Monday, March 24, 2008

CQOD: 03/25/08 -- Bonar: Faith is rest

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 25, 2008
Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary
    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
    -- Hebrews 6:19,20 (NIV)

    Faith is rest, not toil. It is the giving up all the former weary efforts to do or feel something good, in order to induce God to love and pardon; and the calm reception of the truth so long rejected, that God is not waiting for any such inducements, but loves and pardons of His own goodwill, and is showing that goodwill to any sinner who will come to Him on such a footing, casting away his own poor performances or goodnesses, and relying implicitly upon the free love of Him who so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son.
    ... Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), The Everlasting Righteousness, James Nisbet & Co., London: 1873, p. 116

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, my rest is complete in You.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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