Quotable

February 28, 2010

The necessity of the Gospel

Filed under: God - general — quotable1988 @ 7:18 pm

It’s been awhile. For today I have a quote via The Gospel Coalition that is very appropriate for Lent.

“There is nothing in us or done by us, at any stage of our earthly development, because of which we are acceptable to God. We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed. It will continue to be trust as long as we live. Our need of Christ does not cease with our believing; nor does the nature of our relation to Him or to God through Him ever alter, no matter what our attainments in Christian graces or our achievements in behavior may be. It is always on His “blood and righteousness” alone that we can rest.” – B. B. Warfield, via The Gospel Coalition

February 20, 2010

Delight yourself in the LORD

Filed under: God - general — quotable1988 @ 9:51 pm

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” – Psalm 37:4-6

“Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you to rejoice in nothing but himself.” – Samuel Rutherford

In this time, when I am seeking the delights of this life–namely, the delight to pursue a woman as God pursues me–may I rest in God. May I never worship the created rather than the creator (who is blessed forever, amen!), the image of God rather than God Himself, or the human embodiment of ultimate love (earthly marriage) rather than the Godly embodiment of that ultimate love (the marriage of the Lamb to His bride).

Amen.

February 13, 2010

How glorious!

Filed under: God - general — quotable1988 @ 6:35 pm

“Richard Baxter wrote, ‘If He be thine enemy, it is no matter who is thy friend; for all the world cannot save thee, if He do but condemn thee.‘  The opposite is equally true; if he be [thy] friend, it is [no] matter who is [thine] enemy; for all the world cannot condemn thee, if He do but save thee.” Josh King, at Gloria Dei

After a full day of Edinburg training, how good this reminder is!

February 7, 2010

Amen

Filed under: God - general — quotable1988 @ 12:31 am

Shema yisrael adonai eloheinu adonai echad

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.


February 6, 2010

It’s amazing what you find on Facebook…

Filed under: Uncategorized — quotable1988 @ 9:39 am

How come the only way to see how high you get me is to see how far I fall? – Lance Lomand

February 5, 2010

Two days later…

Filed under: Uncategorized — quotable1988 @ 8:16 pm

Face of an angel, pretty eyes that shine.
I lie awake at night, wishing you were mine.
I’m standing here holding the biggest heartache in town
Whenever you come around.

I get weak in the knees, and I lose my breath.
Oh, I try to speak, but the words won’t come: I’m so scared to death.
When you smile that smile, the world turns upside-down…
Whenever you come around.

I feel so helpless, I feel just like a kid.
What is it about you that makes me keep my feelings hid?
I wish I could tell you, but the words can’t be found
Whenever you come around.

I get weak in the knees, and I lose my breath.
Oh, I try to speak, but the words won’t come: I’m so scared to death.
When you smile that smile, the world turns upside-down…
Whenever you come around.

– Whenever You Come Around, by Vince Gill


Just to see you smile, I’d do anything that you wanted me to.
When all is said and done, I never count the cost. It’s worth all that’s lost
Just to see you smile.

– Just to See You Smile, by Tim McGraw

There’s just something about music that expresses emotions so much better than words alone.

The will of God… and rejection.

Filed under: Uncategorized — quotable1988 @ 2:18 pm

What is impossible for us to do is to provide an intellectually satisfying answer to the “why” question. For asking such a question can only call for the answer, “Because God willed it to be so.”  To the subsequent question, “Why did God will it to be so?” there is no further, illuminating answer.  This is one reason that the pattern of divine providence will, in this life at least, always be a mystery.

In dealing with the providence of God, therefore, we are dealing with matters of ultimate significance for which there is no further explanation.  This does not mean that God is arbitrary or capricious in his dealings with the created universe. What it does mean is that the will of God, and the holy and wise reasons that he has for the exercise of that will, are the highest court of appeal (highest in the logical sense). There cannot be a higher court, and so, unsatisfactory though it may be, we must rest content with the ultimate reference to the will of God. – Paul Helm, The Providence of God, found at The Gospel Coalition Blog

Indeed, I am trying to find an answer to the unanswerable.


Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.