Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Donne: God's good greater

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
    —2 Corinthians 4:8-10 (NIV)
    It is not in the power of the devil to do so much harm, as God can do good; nay, we may be bold to say, it is not in the will, not in the desire of the devil to do so much harm, as God would do good.
    ... John Donne (1573-1631), Works of John Donne, vol. III, London: John W. Parker, 1839, p. 93 (see the book)
    See also 2 Cor. 4:8-10; John 13:2-3; 14:18; Rom. 5:3-5; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 4:16-17; Eph. 6:11-12; Jas. 1:17; 1 Pet. 5:8-10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, all good comes from You.
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