Sunday, May 07, 2006

CQOD: 05/07/06 -- de Sales: devotion of the will

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 7, 2006
    I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
    -- 2 Corinthians 11:2,3 (ESV)

    Devotion is neither more nor less than a prompt, fervent, loving service to God. And the difference between an ordinarily good man and one that is devout lies herein, that the first observes God’s commands without any special fervor or promptitude; whereas the latter not only keeps them, but does it willingly, earnestly, and resolutely
    ... François de Sales (1567-1622)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me a willing heart to obey Your commands.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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