Friday, March 16, 2012

A Voice from the Past - Calvin

Bright, however, as is the manifestation which God gives both of himself and his immortal kingdom in the mirror of his works, so great is our stupidity, so dull are we in regard to these bright manifestations, that we derive no benefit from them. For in regard to the fabric and admirable arrangement of the universe, how few of us are there who, in lifting our eyes to the heavens, or looking aboard on the various regions of the earth, ever think of the Creator? Do we not rather overlook Him and sluggishly content ourselves with a view of his works?

John Calvin, 1509-1564, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book I, Chapter V, 11, (translated by Henry Beveridge, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1975. p. 59)

Do the good things of God's creation tell us about Him? How should this affect our lives?

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