Tuesday, April 29, 2014

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND

Remember that old, uber-lame song? I do and it reminds me of a wilderness story ..one of pondering spiritual digression. 

"Those were the days my friend.
We thought they'd never end!
We'd sing and dance forever and a day.
We'd live the life we choose,
We'd fight and never lose.
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la... Those were the days, oh yes those were the days." ~ The Children of Israel (just longing to return to their slave-bondage in Egypt)

Really, think about it.. wasn't so good there. No, not so much. Remember the Lord and how it was there. CRACK went the whip! Don't go back to Egypt. Snap out of it! Advance. Go forwards with Christ as Lord, not backwards in your spiritual walk. Nothin' back there is worth anything.

"'If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,' they moaned. 'There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.'" 16.3ex.

They so missed the spicy slave-grub and were tempted to return. "..we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic (think: horrible breath)" Num. 11:5. Bu..but what about the Ba-manna bread and manna-coti right here? I remember that ole song that kinda discribes their strange-longing and also remember personally livin' like that. No loss. "We were young and sure to have our way." Have no reason to, or desire to return.

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