The Worship Quote of the Week for (07/29/1997):

Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is another from the pen of Blaise Pascal, a seventeenth
century Frenchman who was not only a leading mathematician and scientist of
his day, but also a noted religious philosopher.

God is none other than the Savior of our wretchedness. So we can only know
God well by knowing our iniquities... Those who have known God without
knowing their wretchedness have not glorified him, but have glorified

—Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

[That makes me think of Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 6:1-8), "Woe is me! I am
ruined!" The inspired realization of his personal wretchedness preceded
Isaiah's being pronounced guiltless by the angel. Remember also what the
Apostle John wrote about those who fail to acknowledge the sin in their lives
(1 John 1:5-10), "If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a
liar and his word has no place in our hearts." The good news (Gospel) is that
our holy and righteous God is also a merciful God. He is always ready to
forgive, always ready to receive the heartfelt worship of forgiven people.]

Have a great week,
Chip Stam