Wednesday, April 01, 2020
March 2020 Thoughts for the Day
Image: The new "normal": livestream image from last Sunday sent by a CRBC family.
CRBC's church website generally stays pretty static, but with the advent of the virus outbreak we have had frequently to update our homepage to announce schedule changes, etc. So, I also added a "Thought for the Day" with a brief quote that I have tried to update at least every couple of days. Here are the March quotes:
“You cannot stand at too great a distance from sin” (Ralph Venning, The Sinfulness of Sin, 1669).
“The reason [men] find such fault with God is because he finds out their faults, and finds fault with them” (Ralph Venning, The Sinfulness of Sin, 1669).
“Superstition is not worshipping a false god, but worshipping the true God falsely, in a way not commanded by God” (Ralph Venning, The Sinfulness of Sin, 1669).
“Do not have Jesus Christ on your lips, and the world in your hearts.” (Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Romans, c. AD 117).
“On the other hand, there is no pain from the outbreak of present evils for those who have confidence in future good things. In sum, we are not terrified by adverse events, nor are we crushed by them, nor do we grieve about them, nor do we complain in any natural disaster or physical sickness. Living by the Spirit rather than the flesh, we overcome weaknesses of the body with the strength of the soul. We know and are confident we are being tested and strengthened by means of those very disasters that place you on the rack and harass you” (Cyprian of Carthage, To Demetrian, c. AD 250).
“God never burdens us but that he may unburden us of our sin” (Thomas Watson, The Beatitudes, 1660).
“If I speak, let no man hear; if Christ speak, woe be to him that does not hear” (Augustine of Hippo, as cited by Williams Perkins, The Art of Prophesying, 1592, 1606).
“Sin is an anti-will to God’s will; it sets itself to oppose preaching, prayer, and all institutions of God” (Ralph Venning, The Sinfulness of Sin, 1669).