Friday, July 20, 2007

Augustine on Romans

I'm getting ready to start teaching through the book of Romans again at school this year. This will be the fourth year straight of doing this. Sometimes I wonder if in God's providence, that this is one of the main reasons He led us to Charlotte. Its been incredibly valuable to dwell upon this book during this time.

Here's Augustine's encounter with Romans:
“I seized, opened, and in silence read that section on which my eyes first fell: Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying; but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, in concupiscence. No further would I read; nor needed I: for instantly at the end of this sentence, by a light as it were of serenity infused into my heart, all the darkness of doubt vanished away.” (Augustine, Confessions, VIII, 12)