Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the Selfie Generation

"In God’s estimate, to seek your own glory is to seek against his. He is not amused by our running out into the cosmos snapping selfies, yelling, “Look at me!” while the whole earth is full of his glory. This is God’s world, and our lives are lived before him as either the humble who delight in his name or the haughty who delight in our name."

~ JR Vassar 
   Glory Hunger (Crossway, 2015)

Friday, April 17, 2015

God and History

History is the product of God’s eternally wise planning, creative purposes, providential preservation, and common grace. God fills space and time with his presence, sustains history, and gives the temporal realm lasting value. The transcendent One is Lord of history. God does not negate time, but sustains, guides, and brings it to meaningful fulfillment of wise, gracious and just purposes.

~ Gordon R. Lewis
 Integrative Theology, p.200