Sunday, March 1, 2009

First Sunday Lent

WHAT GREAT FUN TO BE at McLean Bible Church this morning and hear Lon Solomon talk live about what makes a great fisherman, no less. Needless to say, I pricked up my ears, even more than usual. So glad to be in the right place at the right time. From where I stay in DC, I must drive on a parkway, an Interstate, a toll road, through two states and various other roads to get there. But it's so worth it.

[On the cross] both law and love have triumphed. The one has not given way to the other. Each has kept its ground; nay, each has come from the conflict honored and glorified. Never has there been love like this love of God—so large, so lofty, so intense, so self-sacrificing. Yet never has the law been seen so pure, so broad, so glorious, so inexorable. There has been no compromise. [In the death of Jesus for us] law and love have both had their full scope. Not one jot or tittle has been surrendered by either. They have been satisfied to the full; the one in all its severity, the other in all its tenderness. Love has never been more truly love, and law has never been more truly law, than in this conjunction of the two.

— Horatius Bonar, The Everlasting Righteousness

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