Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bondfield: sin

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
    —Romans 7:12-13 (NIV)
    Broadly speaking, I learned to recognize sin as the refusal to live up to the enlightenment we possess—to know the right order of values and deliberately to choose the lower ones; I learnt that, however much these values may differ with different people at different stages of spiritual growth, for one’s self there must be no compromise with that which one knows to be the lower value.
    ... Margaret Bondfield (1873-1953), A Life’s Work, Hutchinson, 1948, p. 355 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, guard me from sin.
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