Happy New Year 2021
Blogsters, I assume, are expected to post something personal or reflective, inspirational or encouraging for the new year. Not wanting to discount the opportunity and later regret that I had not posted something of value, I present the following with hope for a blessed future for you all.
So what’s new?
What may be new to you may not be new to me. After all new is in the eye of the beholder. There is something about the concept of “new” that excites and energizes. Kids love to get new toys, new clothes, even new school supplies. Grownups also seek out new clothes, new cars, new tools, new homes, careers etc…
So what is it about “new” that gets kids and grownups excited?
How long does new last? Do some things stay new longer than others?
It seems we get bored with new things very quickly. Are they really new things or just freshly produced cleaned up same old things with a shine? Is there anything really new under the sun?
The all wise teacher Solomon, had it right when he wrote these words.
Whatever has happened before will happen [again]. Whatever has been done before will be done [again]. There is nothing new under the sun. Can you say that anything is new? It has already been here long before us.
(Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 Gods Word Translation 1995)
Examining the wisdom of our current age we see ideologues and philosophers,the media shapers of culture grasping at any philosophy or doctrine that rejects all absolutes. Yet the same high priest of moral ambiguity decry the inevitable consequences by asking where have we gone wrong?
All options and isms have been tried before and failed miserably. Pluralism under Roman rule, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Stalinism, Gnosticism, Paganism, Nazism, each and every failed cultural social religious and economic philosophy is rehashed repackaged and takes its turn in another attempt at resolving our dilemmas.
(Expect a rehash and repackaging of all sorts from the OBiden administration. These hybrid isms will not work in a nation founded upon absolutes. These absolutes demand limits and laws and personal responsibility which our present culture lacks the will to uphold and maintain.) Note: New updated paragraph 2021
Do you long for something new in your life that will outlast and remain new always?
Something new that will inspire and encourage you to take hold of life with the understanding of what is needed to make your world a better place.
The best place to start is with
A New Nature – 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Here are some New things that you may want to consider this New year!
You will have to work these out on your own.
New mercies every morning – Lamentations 3:21-25
A New spirit within you – Ezekiel 11:19
A New heart – Ezekiel 36:26
A New covenant – Mark 14:24
A New commandment – John 13:34
A New knowledge – Colossians 3:10
A New way – Hebrews 10:20
A New song -Revelation 5:9
A New heaven and earth -Rev 21:1
These are all New things that are promised to those who seek them. Before you make and break this New Years Resolution take a look at the words of the Only Wise God the one who created you. Only there will you find hope!
“The reason I can still find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind:
the LORD’s mercy. We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited. It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great. My soul can say, ‘The LORD is my lot in life. That is why I find hope in him.’The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to anyone who seeks help from him. His mercies are new every morning”