Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Johnson: unreformed

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304
    Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784
    [Jesus:] “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
    —John 5:39-40 (NIV)
    A student may easily exhaust his life in comparing divines and moralists without any practical regard to morals and religion; he may be learning not to live but to reason... while the chief use of his volumes is unthought of, his mind is unaffected, and his life is unreformed.
    ... Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D., v. V, New York: William Durell, 1811, p. 109 (see the book)
    See also John 5:39-40; Ps. 119:11; Isa. 6:9-10; Jer. 8:9; Matt. 23:37; Mark 12:10-11; John 1:11; 3:19; 5:46; Rom. 3:1-4; 2 Pet. 1:20-21
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me the Living Word.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    inst    Jonah &nb sp;  Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home