Him with whom we have to do

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The final reality, and the ultimate fact of our total situation to which we need to be adjusted, is God. That indeed would be my definition of God: God is He with whom we have ultimately to do, the final reality to which we have to face up, and with whom we have, in the last resort, to reckon. --John Baillie (1886-1960)

The quote reminds me of Hebrews 4.13, "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do" (NASB). NIV translates the last phrase as "to whom we must give account." The Greek literally says, "with/to whom [is] our word."

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2002

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