Saturday, October 12, 2019

Guinness: a necessary reaction

Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709
    Commemoration of Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
    Who can withstand his indignation? Who can endure his fierce anger? His wrath is poured out like fire; the rocks are shattered before him.
    —Nahum 1:6 (NIV)
    Genuine outrage is not just a permissible reaction to the hard-pressed Christian; God himself feels it. And so should the Christian in the presence of pain, cruelty, violence, and injustice. God, who is the Father of Jesus Christ, is neither impersonal nor beyond good and evil. By the absolute immutability of His character, He is implacably opposed to evil and outraged by it.
    ... Os Guinness (b. 1941), The Dust of Death, Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973, p. 386 (see the book)
    See also Nah. 1:6; Josh. 24:19; Ps. 119:142; Heb. 10:30-31
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, purify me, that I might know Your heart.
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