Quotations for June, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Feast of Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165
Commemoration of Angela de Merici, Founder of the Institute of St. Ursula, 1540
Is it then reasonable to love our enemies? God does; therefore it must be the highest reason. But is it reasonable to expect that man should become capable of doing so? Yes; on one ground: that the divine energy is at work in man, to render at length man’s doing divine as his nature is. For this our Lord prayed when he said: “That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.” Nothing could be less likely to human judgment: our Lord knows that one day it will come.
... George MacDonald (1824-1905), “Love Thine Enemy”, in Unspoken Sermons [First Series], London: A. Strahan, 1867, p. 218-219
(see the book; see also Matt. 5:43-48; Pr. 25:21; Luke 6:27-29,35; John 17:20-21; Rom. 5:10; 12:14,20-21; 1 Pet. 2:23; 3:9; more at Enemy, Father, Knowledge, Love, Man, Reason)
Monday, June 2, 2014
Grant this, O my God, for thy Son’s sake, Jesus Christ, or if it be thy pleasure to cut me off before night, and that this flower of my youth shall fade in all the beauty of it, yet make me, O my gracious Shepherd, for one of thy Lambs, to whom thou wilt say, Come you blessed, and clothe me in a white robe of righteousness that I may be one of those singers who shall cry to thee Allelluia.
... Thomas Dekker (ca. 1572-1632), from Foure Birdes of Noah’s Arke, “The Dove”, The Non-dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker, v. V, private circulation only, 1886, p. 18
(see the book; see also John 10:1-16; Job 29:14; Isa. 40:7; 61:10; Matt. 18:12-14; Luke 15:4-7; Rev. 6:11; 19:1-2; more at Beauty, Blessing, God, Hope, Jesus, Prayers, Youth)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Feast of Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, Teacher, 1910
Commemoration of Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 & 1978
Prayer is not so much the means whereby God’s will is bent to man’s desires, as it is that whereby man’s will is bent to God’s desires... The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
... Charles H. Brent (1862-1929), With God in the World , London: Longmans Green, 1914, p. 29-30
(see the book; see also Luke 22:42-43; Job 1:20-21; Rom. 12:1-2; Matt. 26:39,42; Mark 14:36; Acts 14:23; more at Man, Obedience, Prayer, Will of God)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Our Lord Himself deliberately staked His whole claim to the credit of men upon His resurrection. When asked for a sign, He pointed to this sign as His single and sufficient credential.
... Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921), The Saviour of the World , Cherry Hill, N.J.: Mack Publishing, 1972, p. 196
(see the book; see also Matt. 16:4; Jonah 1:17; Matt. 12:39-40; 16:21; Luke 11:29-30; John 2:19; Acts 1:3; 2:24; 10:39-41; Rom. 1:2-4; 8:11; 10:9; 1 Cor. 1:24; 15:4-8,14; more at Jesus, Miracle, Resurrection)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Feast of Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Archbishop of Mainz, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754
Above all, feed the flame with intimate fellowship with Christ. No man was ever cold in heart who lived with Jesus on such terms as John and Mary did of old, for he makes men’s hearts burn. I never met with a half-hearted preacher who was much in communion with the Lord Jesus.
... Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), Lectures to My Students, New York: R. Carter & Brothers, 1890, p. 425
(see the book; see also Luke 24:32; Deut. 4:24; Jer. 23:29; Matt. 3:11; 28:19-20; Luke 3:16; John 6:63; Acts 2:3; Heb. 4:12; 12:29; 13:8; more at Christ, Communion, Fellowship, Flame, Heart, Man)
Friday, June 6, 2014
Commemoration of Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
The true meaning of faith can be learned only on pilgrimage, and to the end of time the people of God will be the pilgrim people. But this is not an unaccompanied journey. The experience of the believing company is always that of the two disciples who walked to Emmaus on the evening of the first Easter Day: “Jesus himself drew near and went with them.”
... Stephen Neill (1900-1984), Jesus Through Many Eyes, Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976, p. 195
(see the book; see also Luke 24:15-16; Ps. 39:12; 119:19; Matt. 8:20; Luke 9:58; John 15:19; 17:14-16; Heb. 11:13; 1 Pet. 2:11-12; more at Belief, Disciple, Easter, Faith, God, Jesus, Meaning, People, Pilgrim)
Saturday, June 7, 2014
We have come to think that the difficulty about Christianity is believing in God in the teeth of the scientific evidence, but this misses the point. The real problem is giving allegiance to Jesus as Lord in the teeth of the claims of earthly rulers, systems and philosophies. Kyrios Iesous, Jesus is Lord, was the earliest confession of Christian faith, the thing you had to say before you got baptized. Confessing that Jesus was Lord—meaning among other things, that Caesar wasn’t—was basic, bottom-line Christianity right from the start.
... N. T. Wright (b. 1948), For All the Saints?: Remembering The Christian Departed, Church Publishing, Inc., 2004, p. 67
(see the book; see also Luke 20:24-25; Ps. 62:10; Matt. 6:24-25; 13:22; 16:16-17; Mark 4:18-19; 12:17; Luke 8:14; 12:15; 21:34; John 13:13; Rom. 10:9; 1 Cor. 8:5-6; 12:3; 1 Tim. 6:9-10; 1 John 2:15-16; Jude 1:11; more at Baptism, Belief, Confession, Faith, God, Jesus, Philosophy)
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Feast of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath & Wells, Hymnographer, 1711
Commemoration of Roland Allen, Mission Strategist, 1947
The Spirit is Love expressed towards man as redeeming love, and the Spirit is truth, and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Redemption is inconceivable without truth and holiness. But the mere fact that the Holy Spirit’s first recorded action in the gospels is an expression of redeeming love should cause us to suspect a teaching which represents His work as primarily, if not solely, the sanctification of our own souls to the practical exclusion of His activity in us towards others. It is important to teach of Him as the Spirit of holiness; it is also important to teach of Him as the Spirit which in us labours for the salvation of men everywhere.
... Roland Allen (1869-1947), Pentecost and the World, London: Oxford University Press, 1917, included in The Ministry of the Spirit, David M. Paton, ed., London: World Dominion Press, 1960, p. 27-28
(see the book; see also Acts 2:17-18,36,38; Mic. 3:8; Luke 4:1-14; 24:49; John 14:16-17,26; 15:26; Acts 1:8; 2:1-6,33; 9:31; Rom. 5:5; Tit. 3:4-7; Heb. 2:4; more at Holiness, Holy Spirit, Labor, Love, Mission, Pentecost, Redemption, Salvation, Sanctification, Teach)
Monday, June 9, 2014
Feast of Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597
Commemoration of Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymnographer, Teacher, 373
Faith hath cause to take courage from our very afflictions; the devil is but a whetstone to sharpen the faith and patience of the saints. I know that he but heweth and polisheth stones all this time for the New Jerusalem.
... Samuel Rutherford (1600-1664), Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Edinburgh: William Whyte & Co., 1848, letter, March 9, 1637, p. 218
(see the book; see also Jas. 1:2-3,12; Matt. 5:10-12; Luke 6:22-23; Acts 5:41; Rom. 5:3-4; 8:17-18; 2 Cor. 4:17; 12:9; Col. 1:24; Heb. 10:34; 1 Pet. 4:13-14; more at Affliction, Devil, Faith, Knowledge, Patience, Saint)
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
If we are to follow Christ, it must be in our common way of spending every day.
... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life , London: Methuen, 1899, p. 10
(see the book; see also Col. 3:16-17; Matt. 4:19; 6:33-34; Mark 1:17-18; Luke 5:10; 11:3; Acts 2:46; Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 9:20-22; 10:31; Phil. 2:14-16; 4:11-13; 1 Thess. 4:11; 5:15-18; more at Christ, Holiness, Way)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Feast of Barnabas the Apostle
I want to emphasize for the sake of clarity, and for Jesus’ sake, that there is no one set way of leading a man, woman or child to Christ. Our part is merely to “lift Him up” and let Him do His own work.
... Eugenia Price (1916-1996), Discoveries: Made from Living My New Life, Zondervan, 1979, p. 118
(see the book; see also John 6:44; Ps. 19:7; Matt. 28:19-20; John 15:26; Acts 2:47; 11:20-21; 13:48; 20:27; 21:19; Rom. 15:18-19; 1 Cor. 12:11; Col. 1:25-28; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; more at Christ, Conversion, Evangelization, Jesus, Leader, Work)
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When you are ill say: “Blessed are those who have found the purpose set by God in these things which He inflicts for our profit.” God brings illness for the health of the soul.
... St. Isaac of Syria (d. c. 700), fifth discourse, On Ascetical Life, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1989, p. 88
(see the book; see also 2 Cor. 4:17; Ps. 119:67,71; Matt. 5:4; John 9:2-3; Rom. 5:3-5; 8:18; Jas. 5:15; 1 Pet. 1:6; 5:10; more at Blessing, God, Health, Purpose)
Friday, June 13, 2014
Commemoration of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Apologist and Writer, 1936
In the modern world we are primarily confronted with the extraordinary spectacle of people turning to new ideals because they have not tried the old. Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get tired of.
... Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), What’s Wrong with the World, New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1912, p. 56
(see the book; see also 2 Tim. 4:3-4; Pr. 1:32; Jer. 6:16-17; Luke 18:8; John 3:19-21; Acts 17:21; Tit. 1:13-14; 1 Tim. 1:3-4; 4:1,7; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 2 Pet. 1:16; 2:1-3; more at Christianity not tried, Ideal, People, World)
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Commemoration of Richard Baxter, Priest, Hymnographer, Teacher, 1691
We have greater work here to do than mere securing our own salvation. We are members of the world and church, and we must labour to do good to many. We are trusted with our Master’s talents for his service, in our places to do our best to propagate his truth, and grace, and church; and to bring home souls, and honour his cause, and edify his flock, and further the salvation of as many as we can. All this is to be done on earth, if we will secure the end of all in heaven.
... Richard Baxter (1615-1691), “Dying Thoughts upon Philippians 1:23”, in The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, v. XVIII, London: J. Duncan, 1830, p. 245
(see the book; see also Phil. 1:23-24; John 15:26; 16:7; Acts 2:33; Rom. 13:11; Phil. 2:12-13; more at Church, Grace, Salvation, Security, Stewardship, Trust, Truth)
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Feast of Evelyn Underhill, Mystical Writer, 1941
Dear Lord, if at this evening hour I think only of myself and my own condition and my own day’s record of service, then I can find no peace before I go to sleep, but only bitterness of spirit and miserable despair. Therefore, O Father, let me think rather of Thee and rejoice that Thy love is great enough to blot out all my sins. And, O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, let me think of Thee, and lean upon Thy heavenly righteousness, taking no pleasure in what I am before Thee but only in what Thou art for me and in my stead. And, O Holy Spirit, do Thou think within me, and so move within my mind and will that as the days go by I may be more and more conformed to the righteousness of Jesus Christ my Lord; to Whom be glory forever. Amen.
... John Baillie (1886-1960) & Donald M. Baillie (1887-1954), A Diary of Private Prayer, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1939, p. 111
(see the book; see also Matt. 16:15-16; 1 Cor. 2:9-11; 2 Cor. 13:14; Phil. 4:6-8; Eph. 3:16-19; 1 Thess. 5:21; Tit. 3:4-7; more at Bitterness, Day, Despair, Evening, God, Jesus, Lamb, Love, Peace, Prayers, Righteousness, Sin, Sleep)
Monday, June 16, 2014
Feast of Richard of Chichester, Bishop, 1253
Commemoration of Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Moral Philosopher, 1752
Since God offers to manage our affairs for us, let us once and for all hand them over to His infinite wisdom, in order to occupy ourselves only with Himself and what belongs to Him.
... Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751), Abandonment to Divine Providence, II.ii.1
(see the book; see also Matt. 6:31-34; Ps. 55:22; Pr. 3:9-10; Matt. 4:4; Luke 12:29-31; John 6:27,51; 1 Pet. 5:7; ; more at Direction, God, Guidance, Infinite, Providence, Wisdom)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Commemoration of Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 & 1936
God is none other than the Saviour of our wretchedness. So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities. Therefore those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness, have not glorified him, but have glorified themselves.
... Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées (Thoughts) , P.F. Collier & Son, 1910, #547. p. 177
(see the book; see also John 9:39-41; 6:53-58; Rom. 7:24-25; 1 Cor. 1:18-24; 1 Pet. 2:7-8; Rev. 3:17; more at Depravity, God, Knowing God, Savior, Sin)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The reason people do not come to the light is because they do not love it. Love for the light is not caused by coming to the light. We come because we love it. Otherwise, our coming is no honor to the light. Could there be any holy motivation to believe in Christ where there is no taste for the beauty of Christ? To be sure, we could be motivated by the desire to escape hell or the desire to have material riches or the desire to rejoin a departed loved one. But how does it honor the light when the only reason we come to the light is to find those things that we loved in the dark?
... John S. Piper (b. 1946), Desiring God, Portland: Multnomah Press, 1986, reprint, Random House Digital, Inc., 2011, p. 72
(see the book; see also John 3:19-21; Isa. 9:2; 42:6-7; 60:1-3; Mal. 4:2; Matt. 4:13-16; Luke 1:76-79; 2:30-32; John 1:4-9; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35; Acts 13:47; 26:22-23; more at Beauty, Belief, Christ, Holiness, Honor, Light, Love)
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Commemoration of Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu, Evangelist, Teacher, 1929
This fitness of the heart and thoughts of man is like that of the strings of a guitar or violin. When these are tightened and made to harmonize, then by the touch of the plectrum or the bow the most charming music is produced; but if that is not done the touch of the bow only produces discords. And the production of sweet sounds when the strings all harmonize is again dependent on the air, by the force and motion of which sound is carried into the ear. In the same way, to harmonize the thoughts and imaginations of men the presence of the stimulating breath of the Holy Spirit is necessary. When that is present there will be produced heavenly airs and joyous harmonies in men’s hearts, both in this life and in heaven.
... Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929), At the Master’s Feet, Fleming H. Revell, 1922, p. 86-87
(see the book; see also Ps. 150:3-6; 33:1-3; 57:8-9; 68:4; 81:1-3; 92:1-3; 98:4-6; 104:33; 144:9-10; Eph. 5:19-20; Col. 3:16; Rev. 14:2-3 ; more at Discord, Heart, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Joy, Man, Music, Thought)
Friday, June 20, 2014
Mere confidence that one’s impressions are God-given is no guarantee at all that this is really so, even when, as sometimes happens when they are bound up with noble purposes, they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. To follow impressions, however much they are bound up with the holy concerns of evangelism, intercession, piety, and revival, is not the way to be Spirit-led. Bible-based wisdom must judge them.
... James I. Packer (1926-2020), Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Vine Books, 1995, p. 64
(see the book; see also Heb. 4:12; Matt. 4:1; Luke 11:28; 24:45; John 12:48; Acts 5:32; 15:28; 17:11; Rom. 2:13-16; 15:4; Col. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:14-15; Jas. 1:22; 2 Pet. 3:15-16; more at Confidence, Evangelization, Holiness, Holy Spirit, Intercession, Judgment, Prayer)
Saturday, June 21, 2014
We know God but as men born blind know the fire; they know there is such a thing as fire, for they feel it warm them, but what it is they know not; so that there is a God we know, but what He is we know little, and indeed we can never search Him out to perfection; a finite creature can never fully comprehend that which is infinite.
... Thomas Manton (1620-1677), The Complete Works of Thomas Manton, v. 7, London: Nisbet & Co., 1872, p. 469
(see the book; see also Col. 2:2-3; Ps. 9:10; 119:97; Hos. 6:3; Matt. 13:11,35; Mark 4:11-12; Luke 8:10; 1 Cor. 2:7-10; Eph. 3:2-11; Col. 1:25-27; 1 Tim. 3:16; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; more at God, Infinite, Knowing God, Perfection)
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209
The great need today among the young is the strengthening of belief in things spiritual, for in spite of the superhuman advances in science, invention, and culture, none of this is attributed to God’s gift to man; in fact, the increase of knowledge and the cult of education have but given to youth a self-reliant independence where religion has no place, and beyond admitting that Christ was “the best man that ever lived,” there are few who concede any other tribute to the Creator. And yet the saving principles of the world are rooted in Christ, implanted in him; the Truth by which men live is the Truth as taught and lived by Jesus.
... Helen Olney, Thoughts
(see also John 14:6; 1:14; 8:32; Acts 4:12; 17:21-23; 2 Cor. 1:19-20; 2 John 1:9; more at Culture, Education, God, Jesus, Need, Religion, Science, Spiritual life, Teach, Truth)
Monday, June 23, 2014
Feast of Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678
Jonah counts on the will of God calming the storm. This is not a mechanical effect. It is the reference to a free will that Jonah has learned to know already when he was chosen to carry the word. It is the reference to a good will, for outside Jesus Christ there is no full testimony that God’s will is good and his concern is to save man rather than to cause him to perish.
... Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), The Judgment of Jonah, tr. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1971, p. 38
(see the book; see also Jonah 1:12; 1 Chr. 21:17; Matt. 7:11; Luke 1:53; 6:35; 18:19; Acts 27:21-26; Tit. 3:4-7; Jas. 1:17; 1 John 4:8; more at Christ, Goodness, Jesus, Man, Salvation)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist
Holiness comes not of blood—parents cannot give it to their children: nor yet of the will of the flesh—man cannot produce it in himself: nor yet of the will of man—ministers cannot give it you by baptism. Holiness comes from Christ. It is the result of vital union with Him. It is the fruit of being a living branch of the True Vine.
... J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), Holiness [1877, 1879], Sovereign Grace Publishers, reprint, 2001, p. 32
(see the book; see also John 15:1-8; Rom. 12:1-2; Phil. 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 5:22; 1 Tim. 6:11-12; Tit. 1:15; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 2 Pet. 1:4-8; 1 John 1:6-7; 3:2-3; 2 John 1:4; more at Baptism, Christ, Holiness, Man, Minister)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
When Paul speaks [II Cor. 3] of our being ministers of the New Testament, he does not refer to books most of which were not yet written, but to the gospel, which he found in the Scripture he possessed. The Jews could only see “Old Testament” in Moses and the prophets, because they were blind. To the spiritual all Scripture is gospel, or New Testament (the Law being the schoolmaster, bringing us to Christ), but to the natural and self righteous, as we ought to know from experience and observation, all Scripture (gospels and epistles included) is Old Testament, or Covenant of Works.
... Adolph Saphir (1831-1891), Christ and Israel, London: Morgan and Scott, 1911, p. 191
(see the book; see also Gal.3:24-25; Gen. 15:6; Jer. 31:31-34; 32:40; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Cor. 11:25; 2 Cor. 3:6; Heb. 8:6-13; 9:15; 10:16-17; 13:20-21; more at Bible, Gospel, Grace, Minister, Scripture, Self-righteousness, Work)
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Way is not a religion: Christianity is the end of religion. “Religion” here means the division between sacred and secular concerns, other-worldliness, man’s reaching toward God in a way which projects his own thoughts.
... David Kirk (1935-2007), Quotations from Chairman Jesus, Springfield, Ill.: Templegate Publishers, 1969, p. 87
(see the book; see also 1 John 4:19; Matt. 23:2-33; Rom. 3:12,22-24; 11:36; 1 Cor. 3:16,17; Heb. 11:6; more at God, Man, Religion, Thought, Way)
Friday, June 27, 2014
This is the age of the conference and study group—people talking about what they know they should be doing. In a subtle way, talking about something becomes an excuse for not doing it. This new bolt-hole of the conference and study group is not confined to the local congregation. It is a painful fact of life in the central structures of the churches. We have a welter of reports, commissions, surveys, liaison bodies, and so on. They have the appearance of progressive thinking and readiness to face change, combined with the function of being delaying devices. They are the sacraments of current Christianity, and its dilemma.Outreach is a move from power structures to meekness structures, and, in spite of the fact that Christians believe that it is the meek who shall inherit the earth, they show (as in the ecumenical movement) a distinct reluctance to relinquish power-structure thinking.
... Gavin Reid (b. 1934), The Gagging of God, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1969, p. 91
(see the book; see also Col. 2:8-10; Eccl. 12:12; Matt. 7:21; 12:46-50; Luke 6:46-49; 11:27-28; John 5:39-40; 13:17; Rom. 2:13; Jas. 1:22; 4:17; 1 John 2:3; more at Body of Christ, Church, Congregation, Ecumenical, Meekness, Power, Sacrament)
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Feast of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c.200
God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule. He is never too soon, never too late. The when of His will is as important as the what and the how.
... Richard C. Halverson (1916-1995), No Greater Power: Perspective for Days of Pressure, Multnomah Press, 1986, p. 213
(see the book; see also Eph. 1:9-12; Matt. 6:27; 26:52-56; Mark 1:15; Luke 12:35-40; John 13:1; Acts 17:26; 1 Cor. 10:11; Gal. 4:4-5; Heb. 1:1-2; 11:39-40; more at God, Perfection, Providence, Time)
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Feast of Peter & Paul, Apostles
The world looks, shrugs its shoulders and turns away. It has not seen even the beginning of a living church in the midst of a dying culture. It has not seen the beginning of what Jesus indicates is the final apologetic—observable oneness among true Christians who are truly brothers in Christ. Our sharp tongues, the lack of love between us—not the necessary statements of differences that may exist between true Christians—these are what properly trouble the world.
... Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984), The Mark of the Christian, Inter-Varsity Press, 1976, p. 40
(see the book; see also John 17:20-23; Ps. 133:1; Matt. 23:8; Acts 4:32; 1 Cor. 1:10; Eph. 4:3; Phil. 1:27-28; 2:1-2; 1 Pet. 3:8; more at Apologetics, Church, Culture, Jesus, Life, Truth, World)
Monday, June 30, 2014
We shall understand [the story of King Saul] best if we consider how wide the law of life is that it opens to us. The law is that: a beneficent power, if we obey it, blesses and helps us; but the same power, if we disobey it, curses and ruins us. That law runs everywhere... Was not Judas cursed by the same friendship with Jesus that perfected John?
... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), Visions and Tasks, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1910, p. 302,305
(see the book; see also 1 Sam. 16:14; Jonah 1:12; Matt. 27:5; John 13:23; more at Blessing, Condemnation, Disobedience, Law, Obedience, Power)
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