Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Desiring God

Psalm 73:25

Were phylacteries in use among Christians, I would recommend this Scripture to be bound about your necks, or written upon table of your hearts. This is a Scripture whereon we may well say “Amen” to Augustine's Confessions: "O, the wonderful depth, my God, the wonderful depth of thy Word! Though there be an outside sweetness, tempting us to taste it, there is an inside excellency forcing us to admire it."

"Whom have I in heaven but thee," that is, who is there in heaven for me to trust in, or call upon besides God? Or this, what is there, that is precious in heaven, which I desire without thee, or before thee? “And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee," that is, so much as I can wish, I will not dote upon any thing on earth; nothing less, my acquiescence in God renders all things without Him worth nothing.
—Samuel Annesley

Readings taken from Day by Day with the English Puritans


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