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|NASB||Psalm 77:11 ¶ I shall remember the deeds of the LORD;
Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
|Psalm 77:11 ¶ I will [solemnly] remember the deeds of the LORD;
Yes, I will [wholeheartedly] remember Your wonders of old.
|Subject: Muse versus Amuse|
Bible Note: "I think the man who above all should be pitied is the man who has never learned to amuse himself without mechanical assistance when he is alone. Even babies are sometimes taught to amuse themselves. I remember when I was at Princeton I used to watch the baby of one of the professors on the Seminary campus. That self-reliant little mite of humanity would spend the entire morning in the middle of that great lesson how to use his leisure time. He did not need to have anybody else rattle his rattle for him. Thank you, if he needed a rattle at all, he could rattle his own rattle for himself. He was getting a good preparation for life. A person who can rattle his own rattle when he is a baby is very apt to be able to paddle his own canoe when he becomes a man.
"The average American, however, remains a baby all his life. He is unable to rattle his own rattle. He has to have somebody else amuse him all the time. Leave him alone for five minutes, and he has to turn on his radio. It seems to make very little difference to him what the radio gives forth. All he wants is that some kind of physical impact shall be made on his eardrums -- and incidentally on everybody else's eardrums -- just to keep him from having one moment to himself. Turn off his radio even for a moment and the appalling emptiness of his life is at once revealed." --J. Gresham Machen
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