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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

22 March 2005

The Bible...

This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrine is holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.

Read it to be wise, believe in it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.

Christ is its object, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and be remembered forever. Follow it's precepts and it will lead you to Calvary, to the empty tomb, to a resurrected Christ; yes, to glory itself, for eternity. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.

2 Comments:

Blogger JIBBS said...

bro this is one of my favorite quotes of all time. Thanks for remembering to post it!

23 March, 2005 20:00  
Blogger Joe L. said...

Thanks Matt. Yes, the quote just hits all the bases. The Scripture is our foundation, our boundry, in faith and practice.

23 March, 2005 20:32  

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