Sunday, June 06, 2021

Williams: 11 marks of spiritual health

Sunday, June 6, 2021
    Commemoration of Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
    —Psalm 51:17 (NIV)
    Eleven marks of spiritual health [in] matters concerning ourselves: (1) Brokenness of spirit. (2) Spiritual battles. (3) Godly loathing for sin. (4) True self-denial. (5) Willingness to stay in hard and difficult service. (6) Spiritual contentment in God’s will. (7) Joy in sorrow. (8) Christians weaned from this world’s comforts. (9) God glorified in all earthly businesses. (10) The true watch of God’s people over their tongue. (11) God’s people shun the appearance of sin.
    ... Roger Williams (1603?-1683), Experiments of Spiritual Life & Health [1652], reprinted, Sidney S. Rider, Providence, 1863, p. 31-37 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 51:17; 42:5,11; 43:5; Matt. 16:24-26
Quiet time reflection:
    You alone, Lord, can lead me into holiness.
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