Henry Drummond

Quote for Today

“Love rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.” I have called this Sincerity from the words rendered in the Authorized Version by “rejoiceth in the truth.” And, certainly, were this the real translation, nothing could be more just. For he who loves will love the Truth, not less than men. He will rejoice in the truth — rejoice not in what he has been taught to believe; not in this Church’s doctrine or in that; not in this ism or in that ism; but “in the Truth.” He will accept only what is real; he will strive to get at facts; he will search for Truth with a humble and unbiased mind, and cherish whatever he finds at any sacrifice. But the more literal translation of the Revised Version calls for just such a sacrifice for truth’s sake here. For what Paul really meant is, as we there read, “rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth,” a quality which probably no one English word — and certainly not Sincerity — adequately defines.
– Henry Drummond from the Book “The Greatest Thing“.

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