Only God’s Appointment Can Make Time Holy

Bubikon - Reformierte Kirche 2011-01-28 14-13-28 ShiftN

[I]t is only [God’s] appointment that can make time holy; for he is the Lord of time, and as soon as ever he had set its wheels a-going it was he that sanctified and blessed one day above the rest, Genesis 2:3. Man may by his appointment make a good day (Esther 9:19), but it is God’s prerogative to make a holy day; nor is any thing sanctified but by the stamp of his institution. As all inherent holiness comes from his special grace, so all adherent holiness from his special appointment.

~ Matthew Henry, “Commentary”

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/f67/annual-im-giving-up-popish-man-made-holy-days-lent-thread-82498/, Comment #15

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