July 1

Posted on Jul 1, 2020

“The scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge” (Prov 1:22). “The new rebel,” writes G.K. Chesterton, “is a skeptic, and will not entirely trust anything…the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it…The man of this school goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he…goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts.…In his book on politics, he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics, he attacks morality for trampling on men. Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt. By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything.”

Today’s Reading: Psalms 117-119 Memorize: John 1:14