Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Shedd: the invisible God

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    Feast of Chad, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
    No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.
    —John 1:18 (NASB)
    Man, here below, lives so entirely among sensible things, and meditates so little upon spiritual objects, that he comes to look upon that which is spiritual as unreal, and upon material things as the only realities. For most men, houses, and lands, and gold are more real than God and the soul. The former address the five senses, whereas “no man hath seen God at any time,” and the soul is not apprehensible by any sensuous organ. Yet the invisible God is more real than any other being, for he is the cause and ground of all other existence. It was an invisible Mind that made the material chaos from nothing, and brooded over it, and formed it into an orderly and beautiful cosmos. The invisible is more firmly substantial than the visible.
    ... W. G. T. Shedd (1820-1894), Sermons to the Spiritual Man, New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1884, p. 177-178 (see the book)
    See also John 1:18; Gen. 1:2; John 14:2; Rom. 1:20; Col. 1:15; 1 John 4:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, by faith we see the invisible truth.
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