Monday, November 04, 2013

Law: devotion

Monday, November 4, 2013
    “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
    Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
    —Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
    Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God.
    He therefore is the devout man, who lives no longer to his own will, or the way and spirit of the world, but to the sole will of God, who considers God in everything, who serves God in everything, who makes all the parts of his common life, parts of piety, by doing everything in the name of God, and under such rules as are conformable to His glory.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728], London: Methuen, 1899, p. 1-2 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 22:36-40; Deut. 6:5; 10:12-13; Mark 12:30; John 15:19; Rom. 12:2; 1 Thess. 5:15-23; 1 Pet. 4:1-2; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 John 2:15-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help me to devote my life to You.
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