Monday, January 31, 2011

NIPTO, Day 358

I'm tired. That was more of a "inside-voice-drawn-out-scream"
Today was longgggg. Stayed up too late last night. (More about that tomorrow. Maybe. If I have time. Which if it snows as much as it's supposed to, I will.) Got up around 7:15 this morning. Got ready. Went to school. Did school. Ate lunch. Went to classes. Came home. Caught up on blogs that I didn't read during breakfast (which would've made me late) or during study hall (which is slightly irresponsible). Babysat. Did some more blog catching up. Ate dinner. Got ready for dance. Drove to dance. Practiced the jazz dance about 7 times. Did modern stuff. Came home. Heard that tonight was THE BEST CHUCK EVER. But it didn't record. So I'm not watching it. But I will watch it tomorrow during lunch. And I'm looking forward to it!

Yeah. I'm planning on sleeeeping tomorrow. Especially if we don't have Urban Vision... I kind of hope we do, but I dunno.

A'ight. NIPTO.
1 Timothy 5:17-25

17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

The elders in the church who are in charge of the talking? They deserve double what they get. More than that! They have the "grunt work" of the church.

18 For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”

Pastors should get what they deserve for working. They deserve their pay.

 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.

Accusations against elders shouldn't be brought to light unless it's brought by two or three witnesses. If an elder is sinning, they should be reproved in front of everyone as an example. 

21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.
 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

These instructions are to be kept without favoritism. Nothing should be done out of favoritism. I wonder how much stuff in this world is done out of favoritism. I'm guessing a lot. 
Don't be quick to "lay hands" on someone. And definitely don't share in other peoples' sins. We're to keep ourselves pure. 

 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
 24 The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.

A little wine never hurt anyone... the operative word being little. Yes. 
Some sins are obvious. Other sins leave trails... of some sort... behind them. Destruction? Hurt? Who knows. Good deeds are obvious as well. And even good deeds that aren't obvious will someday be brought into the light. Yup yup.

A'ight. Imma hit the sack.
I'll post about WinterJam tomorrow. Hopefully. According to Dad: "It's like spitting ice balls from heaven." Sweet. Ha.

Peace out,

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