Tuesday, January 25, 2011

God's breath, yet the earth's dust

I just read this from John Stott this morning, I think you should too...

"It is part, I think, of the paradoxical nature of our humanness that we are both breath of God and dust of earth, godlike and bestial, created and fallen, noble and ignoble.  That seems to be why we both seek God and run away from him, both practise righteousness and suppress the truth in our unrighteousness, both recognize the claims of the moral law upon us and refuse to submit to it, both erect altars in God's honour and need to repent of our ignorance and sin."

--From "Essentials", by David L. Edwards and John Stott (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1988), p. 322.

--Excerpted from "Authentic Christianity", p. 138, InterVarsity Press.

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