Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Study the Word -Jonathan Edwards-

"You all have by you a large treasure of divine knowledge, in that you have the Bible in your hands; therefore be not contented in possessing but little of this treasure. God hath spoken much to you in the Scripture; labor to understand as much of what he saith as you can. God hath made you all reasonable creatures; therefore let not the noble faculty of reason or understanding lie neglected. Content not yourselves with having so much knowledge as is thrown in your way, and as you receive in some sense unavoidably by the frequent inculcation of divine truth in the preaching of the word, of which you are obliged to be hearers, or as you accidentally gain in conversation; but let it be very much your business to search for it, and that with the same diligence and labor with which men are wont to dig in mines of silver and gold."



At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 5:44:00 PM, Anonymous Puritan Belief said...

That is a great quote. How often do you hear things like. We can't know everything or I can only know that when I am in heaven. Does the bible not say together we have the mind of Christ? As such we should be seeking answers to many things especially "godward thoughts"

At Tuesday, December 20, 2005 7:06:00 PM, Blogger Virginia said...

My mom has been doing a series on her blog about Jonathan Edwards' resolutions.

At Wednesday, December 21, 2005 5:07:00 AM, Blogger Radical One said...

Thanks for the deep thoughts. I always go away from your posts with a great challange.

And thanks for stopping by my blog.



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