and fertilize it till it becomes a reality. God says: your freedom is not existential condemnation—your freedom is preserved and accepted by God through Grace. The sky whispers when rain is falling. Let the soul overflow with gladness. A friendship epitomizes a season of the heart. The mind can only contemplate; it is the heart that thinks feels and wills. A genuinely repentant soul will be pardoned in Heaven. We did poetry and became an ecstatic symphony. Tackle your fears with gut and they will flee from you. Don’t carry a bag of worries. Let not guilt smear your soul. Let not sin’s master—the devil imprison you. God’s mercy will make a provision for your finances. Life is a bird soaring high on wings of luck. Harmony is rhythm and melody—a music for the heart. My life is a fragrant flower of a becoming. Let destiny open the doors of fortune for you. Etch the desires of your heart and spread them on a canvass of love. Good company like good wine is the essence of the soul. I am drinking from the cup of good fortune. Dear God Jehovah Jesus: let each day of mine be blessed. Oh Lord Jehovah Jesus help me to have an obese bank account. When you are in distress, the angels of God are out to help. Compassion to the weak is a good trait of character. Pornography is filth polluting the soul. My God Jehovah Jesus is God who deserves all honor, praise, glory and worship. Keep a humble heart when God Jehovah Jesus bequeaths you fame and fortune. At the end of the day all I want is a happy heart. Every day glad your heart to a stranger. Kids are the most valuable gift given by God. Though David did wrong, he was repentant and he was a man after God’s heart. God is there for you, lest you stumble in your walk of life.
May 12, 2019
Theologies from the Bible
There are three theologies from the Bible. They are grace theology, salvation theology and prosperity theology.
What is Grace Theology? Grace theology is the love and tenderness of God to People who obey his commands. Grace Theology became predominant in the Bible after the coming of Christ. Grace theology gives us opportunity to celebrate Christ. We don’t have to feel that we have lost hope. We can abide with the affection of God and we can feel his precious love.
Prosperity Theology is the theology of God, providing all our material needs. God will provide us wealth from unexpected sources. God ensures that we can live a life prosperity on Earth.
What is Salvation Theology? Salvation theology is the promise of God to give us eternal life through the Death and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Christ who shed his blood on the Cross for the remission of our sins. We are assured that we can have a life in Heaven with God.
Figures of Speech
The Bed became a poetry of Ecstasy. Morning blossomed as a flower. Dwarfs lay on the grass in the morning. Beauty—thy monument is the heart. When can I experience the rainbow of luck? Money—ballet in my purse and bank account. Thunder growled angrily. Angst I have rubbished you into the dustbin. God is the pillar of Trust and the room of hope, mercy and love. My ugly past is a buried corpse. My present is flying on the wings of luck. The land where the sun never sets has come to an end. God’s own country, Kerala is a Heaven of Paradise on Earth. May the miracle of God’s hand pour upon on me. The sky became a celestial angel at night. Let envelop your heart. Hymns sing like a bard in the sky. I am a ship of victory. Beauty, thy skin is not flesh but the heart. Peace of God is a living monument. May the trunk of luck strike on me. My fate is reliance on God. Luck go chase a fortune. Lord, calm the tempests of the mind. I want to Hallelujah my life. The brook murmured sweetly. Woe to you, you hypocrites, your journey is to hell. Sartre said: ‘man is condemned to be free’: I am say, that Man is blessed with the freedom of Christ. I melted into her lake of honey. Time is a marvelous flight on wings. Luck paradise me into my earnings. Hope you are a wing of beauty. Beauty is a metaphor of the heart. Liberty is not a piece of sculpture but an essence of love. Love is the most beautiful feeling, a poetic music. Love is a flavor, a cuisine of the heart. Statue of Liberty is a dominating country.
Gay morning—the clouds dripped in an oasis of beauty—beatitudes are singing worship and Hosanna to their creator. I feel so contented about life since God, Jehovah Jesus is on my side.
I started reading the Book of Galatians. Paul’s language is very poetic. He speaks from the straight from the heart. He appeals to the heart of believers. The message of the scripture is clear: we have to be baptized with water, obey God’s command, and believe that Jesus Christ came to us to redeem us from our sins. God’s love will help to perfect our being in Christ.
Today an intuitive thought came to my mind. The Government of Kerala is holding a 50 Million Bumper Lottery Draw this 23rd. God told me to go to specific Lottery shop and buy my ticket. God’s voice is a small voice that speaks inside the heart. I have petitioned God to help me win the first prize of 5 Crore Rupees.
There are days when I am struggling with words. But always I make it a point to write something. Writing is a therapeutic tool for me. The essence of writing is a soul. The beauty of writing lies in the heart. The passion of words lies in the mind. What to write about?
Letter to a Lost Lover
Dearest Darling Precious Honey, I am writing this letter after a period of 25 years. The reason for you to reject me is rather flippant. I visited your island when you came to my hometown. Yes, you told me to cancel the ticket and come and see you. But I did not take heed to your wishes and upset you and you discarded me. Darling, you live in my heart and making me bleed with agony. You are my first love and you always be cherished in my heart. I am wondering why you rejected me for such a silly reason. I am told by someone that you died in an accident. I don’t know if it’s the truth or a fib. I have tried to search you on social media sites but I am having no luck. I remember with gratitude and passion how I held your sweet hands. I trembled with ecstasy. Kissing you was like flowers melting in my mouth. In college you were the most beautiful of all. I recall the song of Beatles which I sang for you. We have talked on various things and the wonder is that we had no conflicts. Our world views were matching. I deeply mourn about why you rejected me. You live like a song in my heart. You are the poetry of my soul. Your image haunts my imagination. Why did you fill me with sadness? I have loved you with my heart, soul and body. All my life I am living with you in angst. You were a beautiful companion to me. Why did you vanish away from me? What wrong have I done to you? When I think of you, I have tears in eyes. You mocked at my love. You leave me with a bleeding heart and a wounded soul. Why darling, did you so such a thing? How many I love youS you have whispered to me. I cared much for you. But towards the last you have evaded me. You did not even visit me when I was going back. You did not speak a kind word to me. I don’t even have a photo of yours so that I can remember you. Darling is it true that you are sleeping in the grave. If so my condolences and RIP to you.
Morning decorated itself like a garland of flowers. The muses were chanting sweet music. I feel so awed and contented by the presence of the Holy Spirit.
I am still reading Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians. Paul talks of spiritual gifts given by God and they are:
Healing the Sick
Speaking in Tongues
Paul says that we are one body having many parts that are united. So is our body united in Christ.
Paul speaks about a Homily about love:
‘If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but have not love: I am a rusty creaking gate. If I preach God’s Word and all its mysteries in plain language and if I say to the mountain be moved and yet have not love, I am nothing. If I give everything to the poor and be burned as a martyr but I have not love, I am nothing’. To love God and others is the greatest Gift that God has bequeathed.
‘Love never gives up
Love cares for others more than the self.
Love doesn’t strut.
Love doesn’t have a swelled head.
Love doesn’t force itself on others.
Love doesn’t fly of the handle.
Love doesn’t revel when others grovel.
Love keeps no record of sins.
Love takes pleasure in knowing the truth.
Love puts up with anything.
Love always trusts God.
Love always looks for the best.
Love never looks back.
Love keeps going to the end.’