Monday, November 14, 2022

Robertson: the dream of virtue

Monday, November 14, 2022
    Commemoration of Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
    I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
    —Philippians 3:10-12 (NIV)
    What the world calls virtue is a name and a dream without Christ. The foundation of all human excellence must be laid deep in the blood of the Redeemer’s cross, and in the power of His Resurrection.
    ... Frederick W. Robertson (1816-1853), Sermons Preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton, v. I, Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1857, p. 94 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 3:10-14; John 11:25-26; Rom. 8:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:21-23; Col. 3:1-3; 1 Pet. 1:3; Rev. 1:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, in Your Resurrection, You are the sole arbiter of all truth and goodness.
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