Monday Meditation: He Who Is Greater (Augustine)

This morning while reading through Augustine’s exposition of Psalm 40 I ran across a brief section that makes for a great Monday Meditation. It’s from Psalm 40:4 (blessed is the man who has the name of the Lord as his hope [LXX; my translation). I’ve edited the format. Here it is:

Let our God be our hope.
He Who made all things is better than all!
He Who made what is beautiful is more beautiful than all that is such.
He Who made whatever is mighty is Himself mightier.
He Who made whatever is great, is Himself greater.

He will be unto you every thing that you love. Learn in the creature to love the Creator; and in the work Him Who made it.

Let not that which has been made by Him detain thine affections, so that thou shouldest lose Him by Whom thou thyself wert made also.

 Augustine of Hippo, Expositions on the Book of Psalms: Psalms 1–150, vol. 2, A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church (Oxford; London: F. and J. Rivington; John Henry Parker, 1847–1857), 140.

Shane Lems
Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC)
Hammond, WI, 54015

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