Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tournier: studying ourselves

Sunday, May 1, 2016
    Feast of Philip & James, Apostles
    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    —Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)
    Every other creature in nature is simply itself, without this discord which is our constant lot. That is why we can study everything else in nature much more surely than we can study ourselves. With ourselves, all we have to go on is an occasional glimpse of some small part of the truth, and we must be content with that, knowing that we are truly known by Him who alone knows us.
    ... Paul Tournier (1898-1986), The Meaning of Persons, New York: Harper, 1957, p. 83 (see the book)
    See also Pr. 1:7; Ps. 71:6; 111:10; Pr. 9:10; Isa. 49:5; Jer. 1:5; Gal. 1:15-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I trust You to know what is in all hearts.
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