The Chair and the Desk, 3/2/16

From the chair and the desk exercise bike:

I didn’t read a single word for class today (other work), so today’s quote comes from the exercise bike. Also, the verses that most struck me today go with it, so it all comes as one package:

“Be not wise in thine own eyes.”
“Be not wise in your own conceits.”
“Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.”

-Proverbs 3:7, Romans 12:16, Isaiah 5:21, Proverbs 26:12

“The humble Christian is more apt to find fault with his [or her] own pride than with other [people’s].”

-Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections (Banner of Truth, 1994 ed.), p.261


“The chair” is the one Annie aptly chose for the corner of our living room, and it’s where I am committed to daily hearing from God’s Word–the Word I above all else hope to speak to others. “The desk” is the one by my coffee grounds and spare charger (if I get to the library early enough); it’s where I have the privilege of reading and thinking all day, where I intend to learn for others’ sake.

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