For all insight ( 2 Tim. 3:16-17 ) and anything beneficial found here, I would like to give the credit to God the Father, and to His Son the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Holy Spirit of God, to whom we pray.
(John Conant, Jr.)
( Started: 2001; Updated: 08/06/2005 )
NASB ( New American Standard translation ).
220805 = 8/05/22:
And since through the genius of the wisdom of God, our bodies get stronger AS we use them, age becomes less a factor and more a footnote.
B.K. to me:
"What a profound comment that age is a footnote. I'm working on it but parts keep malfunctioning. But I'm keeping going just as you are. Keep it up Bro."
220806: I then recalled:
2 Cor 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day.
Full Chapter, see: 17 For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Age a footnote
--Rough notes so far 220805--
God's original plan for Adam and Eve?
Yet, because of Adam's decision,
.1. Adam surely died, physically at 930 years. See
.2. The ground was cursed because of him. See
Genesis 3:17 To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
Would Adam have otherwise lived ... 1,000 years? Longer? Eve the same?
So, the food grown from the cursed ground? Clean, or cursed?
The food the animals ate? Cursed, or clean?
The food humanity ate? Cursed, or clean?
Yet when humanity, gifted with the tongue of speech, asks a blessing on the food, is then the food cursed, or clean?
Contrasts / Recall:
~Manna fell from heaven.
Exodus 16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
~Thus He declared all foods clean.
Mark 7:19 For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
~You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
John 15:3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
Next, what science calls entropy, the layman knows as chaos (the tendency towards).
Consider the caveat to entropy, "when left unchecked", as in, not acted upon by an outside source.
Definition (of) entropy, google.com, as of 8/05/22:
a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.
"the second law of thermodynamics says that entropy always increases with time"
lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
"a marketplace where entropy reigns supreme"
Yet, if/when God assigns or appoints blessing upon, for example, animal, mineral or vegetable, which then is greater, the entropy of the universe? Or the God who spoke the universe into creation?
As a side note, therefore, what is humanity's BEST and only TRUE defense against entropy? More science? Or, seek a closer relationship with the God who created math, the tongue, language, and the human mind itself?
As much as I personally enjoy science, the logic dictates choosing the God of and over all the universe. -jc
So, we get blessing from God. Do we get blessing from anywhere else? Dig deep enough and you'll see God is still THE source, of all blessing, all provision, all opportunity.
Consider scientific process, with observability towards finding whatever the truth is.
Once you accept blessing comes from none other than God, then you move towards a greater personal valuation of God, who's already there for you to discover.
(What does this then change your approach to?: ... )
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