Sunday, August 14, 2005

CQOD: 08/16/05 -- Sherrill: everything touched by the Gospel

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 16, 2005
    And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
    -- Ephesians 6:9 (NIV)

    We know with our heads that the Bible and the Gospel have a bearing—sooner or later—upon every issue in life, every problem, every relationship, every practice. But is it not true that in our hearts we are afraid that the full-orbed, unfiltered revelation of God will disturb some custom, some privilege, some status by which we benefit in society, occupation, or government? And knowing that we are profiting by the blood, sweat, and tears of the many, we feel wrath rising in us whenever it is proposed that religion touches the thing in question.
    ... Lewis J. Sherrill (1892-1957), Lift Up Your Eyes [1949]

Quiet time reflection:
    What part of my life is insulated from the Gospel by pride of position?

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