Monday, June 17, 2002
Commemoration of Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 & 1936
[The Christian] refuses to give his heart to, or be taken in by, the values and pleasures of this passing world. He does not hesitate to use all that is good and beautiful and true, partly because he knows that his God gives him “richly all things to enjoy,” and partly because he knows that in all life’s impermanent beauties and pleasures, there is the promise of the real and permanent which he is thoroughly convinced will exceed his wildest expectations. [Continued tomorrow]
... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), New Testament Christianity, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956, ch. v, p. 67
(see the book; see also 1 Tim. 6:17; more at Beauty, Goodness, Knowing God, Permanence, Pleasure, Promise, Truth)
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