Friday, July 21, 2017

Kierkegaard: good gifts

Friday, July 21, 2017
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
    —James 1:17 (NIV)
    So let thyself be found also in this hour; thou who art the father of all, let thyself be found with a good gift to everyone who needs it, that the happy may find courage to accept thy good gifts, that the sorrowful may find courage to accept thy perfect gifts. For to men there is a difference of joy and of sorrow, but for thee, O Lord, there is no difference in these things; everything that comes from thee is a good and perfect gift.
    ... Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Journals, ed. Alexander Dru, Oxford University Press, 1959, p. 173 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 1:17; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I receive Your grace and Your gifts daily.
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