Two Great Forces for Good – Jim Elliot

Here is a quote from Jim Elliot’s journal:

December 1. “In reading the Scriptures I find a great moral power. Therein I am made aware of twp great forces for good in human experience: the fear of God and the grace of God. Without the fear of God I would not stop at doing evil: the fear of God restrains. Without the grace of God I would have no desire to approach positive goodness. The one is a deterrent from evil; the other is an encouragement to good. ‘Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?’ – not so much make up for what is past, but perfect what is future-‘by taking heed thereto (from now on) according to thy word. ‘These things write I unto you, that ye sin not.’* the Scriptures were written to this very intent: to be a means of grace in struggling against sin. Would that Christians read their Scriptures. We should have a holier band for it.”

Shadow of the Almighty

*He did not use the KJV here, so I substituted.

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Welcome to my blog. In case you are wondering, the name came from one of my favourite verses, Psalm 84:10: “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” I created this blog not just to write about my three passions— Christianity, technology, and nature —but mainly to bring glory to God. I also started it to keep family and friends informed on a missions trip to New Zealand that I plan on taking in a few months. Take a look around, and I hope you enjoy it.