Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Calvin: wisdom apart from Christ?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Commemoration of John Calvin, renewer of the Church, 1564
    My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
    —Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV)
    Any due progress in the knowledge of Christ brings with it all that can be learned from the Gospel. On the other hand, to search for wisdom apart from Christ means not simply foolhardiness but utter insanity.
    ... John Calvin (1509-1564), [1539] The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Romans and to the Thessalonians, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995, p. 15 (see the book)
    See also Col. 2:2-3; Rom. 1:1-4; 11:33; 1 Cor. 1:22-24; 2:6-8; Eph. 1:7-8; 3:10-11; Col. 1:9; 3:16; 2 Tim. 3:16-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I meditate on Your word.
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