Quotes to Consider

Woke culture requires we weigh in on every injustice lest we are complicit in evil, and call-out culture requires anger without grace.

Vrbicek and Beeson, Blogging for God’s Glory

The prospect of Sheol was frightening for those who knew (or felt) themselves to be astray from Yahweh. We saw this in Psalm 30, the dread of dying if God’s favour has been withdrawn (compare Psalm 6:5; etc.). But, in contrast, there is the bright expectation of life and light for those who belong to him. The saying is true: ‘Death is not the extinguishing of the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.’ To those right with God, death brings a reversal of the inequalities of our present life (Psalm 49:14b); it leads to a blessed ‘taking’, undefined in Psalm 49:15 (nkjv ‘receive’), but which Psalm 73:24 says leads to ‘glory’. The night is over (compare Romans 13:12); morning has come (Psalm 49:14). Shadows have passed away, death is ‘swallowed up’, let the feasting begin (Isaiah 25:6–10a)!

Motyer, Psalms by the Day

Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, ‘If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realise that this also is God.’ The Christian replies, ‘Don’t talk damned nonsense.’* For Christianity is a fighting religion. It thinks God made the world—that space and time, heat and cold, and all the colours and tastes, and all the animals and vegetables, are things that God ‘made up out of His head’ as a man makes up a story. But it also thinks that a great many things have gone wrong with the world that God made and that God insists, and insists very loudly, on our putting them right again.

Lewis, Mere Christianity, 37