Saturday, August 09, 2014

Packer: the source of revelation

Saturday, August 9, 2014
    Feast of Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
    No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
    —John 1:18 (NIV)
    Revelation is a divine activity, not a human achievement. It is not the same thing as discovery or the dawning of insight or the emerging of a bright idea. Revelation does not mean people finding God, but God finding us, God sharing his secrets with us, God showing us himself.
    ... James I. Packer (b. 1926), God has Spoken: revelation and the Bible, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1965, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979, p. 46 (see the book)
    See also John 1:18; Eze. 34:16; Matt. 3:17; 9:12-13; 10:6; 15:24; 16:15-17; 17:5; Luke 5:31-32; 19:10; John 1:14; 3:16; 15:15; Heb. 1:1-2; 2 Pet. 1:21
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have revealed Yourself in Jesus.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt


Post a Comment

<< Home