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The Solid Vitality of Godliness

August 29, 2010

God is good!  No revelation there, but He amazes me constantly.

I’ve spoken on our need of godliness the last two weeks at our church. Tonight, I go check out a blog I haven’t visited for a while (Ray Ortlund’s “Christ Is Deeper Still” at gospelcoalititon.org) and . . . a very recent entry on godliness!  Thanks Lord (and Pastor Ortlund)!

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“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death. ”

Proverbs 14:26-27

“Godliness protects the soul by its solidity (v. 26) and its vitality (v. 27).  Both aspects are necessary, since evil not only attacks but attracts us; therefore the man of God must know (and show his family, 26b) something stronger and better.”

Derek Kidner, Proverbs (Downers Grove, 1964), page 110.

HT:  Christ is Deeper Still

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