Friday, October 15, 2010

Baillie: life in dependence upon God

Friday, October 15, 2010
    Feast of Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher, 1582
    Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”
    “Nothing,” they answered.
    —Luke 22:35 (NIV)
    Jesus lived His life in complete dependence upon His Father, as we all ought to live our lives. But such dependence does not destroy human personality. Man is never so fully and so truly personal as when he is living in complete dependence upon God. This is how personality comes into its own. This is humanity at its most personal.
    ... Donald M. Baillie (1887-1954), God was in Christ: an essay on incarnation and atonement, Scribner, 1955, p. 93 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You supply the needs of Your people.
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