A Little Time With The 1689: Day 301

Day 301 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 5. “…and regular obedience, are so far from being degrees of higher perfection, that they are superstitious, and sinful snares, in which no Christian may entangle himself.” Scripture Lookup Matthew 19:11 Reflection When I was a child I had aspirations to be a ballerina. I…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 300

Day 300 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 5. “…professed poverty,…” Scripture Lookup Ephesians 4:28 Reflection Money. Something whose influence grips us tightly. Something of which the Bible warns us not to get attached: You cannot serve God and wealth. -Matthew 6:24 For the love of money is a root of all sorts…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 299

Day 299 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 5. “…but Popish Monastical Vows, of perpetual single life,…” Scripture Lookup 1 Corinthians 7:2,9 Reflection If you haven’t experienced devout Roman Catholicism, the appreciation given to those who become priests, monks, or nuns might seem odd. Yet when you are pursuing a works-based righteousness, these…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 298

Day 298 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 5. “A Vow which is not to be made to any Creature, but to God alone, is to be made and performed with all Religious care and faithfulness:….” Scripture Lookup Psalm 76:11 Genesis 28:20-22 Reflection At first glance, the beginning of paragraph 5 seems to…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 297

Day 297 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 4. “An oath is to be taken in the plain and common sense of the words, without equivocation or mental reservation.” Scripture Lookup Psalm 24:4 Reflection Texting and social media has taxed my grammar and spelling skills. Too often I read messages that are hastily…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 296

Day 296 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 3. “Whosoever taketh an Oath warranted by the word of God, ought duly to consider the weightiness of so solemn an act; and therein to avouch nothing, but what he knows to be the truth; for that by rash, false, and vain Oaths the Lord…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 295

Day 295 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows. Chapter 23, Paragraph 2. “…so a lawful Oath being imposed, by lawful Authority in such matters, ought to be taken.” Scripture Lookup Nehemiah 13:25 Reflection Opinions and questions abound concerning the nature of government. What is its purpose? How far should its arm reach into the everyday lives…