Saturday, July 11, 2015

Carmichael: an impatient word

Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Feast of Benedict of Nursia, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550
    He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
    —Isaiah 53:7 (NIV)
    If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted.
    ... Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), If [1938], London: SPCK, 1961, p. 37 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 53:7; Matt. 10:42; 27:14; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 5:1-2; Col. 1:10-12; 3:12; 1 Tim. 1:16; 1 Pet. 2:21-24; 2 Pet. 3:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, guard my tongue, that I might not speak against You.
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