- S. Lewis used to speak of chronological snobbery – the attitude that only what is new is important and that you can forget what came before. Those who suffer from this mental disease miss untold wealth, especially if they are believers. Many of the older writers far outshine moderns in the depth of their devotion and understanding of spiritual truth. Take some time to think on today’s devotional from a writer who lived 1000 years ago! It will bless your heart and may open to you rich mines of thought that had never really crossed your mind. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
“The name of Jesus is not only light, but also food; it is likewise oil, without which all the food of the soul is dry; it is salt, unseasoned by which whatever is presented to us is insipid; it is honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, joy in the heart, medicine to the soul; and there are no charms in any discourse in which His name is not heard.”
[Bernard in Gray & Adams Bible Commentary III edited by James C. Gray and George M. Adams, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, n.d.), p. 318-319]