Enter God’s Will,
Welcome God’s Will!
But Wait, … which Will is this?
know ye not that God has more than one will, as do I, FYI.
so… is this the General or the Specific Will of God here?
Yes, there are more Wills of God, but let’s try to tone it down and keep it simple here.
What I see here is a slight move into God’s Will, but more than that… I see a desire to know what God’s Desire is and hence the interpretation of God’s Will. …
or an attempt at it, as lofty as it is and noble nonetheless.
Is God’s Will subject to God’s Desire or vice versa or …
double check what 2 Peter 3:9 actually says. in two different versions
NIV : The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
KJV : The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
To me, 2 Peter 3:9 has almost always been about God’s Patience, not prayer or pray-ers, in this case.
The context is most agreeably Christ’s Second Coming & Judgment. Yes, they go together.
So where does the ask-er come up with or find “God’s Desire”?
most likely, in the Weymouth New Testament version: The Lord is not slow in fulfilling His promise, in the sense in which some men speak of slowness. But He bears patiently with you, His desire being that no one should perish but that all should come to repentance.
back to the comment about “time” … I see other hints, like… slow, slowness, patiently, and a few others, but those 2 are a good start.
This version is about time, speed, and patience. If i may be so bold… tho i am not limiting the verse to be about time alone, since it is obviously about a lot more than time, grace and judgement.
which may be what the ask-er was feeling emotionally when composing the question, or had someone in life who the ask-er really wanted to be saved.
Short answer, … God does, the ask-er question does and a few others do. all else are outside looking in.
oh 1 Cor 13…
God’s desire… in that verse seems to be about … well, let’s realign and try to see if we can look and see what the ask-er was really getting at.
God’s Desire… that none should perish…
hold on to that thought because the ask-er continues with and i recap:” however even if that is God’s desire, it’s not always His will (in reality). ”
does that mean that it was His will virtually? or maybe the ask-er did not or could not find the right word(s).
who can blame the ask-er.
no stones here and no stone throwers here either, after all we are all allowed to ask these types of questions ever now and then. and hopefully learn from them.
so God’s will … and God’s Desire … is there a breakdown here?
God Who is the Constant, and never changing, … yet mismatched at the desire-will level?
I dare say… i have to say…
Maybe, I might not be able to find the right words either.
So to speak.
But let’s assume that the ask-er is on to something.
What if God’s desire is His First Will and His Second Will … in reality does not manifest or … ( materialize? — i had the word on the tip of my brain and i need to replace the spark plug. )
Maybe it overrules and …
Sorry, I gtg now… let’s continue this later.
( I’ll be back when i am fresh or refreshed — it’s good to take a break, i think we are like 32% into this )
DearDaniel: I Do not Always Drop My Phone, But When I Do, It Lands On My Foot!
The Dear Daniel Nexus5 Unboxing
Let’s just create a Gallery instead…
We’ll be posting more Nexus5 Unboxing Pictures ( and videos ) today, so check back with us ever few minutes.
Rafe Esquith: The 6 Levels of Moral Development
The Level 6 sounds like Circular Logic. I’m good because I am good, likewise, someone might claim, I’m bad because I am bad! …or you can’t give me a “C”, I’m an “A” student! … There is a better way to teach morality that is not based on self, shame and behaviour + consequences.
re: As a teacher you are to grade your students, it’s less about what do you think… what do I think… because they could say, “you can’t give me a “C”, I’m an “A” student!” … “it’s my project and the grade is “A”! … you are just my teacher, i did not do this project for you, I’m not trying to please you”
Therefore the logic falls flat. so there is a better way to “teach”, develop & cultivate Morality!
Think about it!
Phrase of the day: Gossamer Web of Rationality
Mathematics is the art of logical story-telling and its creations exist only in the mind. Yet it’s amazing how useful scientists have found these imaginative constructs in trying to understand the material universe.
Nobody has ever seen a perfectly round circle or an infinitely long line of zero width. They’re pure figments of the mathematical imagination. As for imaginary square roots of 1, ideal points where parallel lines meet, and 6-dimensional space! What fantasies can be dreamt up by the fertile mind of a mathematician!
Stories, parables, fables, myths and legends can carry profound truths that have a powerful impact on the lives we lead. Mathematical stories are no exception. This gossamer web we mathematicians spin might be pure fancy. But it’s the best tool we have to understand and predict the material universe. And it reaches far beyond.
This book will take you on a journey to the extreme regions, just before the point where logic breaks down. It discusses the impossible, the infinite, the unimaginable, the uncomputable and the undecidable.
Our motivation will be that of an explorer. We simply want to know what’s out there. Whether any practical use can be made of what we find there is not our prime concern. This book is not written for the practitioner in logic or mathematics or computing science.
I’m certainly not the first to have attempted to bring deep ideas of logic and mathematics to a wider audience. Lewis Carroll was one of the first in Alice in Wonderland — a book which delightfully introduces many ideas from logic. I have also been influenced by Abbott’s Flatland and the writings of Martin Gardener and Douglas Hofstadter.
The final chapter goes beyond transcendental mathematics to consider the philosophical/theological question of the existence of something beyond the material world and proofs of the existence of God. This isn’t a technical discussion of epistemology but rather a drawing together of some of the ideas in the earlier chapters.
After each chapter there’s a story reflecting the ideas developed in that chapter. These may or may not aid the understanding of the chapter but at least they provide some breathing space before the next one and hopefully maintain the whimsical frame of mind in which this material can best be appreciated.
While a little high-school algebra wouldn’t go astray, the emphasis will be more on the imaginative and philosophical aspects than on the computational.
This book isn’t for everybody. Is it for you? Here’s a check list. If you can answer “yes” to some or all of them then go ahead and read this book.
Are you intrigued by the logical reflexiveness of the sentence “this sentence is false”?
Have you read and enjoyed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
Can you cope with the symbols in the following?
Let P denote a computer program and let D denote some data on which it acts. Suppose we denote the output by P[D]. So if P is a program for duplicating data then P[D] = DD. And if such a program is given its own description to duplicate, we have the equation P[P] = PP.
Would it interest you if one could prove the existence of God?
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Just got a Couple of New SSD Drives… look at those pretty pictures!
now, now, i know that although I just got a couple of New SSD Drives, SSD technology is not new, in fact it’s old. A look around you can find out why new SSDs aren’t just super fast, but are also super cheap!
There are also rumours that pretty soon companies making SSD’s would be selling 500 GB for around $100.
inthe meantime, read up on TLC, MLC, and SLC Devices, you might learn something about Global Products & Support for NAND Flash drives and devices. TLC, MLC, and SLC Devices look pretty cool, but are often misunderstood.
Just got a Couple of New SSD Drives, hope you like these pictures, because I know I like mine!
here’s little video on 25nm Triple-Level Cell NAND
25nm TLC NAND is the densest, most cost-effective silicon storage on the planet. Watch as our director of strategic NAND marketing, Kevin Kilbuck, explains the latest breakthrough in NAND process technology and what it means to consumers.
Category: Science & Technology
Hope you enjoyed this post… did you enjoy the fact that we just got a Couple of New SSD Drives too?