John 17:17

bench-1868070_640But permit me to ask you in love, if it is indeed the Word of God, why have you not paid that attention to it which it deserves? The same reasons which would deter you from willfully throwing it into the fire, should induce you to study it carefully, to make it the foundation of your hope, and the rule of your life; for, if it is indeed the Word of God, it is the rule by which your characters will be decided, and your everlasting state fixed, according to the tenor of the gospel, which proclaims salvation to all who have repentance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and to those alone.”

-John Newton, March 30, 1800

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2 responses to “John 17:17

  1. Reblogged this on Call to Witness.

  2. If we truly knew the transformation bringing greater love, peace, and joy into our lives that comes from abiding in the Word of God, we would seek it as we do our daily food. Father, help us to have a greater desire for You.

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