Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chadwick: the possibility of faith

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
    Even as [Jesus] spoke, many put their faith in him.
    —John 8:30 (NIV)
    We cannot pray and believe to order. Neither faith nor prayer is at the bidding of authority. We cannot believe merely because we are told we ought to believe, and that we shall be damned if we do not. Faith is possible only where the truth finds an answering note in the soul.
    ... Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932), Humanity and God, Hodder and Stoughton, 1904, p. 305 (see the book)
    See also John 8:30-32; 1:11-13; 3:12; 7:5; 10:25-27; 12:37; Acts 2:41,46-47; 5:14; 6:7; 13:12,48; 17:34; 18:27; Rom. 10:14-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Is God’s truth resonating from my life?
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