July 1, 2018
preached by Abrm McQuarters
Time of Reflection Quotations
“Christ took the place of guilt we all deserved so that we could take the place of acceptance we all long for.”
~Wayne Grudem (1948-present), American Theologian
“There is tremendous relief in knowing that his love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me.”
~J.I. Packer (1926-present), Canadian theologian
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”
~Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher and activist
“Intelligence is nothing without delight.”
~Paul Claudel (1868-1955), French Poet
“I pity the fool.”
~Mr. T (1952-present), American actor
“God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son.”
~Jerry Bridges (1920-2016) Christian author
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”
~David Allan Coe (1939-present), Singer-Song Writer
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
~Jim Elliot (1927-1953) Missionary to Ecuador
Psalm 92 (ESV)
1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
5 How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!
6 The stupid man cannot know;
the fool cannot understand this:
7 that though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
8 but you, O Lord, are on high forever.
9 For behold, your enemies, O Lord,
for behold, your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered.
10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
you have poured over me fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
15 to declare that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.