Wednesday, September 07, 2005

CQOD: 09/08/05 -- Augustine: Christ as the foundation

CQOD: 09/08/05 -- Augustine: Christ as the foundation

Christian Quotation of the Day

September 8, 2005
    As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:

    "See, I lay a stone in Zion,
        a chosen and precious cornerstone,
    and the one who trusts in him
        will never be put to shame."

Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

    "The stone the builders rejected
        has become the capstone,"


    "A stone that causes men to stumble
        and a rock that makes them fall."

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
    -- 1 Pet. 2:4-8

    Whoever has Christ in his heart, so that no earthly or temporal things—not even those that are legitimate and allowed—are preferred to Him, has Christ as a foundation. But if these things be preferred, then even though a man seem to have faith in Christ, yet Christ is not the foundation to that man.
    ... St. Augustine (354-430), The City of God, XXI.26 [426]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord Jesus, you are my foundation.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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