Tuesday, September 13, 2011

John Chrysostom: engraved on our hearts

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Feast of John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher, 407
    [Jesus:] “He who has ears, let him hear.”
    —Matthew 11:15 (NIV)
    I hear no one boast, that he hath a knowledge of the Scriptures, but that he owneth a Bible written in golden characters. And tell me then, what profiteth this? The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.
    ... St. John Chrysostom (345?-407), The Life of St. Chrysostom, Johann August W. Neander, London: Seeley & Burnside, 1838, p. 253 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are writing Your word on my heart.
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