Wisdom Fish
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" Over the centuries, many have seen the unique human capacity for rational thinking as forming the core of the divine image. However, I doubt whether this really gets to the heart of the matter. Surely that image is to be found in the mentally handicapped as well as in the academically brilliant. Its presence is the theological basis for a fundamental belief in the worth of every individual human being. To my mind, it is the love of God bestowed on each individual, and the implicit ability to be aware of the divine presence, that constitute the essence of the imago dei. "

- John Polkinghorne, Testing Scripture (via hislivingpoetry)

Track: Knee Philippians 2:8-11
Artist: Davidso, Dave
Album: Flip BOP Joy (Scripture Songs from Philippians)
Plays: 2

Different….fashow….hehe

Human Sin, Radical Jesus

The Cross is no Metaphor

The Cross

If you ever doubted that God loved you look to the cross; for there He could never love you more and He could never love you less.

- Bruce A Little

" The mark of a great sermon is not “What a great sermon” or “What a great preacher,” but “What a great God!” "

- Steve Lawson  (via bibledevotionals)

Some Good News for Today (Joshua 24:15)

" Years ago I was talking to a deacon at the church I was serving and I was explaining to him that the professors at our denominational seminaries would not affirm inerrancy. He asked what that meant. I told him, ‘Inerrancy means everything in the Bible is true. When interpreted correctly, the Bible never errs.’ He looked puzzled and said, ‘Isn’t that what all Christians believe?’ It should be, but sadly it’s not. The danger in denying inerrancy is that we must then set ourselves above Scripture, at least above parts of it. We become the final authority. Our feelings, our experience, our reasons, our journals, our parents—something or someone else must stand above Scripture and correct Scripture when we deny inerrancy. "

- Kevin DeYoung (via onfireforgod)

bibledevotionals:

Abraham Kuyper

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you

But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

1 Chronicles 22:19 Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the

Now seek the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.

The ‘Grooveyard of Forgotten Australasia’, presents,

The Angels, Eat City (1983)

Ain’t you got no true love waiting for you?

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered….fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 2:10; 12:2

" Without Christ there is no hope in battling sin. "

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Whose loveth instruction loveth knowledge,….

That loves the instruction of Wisdom, or Christ, Proverbs 4:13; the means of instruction, the Scriptures, which are profitable for instruction in righteousness, and are written for our learning; the Gospel, which instructs into the person, office, and grace of Christ; the ministers of the word, who are so many instructors in Christ; and even the rod of afflictions, by which men are taught their duty, and the will of God: and these are to be loved; and he that loves them clearly shows that he loves knowledge; since the means of instruction, making use of them, and getting instruction by them, are attended with labour, trouble, and difficulty; which a man would not choose, had he not a love unto and a desire after knowledge, and an increase of it; as the knowledge of God, of Christ, and of his truths.

Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

" Quicumque corripi non vis, ex eo sane corripiendus es quia corripi non vis. Non vis enim tua tibi vitia demonstrari; non vis ut feriantur, fiatque tibi utilis dolor, quo medicum quaeras; non vis tibi tu ipse ostendi, ut cum deformem te vides, reformaturum desideres, eique supplices ne in illa remaneas foeditate "

- St. Augustine (‘De Corrept. et Grat.,’ 5).

" He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries. "

- Matthew Henry