Monday, March 02, 2015

Arndt: the divine image

Monday, March 2, 2015
    Feast of Chad, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
    Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
    —Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
    God planted three principal faculties in the soul of man; which are the understanding, the will, and the memory; that in these three the manifestation of his glory might more fully and distinctly be set forth. These faculties, as an out-flowing from its original source and root, the Holy Trinity produces and preserves, sanctifies and illuminates, most beautifully decks and adorns with its divine graces, works and gifts.
    ... John Arndt (1555-1621), True Christianity, tr. A. W. Boehm, Boston: Lincoln & Edmands, 1809, p. 35 (see the book)
    See also Gen. 1:26-30; Ps. 16:3; Pr. 8:30-31; John 13:1; Eph. 4:22-24
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have remade Your image in me.
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