Something to Chew On

It’s been quite a while now since my last post. Sorry about that. Over the last three to four months, I’ve had a higher-than-usual online workload as I worked to upgrade a pretty serious web site. The upgrade is now officially finished, but as always, there are aftershocks of work to do. In the meantime, the vicar at my parish has received a call to his own church. I’m thankful for that, because he’s been ready for a while, but had to mark time here for a few months. So my parish duties are now adjusting back to something like they were in the pre-vicar era.

By the way, the web site upgrade brought us into Plone 3, which is in many ways a great improvement over Plone 2. The experience has been pretty good overall. There are times when I’m sick of doing things on a computer. That has the benefit of driving be back to my ginormous backlog of “to-read” materials. On the other hand, the creative digital juices have also been stimulated from time to time, and I’ve been able to take a few minutes here and there to advance the state of some of my selfish software projects. (Selfish because I am the chief beneficiary of my efforts.)

Here’s something spiritual to think about, a theological nugget to chew. Check out Deuteronomy 29:29.

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

That’s a distinction between things that God has chosen not to reveal, and those things that He has revealed in His law (aka His word). It means that it’s fruitless, foolish, and probably against our best interests to pry into the things God has kept secret, but it’s fruitful, wise, and very profitable to give our attention to what He has revealed.

Neat verse. It encapsulates an important theological distinction and expresses it rather clearly.

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