Monday, July 10, 2023

Vidler: the only real servants

Monday, July 10, 2023
I am become a stranger unto my brethren,
    and an alien unto my mother’s children.
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up;
    and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
    —Psalm 69:8-9 (KJV)
    We must try to be at one and the same time for the Church and against the Church. They alone can serve her faithfully whose consciences are continually exercised as to whether they ought not, for Christ’s sake, to leave her.
    ... Alec R. Vidler (1899-1991), quoting an unknown German theological student in Essays in Liberality, SCM Press, 1957, p. 27 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 69:8-9; Judges 10:6; Matt. 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; John 2:13-17; 2 Cor. 10:4; 1 Tim. 6:3-5; 2 Pet. 2:1-3; Rev. 3:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You purified Your church.
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