Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Law: variety in the servants

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
    —1 Corinthians 12:18 (NIV)
    Every complexion of the inward man, when sanctified by humility, and suffering itself to be tuned, and struck, and moved by the Holy Spirit of God, according to its particular frame and turn, helps mightily to increase that harmony of divine praise, thanksgiving, and adoration, which must arise from different instruments, sounds, and voices. To condemn this variety in the servants of God, or to be angry at those who have not served him, in the way that we have chosen for ourselves, is but too plain a sign, that we have not enough renounced the elements of selfishness, pride, and anger.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), Christian Regeneration [1739], in Works of Rev. William Law, v. V, London: G. Moreton, 1893, p. 172-173 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 12:4-6,14-18; Eph. 4:17; Phil. 2:3; 1 Pet. 5:5; 1 John 2:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I trust Your hand in the composition of the Body.
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