Thursday, August 10, 2006

CQOD: 08/19/06 -- Peabody: the decisive factor

Christian Quotation of the Day

August 19, 2006
    Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
    -- Matthew 7:21 (ESV)

    However important it may be to have a creed that is sound, or an emotion that is warm, the Christian life according to the Gospels is primarily determined by the direction of the will, the fixing of the desire, the habit of obedience, the faculty of decision. If you are determined in your purpose, if you have the will to do the Will, then with half a creed and less than half a pious ecstasy, you are at least in the line of the purpose of Jesus Christ; and as you will to do His will, may come some day to know the teaching.
    ... R. G. Peabody

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, press me towards obedience, that I may learn Your will

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