Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On Accusing God...

I came across this quote the other day while reading "The Pursuit of Holiness" and found it so thought-provoking that I had to text it to several of my friends who have been living through many of the same things I have been.
It's one thing to say God is right. It's yet another to really feel in the depths of your heart that He IS right, no matter what He chooses to do with your life.

"To complain against God is in effect to deny His holiness and to say that He is somehow not fair and just. It is less injury to Him to deny His being than to deny the purity of it; the one makes Him no God, the other a deformed, unlovely, and a detestable God...He that saith God is not holy and right speaks much worse than he that saith there is no God at all."
~ Stephen Churnock, 17th century

3 comments:

MommaMindy said...

This is powerful. I had never heard this quote before. Thank you for bringing it to our hearts and minds.

Jessica said...

And the things we think and believe in our hearts are the very things that come out of our mouths. Thank you for this sweet reminder (and thanks for texting it to me!!). :)

LivingforJesus said...

I love this book! Great post. Have you read any more Tozer Books?