Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fuller: fear and humility

April 15, 2009

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
    -- James 4:10 (NIV)

    Great is the difference betwixt a man’s being frightened at, and humbled for, his sins. One may passively be cast down by God’s terrors, and yet not willingly throw himself down as he ought at God’s footstool.
    ... Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Conscience, Dial. VI. [1655] (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, calm my fearful heart.

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