Sunday, March 18, 2007

CQOD: 03/19/07 -- Gossip: being honest with God

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 19, 2007
Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
    Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
    -- Luke 12:2 (ESV)

    Jeremy Taylor (q.v.) gives us some fundamental rules for prayer. And the chief of them is this: “Do not lie to God.” And that curt piece of advice, so bluntly thrown down for us, is indeed all-important. Do not burn false fire upon God’s altar; do not pose and pretend, either to Him or to yourself, in your religious exercises; do not say more than you mean, or use exaggerated language that goes beyond the facts, when speaking to Him whose word is truth.
    ... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), In the Secret Place of the Most High [1947]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, silence my poses, my excuses, my posturing, and my rationalizations.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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