Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Murray: effort does not avail

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Commemoration of Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c.862
    Commemoration of Bonaventure, Franciscan Friar, Bishop, Peacemaker, 1274
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
    —Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
    Do not try to stir and arouse faith from within. How often I have tried to do that, and made a fool of myself! You cannot stir up faith from the depths of your heart. Leave your heart, and look into the face of Christ, and listen to what He tells you about how He will keep you.
    ... Andrew Murray (1828-1917), Absolute Surrender, Bible Institute Colportage Association, 1897, p. 108 (see the book)
    See also Eph. 2:8-9; Isa. 31:1; John 1:17,29; Rom. 3:22-24; Heb. 12:1-2; 1 John 1:1-3
Quiet time reflection:
    True faith comes only from You, Lord.
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