Tuesday, December 2, 2014

day no. 13,189: the foolishness of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil‏

“God’s gracious self-disclosure in Scripture can never be adequately assessed by those who insist on being independent knowers.” ~D.A. Carson
Our original sin was choosing to pursue knowledge instead of God.
God will not now accommodate this sin by granting the independent agent to know Him and the power of the Gospel without humbly receiving knowledge in lieu of ravenously yanking it down from Heaven..
This would be God promoting the very sin from which we need to be set free.
“God in His great mercy refuses to pander to our unlimited lust to be gods. He has ensured that His own self-disclosure should be abundantly clear to those who by grace have eyes to see and ears to hear, but can never be as rigorously self-evident as a mathematical theorem where human beings control all the definitions and the rules of the relationships.  We walk by faith, not by sight” ~ D.A. Carson

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