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Hello,

I'm Sheldon

I married my beautiful bride Katherine back in May of 1998. Since then, we have been blessed with 4 wonderful kids (three girls and a boy). We have lived here in Rome since 1993 when Katherine and I met as freshmen at Berry College. I teach Math and Science at one of the elementary schools here in town. This blog is my attempt to bring the message of the Bible to bear on my life and the goings on around me in Rome and beyond. Thanks for stopping by.

THE BIG STORY

Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and created man to be his representative on earth.

Fall

Instead of obeying God and enjoying Him, man rebelled and chose to be his own God. In so doing, man fell into sin and death.

Redemption

In His great love, God chose to redeem a people for His glory and sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross to purchase that redemption.

Restoration

One day, Jesus will return to restore His people and creation to fulfill their original purpose: to glorify and enjoy God forever.

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Who Can Ascend God's Holy Hill?


Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
 who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

The selection of scripture above is what I read yesterday in Psalm 24:3-6. As I read it, a sinking feeling began to form deep in my heart.  You see, I want to ascend the hill of the Lord and I long to stand in His holy place.  Only as I read this Psalm I knew that I could not.

I did not have clean hands.
I did not have a pure heart.
I do sometimes lift up my soul to what is false.
I swear deceitfully.

I am not worthy to ascend the hill or stand in the holy place and no amount of effort or work on my part will ever change that.

What hope is there for a sinner like me?

There is hope only in the cross........
There is hope only in a God who became flesh.......
There is hope only in a High Priest who bore the wrath of God for me.......
There is hope only in a perfect Savior who gives me His righteousness.......

I am not worthy to ascend the hill or stand in the holy place and no amount of effort or work on my part will ever change that.

Praise God that Jesus Christ is worthy!
In Christ I can ascend the hill.
In Christ I stand in the holy place.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. -- 2 Corinthians 5:21

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