Monday, September 13, 2021

John Chrysostom: engraved on our hearts

Monday, September 13, 2021
    Feast of John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher, 407
    [Jesus:] “He who has ears, let him hear.”
    —Matthew 11:15 (NIV)
    I hear no one boast, that he hath a knowledge of the Scriptures, but that he owneth a Bible written in golden characters. And tell me then, what profiteth this? The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.
    ... St. John Chrysostom (345?-407), The Life of St. Chrysostom, Johann August W. Neander, London: Seeley & Burnside, 1838, p. 253 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 11:15; Jer. 31:33; Rom. 2:14-15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are writing Your word on my heart.
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