Monday, March 27, 2006

CQOD: 03/26/06 -- Warfield: how God created a people

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 26, 2006
Feast of Harriet Monsell of Clewer, Religious, 1883
    In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
    -- Ephesians 1:11-12 (ESV)

    The fundamental note of the Old Testament, in other words, is revelation. Its seers and prophets are not men of philosophic mind, who have risen from the seen to the unseen and, by dint of much reflection, have gradually attained to elevated conceptions of Him who is the Author of all that is. They are men of God whom God has chosen, that He might speak to them and, through them, to His people. Israel has not, in and by them, created for itself a God: God has, through them, created for Himself a people.
    ... Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, we are Your people through grace.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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