The Wanderer

"As I walked through the wilderness of this world . . ."

Wrong reckoning

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My father, with whom I had been going over a fine point for tomorrow’s sermon, sent through this thought-provoking nugget from Benjamin Keach:

Wicked men are undone by reckoning wrong; they do not keep their accounts well; they put the evil day far off; they measure their days not by the king’s standard, or by just rules and measures. Perhaps they reckon by their present health, their present strength, or by the lives of their progenitors. Their father and mother lived to a great age, and so they measure their days accordingly, and conclude they shall live long. But none of these rules are allowed, they are false measures of our days. God sends us to the morning dew, the weaver’s shuttle, to the shadow, the vapour, a swift post, and to the flower of the field, that today is, and tomorrow is burned in the oven.

Benjamin Keach, Expositions of the Parables (Series One) (Kregel, 1991), 274.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Saturday 19 May 2012 at 13:30

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  1. In what sense was it a fine point – do you rate your points good to bad, via fine; or fine to bad, via good. Just wondering

    Fine quote!

    Mark Loughridge

    Sunday 20 May 2012 at 17:36

    • In this case, it was a carefully-nuanced point, ‘fine’ as opposed to ‘rough’ or ‘thick.’ As to whether or not it was an excellent and appropriate point, I tried to make it so, but cannot guarantee that it was. Clearly, Mr Loughridge, a word to watch out for. Thanks!

      Jeremy Walker

      Monday 21 May 2012 at 07:45

  2. You calling me rough and thick?!

    Mark Loughridge

    Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 08:42

    • Touchy! Not at all, guv’nor . . . you know I love and esteem you far too highly for such things.

      Jeremy Walker

      Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 10:00


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