Apologies for the very late posting, but due to a power outage over the weekend, our internet and WiFi was knocked out, and I wasn't able to get around to writing this post until today. Anyhow, the verse for last Sunday was Matthew 6:26:
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
The ESV Study Bible has this to say on the verse:
"Human beings are of more value than animals (cf. 10:31; 12:12) because only humans, out of all God's creatures, are created "in the image of God" (Gen. 1:27), because God gave the human race dominion over all the Earth and all its creatures (Gen. 1:28), and because God loved human beings so much "that he gave his only Son" to die for our sins (John 3:16)."
Sunday's sermon in the main service was on how spiritual leaders' authority should come from Christ, and how one's acceptance of Christ's autonomy should be evident in every aspect of one's life. The sermon in the High School service was about how David was chosen to be king because he was a man "after God's own heart."
The power outage was a result of the stormy weather we were having over last weekend. It lasted for a few hours, but it eventually came back on. Unfortunately, our internet didn't come back with it, and we had to wait until later on Monday for it all to be in full working order. In the mean time, I tried to get stuff which required the internet done at the Library, but their WiFi and internet was also down. Aggravating! I was thus forced to get that stuff done at the shop, where the internet worked just fine. Eventually the internet came back at home, but man, we were virtually helpless without it, in a word, lost. Thank goodness it's back though. Yay internet company! But in all seriousness, as I typed this article, it occurred to me that being without the internet is comparable to being without the guidance of Christ. You can get pretty lost when you don't have God to help you. Fortunately, unlike the internet, God will always be there for those who are on his side.