Wednesday, January 28, 2009

caity's marginalia

A prudent man forsees evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished.
Proverbs 27:12

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 27:17

(speaking of a Christian's adoption into God's family) "God impels us to act up to our position as royal children by manifesting the family likeness (conforming to Christ), furthering the family welfare (loving the brethren), and maintaining the family honor (seeking God's glory). This is His work of sanctification. Through this progressive deepening of filial consciousness and character, with its outworking in the persuit of what God loves and the avoidance of what He hates, 'we are transformed by the Spirit of the Lord in ever-increasing splendour into his own image.' " Knowing God by J.I. Packer


Ashley said...

I love that excerpt that you included, it makes me want to read the book.

Mountain Momma said...

That first verse in Proverbs is one of my favorites Caity.