Saturday, January 09, 2016

Arnold: the appearance of Christianity

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Thus says the LORD:
“Heaven is my throne,
    and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
    and what is the place of my rest?
All these things my hand has made,
    and so all these things came to be,
    declares the LORD.
But this is the one to whom I will look:
    he who is humble and contrite in spirit
    and trembles at my word.”
    —Isaiah 66:1-2 (ESV)
    Every time that the words contrition or humility drop from the lips of prophet or psalmist, Christianity appears.
    ... Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), Literature and Dogma, New York: The Macmillian Company, 1875, p. 70 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 66:1-2; Ps. 51:17, Isa. 57:15; 61:1; Micah 6:8; Matt. 5:3-4; 11:29; Luke 18:10-14; John 13:14-15; Eph. 4:2; Col. 3:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Implant a humble heart in me, Lord.
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