June 1st, 2007

Jehoshabeath

Daily Bread - Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14

Title: Live life remembering God
Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14
Key Verse 9

Be happy, young man, while you are young,
and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart
and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
God will bring you to judgment.


Ecclesiastes shows us a healthy balance of solemness and happiness. Life is given as a gift and we are to enjoy it. Yet, we are not to take this gift and hoard it, living a life without God. If we do so, we only turn down living water and live for leaky pursuits. The book concludes by saying that the whole duty of man is to fear God and keep His Commandments. We are not to fear death or other people or our own weaknesses. We are to stand in reverent awe of God with ears willing to listen and feet ready to walk. We are to keep His Commandments - to love the God who created us and others He has created. We are to live upright and just lives in the light of God's grace.
On our own, we cannot make ourselves righteous. On our own, we cannot fill ourselves. All under the sun is meaningless. But we are not to live lives of defeat that look only at what we cannot do. We have been given victory - all we need to do is accept Jesus and his victory.

One Word: Balance of Life
Jehoshabeath

794, MGS

I survived the first day of 7 hours of lecture. I actually enjoyed it :) It is a software evaluation class, so we began by discussing the range of available software and the basics of evaluation criteria. With the instructor's permission I will evaluate several graphics software. I am really looking forward to it! (I was tempted to look at web browsers, or programming debuggers like Eclipse, or Braille conversion software, or video games...^^ Hey, video games are software, too!)

I was really tired when I got back, though. I ate the chicken-filling-corn dinner sent by my grandmother and then made icons. I think that's what I did... Yeah. I didn't sleep very well last night, so I am really tired. Tomorrow I have another 5 hours of lecture, so I need to get good sleep to prepare myself. The class after tomorrow is the midterm. Waa! We just started.

I begin my Tuesday-Thursday class this coming week. I will probably start Bible study, too, though I am not sure which day would be best to have it. I have to sit down and figure that out.

You know, I have been watching too much MGS when I have a tendency to walk right under the camera on the forest path to my apartment instead of in its field of vision. Also, when the artifacts in my eye (that look like an amoeba) remind me of the Sorrow and I catch myself looking closer to see if he has a chalkboard with the remaining time.
I need to get myself a decent watch.
I also need to get some decent sleep^^

But first, I need to print out my project proposal.