Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Steuart: understanding what Christ is

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
    They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
    “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
    Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”
    Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
    —Mark 8:27-30 (NIV)
    The truth is that the only key to the Christian life is the life of Christ; that the only solution to the many problems that thicken round our lives as we live them is to be found in the study of His life as He lived it; and that we shall never begin to understand what we ourselves are until we have begun to understand what He is.
    ... R. H. J. Steuart (1874-1948), quoted in The Light of Christ, Evelyn Underhill, New York: Longmans, Green, 1949, p. 100 (see the book)
    See also Mark 8:27-30; Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your life is the perfect model for mine.
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