Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sound Bites and Pascal

This was sent to me today and I feel led to share it:

From a daily devotional called Sound Bites

"I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you;
Therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes." (Job 42:5-6 NRSV)

Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing nether God nor our own sinfulness makes for false peace and the absence of truth. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance, because He shows us both God and our own wretchedness and He brings true peace.

Adapted from Blaise Pascal

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