Monday, June 17, 2019

Phillips: the passing world

Monday, June 17, 2019
    Commemoration of Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 & 1936
    Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
    —1 Timothy 6:17 (KJV)
    [The Christian] refuses to give his heart to, or be taken in by, the values and pleasures of this passing world. He does not hesitate to use all that is good and beautiful and true, partly because he knows that his God gives him “richly all things to enjoy,” and partly because he knows that in all life’s impermanent beauties and pleasures, there is the promise of the real and permanent which he is thoroughly convinced will exceed his wildest expectations. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), New Testament Christianity, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956, ch. v, p. 67 (see the book)
    See also 1 Tim. 6:17; Matt. 7:11; Luke 11:13; Rom. 6:23; 9:23; Col. 1:27; Jas. 1:17; 1 John 5:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your reality fulfills Your word.
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