"Anyone who has any experience at all of the living God knows that he is nothing at all like this Somebody who tut-tuts politely at our failings and lays a soothing hand upon our anxious little heads. The God, who lives in us if we allow him, is not necessarily always gentle: he can be … Continue reading Quote of Note #75: God Is Not Always Gentle
"To live happily the evils of false ambition and self-love must be plucked from our hearts by the roots." John Calvin, The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1952/2005, page 33.
"It takes time to be holy, one cannot be holy in a hurry; and much of the time that it takes to be holy must go into secret prayer." R. A. Torrey, The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1955, p. 22
Leviticus 21 & 22 In these two chapters, the strict holiness regulations are set down for the priests. I am struck especially by the regulations in chapter 22 concerning touching people who are unclean and thus being rendered unclean oneself. I immediately thought of Jesus and the numerous times we hear of his touching people … Continue reading Bible Notes #4 — Leviticus 21 & 22