Saturday, November 6, 2010

Splendor of Life

God says of His children, the people of Israel,
"Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, they are regarded as a strange thing."         
                                                                   Hosea 8:12

God has written ten thousand precepts for me and I don't want to be a stranger to them.  I'm reading Contending for Our All by John Piper, a book with biographical sketches of three worthy heroes of the faith.  Athanasius was an early Church Father, bishop of Alexandria, and the hero who stood fast for the doctrine of the Trinity at the Council of Nicaea in 325.  Speaking of his formative training, Piper quotes Gregory of Nazianzus,
"From meditating on every book of the Old and New Testament, with a depth such as none else has applied even to one of them, he grew rich in contemplation, rich in splendor of life."
"The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces."  Psalm 119:72
Hoping you take a day to contemplate the precepts of God, gathering treasure and splendor.

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