Friday, July 19, 2013

Law: God the only standard

Friday, July 19, 2013
    Feast of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, & his sister Macrina, Teachers, c.394 & c.379
    Going a little farther, [Jesus] fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
    —Matthew 26:39 (NIV)
    We readily acknowledge, that God alone is to be the rule and measure of our prayers, that in them we are to look wholly unto Him, and act wholly for Him, that we are only to pray in such a manner, for such things, and such ends, as are suitable to His glory.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728], London: Methuen, 1899, p. 2 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 26:39; Ps. 40:8; Matt. 6:10; 26:42; Mark 3:35; John 4:34; Rom. 12:2; Col. 1:13-14; 1 Thess. 5:17-18; Heb. 10:36; 1 Pet. 2:15; 4:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may I ever pray for Your will to be done.
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