Friday, September 08, 2017

Kierkegaard: holding on to sin

Friday, September 8, 2017
    Commemoration of Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855
    But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud. “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
    —Isaiah 57:20-21 (NIV)
    Frightful this is in a sense, but it is true, and every one who has merely some little knowledge of the human heart can verify it: there is nothing to which a man holds so desperately fast as to his sin.
    ... Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Christian Discourses, tr. Walter Lowrie, New York: Oxford University Press, 1961, p. 385 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 57:20-21; 9:18; Amos 5:12; John 3:19-20
Quiet time reflection:
    Help me, Lord, to let go of my sin.
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