Thursday, January 02, 2014

Thu Jan 2nd Todays News

Over regulation seems to have had a driver fined with travelling 1 km/h over the limit. Their fine was quashed on examination. What would have happened had the conscientious police man not tried to match speed? What accident might have resulted at 61, which would not have happened at 60? What if drivers decided collectively they couldn't travel at the limit, but slower than the limit? It happened in Queensland, so maybe there was more to it. Maybe 'Butch' Cassidy worked for Clive Palmer and was trying to escape a ravenous dinosaur? I know what I dread more. 
A prominent former cricketer on ABC1 assures the viewer in a pre show advert that he would run through brick walls if Ricky Ponting had asked him. Neither play for Australia anymore, but it is doubtful the athletic achievement of running through brick walls would have done much for either career outside of a circus. Not even Gillard could have used that type of loyalty. But it is probable she demanded it. But it is that kind of loyalty which impresses about AGW believers. And one can only imagine what those brick walls have done to their minds. Al Gore has not helped those researchers stuck on ice, who will be unable to report on the warming world because they are stuck on ice. As is their rescuers. One thing is certain, it isn't leftists picking up the rubbish once the ship moves on. 
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Happy birthday and many happy returns Pamela Huynh and Xin HaBorn on the same day, across the years, along with

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ACADEMIC SELF-ESTEEM

Tim Blair – Thursday, January 02, 2014 (4:45pm)

Sing along with trapped climate change activists aboard the SS Stupid:

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ENTIRE PLANET DOOMED BY AUSTRALIANS

Tim Blair – Thursday, January 02, 2014 (5:29am)

Former Fairfax senior writer and frequent ABC commentator Margo Kingston predicts
Our climate change denial govt will lie to destroy the planet. 
Let’s hope so. These slow news days lately are really getting me down.
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CHRIS CRISPY

Tim Blair – Thursday, January 02, 2014 (4:59am)

Antarctic resident Chris Turney reports that it’s been “warm all day” in his ice-barricaded, penguin-surroundedsouthern sea dwelling. Here’s Chris looking tanned and toasty:

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Interestingly, media descriptions of climate change professor Turney have changed since he became trapped by ice during a voyage intended to reveal the extent of climate change. Following several days of enforced ice observation for Turney and his pals, the ABC now avoids any mention of their climate change quest. Also interesting is that one of those on board thinks warming might be a good thing for penguins: 
These birds feed on the seashore, which has moved some 70km thanks to ice around Cape Denison. Every extra kilometre the penguins have to walk reduces the energy available for rearing young. Until iceberg B09B melts and the fast ice dissipates and returns open water to Cape Denison, penguin numbers will continue to drop. 
So might numbers of Antarctic “tourists”, whose situation is now compared to previous mockery:

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For the latest hilarious overview of events aboard the Academik Stuck-a-lotski, please read Roger Franklin.
(Photo links via Maurie S.)
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TAKING OUT THE TRASH

Tim Blair – Thursday, January 02, 2014 (4:15am)

Under cover of night I began my shameful mission. Dark clothing offered concealment from householders and authorities. Soft shoes made little sound as I paced through Sydney’s streets.

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PIZZAS AND PICNICS

Tim Blair – Thursday, January 02, 2014 (4:04am)

Nigel Roebuck, possibly the world’s best sports writer, turns his mind to the benefits and disadvantages of social media.
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POWER OF ONE

Tim Blair – Thursday, January 02, 2014 (3:56am)

Speeding penalty – $146
Jake Cassidy, 21, was pulled over on December 23 and accused of clocking 61km/h in a 60km/h zone …
The police officer did not use a speed gun to catch Mr Cassidy but measured the speed by driving behind him. 
The fine was subsequently cancelled following media attention. Just as well, otherwise Iowahawk’s planned 2014 Australian visit would bankrupt him before he’d completed the rental drive from the airport.
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Socialists and greens don’t pick up rubbish

Andrew Bolt January 02 2014 (8:33am)


Fitzroy is a “progressive” area, filled with people with a “social conscience” particularly when it comes to the environment. Its council reflects this, comprising three Greens, one socialist, three Labor members and two independents. Fitzroy’s federal member is Adam Bandt, the sole Green in the House of Representatives.
And when 15,000 people in one of the country’s most progressive and green areas hold a party in the local Edinburgh Gardens, they naturally leave the park looking like this:

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Rubbish is for Big Government to pick up. 
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Fairfax attacks Abbott for breaking promises one day in the future, maybe

Andrew Bolt January 02 2014 (8:04am)


Fairfax newspapers are so mad with Abbott-hate that they accuse Tony Abbott of breaking promises long before he’s even had a chance to keep them.
Yesterday’s Fairfax headline:

Broken vows pile up as Coalition’s pledge of 1 million new jobs refuted
In fact, as the report’s first paragraph admits, this isn’t a broken vow but a projection of failure five years from now:

The Abbott government faces further pressure over broken promises with a new analysis showing it will fall well short of its pledge to create 1 million jobs over five years.
Last week’s Fairfax headline:

Tony Abbott ‘breaks pension pledge’ on Disability Support Pension
Once again, Fairfax describes as a broken promise something that has not even happened and may not ever. Its claim is based on the claim of a single person - a woman on the disability pension:

The Abbott government appears hell-bent on breaking its pledge, made six days out from the September 7 election, not to change the pension arrangements, a Canberra multiple sclerosis sufferer says.
Jacqui White, of Symonston, considers the breach of faith is on a par with Julia Gillard’s broken ‘’no carbon tax under a government I lead’’ pledge and ‘’probably worse’’, given Mr Abbott did not have to form a minority government.
Fairfax’s political coverage since the election has been utterly shameful. This meme about Abbott’s broken promises comes from a news organisation that did its best to excuse a real and brazen broken promise from Julia Gillard on the carbon tax.
(Thanks to reader Matt.) 
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What’s the big secret?

Andrew Bolt January 02 2014 (7:42am)


My guess is that the secret destination wasn’t Europe:
A Sydney father has been charged by police over the alleged genital mutilation of his infant daughter while they were holidaying overseas…

Police would not say which country the family was holidaying in at the time of the alleged incident.
Are police worried we might jump to some right conclusions? 
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ABC whitewash: don’t mention warmists are on board the ice-bound ship

Andrew Bolt January 02 2014 (5:29am)

Global warming - general, Global warming - propaganda

The ABC’s 7.30 last night filed an astonishing report on the ship load of warmist scientists and journalists trapped by ice as they tried to prove global warming was melting Antarctica.
What was astonishing was that not once in that report did the ABC mention “global warming” or “climate change” or even “climate scientists”. It did everything humanly possible to cover up the most embarrassing PR disaster in years for the global warming movement.
How different it was last November, when the ABC in a two-part report eagerly presented Professor Chris Turney’s Antarctic expedition as a serious scientific quest to prove how global warming was damaging Antarctica. Back then it couldn’t mention climate change enough:
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: A modern-day scientist adventurer is about to undertake one of the largest Australian science expeditions to the Antarctic. Professor Chris Turney from the University of New South Wales and an 85-person team will spend two months trying to answer questions about how climate change in the frozen continent might already be shifting weather patterns in Australia…
MARGOT O’NEILL [reporter]: The research stakes are high. Antarctica is one of the great engines driving the world’s oceans, winds and weather, especially in Australia. But there’s ominous signs of climate change
CHRIS TURNEY, CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH CENTRE, UNSW: So we’ve got a really good team and hopefully they won’t go psycho on us. (laughs)…
MARGOT O’NEILL: Professor Turney and his co-leader Dr Chris Fogwell are selecting PhD students for the expedition to help record thousands of measurements, assessing signs of climate change on the frozen continent… The expedition sails south tomorrow on a mission to revive the spirit of one of Australia’s greatest scientific explorations for a new generation grappling with climate change.
But last night - with Turney’s ship of warmist scientists and journalists embarrassingly stuck in ice for more than a week - the ABC’s 7.30 filed a report which no longer sold Turney’s team as “one of the largest Australian science expeditions to Antarctic” on a mission to “answer questions about ... climate change”.
This time it sold them as merely “tourists” and a few unspecified scientists. This time it did not mention “climate change” once. Indeed, Turney, who the ABC in November identified as a professor from the Climate Change Research Centre of the University of NSW, was this time identified merely as “expedition leader”. Not once did 7.30 last night report the real story and the real joke - that a ship carrying warmist scientists and journalists, plus a Greens politician, was trapped in thick ice that those on board had insisted was melting away:
TRACY BOWDEN, PRESENTER: Since Christmas Eve, 74 people, including 26 tourists, have been stuck in the Antarctic ice on board a scientific expedition ship…
CHRIS TURNEY, EXPEDITION LEADER: Things happen sometimes that you just can’t plan for. You try and mitigate them and, unfortunately, we’re extremely unlucky. Bad location, bad time.
LISA WHITEHEAD, REPORTER: Professor Chris Turney’s luck ran out on Christmas Eve.
Later in the report the ABC discussed the scientists - but this time it was no longer eager to tell us they were warmists out to prove there was global warming. And this time it shrank what it last November hyped as an “85-person team” studying “climate change” to just 22 scientists doing unspecified “measurements”:

After 16 days exploring the frozen continent conducting scientific tests and taking samples, his team of 22 scientists aboard the Russian-flagged ship the Akademik Shokalskiy found themselves trapped in sea ice… The $1.5 million Australasian Antarctic Expedition left New Zealand on 8th December. Its mission was to repeat the scientific measurements made by explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and his team 100 years ago.
You see, if the ABC mentioned these were actually warmist scientists, some parts of the report might make a laughing stock of them. Like this:

JAN LEISER: The additional trouble in that region at the moment is a very thick snow load. If the snow cover on sea ice is sufficiently thick enough, it actually acts as super glue with the ship’s hull.
LISA WHITEHEAD: On Saturday the passengers’ hopes rose when they spotted the Chinese ship Snow Dragon on the horizon. But it was unable to break through the thick sea ice and had to turn back. Two days later, the ice-breaker Aurora Australis was also driven back by 30-knot winds and driving snow.
True, the ABC did near the end of its report finally mention Turney’s team wanted to measure “changes” to the region - but it did not let on that the changes Turney sought to measure were allegedly caused by man-made warming:

LISA WHITEHEAD: A century ago, Sir Douglas Mawson and his men spent three years making observations, keeping meticulous records. The current Australasian expedition is using this unique scientific archive to compare to the changes seen today.
CHRIS TURNEY (on Skype): One of the things that they absolutely adored were the local Adelie penguins, which are about 30 centimetres tall, wonderfully inquisitive creatures. And some of the early reports talk about almost not being able to hear yourself speak because of the noise and the chatter. And the census of the birds 100 years ago estimated more than 10,000 rookery - 10,000 of them breeding there. But one of the immediate things that was apparent was just how silent it was. There are penguins there, but the population is crashing and it’s a fifth of what it was a century ago.
LISA WHITEHEAD: Professor Chris Turney says the impacts over the next century are likely to be some of the most significant anywhere on our planet and could have global consequences.
CHRIS TURNEY (on Skype): And one of the arguments we’ve had, which is one we’ve come to test, is the idea that as the westerly winds are shifting away from Australia in those mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, they’re driving pole-wards and they’re changing the ocean circulation across - around the Southern Ocean, bringing up warmer water down below. ... And it’s a very complicated system, but effectively, these are big changes taking place.
Absolutely astonishing. Not a single mention this time of global warming or climate change. Not one.
This is not reporting but covering up.
UPDATE
Turney made perfectly clear this expedition was to prompt a discussion about global warming. So why isn’t the ABC discussing it?

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Professional warmist attacks amateur sceptic for being on the take

Andrew Bolt January 02 2014 (12:39am)


David Karoly’s salary depends on him being a warmist. He is Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne and a member of the Climate Change Authority.
Today he attacks sceptic Maurice Newman, the former ABC chairman and now head of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, who is paid not a cent to point out - correctly - that the world has not warmed as alarmists predicted and the carbon tax wouldn’t prevent it anyway. Says Karoly of Newman:

As Upton Sinclair wrote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”
Is Karoly at all aware of how stupid he looks?   
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The Greens inspiration for banning Jewish businesses. 
(BDS)
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Andreas Herrmann
Perfekt ausbalanciert  Bravo Lorin Maazel
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It is a fine ad. I want to buy what they sell .. what do they sell? - ed===

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Sometimes people get it fast, sometimes slow. 

Some people even take the douchebag way and steal other parking spots, or just as bad, DOUBLE PARK! 

Some people may wait patiently, but you may not know if you'll be missing out on better parking spots!

Maybe some people find some reason to park illegally just because they can... And somehow get away with it (in Malaysia at least :p)

Or maybe after a long long tiring search people might give up one day and decide to use valet service!

Let's not forget to mention about the vvip parking!! On behalf of the rest of the community, screw u!!

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But in the end, what really matters is that I should really stop comparing relationships to parking. The end.> from Timmy Lingy .. public transport in Sibu is not that good .. the article here seems funny as a match


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fter the Chinese ice-breaker Xue Long itself became stuck in pack ice, west of the Mertz Glacier.

It is the second vessel to become trapped in the region in less than two weeks.>>

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AGW believers are welcome to migrate to their habitable zones .. cost should not be a problem .. what price is survival? - ed
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If his religion permits an eye for an eye .. ed
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find the monster .. and rehabilitate them .. in prison .. ed
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Not a bad way to go .. wife might differ .. ed
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Meh, US is in a bad space, but Obama won't be President in three years time .. ed
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How can the USA with close to USD$18 trillion in debt, 7% unemployment,a bankrupt Detroit and filled with homeless citizens in every city give aid to Arab countries that hate them ?

None of this money will ever reach the poor bastards it is meant for.

Instead it will feather the nest of corrupt Arab leadership and flow into off shore bank accounts.>

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175803#.UsS4-64fDEM
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Happy New Year to all my Family and Friends here on Facebook. Have a happy, healthy and safe 2014. Wishes for the best of new adventures and experiences to all of you!at Yerba Buena Island.
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Katie Pavlich crushes Lamont Hill’s Romney grandson-mocking defense with shattering point ==> http://twitchy.com/2013/12/31/katie-pavlich-crushes-lamont-hills-romney-grandson-mocking-defense-with-shattering-point/
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In conclusion, all quenelliste is indeed support the anti-Semitic policy (anti-Jewish) Dieudonné!>
Alors que tout le monde parle de la quenelle de Dieudonné, voilà une infographie pour expliquer aux gens que le "système" que ce dernier prétend dénoncer, et que tout le monde utilise comme argument pour légitimer le geste, est en fait bien le pseudo "lobby juif" (les Juifs). Décryptage de l’affiche du Parti Antisioniste présenté par Dieudonné pour les Elections européennes de 2009, où la quenelle a commencé à devenir virale.

En conclusion, tout quenelliste est bel et bien un soutien de la politique Antisémite (Anti-Juifs) de Dieudonné !
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The real truth - Israel is the most dangerous enemy of Israel
Let's think realistically about American anti-Semitism and Chutzpa-audacity - 4 Points to ponder
1. Taliban and al-Qaeda are holding American prisoners. But Americans have an iron rule: never negotiate with terrorist gangs . Then why are the Americans forcing Israel to ignore and cross this iron rule?
2. The Americans conquered and occupied territories spreading over thousands of miles, from Mexico, from the Indian tribes who lived in the Americas before they arrived to the land, and as a result they pushed, even almost destroyed, various peoples. But Americans have an iron rule: they do not negotiate over a grain of their sacred land. So why are the Americans forcing Israel to ignore this iron rule, specifically when Israel did not conquer or is occupying any land that does not belong to her?
3. And one other iron rule the Americans have: to never release a security prisoner, or even a criminal prisoner, before he or she finishes his/her sentence. Bernard Madoff, who was convicted of a gigantic defrauding - the largest defrauding scam in history – will not be released one day before he serves his 150 years prison sentence. So why do Americans force upon Israel to cross this iron rule and release murderers - not thieves - who have not fully completed serving their sentence?
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We must therefore ask ourselves, from where does John Kerry, who claims to be a man with moral and values, gets the political and psychological power to demand, time after time after time, that Israel must act opposite of what he supposedly believes in and stands for?
From where does Kerry get the never ending Chutzpah-audacity to come to Jerusalem, again and again and again, from his country that is stretching over thousands of miles, and pressure Israel - to impose on Israel fear, conduct against Israel an ongoing political and economic jihad, and demand that Israel returns to the 1948 armistice lines - not borders – that in their narrowest area -their hips measure 13 kilometers in total, those armistice lines that then Foreign Minister Abba Eban called the Auschwitz borders?
We must not pretend that this is a surprise!
Everything happens because John Kerry and his boss Obama are well aware that in Israel rules are like butter, red lines melt after they were drawn on a bomb drawing, the laws have no meaning. Israel does not have ironclad rules! Israel has pretty good politicians but it has no leaders, it has no leadership, it has no vision and Israel has no direction and the way. In Israel one can talk about everything and anything is tradable - all in Israel is tradable even respect for the Jews! In Israel there is not even one who can rise to the rank of a leader, even for one moment, stand up and say: Enough, up to here. And from there and then return Israel to the right path, along the right ironclad rules.

Where are those days of Israel's Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir and Shamir who stood their grounds for the future of Israel?
You can comfortably say today that Benjamin Netanyahu is the weakest Prime Minister Israel ever knew. To hide his weaknesses and fears he turned to be a speechster demagogue - a big ineffective talker , worst of all, he us dangerous to Israel.

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This is ridiculous. Just appeasement after appeasement. We are fools.
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/livni-team-thinking-out-of-the-box-swap-israeli-arabs-for-settlers/2014/01/01/
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BREAKING NEWS: Shortly before today’s roundup was published, it was reported that the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, died of injuries from an explosion at his Prague residence. A second person was also hospitalized. According to Reuters:

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal al-Jamal had been trying to open a safe that was recently moved to his new home and a Czech government source told Reuters that the explosion was probably caused by a security device on the unit. 
http://honestreporting.com/israel-daily-news-stream-01012014/
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Oskar Freysinger, a member of the Swiss Parliament gave a passionate speech filled with truth that no politician in Washington, DC has yet to give from the floor of Congress. He calls out Islam for what it is: A dogma that is gnawing away at the pillars of our system of laws, wherever it is granted the space to do so.

http://youtu.be/1IXsTKzOTvo
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Israel, Jews, and Judaism
Israeli Gov’t Regrets Hanging Eichmann; ‘Could Have Freed Him Today’A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today lamented Israel’s execution of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann in 1962, noting that the architect of the Final Solution could have been released with other killers
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January 2Feast Day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Roman Catholic Church)
Ronald Reagan in 1969
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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17
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Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
January 1: Morning
"They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year." -Joshua 5:12
Israel's weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land. Perhaps this year, beloved Christian reader, this may be thy case or mine. Joyful is the prospect, and if faith be in active exercise, it will yield unalloyed delight. To be with Jesus in the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Jordan which still rolls between us and the goodly land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worst can cause us. Let us banish every fearful thought, and rejoice with exceeding great joy, in the prospect that this year we shall begin to be "forever with the Lord."

A part of the host will this year tarry on earth, to do service for their Lord. If this should fall to our lot, there is no reason why the New Year's text should not still be true. "We who have believed do enter into rest." The Holy Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance; he gives us "glory begun below." In heaven they are secure, and so are we preserved in Christ Jesus; there they triumph over their enemies, and we have victories too. Celestial spirits enjoy communion with their Lord, and this is not denied to us; they rest in his love, and we have perfect peace in him: they hymn his praise, and it is our privilege to bless him too. We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord. Man did eat angels' food of old, and why not now? O for grace to feed on Jesus, and so to eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan this year!
Evening
"We will be glad and rejoice in thee." - Song of Solomon 1:4
We will be glad and rejoice in thee. We will not open the gates of the year to the dolorous notes of the sackbut, but to the sweet strains of the harp of joy, and the high sounding cymbals of gladness. "O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation." We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs, and set up our banners of confidence in the name of God. Let others lament over their troubles, we who have the sweetening tree to cast into Marah's bitter pool, with joy will magnify the Lord. Eternal Spirit, our effectual Comforter, we who are the temples in which thou dwellest, will never cease from adoring and blessing the name of Jesus. We will, we are resolved about it, Jesus must have the crown of our heart's delight; we will not dishonour our Bridegroom by mourning in his presence. We are ordained to be the minstrels of the skies, let us rehearse our everlasting anthem before we sing it in the halls of the New Jerusalem. We will be glad and rejoice: two words with one sense, double joy, blessedness upon blessedness. Need there be any limit to our rejoicing in the Lord even now? Do not men of grace find their Lord to be camphire and spikenard, calamus and cinnamon even now, and what better fragrance have they in heaven itself? We will be glad and rejoice in Thee. That last word is the meat in the dish, the kernel of the nut, the soul of the text. What heavens are laid up in Jesus! What rivers of infinite bliss have their source, aye, and every drop of their fulness in him! Since, O sweet Lord Jesus, thou art the present portion of thy people, favour us this year with such a sense of thy preciousness, that from its first to its last day we may be glad and rejoice in thee. Let January open with joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus.
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Today's reading: Genesis 1-3, Matthew 1 (NIV)

View today's reading on Bible Gateway

Today's Old Testament reading: Genesis 1-3

The Beginning
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.

Today's New Testament reading: Matthew 1

The Genealogy of Jesus
1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram....
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Reading 20: Let All God's Angels Worship Him

The author of the book of Hebrews, who did not identify himself, wrote this letter to Jewish Christians to encourage them in their faith. He reminded them that Jesus Christ came to the earth to fulfill the Old Testament Scriptures, that he is God, and that he is greater than even the angels.

Hebrews 1:1-14
The Son Superior to Angels
1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
"You are my Son;
today I have become your Father"?
Or again,
"I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son"?
6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
"Let all God's angels worship him."
7 In speaking of the angels he says,
"He makes his angels winds,
his servants flames of fire."
8 But about the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy."
10 He also says,
"In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end."
13 To which of the angels did God ever say,
"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet"?
14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Further Study
JUST THE FACTS
  1. How did God speak to "our forefathers"? How does God speak "in these last days"? (vv. 1 - 2)
  2. Where does the Son now sit? (v. 3)
  3. What tasks has God given the angels? (vv. 6 - 7,14)
LET'S TALK
  1. What words and phrases show how Christ is greater than the angels?
  2. How does this reading help you understand the "big picture" of Jesus' coming?
WHY THIS MATTERS

The Messiah's coming was foretold by the prophets. Jesus was born and lived and died as a human being. Now Jesus Christ holds a position of honor in heaven at the right hand of God.

POINTS OF INTEREST

1:5 The author of this letter quoted two Old Testament texts that his original readers would have been familiar with--Psalm 2:7 and 2 Samuel 7:14--to prove that Jesus Christ is God's Son.


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