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  • R. shared from Knowing God by J. I. Packer
    To be preoccupied with getting theological knowledge as an end in itself, to approach Bible study with no higher a motive than a desire to know all the answers, is the direct route to a state of self-satisfied self-deception. We need to guard our hearts against such an attitude, and pray to be kept from it. As we saw earlier, there can be no spiritual health without doctrinal knowledge; but it is equally true that there can be no spiritual health with it, if it is sought for the wrong purpose and valued by the wrong standard. In this way, doctrinal study really can become a danger to spiritual...
    Note: amen
  • R. shared from When Sinners Say "I Do" by Dave Harvey
    Our affections follow our meditation, so it is important to explore mind habits, recognize mental ruts, and make truth a regular focus. “The mind is the leading faculty of the soul. When the mind fixes upon an object or course of action, the will and the affections (heart) follow suit. They are incapable of any other consideration . . . The mind’s office is to guide, to direct, to choose and to lead.”7
  • R. shared from Knowing God by J. I. Packer
    “Those like myself,” wrote C. S. Lewis, “whose imagination far exceeds their obedience are subject to a just penalty; we easily imagine conditions far higher than any we have really reached. If we describe what we have imagined we may make others, and make ourselves, believe that we have really been there”-and so fool both them and ourselves (The Four Loves, Fontana ed., p.128).
    Note: We do this all the time.
  • R. shared from a Personal Document
    “The cardinal difficulty,” said MacPhee, “ in collaboration between the sexes is that women speak a language without nouns. If two men are doing a bit of work one will say to the other, ' Put this bowl inside the bigger bowl which you'll find on the top shelf of the green cupboard.' The female for this is, ' Put that in the other one in there.' There is consequently a phatic hiatus.”
  • R. shared from How to Live a Holy Life by Charles Ebert Orr
    The grandest, noblest work man has ever done is by his life to reveal the life of Christ to another, thereby helping that person to be fashioned more after the image of Jesus.
    Note: amen.
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