Thursday, June 20, 2024

Manton: knowledge as of the blind

Friday, June 21, 2024
    My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
    —Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV)
    We know God but as men born blind know the fire; they know there is such a thing as fire, for they feel it warm them, but what it is they know not; so that there is a God we know, but what He is we know little, and indeed we can never search Him out to perfection; a finite creature can never fully comprehend that which is infinite.
    ... Thomas Manton (1620-1677), The Complete Works of Thomas Manton, v. 7, London: Nisbet & Co., 1872, p. 469 (see the book)
    See also Col. 2:2-3; Ps. 9:10; 119:97; Hos. 6:3; Matt. 13:11,35; Mark 4:11-12; Luke 8:10; 1 Cor. 2:7-10; Eph. 3:2-11; Col. 1:25-27; 1 Tim. 3:16; 1 Pet. 1:10-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your glory and greatness stops my thoughts.
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