Monday, October 19, 2020

Erasmus: the Gospel-bearer

Monday, October 19, 2020
    Feast of Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India & Persia, 1812
    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
    —Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)
    He is the true Gospel-bearer that carries it in his hands, in his mouth, and in his heart... A man does not carry it in his heart that does not love it with all his soul; and nobody loves it as he ought, that does not conform to it in his life.
    ... Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536), The Colloquies of Erasmus, v. II, London: Reeves & Turner, 1878, p. 172-173 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 52:7; 40:9; 61:1-3; Nah. 1:15; Matt. 7:22-23; Rom. 10:12-15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant that I may show forth the Gospel throughout all my life.
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