Monday, November 26, 2007
the UPSIDE of DOWN
this is the book we are reading at the moment ... Joseph Stowell's "The UPSIDE of DOWN" ...
we are really enjoying it!
here are some passages i've underlined along the way:
page 52: God's justice guarantees that ultimately all that is unfair will be dealt with. We are naive to assume that all of life in its fallen conditon will be fair and just. It is only safe to realize that God is just and that in His time and in His own way He will deal with both the injustice and those who have been unjust.
page 59: God rarely fills out the why section of the questionnaire we send to Him when trouble enters our lives.
page 70: Note the difference between punishment and discipline. Punishment is justice. Discipline is corrective. ... We are not in double jeopardy. Every sin that I have committed or will commit or am committing has been punished. Justice was meted out at the cross. But the corrective discipline of God comes along with sovereign nudges that inflict just enough pressure to alert me to the problem and to get me back on the track of righteousness.
i am finding it encouraging and practical ...