Back to Basics

By: snowgood

May 20 2013

Category: Belief, Christianity, Faith, GOD, Gospel, Jesus, Life, Witness


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Yesterday I thought I was hearing shades of Billy Bragg.

I’ve listened to Trev ‘s guitar many times, but yesterday his style was “Braggesque”.

For those who don’t know him Billy Bragg’s an ardent socialist who’s made his mark singing simple songs, and reminding the Labour Party what they’re supposed to be all about.

I’m no socialist, but I’ve always got time for his passionate message.  He’s straight down the line, and none to impressed by a New Labour that seeks to occupy the middle ground, rather than caring for the working man.

Yesterday’s guitar chords resonated with me this morning as I read Psalm 119 this morning.

The Psalmist calls upon the Lord to keep him on the right track;

Teach me , O Lord the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.

Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe in my whole heart.

Lead me in the paths of your commandments. for I delight in it.

Incline my heart to your testimonies and not to selfish gain!

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.

Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.

Turn away the reproach that I dread, or your rules are good.

Behold I long for your precepts; in  your righteousness give me life!

Psalm 119: 33-40

Before I forget  Billy Bragg this album was released to mock John Major, whose “Back to Basics” policies were exposed as a sham.  as Prime minster he was later exposed to be having an affair with Edwina Currie.

Dare we try and live such dual standards?

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2 Peter 1:16


3 comments on “Back to Basics”

  1. Hi Stephen, If you are into BB you might enjoy this one: Dave. PS I always think Trev sounds like Elvis Costello! Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 08:35:39 +0000 To:

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