Thursday, June 25, 2015

Willard: what kind of gift?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Meditation: is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
    —Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)
    On the divine side, I assume that God has been willing and competent to arrange for the Bible, including its record of Jesus, to emerge and be preserved in ways that will secure his purposes for it among human beings worldwide. Those who actually believe in God will be untroubled by this. I assume that he did not and would not leave his message to humankind in a form that can only be understood by a handful of late-twentieth-century professional scholars, who cannot even agree among themselves on the theories that they assume to determine what the message is. The Bible is, after all, God’s gift to the world through the Church, not to the scholars.
    ... Dallas Willard (1935-2013), The Divine Conspiracy, HarperCollins, 1997, p. xvi (see the book)
    See also Isa. 55:11; Ps. 1:2; 12:6; 19:7-11; 119:89; Luke 24:27,45; John 5:39-40; Rom. 1:1-4; 3:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:3-5; Col. 3:16; 2 Tim. 3:14-17; Heb. 4:12; Jas. 1:21-23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your word leads me to You.
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