Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Job 37:23-24
As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, in judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress. Therefore men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart.

Job will not accept anything blindly; he says, “I must see that it does not contradict what I know.” The apostle Paul speaks of “the foolishness of God” as pitted against  the wisdom of men… When the Judaic ritualists saw Jesus Christ, they said, “You are a blasphemer; You do not express God at all.” Anna and Simeon were the only two of the descendants of Abraham who recognized who Jesus was, hence the condemnation of the crowd… which did not see Him because they had become blinded on the line of absolute authority, the line of symbolism or creed….and when that which was symbolized [actually] appeared, they could not see Him.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 235 (8/23)
From Baffled to Fight Better

This photograph is by Liz Burnell.

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