October 15, 2016
Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Quote of the Week
“My disciple, listen to my words, words of grandest delight, words surpassing all knowledge of philosophers, words beyond all knowledge of earth’s wise men: ‘My words are Spirit and Life.’ (John 6:63) God’s words cannot be weighted by rational understanding. Do not quote well in the context of proud approval. Do get through in silence. Do find response in hearts filled with great love.” Lord, I’m very happy when You instruct me. You teach me your law, in order to give me rest from bad days; in order to rescue me from a spiritual desert.
Thomas a’Kempis, The Imitation of Christ. From Book III: Inner Encouragement. Chapter 3. Humble, Careful Attention to God’s Word.
In case you are just joining us, each week we share in an exercise called “The Sixth Day Exercise.” As Genesis 1 has it, God created human beings in his own image on the sixth day. Genesis 3 shows us the desecration of the image of God in our race which has only compounded itself across the centuries. It’s why the Image Bearer himself, Jesus Christ, came. His life, death, resurrection and ascension reversed the curse of sin and death and created a pathway whereby our broken race could be made gloriously whole again; restored to the Creator’s intent. Paul put it this way:
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22.
Given we were made on the Sixth Day, it makes sense that we might stop and assess how it’s going on the long journey of being “remade” on each successive sixth day.
J.D. Walt serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. firstname.lastname@example.org.