The Christian life is not based on avoiding the truth but on hearing and submitting to it. The greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth.
Resources: christian life
- Wed, Aug 18, 2010
- Culture and Worldview
Scripture says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Pet. 1:3). So what do we need to live righteously that he has not given us in Christ? Nothing.
The source of strength we call upon is not merely our own, which is insufficient, but God’s, which is infinitely powerful. God says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:9). You bring the weakness, he brings the power.
• A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
• Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
• Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"
• Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of ...