Sunday, May 16, 2021

Traherne: no reconciliation with sin

Sunday, May 16, 2021
    Commemoration of Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877
    For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
    —Colossians 1:19-20 (NIV)
    Love can forbear, and Love can forgive, ... but Love can never be reconciled to an unlovely object... He can never therefore be reconciled to your sin, because sin itself is incapable of being altered; but He may be reconciled to your person, because that may be restored.
    ... Thomas Traherne (1637?-1674), Centuries of Meditations, edited and published by Bertram Dobell, in London, 1908, p. 102-103 (see the book)
    See also Col. 1:19-20; Rom. 3:22-24; 2 Cor. 5:18-19; 1 John 2:1-2; 4:10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, drive sin away from me.
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