March 7, 2009

Trying to Keep Up

Calvin in describing work of authors in trying to understand the ways of God compared to the ways of man, of using that which is not of God to explain Him wrote the following speaking of the good that can come of earthly writings:

Whenever we come upon these matters in secular writers, let that admirable light of truth shining in them teach us that the mind of man, though fallen and perverted from its wholeness, is nevertheless clothed and ornamented with God's excellent gifts. John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion: 2:2:15

Or put another way:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (NASB)

Even Calvin cannot keep up with God. But it is good that he, and we try every day.

No comments: