Monday, May 28, 2007

CQOD: 05/28/07 -- Brent: the uses of temptation

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 28, 2007
Commemoration of Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089
    Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
    -- Hebrews 12:3,4 (NIV)

    Only he who flings himself upward when the pull comes to drag him down, can hope to break the force of temptation. Temptation may be an invitation to hell, but much more is it an opportunity to reach heaven. At the moment of temptation, sin and righteousness are both very near the Christian; but, of the two, the latter is the nearer.
    ... Charles H. Brent (1862-1929)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, strengthen me in temptation for the righteousness You call me to.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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