Monday, May 28, 2018

Williams: the price of truth

Monday, May 28, 2018
    Commemoration of Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089
    I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
    —Revelation 3:11 (NIV)
    Having tried, we must hold fast [to the truth], upon [the penalty of] the loss of a crown; we must not let go for all the fleabitings of the present afflictions, etc. Having bought truth dear, we must not sell it cheap, not the least grain of it for the whole world; no, not for the saving of souls, though our own most precious; least of all for the bitter sweetening of a little vanishing pleasure.
    ... Roger Williams (1603?-1683), The Bloudy Tenent [1644], London: J. Haddon, 1848, p. 9 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 3:11; 1 Cor. 9:24-25; 1 Thes. 5:21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Heb. 4:14; 1 Pet. 5:4; Rev. 2:25
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, keep my priorities right.
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