Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"This is God's alarm clock for you...If you're uncomfortable with it [Bible], it's not because it's misguided; it's not because it's directed in the wrong direction...it's YOU that has to change...Texts that trouble us show us where our weaknesses are, because His Word has no weaknesses....The Word calls us back to the Word. The answer to our not doing is not failing to hear. The answer of our not doing is to HEED what we hear." - R.C. Sproul Jr.
"But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror; for he looks at himself, goes away, and right away forgets what kind of man he was. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts—this person will be blessed in what he does. If anyone thinks he is religious, without controlling his tongue but deceiving his heart, his religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world." James 1:22-27