Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Irving: the basis of assurance

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    Feast of Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
    Commemoration of Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689
Forever, O LORD, your word
    is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
    you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day,
    for all things are your servants.
    —Psalm 119:89-91 (ESV)
    God’s unchangeableness is the very foundation of desire, and hope, and activity, in things religious as in things natural. The uniformity of nature’s operations in the one, and the constancy of God’s promises in the other, give aim and calculation and certainty to events.
    ... Edward Irving (1792-1834), “The Reasonableness and Rule of Prayer” in The Collected Writings of Edward Irving, v. III, London: Alexander Strahan, 1865, p. 4 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 119:89-91; Num. 23:19-20; Mal. 3:6; Heb. 6:17-20; 13:8; Jas. 1:17
Quiet time reflection:
    You are the foundation, Lord, of all I can know.
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