Pastor’s Letter – April 29, 2020 – Better is a Handful

Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Dear Church and Friends,

We are bombarded with so many voices that quiet is hard to find. However, this shutdown opened up a quiet slot for all of us. Solomon tells us that quiet is better than travail and vexation. The news cycle is filled with travail and vexation.

Maybe it’s time to turn off the new sources and enjoy a little peace and quiet. But there is one more thing to add to the quiet. Solomon doesn’t give us this but we find this ingredient in the Psalms.

  • Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)

When we add the Lord to the handful and the quiet then we have something that is best not just better than. Add him to your quiet today. To access the outline to this chapter please follow the link. From there download or view it on your device.

Sermon: Another message from my series on Job several years ago.

Prayer Request: Thank you for praying. Here are a few of the recent requests that the Lord answered because you prayed.

  • Mollie Teegarden is home and doing well.
  • Lois Lunsford is home from the hospital. Thanking the Lord that there wasn’t an issue with her heart.
  • Bill Lyons family is relocated in Sharonville. Thanking the Lord for all who gave and prayed during a traumatic time.

Catechism: The Principles of the Christian Religion.

Question 101: What does the water of baptism represent to us?

Answer: The blood and Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Question 102: What does the cleansing of the body represent?

Answer: The cleansing of the soul by the forgiveness of sins and imputation of righteousness.

Question 103: What does being under the water, and the freeing from it again represent?

Answer: Our dying unto sin, by the force of Christ’s death and living again unto righteousness through his resurrection.

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”

All my best.

Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

Ecclesiastes 4:13

Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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