Monday, May 25, 2009

Calvin: faith secure

May 25, 2009
    Feast of the Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Historian, 735
    Commemoration of Aldhelm, Abbot of Mamsbury, Bishop of Sherborne, 709

Meditation:
    Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
    -- Psalm 116:7 (NIV)

Quotation:
    When we inculcate that faith ought to be certain and secure, we conceive not of a certainty attended with no doubt, or of a security interrupted by no anxiety; but we rather affirm, that believers have a perpetual conflict with their own diffidence, and are far from placing their consciences in a placid calm never disturbed by any storms. Yet, on the other hand, we deny, however they may be afflicted, that they ever fall and depart from that certain confidence which they have conceived in the divine mercy.
    ... John Calvin (1509-1564), Institutes of the Christian Religion [1559], iii.2.17 (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me faith to get over the hard parts.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous christian magazine said...

Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
-- Psalm 116:7 (NIV)


--- this is so true... thank you Lord for all the blessings that you gave to me

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