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A Word to the Shorn

One of the most significant experiences in the life of a sheep is in springtime when they need to be shorn. A word of encouragement to those enduring a long season of shearing. We look at a sheep shearing festival in the life of of King David. I Samuel 25:7

A Word to the Shorn I & II

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The Beauty of Safety

All of our lives are a search for safety in people, places and things. We have legitimate needs. Sometimes we meet them in illegitimate ways, but all of our hungers are reducible to safety. Psalm 61:1, 3.

2 part series:
The Beauty of Safety

 

Enter The Tardemah Of Unknowing

Notice The Chief Component In What We’re Calling The Tardemah Of Unknowing:

Neediness

One can walk in close fellowship with the Lord, using all one’s gifts and abilities to name things correctly for others, while at the same time, possessing deep and abiding unmet needs.

Such needs and longings cannot be answered by any previous or present experience, status or attainment.  It is a Dark­ness of Unknowing, for all you know is what you don’t need!

It Is Not A Sin To Need

Adam’s condition demonstrates to all of us that to ‘need,’ even to ‘need deeply,’ is not necessarily to ‘sin.’  Adam was not rebuked by God because God’s direct presence wasn’t enough.  God created him that way!  God even allowed Adam to live for a season with a felt sense of his unmet long­ings.  Nothing he ate, drank or named afforded Adam any relief from his deepest hunger.

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There are many types of human need.  We will examine four here:

Four Types Of Need

Proverbs 30:15,16 declares:

“…There are three things that will not be satisfied, four that will not say, ‘enough:’ sheol, and the barren womb, earth that is never satisfied with water, and fire that never says, ‘enough.’

This interesting passage underscores four kinds of need.

The word pictures are as remarkable as they are unforgettable.

The insatiable hunger of the grave.

The insatiable longing of the barren womb.

The insatiable thirst of the dry earth.

The insatiable need of fire.

The literal Hebrew says that none of the above ever cry, ‘wealth’ or ‘enough!’  They are:

The Grave – Needs met only in the World to Come

Some needs Heaven alone will satisfy.  The grave is just such an example.  For the grave to be satisfied and to cease crying for more, we will have to wait for the world to come.  Such a hope will be realized only at the end of the Age when God, Himself, reverses the curse of death.  The grave speaks to us of those needs which can never be fully satisfied in this life.  There are certain needs only heaven can fulfill.  God has made it that way.  To expect such needs to be met on Earth would be to doom oneself to a life of unbearable frustration and despair.

C.S. Lewis once said:

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

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