Monday, June 12, 2006

Receiving Our Strokes

Flavel, speaking of the "ardent love and large pity that filled Jesus' heart towards poor sinners", says:

"O how compassionately did his heart work towards us, that when he saw the arm of justice lifted up to destroy us, would interpose himself, and receive the stroke, though he knew it would smite him dead!"

From Fountain of Life Opened Up, by John Flavel.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

June 11, 1735

June 11. To set apart days of meditation on particular subjects; as, sometimes to set apart a day for the consideration of the greatness of my sins; at another, to consider the dreadfulness and certainty of the future misery of ungodly men; at another, the truth and certainty of religion; and so, of the great future things promised and threatened in the Scriptures.

From The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume I.