Who Owes Me Three Dollars?

August 26, 2005

Sorry if this upsets you, but there has been a fo…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ineedsheetmusic @ 12:16 am

Sorry if this upsets you,
but there has been a focus of late (especially at my sister’s blog where she chronicled her trip to Egypt and Ephesus, check it out here) about a burden for the poor. Well, this is poor.

I am asking for for readers to caption this photo with a Bible verse. I’ll start with Heb. 2:6-8 which reads: It has been testified somewhere, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, putting everything in subjection under his feet.” Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.

Note:You pretty much have to read the whole of Heb. 2 to get enough context to figure out who the ‘hims’ refer to in this passage. Typically, the “son of man” is Jesus but likely not in this case. Given then that the ‘him’ refers to mankind, what gives with mindfulness, care and glory in juxtapostion with this photo? More hard to swallow is the clear statement by the apostle that, in spite of having sufficient control to have rectified the conditions depicted in this photo, “we do not see everything in subjection to him“.

Take time to reflect on what you see here and what you see in scripture that addresses it.

You can read about this photo and the fate of the photographer who took it here.



  1. Define evangelical…is it fair to categorize the men you refer to as evangelical? These guys are not evangelicals in the true sense. They believe what ever their itching ears want to hear. They replace the gospel with an emphasis on seeking “extrabiblical revelation”. They are more like Gnostics than evangelicals.

    Comment by Mike S. — August 26, 2005 @ 1:54 am

  2. I think Mike S’ comment belongs to yesterday’s post.

    They are perceived as evangelical by enough folks (especially those on the outside looking in) to result in a severe problem to the church.

    I am not shy about letting readers know what I think of these nutjobs. I can be a lot less charitable than what you read here.

    Comment by Bruce S — August 26, 2005 @ 2:08 am

  3. Mt 19:14, Mk 10:14, Lk 18:16:
    Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of [Heaven|God]

    Comment by son1 — August 26, 2005 @ 3:07 pm

  4. Actually, that last post is kind of a tasteless joke. A better caption is along Romans 5:12 “sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned”, or more succinctly, 6:23 “the wages of sin is death”

    This reminds us that, even though this little girl probably didn’t do anything that we would consider sinful, or deserving of her situation, she is stuck in this situation because of Adam’s fall, and is no worse or better off than any of us, without Christ.

    I yanked both of those verses out of context, because they are both follwed by the Gospel=good news:

    All of 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”

    5:17: “If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.”

    Comment by son1 — August 26, 2005 @ 3:18 pm

  5. I’m still thinking through a response to this post. In the meantime, I got a wonderful note from a student who just graduated from Woo last spring (I could go into raptures about her….) which was a personal response to my post, “To-Do List” (which I think in part sparked this one of yours). I must get her permission, but I’d like to send it to you personally and also see if she wouldn’t mind it being published in cyberspace. Out of the mouth of (22 year old) babes….

    Comment by Sisterhttp://writingonreading.blogspot.com — August 30, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

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