“Not to be soon shaken in mind.” 2 Thessalonians 2:2
“I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2
“In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3
O my blessed Savior, enable me to rest humbly and quietly in You, avoiding all such novelties as might breed presumption, distract my thoughts, and cause my heart to swerve from You. Whoever has tasted the sweetness of Your Word will be satisfied with it; and better it is to improve in the life of faith and power of godliness, than in new words, forms, and professions.
May the Lord quicken me by the truths that have been established of old and humble my heart evermore, so that I may receive them better and abide in that which I have heard from the beginning! Novelty often proves the bane of souls and is always calculated to unsettle and distract them. It is work enough for the meek and quiet to keep within the bounds divinely prescribed and effectually to center in God. How can such enjoy true rest who, from a vain curiosity to know everything, are continually longing to hear new doctrines?
Lord, save me from this mental fluctuation, and make me determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. My soul, let God’s word alone be your guide and directory, and beware of “lo here” and “lo there.”
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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