I  read last night a great quote by Sinclair B. Ferguson who has served as the pastor of St. George’s-Tron Church in Glasgow, Scotland and also as professor of systematic theology  at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

He would always begin his course on the Holy Spirit like this:

The goal of theology is the worship of God.  The posture of theology is on one’s knees.  The mode of theology is repentance.

How true.  Theology should lead to us knowing God in a deeper way.  It should drive us in prayer in adoration of who He is, and it should lead us to repent as we are faced with who God is compared to who we are.

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16 comments
  1. Thank you for a clear and needed reminder. We would all do well to approach the study of theology as an encounter with the living God, like Moses barefoot before the burning bush – on holy ground.

  2. Thank you for a clear and needed reminder. We would all do well to approach the study of theology as an encounter with the living God, like Moses barefoot before the burning bush – on holy ground.

  3. Thank you for a clear and needed reminder. We would all do well to approach the study of theology as an encounter with the living God, like Moses barefoot before the burning bush – on holy ground.

  4. Thank you for a clear and needed reminder. We would all do well to approach the study of theology as an encounter with the living God, like Moses barefoot before the burning bush – on holy ground.

  5. Justin & Society thanks for your comments.

    You are welcome Drew. This reminds me of Isaiah as well in Isaiah 6.

    “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:5, ESV).

  6. Justin & Society thanks for your comments.

    You are welcome Drew. This reminds me of Isaiah as well in Isaiah 6.

    “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:5, ESV).

  7. Justin & Society thanks for your comments.

    You are welcome Drew. This reminds me of Isaiah as well in Isaiah 6.

    “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:5, ESV).

  8. Justin & Society thanks for your comments.

    You are welcome Drew. This reminds me of Isaiah as well in Isaiah 6.

    “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:5, ESV).

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