Thursday, November 19, 2009

Still he...

Still he blesses those on whom he sets his love in a way that humbles them, so that all glory may be his alone.
Still he hates the sins of his people, and uses all kinds of inward and outward pain and griefs to wean their hearts from compromise and disobedience.
Still he seeks the fellowship of his people, and sends them both sorrows and joys in order to detach their love from other things and attach it to himself.
Still he teaches believers to value his promised gifts by making them wait for those gifts, and compelling them to pray persistently for them, before he bestows them.

-- J.I. Packer (Knowing God, 79)

3 comments:

Pati said...

hi. I found you one day while searching for a jim elliot quote online. You are such and encourage woman! I thank God for you! keep posting I really enjoy reading what you write!

-pati

Pati said...

encouraging*

being found said...

thanks, that means a lot!