Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Saphir: God loves

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    Feast of All Saints
    But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
    —Hebrews 3:6 (KJV)
    The abstract metaphysical monotheism, the constant emphasis laid on God’s unity and infinite and incomprehensible essence, could not give light to the mind or peace to the heart... How human is the God of the Old Testament—the God who appears, speaks, guides, who loves and is loved, even as the Man of the New Testament, Christ Jesus, is divine! This difference between the idea of an absolute and infinite God and the God of Scripture is, after all, that which separates the true believer and Christian from the natural man.
    ... Adolph Saphir (1831-1891), Christ and Israel, London: Morgan and Scott, 1911, p. 8 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 3:6; Ps. 2:7; Isa. 9:6-7; John 3:35-36; Heb. 1:1-4; 3:1; 12:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are personal.
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