Monday, September 01, 2008

“I am a debtor”

“Possibly he [Lloyd-Jones] had not yet thought much of the words of the Apostle Paul, ‘I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians…’ (Rom. 1:14), but he felt their meaning and the sense of responsibility which they express. ‘A debtor,’ he once said in a comment on that text, ‘is a man who is conscious of certain pressures being brought to bear upon him. He is a man who feels that he has got something to which other people have a right. Paul is a man who has got something to give. He has been given it by the Lord. He has received it; he has got it. It has transformed his life, and he feels that he must give it to others.’”

Iain H. Murray, David Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years 1899-1939 (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1982) p. 94.

1 comment:

Daniel Mayfield said...

Just been thinking about you a lot and typed your name in google and found your blog. You are still obviously a very deep thinker and I really miss you. I checked out your churches listed and may visit the one in libertyville one Sunday. Its good to know you are still teaching the word of God with clarity and passion! We need that. I really appreciated reading what you said about whoever is in office God still governs your life. Praise Him!! Get in touch sometime, lets have lunch or something. I have never posted to a blog. I did this really just to possibly get in touch with you!