The Instagram Bible

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I won’t be long today as I am getting ready for my exams- yet, I really had to share that really short blog post by Jen Wilkin on her blog The Beginning of Wisdom; her reflection on the tendency lots of people have, because of social media (Instagram but also Facebook, blogs, and whatever app that exists), to get their “spiritual meals” on Instagram was definitely very convicting and worth reading.

It resonated with me in a particular area: I love reading blogs on modesty or scrolling through Pinterest, going from board to board and stealing modest outfits ideas. Sometimes I spend too much time there. But, isn’t modesty something biblical ? Yeah, sure. But you cannot base your whole theology on clothes. Its an element, pointing to something greater, and it can be made an idol under the pretext of godliness, at times.

See you after my exam, ya’ll !

 

 

In the darkness

Look to the right and see:

there is none who takes notice of me;

no refuge remains to me;

no one cares for my soul.

 I cry to you, O Lord;

I say, “You are my refuge,

my portion in the land of the living.”

(Psalms 142: 4-5)

His words in my heart- Hebrews

Today as I was working, I was struck dumb as I realized my lack of discipline when it comes to memorizing verses of the Bible- I was trying hard to recite, in my head, a few verses of the beginning of Hebrews 1 because I needed encouragement, and the only thing I had was a vague image of those verses. How frustrating is that ! I thought, therefore, that it would be a good idea to start gathering things of the Scripture in this new category, “His words in my heart”, to pinpoint those parts I need the most.

Christ in Hebrews chapter 1

  • Heir of all things
  • Through whom the world was made
  • The radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature
  • He who upholds all things by the word of His power.
  • He made purification of sins
  • He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high
  • He has inherited a more excellent name than the angels
  • He has loved righteousness and hated lawlessness
  • The heavens are the work of His hands
  • He will remain
  • His years will never come to an end

Chapter 2:

  • He was made for a little while lower than the angels
  • Because of the suffering of death He was crowned with glory and honor
  • by the grace of God He tasted death for everyone.
  • for Him are all things, and through Him are all things,
  • Through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil
  • and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
  • He was made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God
  • For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted

Chapter 3

  • He is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession
  • He was faithful to Him who appointed Him
  • He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses
  • Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.

Chapter 4

  • He is the great high priest who has passed through the heavens
  • We do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses…
  • …But One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin

Chapter 5

  • Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest
  • In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death
  • Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
  • He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

To be continued…