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A Scripture Reading and a Brief Exposition, and then a Baptism

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Exodus 10:7-11 Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God. Do you not yet understand that Egypt is ruined?” So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. And he said to them, “Go, serve the LORD your God. But which ones are to go?” Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old. We will go with our sons and daughters and with our flocks and herds, for we must hold a feast to the LORD.” But he said to them, “The LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Look, you have some evil purpose in mind. No! Go, the men among you, and serve the LORD, for that is what you are asking.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.


1 Corinthians 10.1-4 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.

1 Corinthians 12.12-26 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.


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On your Mark 3: Psalm 7 and the Righteousness of God


Psalm 7 –

Links to my series on the Righteousness of God

Reading Psalm 7 one morning recently, I was struck by the fact that both 3 and 7 are from the story of David fleeing from Jerusalem. That strikes me as odd. There is no other story mentioned in any of the other of the first seven Psalms. Why would the Absalom crisis be the starting point in the Psalter?

I don’t know.

But I also noticed that Psalm 7 is important for the significance of the term “the righteousness of God” as found in several places in the Bible, not least in Paul’s letter to the Romans.

Psalm 7 ends with thanksgiving:

I will give to YHWH the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the YHWH, the Most High.

So why is thanks due to God’s righteousness? Because he has imputed it to us? No, that is not what the Psalm says. Verses 9 and 11 spells out the good news about God’s righteous character:

Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous—
you who test the minds and hearts,
O righteous God!…
God is a righteous judge,
and a God who feels indignation every day.

As I’ve written many times and taught my whole life, God does give us a righteous status in Christ. In Philippians 3.9, we see this using three words: “righteousness from God.” However, in most cases in the NT, when you read the term “the righteousness of God,” you are dealing with a very different term that is only two words: God’s righteousness.

When we trust God to save or rescue and even to forgive us according to his promises then we are depending on his righteous character. Paul says over and over again in Romans that the Gospel–the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus as promised by the prophets–publicly demonstrates God’s righteousness. While I’ve shown in my post series on how this is found all over the Psalms and Isaiah, as well as in Paul’s and John’s letters, we see a very direct and compact example of this in Psalm 7. God saves us because he is righteous and we thank him for being righteous.

This was why N. T. Wright’s book, What Saint Paul Really Said, was so helpful to me. By pursuing this line of interpretation Romans suddenly made so much more sense.

But of course there are many others besides N. T. Wright. Let me end this post with a quotation from Sinclair Ferguson

Elijah had come to God and said, “Lord, You promised. I believe this is Your word. It must be so. Let it be so in answer to my prayers.” Daniel’s praying was of the same order as his appeal to the “righteousness” of God eloquently testifies (vv. 7, 16). The Old Testament term “righteousness” has a specifically covenantal orientation. The young Martin Luther could not see this when he struggled to understand what Paul meant by “the righteousness of God” (Rom. 1:17). Of course, Luther was not helped by the fact that his Latin Bible translated Paul’s Greek word dikaiosune (righteousness) as justitia (justice). Luther’s mistake has sometimes been repeated by evangelical Christians. Often righteousness has been thought of merely as the equivalent of the just punishment of God. Preachers therefore may often accompany the use of the phrase “the righteousness of God” with the gesticulation of a clenched fist. It is clear even from this passage, however, that this is to reduce the full biblical meaning of God’s righteousness. Daniel sees the righteousness of God both as the basis for God’s judgment of the people (v. 7) and also as the basis for his own prayer for forgiveness (v. 16). How can this be? In Scripture, “righteousness” basically means “integrity.” Sometimes it is defined as “conformity to a norm.” In the case of God, the norm to which He conforms is His own being and character. He is true to Himself, He always acts in character. God has expressed the norm of His relationship to His people by means of a covenant. He will always be true and faithful to His covenant and the promises enshrined in it. Plainly, God’s righteousness is His faithfulness to His covenant relationship –Sinclair Ferguson, Daniel (Waco, TX: Word Books, 1988).

On the Mark podcast 2: The Secret Life of Bill Clinton by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Brief review of The Secret Life of Bill Clinton



I blanked about the Telegraph as the paper Ambrose Evans-Pritchard works for when I recorded the pod cast. Here are his current stories.

OKC bombing

First go here, and scroll down to March 27, 2004 and download the audio. (I don’t want other people’s audio to post as part of my own podcast).

July 22, 2005 – J.D. Cash | ScottHortonShow.

November 26, 2005 – J.D. Cash | ScottHortonShow.

January 20, 2006 – J.D. Cash | ScottHortonShow.

March 4, 2006 – J.D. Cash | ScottHortonShow.

July 24, 2009 – Roger Charles | ScottHortonShow.

March 31, 2010 – Jesse Trentadue | ScottHortonShow.

April 14, 2010 – Roger Charles | ScottHortonShow.

August 4, 2010 – James Ridgeway | ScottHortonShow.

December 17, 2008 – Roger Charles | ScottHortonShow.

March 31, 2010 Jesse Trentadue | ScottHortonShow.

May 1, 2010 – David Paul Hammer | ScottHortonShow.

October 10, 2010 – Roger Charles | ScottHortonShow.

October 26, 2010 – Roger Charles | ScottHortonShow.

April 21, 2011 – Jesse Trentadue | ScottHortonShow.

Brig Gen Ben Partin Lecture; Oklahoma City / Part 1 of 2 – YouTube.

Brig Gen Ben Partin Lecture; Oklahoma City / Part 2 of 2 – YouTube.

Vince Foster

Here is an article defending Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Mena, Arkansas CIA, Contra, Cocaine

Read the prologue of this book (available online).



Gary North v. Dave Ramsey, a few unscripted thoughts for a first “On your Mark” podcast


Gary North’s article

One of Mish’s more recent posts (one of many) questioning inflation and showing evidence for deflation

I mentioned Eloi and Morlocks without much explanation.

And here is the Peter Schiff appearance on Kudlow and Co. that made me think of the analogy with the H. G. Wells scenario. Of course, Schiff’s opponents were accounting for factors that Schiff seems to have underestimated (how will foreign markets do when America’s economy crashes). But Schiff saw what was coming and analyzed the con job that America’s government/banker combine has pulled on the rest of the world via a fiat reserve currency.

One minor explanation on many things that I may not have spelled out well enough: “the boy who cried wolf” is not a direct reference to Schiff or North or any other one person, but to the “economy is about to crash” publishing/newsletter industry as a whole. As far as I know, Schiff’s wolf-detector has never been premature.

(Never mind) Gary North v Dave Ramsey v. my first awnurmarc podcast (totally unscripted)

OK, this was the wrong audio file and didn’t download. So I’ll try again. I’m looking for a free site that will let me upload mp3 files and directly link them.

Gary North’s article

One of Mish’s more recent posts (one of many) questioning inflation and showing evidence for deflation

I mentioned Eloi and Morlocks without much explanation

Adoption gives us election and sonship… but also inheritance

The sermon is only on the first two of these:


The URL for direct download:

But I now see a third point covered by the concept of adoption. It means we are heirs and thus are moving forward to an inheritance. We are gaining wisdom.

Adoption is a rich word to describe how God has reconciled believers to himself.

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