Thursday, January 21, 2021

Lawrence: to know God more

Thursday, January 21, 2021
    Feast of Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
    —Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV)
    Let all our employment be to know GOD; the more one knows Him, the more one desires to know Him. And as knowledge is commonly the measure of love, the deeper and more extensive our knowledge shall be, the greater will be our love; and if our love of GOD were great, we should love Him equally in pains and pleasures.
    ... Brother Lawrence (c.1605-1691), The Practice of the Presence of God, New York, Revell, 1895, Fifteenth Letter, p. 44 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 1:9-11; Rom. 11:33-34; Hos. 4:6; 1 Cor. 13:9-12; 2 Cor. 2:14; Phil. 3:8; 2 Pet. 1:5-7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me see Your presence in affliction and prosperity.
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