Friday, March 02, 2007

CQOD: 03/05/07 -- Calvin: God's means

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 5, 2007
    Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
    -- Psalm 119:76 (ESV)

    For God, ... declaring that he will be gentle and kind to all, gives to the utterly miserable hope that they will get what they have sought. Accordingly we must note the general forms by which no one from first to last (as people say) is excluded, provided sincerity of heart, dissatisfaction with ourselves, humility, and faith are present in order that our hypocrisy may not profane God’s name by calling upon him deceitfully. Our most gracious Father will not cast out those whom he not only urges, but stirs up with every possible means, to come to him.
    ... John Calvin (1509-1564), The Institutes of the Christian Religion, iii.20.14 [1559]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I am faithless; You are faithful.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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