Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bernard: the honor to God

Saturday, June 29, 2013
    Feast of Peter & Paul, Apostles
    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
    —Romans 12:3 (NIV)
    We must see that we do not think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think, as happens when we foolishly impute to ourselves whatever good may be in us. But far more than either of these kinds of ignorance, we must hate and shun that presumption which would lead us to glory in goods not our own, knowing that they are not of ourselves but of God, and yet not fearing to rob God of the honor due unto Him.
    ... Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), On Loving God, CCEL, ch. 2, p. 6 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 12:3; Mic. 6:8; Matt. 18:1-4; Luke 11:43; 18:10-14; 1 Cor. 4:7; Gal. 6:3; Eph. 4:7; Phil. 2:3-4; Col. 2:13-14; 1 Pet. 5:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, to You belongs all glory and honor.
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