Thursday, May 2, 2013

"A Joyous Worldview"

"I was daily filled with delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the children of man."  Proverbs 8:30-31

Proverbs 8 exults in God’s creation as the sparklingly bright achievement of Wisdom.  So there go superstition, asceticism and all religious grumpiness.  Proverbs 8 makes human life sweet and significant for us all as “heirs of the grace of life.”

Wisdom is not a nag.  Wisdom breaks through to happiness.  God shaped the pre-creation, “without form and void” mess into a world of genius and joy.  We have every reason, in the doctrine of creation, to say to God our Creator-Savior, “Here is my messy life.  Please re-create me.”  If we will, he will, and happily, to the praise of the glory of his grace in Christ.

-- Ray Ortlund, Jr.

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