“Love His Word”

May 18, 2019

We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word
R.C. Sproul

Emil Brunner, the twentieth-century Swiss theologian and one of the fathers of neo-orthodox theology, wrote a little book titled Truth as Encounter. His thesis was that when we study the things of God, we are not studying truth in the abstract. We want to understand theology not merely so that we can make an A on a theology exam. We want to understand the doctrine of God so that we can understand God, so that we can meet the living God in His Word and deepen our personal relationship with Him. But we cannot deepen a relationship with someone if we do not know anything about him. So, the propositions of Scripture are not an end in themselves but a means to an end. However, they are a necessary means to the end. Thus, to say Christianity is not about propositions but about relationships is to establish an extremely dangerous false dichotomy. It is to insult the Spirit of truth, whose propositions they are. These propositions should be our very meat and drink, for they define the Christian life.
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“Revive me according to Your word.”

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119:25 My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. 119:37 Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways. 119:40 Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me. 119:88 […]

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“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.’” (Matthew‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬) “How clearly, then, is the fundamental duty in prayer here set forth: self and all its needs must be given a secondary place and the Lord freely accorded the preeminence in our thoughts, desires and supplications. This […]

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“Our triune God is a communion of holy love between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. John 1:1, speaking of the relationship between the Son and the Father, calls the Son “the Word” and says that “the Word was God.” This indicates the sharing of personal communion among the persons of the Trinity, and that sort […]

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